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    Garland Cooper
    Garland Cooper

    Class:
    Senior

    Hometown:
    Mission Viejo, Calif.

    High School:
    Santa Margarita Catholic

    Height:
    5-10

    Position:
    1B

    B/T:
    L/R



    03/09/2014

    Boston College Stops Northwestern, 4-3

    Battle of two 4-0 teams in Florida goes to the Eagles

    05/08/2013

    Five Wildcats Win All-Big Ten Awards on B1G Tourney Eve

    Amy Letourneau, Mari Majam lead the way with their first-career first-team accolades

    2007: Started every game at first base ... Set the Big Ten single-season home run record with 23 ... Is the Big Ten's all-time home run leader with 55 career blasts ... USA Softball National Team selection camp invitee ... Earned Big Ten Player of the Year honors for the third time, becoming the only player in conference history to win three POY awards ... One of 10 finalists for the Lowe's Senior CLASS Award honoring the most complete student-athlete on the field, off the field and in the classroom ... Named a first-team, All-Senior All-American by Lowe's ... One of 25 finalists for USA Softball Player of the Year ... ESPN The Magazine Academic All-America first-team selection ... NFCA All-America third-team selection ... ESPN The Magazine Academic All-District V first-team honoree ... NFCA All-Mideast Region first-team ... First-team All-Big Ten ... Big Ten Tournament All-Tournament Team selection ... Hit a two-run home run and was walked twice--once intentionally--on 2/10 against No. 8 Stanford ... Hit two-run home runs against both Portland State and Sacramento State on 2/16 ... Her blast against Sacramento State gave her the Northwestern career home run record with 35 ... Launched another two-run homer against UNLV on 2/17 ... Was walked three times--twice intentionally--on 2/18 against Cal Poly ... Went 2-for-3 with an RBI against BYU (2/23) ... Was 2-for-3 with a home run and two runs scored on 2/25 against No. 12 UCLA, launching her third-career four-bagger against the Bruins' All-American Anjelica Selden ... Hit a two-run, go-ahead home run against Texas Tech in a 3-2 victory (3/2) ... Went 3-for-4 against No. 9 Stanford (3/3) ... Finished 3-for-4 with a double, three RBIs and a run scored against Oklahoma State (3/4) to become the NU career hits leader with 219 ... Was 2-for-4 with a double, a home run, three RBIs and two runs scored against Missouri (3/16) ... Clobbered two home runs, driving in five in NU's second game against Missouri at the Tiger Invitational (3/18) ... Went 2-for-4 with an RBI and an intentional walk in NU's 2-1, nine-inning win against No. 9 Michigan on 3/24 ... Hit a three-run home run and drove in four against No. 25 California (3/25) ... Was a perfect 3-for-3 with three RBIs and a home run against Liberty (3/25) ... Was 2-for-4 with two runs scored against No. 10 Michigan (3/30) ... Finished 2-for-2 with three RBIs, two runs and a homer against Michigan State (4/1) ... Unleashed two home runs, drove in four and scored three times against Northern Illinois (4/3) ... Homered in both ends of a doubleheader at Indiana, driving in five and scoring three times (4/8) ... Hit two home runs in a 5-3 win against Ohio State on 4/14 ... Drove in four runs, scored twice and hit her 51st career home run at Notre Dame (4/24) to tie the Big Ten's all-time record ... Broke that record with a three-run homer against Iowa on 4/27 ... Was a perfect 3-for-3 with a double and an intentional walk on 4/28 against Iowa ... Finished 2-for-2 with a home run, four RBIs and an intentional walk on 4/29 in the first game of a doubleheader against Illinois ... Went 3-for-4 with two doubles in a win over No. 10 Michigan in the semifinals of the Big Ten Tournament (5/11) ... Was intentionally walked twice by Wright State in the NCAA Regional (5/18) ... Clubbed an RBI double against Illinois State in the NCAA Regional (5/19) ... Was 2-for-3 with a solo homer against South Carolina in the second game of the NCAA Super Regional (5/26) ... Went 1-for-2 with two runs scored and a solo home run against No. 7 Baylor at the Women's College World Series (6/2).

