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Taylor Cooper
Player Profile:
Taylor Cooper 887999
Position: Forward
Height: 6'0"
Year: Freshman
Hometown: Shawnee, Okla.
High School: Shawnee HS

FRESHMAN (2012-13)
- All-Southland Conference Honorable Mention selection

Started all 31 games as a freshman, the first ORU rookie to start every contest since 2009-10... Averaged 10.4 points per game, 2nd-most among true freshmen in the Southland Conference... Shot 36.3% from three-point range and knocked down 1.9 three-point field goals per game, ranking in the SLC top-five in both categories... Hit multiple three-pointers in 17 games... Also averaged 1.7 assists and 1.0 steals per game... Ranked 2nd in SLC Freshman of the Year voting and earned a spot on the league’s Honorable Mention All-Conference team... Made an instant impact on the ORU roster, hitting five three-pointers and scoring 19 points in her regular season debut, a Mayor's Cup win over Tulsa (11/9)... Nearly tallied a double-double with 14 points and nine rebounds against UALR (11/21)... Played all 45 minutes in a loss to Missouri State (11/29), scoring seven points... Hit four three-point field goals and scored 16 points at No. 3/3 Baylor (12/12)... Knocked down her first six field goal attempts and scored 16 points to go with four assists at Nicholls State (1/5)... Drained four three-pointers and scored 16 points in a win over Northwestern State (1/10)... Earned Honorable Mention SLC Player of the Week honors (1/28) after averaging 20.0 points per game and shooting 62.5% from three-point range the week before... Hit the 20-point mark for the first time and snatched eight rebounds in a win over SLC leader Lamar (1/24)... Backed that performance up with another 20-point night against McNeese State (1/26)... Went 6-for-7 from three-point range against McNeese and dished a career-best five assists. Tallied 12 points in consecutive games, against Nicholls State (1/31) and Southeastern Louisiana (2/2)... Swiped a season-high four steals in the Southeastern Louisiana win... Scored 16 points as ORU earned a 50-point win over SLC leader Sam Houston State (2/14)... Tallied 14 points at McNeese State (2/28)... Recorded her first double-double, with 16 points and 10 rebounds, in a close win at Lamar (3/2)... Added three blocked shots, a career high, in the Lamar win... Led ORU with 20 points against Central Arkansas (3/9), helping the Golden Eagles clinch a share of the SLC regular season title... Scored in double-figures in both of ORU’s Southland Tournament wins, helping the Golden Eagles win the conference crown in her rookie season... Scored 10 points and grabbed seven rebounds in a semifinal win over McNeese (3/15)... Added 11 points and a team-high seven boards in the SLC Championship Game victory over Sam Houston (3/16)... Finished her freshman season with 15 points and six rebounds against No. 10/9 Tennessee (3/23) in the NCAA Tournament First Round.

Played her final season at Shawnee HS... Led Shawnee to a pefect season and the OSSAA Class 5A State Championship in 2012... Was named an All-State selection by the OCA, the OGBCA, the Daily Oklahoman and the Tulsa World... Also named a Super 5 Player of the Year and a McDonald's All-American Game nominee... Averaged 13.2 points and 6.0 rebounds per game as a senior... Prior to Shawnee, played for Bethel HS... Led Bethel to the 2011 OSSAA Class 3A State Championship... MVP of the 2011 Class 3A State Tournament... Earned All-State honors from the Tulsa World and the Daily Oklahoman as a junior, when she averaged 21.2 points per game... Also played softball in high school.

Daughter of Jeff and Leslie Cooper... Both parents were collegiate athletes at Oklahoma Baptist University... Grandfather, Rick, played basketball at Oklahoma State... Favorite professional sports team is the New York Yankees... Was a member of the National Honor Society... Planning to major in either Pre-Law or Accounting... Chose ORU over Oklahoma State, Tulsa, Missouri State, Texas Tech and UMKC.

Points: 20 (three times), last vs. Central Arkansas - March 9, 2013
Field Goals Made: 8 vs. Lamar - Jan. 24, 2013
3-Point Field Goals Made: 6 vs. McNeese State - Jan. 26, 2013
Free Throws Made: 4 (four times), last vs. Tennessee - March 23, 2013
Rebounds: 10 vs. Lamar - March 2, 2013
Assists: 5 vs. McNeese State - Jan. 26, 2013
Blocked Shots: 3 vs. Lamar - March 2, 2013
Steals: 4 vs. Southeastern Louisiana - Feb. 2, 2013
Minutes: 45 vs. Missouri State - Nov. 29, 2012

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