|#24 Courtney Cooper
Senior Year (2002-03) Played in 13 games, earning eight starting assignments ... tore the ACL and MCL in her left knee with five seconds remaining in the game at Alabama (Feb. 16), causing her to miss the remainder of the season and end her collegiate career early ... tallied six points against Auburn (Feb. 13) in 14 minutes of action ... ineligible for the first 10 games of the season, but was able to practice with the team during that time … injured her right hamstring with 12:48 remaining in the game at Arkansas (Jan. 16) and did not return to that contest; and played just six minutes UF's next game (vs. Tennessee, Jan. 19) ... nailed her first career 3-pointer during the second overtime period in the win over UMass (Dec. 28), scoring five of UF's 12 points during that extra frame en route to the win … saw her first action of the year on Dec. 28 at UF's State Farm Classic, where she was named to the All-Tournament team after recording a two-game total of 29 points and 17 rebounds, helping the Gators capture the tournament title … tallied her fourth career double-double with 16 points and 10 rebounds versus Virginia in the SFC final (Dec. 29) … two double-figure scoring games … one double-figure rebounding game … one double-double.
Summer 2002 Posted a program-record 29.5-inch no-step vertical jump … starred with current Gator teammate Trish Patterson at Miami-Dade CC, where the pair averaged a combined 32.6 points and 24.4 rebounds per game as sophomores … trained and conditioned in Gainesville in addition to taking classes during the Summer B session.
Junior Year (2001-02) Starting forward in every game... UF's second leading rebounder, fourth-leading scorer and second-leading stealer ... ranked second on the team in minutes played (908) ... in the SEC stats for all games ranked No. 4 for rebounding (7.7 pg); in the SEC stats for conference only games ranked No. 7 for rebounding (7.0 pg) ... at the team's postseason banquet was voted on by her teammates to receive "The Stopper" award, given to the Gator who played the best defense within the team's structure ... led UF in rebounding in nine games and in scoring once ... grabbed a team-high 12 rebounds in the season finale against BYU (March 16) ... scored a team-high 20 points with eight rebounds in the SEC Tournament first round loss to Auburn (Feb. 28) … notched her third double-double of the year with a 15-point, 14-rebound effort against Kentucky (Feb. 14) ... against No. 17/16 Georgia contributed seven points and eight rebounds in 33 minutes ... solid defensive performance in the upset win over No. 6/5 Vanderbilt (Jan. 24), in addition to grabbing nine rebounds ... recorded 11 points and a game-high 11 rebounds in the win over Alabama (Jan. 13) … tallied her first double-double as a Gator when she contributed 13 points with 12 rebounds in the win over Kent State (Dec. 29) … named to the State Farm Classic All-Tournament Team after logging two-game totals of 26 points and 17 rebounds … collected a game-high 15 rebounds at South Florida (Dec. 8) … scored eight points during a 10-2 second-half opening run with scored tied at halftime against Creighton (Dec. 1), helping UF to the win … led UF with 25 points on 9-of-13 shooting, and nine rebounds in the win over High Point (Nov. 20) … tallied 13 rebounds and eight points in her Gator debut (Nov. 16 vs. Oakland) … 15 double-figure scoring games … 6 double-figure rebounding games … 3 double-doubles.
Miami-Dade CC (1999-2001) Earned her Associates in Art Degree in Mass Communications from Miami-Dade Community College on June 18, 2001 … maintained a 3.1 grade point average … one of 10 players named to the 2001 Junior College Kodak Women's All-America Basketball Team … 2001 NJCAA Honorable Mention All-American … led the nation in rebounding each of her two years at Miami-Dade, collecting 14.4 per game her sophomore season, in addition to ranking sixth nationally in scoring (18.7 points per game), and fifth in steals (4.4 per game) … 2001 Southern Conference Player of the Year … named First Team FCCAA (Florida Community College Activities Association) All-State each of her two season … recorded combined two-year averages of 15.7 points, 15.0 rebounds and 4.25 steals per game while staring for the Sharks … coached by Susan Summons.
High School Graduated from Miami Northwestern High School in 1999 … four-year starter … named second team All-America her senior season … MVP of the volleyball team both of the years she played … also named second team All-America in volleyball following her final year … member of the Bulls track team that won the state championship … coached in volleyball by Carmen Jackson and in basketball by Robin Atkins.