    2006: Started every game at first base ... Named Big Ten Player of the Year and first-team All-Big Ten for the second-consecutive year ... Earned first-team NFCA All-Mideast Region and third-team All-America honors ... ESPN The Magazine Academic All-District and third-team Academic All-America selection ... Academic All-Big Ten honoree ... Picked up three Big Ten Player of the Week awards (3/21, 4/3 and 4/18) ... Also earned one ESPN.com/USA Softball National Player of the Week award ... Concluded junior season as Northwestern's all-time leader in batting average (.397), doubles (51), RBIs (137), total bases (355), walks (115), slugging percentage (.710) and on-base percentage (.517) ... Set Northwestern single-season records with 24 doubles and 46 walks in 2006 ... Hit .500 at the Louisville Slugger Desert Classic ... Went 2-for-2 with a double and two walks against Cal State Fullerton (2/17) ... Went 1-for-3 with two runs scored and a home run at UNLV (2/17) ... Finished 2-for-2 with two RBIs and two runs scored against Central Michigan (2/19) ... Doubled home two runs against Cal State Fullerton on 3/3 ... Was 1-for-3 with a double, an RBI and a run scored against Texas Tech on 3/5 ... Named Big Ten Player of the Week after hitting .471 with six RBIs, five runs and three doubles during Spring Break in Hawaii ... Went 1-for-2 with a run, an RBI and a double against Longwood (3/17) ... Was 2-for-3 with two doubles, two RBIs and a run against San Diego State (3/18) ... Closed out Hawaii trip with a 3-for-4 performance, driving in two runs and scoring once against Kansas (3/20) ... Drove in a pair of runs with a double at Long Beach State (3/25) ... Hit a fourth-inning, game-tying solo home run at No. 1 UCLA on 3/26 ... Went 2-for-3 with two doubles, two RBIs and two runs scored against Wisconsin on 3/31 ... Drove in a career-best five, clubbing a double and two home runs while score three times against Wisconsin on 4/1 ... Hit a solo home run in the first game of a doubleheader against Iowa on 4/2 ... Went 2-for-3 in the back end of the double-dip with another double ... Against Indiana and Purdue (4/14-4/16), batted .778 (7-of-9) with three doubles, two home runs, five runs scored and five RBIs in three games ... Hit solo home run in the sixth inning to start NU's come-from-behind win over Notre Dame (4/18) on national television ... Doubled twice and was walked five times in 18-inning win at Minnesota (4/23) ... Tripled and scored a run at Michigan State (4/28). ... Was walked intentionally three times in one game at Michigan State (4/29) and scored three runs ... Was 3-for-7 with an RBI in series at Illinois (5/6-5/7) ... Finished 2-for-3 with two RBIs and a double in the first round of the Big Ten Tournament against Illinois (5/12) ... Had RBI doubles in both games against Notre Dame in the NCAA Regional (5/20-5/21) ... Went 3-for-5 against Alabama (6/1) in the opening round of the Women's College World Series, finishing a triple short of the cycle and blasting a three-run home run ... Crushed an eighth-inning home run against No. 1 UCLA to send NU to the title series (6/4) ... Named to WCWS All-Tournament team.

