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    Claudia Cooper

    Class:
    Senior

    Hometown:
    Hiram, Ga.

    High School:
    East Paulding

    Position:
    C/3B/DP

    B/T:
    R/R


    As a Junior (2009): Continued to see more action on the field and played a bigger role on the team ... Saw action in 45 games, starting 43 times ... Started 38 games as the designated player ... Led the team in walks with 20 ... Posted a .211 batting average ... Was sixth on the team in at-bats with 114 ... Clubbed three home runs ... Recorded 24 hits ... Drove in 11 runs and scored six ... Slugged .307 ... Was one of three active players on the roster to not commit an error ... Had six multiple-hit games ... Ended the season riding a four-game hitting streak.

    As a Sophomore (2008): Saw action in 47 games, including 36 starts ... Started 17 as the designated player, 17 at third base and two behind the plate ... Had two multiple-hit games ... Posted multiple RBIs in four different contests ... Owned a four-game hitting streak ... Third on the team in on-base percentage (.364) ... Fourth on the squad in doubles (7), home runs (2) and walks (15) ... Fifth on the roster in slugging percentage (.354) ... Came off the bench in 11 contests, fourth most on the team ... Hit .500 with a runner on third base and two outs ... Got nailed by a pitch in eight at-bats, including a school record three in a game against UNC Greensboro (2/27/08) ... Knocked in three runs and doubled twice against Coastal Carolina (4/23/08).

    As a Freshman (2007): Made 23 appearances during her freshman campaign ... Picked up one start ... Crushed a clutch pinch-hit two-run double against Western Kentucky on 2/24, aiding in the Pack's late rally over the Hilltoppers ... Collected five hits in 21 at-bats ... Knocked in three RBIs ... Had one multiple RBI game ... Walked once ... Carried a two-game hitting streak.

    High School: Lettered in softball for four years under coach Audra Thomas at East Paulding High School in Dallas, Ga., working both parts of the battery as a pitcher and catcher ... Served as a team captain for one season ... Hit .390 as a freshman and .450 as a senior ... Won 51 games from the circle, acting as the team's only pitcher during her first three seasons ... Helped her team to a fourth-place overall finish in the 2005 state championships ... Named all-county during all four years of high school ... 2004 Paulding County player of the year and East Paulding MVP ... Tabbed most athletic as a senior ... Competed in shot put for the track team for one year ... Played in the 14-U, 16-U and 18-U Gold ASA Nationals tournaments with the Georgia Titans, playing third base and catcher ... Three-time honor roll student ... Inducted into the Beta Club.

    Personal: Born 9/11/87 to Ron and Holly Cooper ... Served as a junior instructor for Champions Fastpitch ... Enjoys playing tennis, racquetball and basketball ... Majoring in sports management.

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