    2005: NFCA first-team All-American ... NU's second-ever first-team All-America honoree, joining Lisa Ishikawa (1984, 85) ... Started every game at first base for the Wildcats ... Opened the season by going a perfect 3-for-3 with a walk and a hit-by-pitch in NU's first two games ... Was 2-for-2 with two runs scores against New Mexico State (2/4) ... Hit a game-tying, solo home run in the bottom of the sixth against All-American Alicia Hollowell and No. 3/2 Arizona (2/5) ... Was later intentionally walked in the bottom of the eighth of that game ... Hit a go-ahead solo home run in the bottom of the sixth against Bethune-Cookman (2/11) ... Went 2-for-3 with a triple, a run scored and two RBIs against Loyola-Marymount (2/26) ... Finished 2-for-4 with a double, a run scored and two RBIs against No. 20 Pacific ... Went a perfect 4-for-4 with a home run and three RBIs against Nevada (3/5) ... Scored a pair of runs on a 1-for-2 performance against No. 3 Stanford (3/5) ... Went 3-for-4 with a home run, three RBIs and three runs scored against St. Mary's (3/24) ... Finished 1-for-2 with a home run, two RBIs and two runs scored versus No. 5 Stanford (3/25) ... Was 2-for-3 with a pair of doubles and two RBIs versus Illinois (4/2) ... Finished a perfect 2-for-2 with a home run, three RBIs and three runs scored against Iowa on 4/3 ... Had a 13-game hitting streak from 3/21 to 4/10 ... Hit a double and scored a run on 4/8 versus Minnesota ... Knocked a two-run double against the Gophers on 4/9 ... Finished 2-for-3 in first game of doubleheader against Wisconsin (4/10) ... Finished series with Indiana 3-for-5 with a home run, two RBIs and three runs scored ... Was 3-for-7 with a home run, four RBIs and two runs scored at Purdue (4/17) ...Was 3-for-4 with two RBIs at UIC (4/20) ... Tripled against Penn State on 4/24 ... Was a perfect 3-for-3 with two RBIs at Notre Dame on 4/26 ... Finished 4-for-4 with a home run and three RBIs on 4/30 against Michigan State ... Went 2-for-3 with two doubles against DePaul on 5/3 ... Smashed two home runs with four RBIs on 4/4 against Northern Illinois ... Went 3-for-7 with a double in series at No. 1 Michigan ... Tripled home a run against Iowa in the Big Ten Tournament (5/14) ... Went 2-for-3 with two RBIs against Louisville in the NCAA Regional (5/21) ... Named Big Ten Player of the Year along with first-team All-Big Ten and NFCA All-Mideast Region honors.

    2004: Broke the then-Northwestern single-season home run record -- previously broken during the season by teammate Kristen Amegin -- with her ninth blast of the year on 5/5 versus DePaul ... Broke the NU single-season RBI mark with a two-run home run in the second game of a 5/5 doubleheader with DePaul ... Named first-team All-Big Ten and NFCA All-Region ... Big Ten Player of the Week on 5/3 ... Shattered NU single-season records for slugging and on-base percentage ... Claimed the Big Ten batting crown with a .384 average ... Also led the Big Ten in on-base percentage (.511) while ranking second in home runs (11), walks (36) and slugging percentage (.699) ... Hit a two-run, walk-off home run on 4/17 to beat Penn State ... Hit a grand slam in the bottom of the sixth inning on 5/2 to give Northwestern a 6-4, come-from-behind win over No. 6 Michigan ... Drove in 13 runs over a six game stretch from 4/25 to 5/5 ... Was issued six intentional walks ... Raised her batting average .098 points from 4/4 to 5/5 ... One of only three NU players to hit a triple during the season ... Was a perfect 4-for-4 on stolen bases ... Hit safely in all four of Northwestern's NCAA Tournament games ... Reached base in all four plate appearances versus UC Santa Barbara in the NCAA Regional, going 2-for-2 with a home run, two RBIs, two runs scored and a pair of walks ... Recorded 13 multi-hit games on the year ... Drove in two or more runs 15 times on the season.

    High School: League MVP in 2003 ... Named All-league all four years of high school ... Athlete of the Year in 2003 ... Named Rookie of the year in 2000, Impact player of the year in 2001, Offensive player of the year in 2002 and Team MVP in 2003 ... Batted .510 her senior year ... McDonald's All-American in basketball ... All-CIF in 2003 and second team All-CIF in 2002 for basketball ... Co-MVP of league in 2002 and All-league for three years in basketball.

    Personal: Born Wimberly G. Cooper on 10/29/84 ... Daughter of Ellen and Terry Cooper ... Attended the same high school as Heisman Trophy winner Carson Palmer ... Invited to USA Softball's World University Games selection camp in June of 2006 ... Chose Northwestern over Ohio State, Michigan, Alabama and North Carolina ... Major is communication studies.

    Cooper's Career Statistics

    Yr. Avg. G-GS AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB-SBA Slugging OBP
    2004 .384 54-54 146 26 56 11 1 11 44 4-4 .699 .511
    2005 .436 60-60 172 38 75 16 3 11 49 1-2 .756 .533
    2006 .368 65-65 182 42 67 24 1 10 44 0-0 .676 .506
    2007 .362 65-65 185 40 67 8 0 23 70 0-0 .778 .492
    Totals .387 244-244 685 146 265 59 5 55 207 5-6 .728 .510