Fairfield Women's Basketball BIO
Samantha Cooper
Player Profile:
Samantha Cooper 1795301
Position: Forward
Height: 6'2"
Year: Redshirt Junior
Hometown: Sudbury, Ontario
High School: Lockerby Composite School

2015-16: MAAC All-Academic Team…The team’s biggest inside presence as she recorded all six double-doubles for the Stags, including back-to-back contests to finish the season…Pulled down a season-high 13 rebounds in the season opener against La Salle (11/13)…Led the team in rebounding in 20 of the 29 games she played and finished fifth in the MAAC in boards (7.9)…Tallied her 500th career point against UMBC (3/17)…Matched a season-high 16 points twice against Manhattan (1/8) and at Quinnipiac (1/22)…Ended the season with her best shooting performances, going 33-for-74 in her last 10 games (2/5 – 3/17) which raised her season percentage from .286 to .332…For the season, she averaged 9.0 points and 7.9 rebounds in the 29 games she played.

2014-15: MAAC All-Academic Team…MAAC Player of the Week (2/2)…Met Basketball Writers Player of the Week… National Jesuit Player of the Week (2/2)…Stepped up when the Stags needed her the most, hitting four shots on the season which would give the team the lead for good…Hit the game-winning three pointer at Siena (12/3)…Swished the game-winning jumper at Marist (1/6)…Averaged 12 points per game against the top-three teams in the league (Quinnipiac, Marist, and Iona)…Recorded three of the six double-doubles for the team for the season…Had a season-high 14 boards in the overtime win against Monmouth (2/1) including several key rebounds down the stretch…Racked up a career-high 22 points against Iona (1/29), including a three pointer which broke a tie game in the second half…Book ended her season with four 3-point field goals in the regular season opener (11/14 against East Carolina) and the regular season finale at Manhattan (2/28)…The 4-5 shooting from behind the arc against the Jaspers was the best shooting performance by a Stag during the year…Led the team in rebounding with 6.7 per contest.

2013-14: MAAC Academic Honor Roll ... Appeared in three games before going down with injury and received a medical red-shirt … Played 10 minutes off the bench, posting four points and five boards against Lehigh … Made collegiate debut against UAB, hitting a three-pointer, her only shot of the game.

High School: Earned four varsity letters at Lockerby Composite School and was named the school's Athlete of the Year three times ... Averaged 24.8 points and 10 rebounds per game as a senior ... Named the city of Sudbury's High School Athlete of the Year twice ... Also a member of Team Ontario, helping the team to three national titles and earned First Team All-Star honors ... Team Canada Junior National Team member and a member of Team Canada 3-on-3 World Championships squad.

Personal: Daughter of Grant and Joanne Cooper ... Has one brother ... Named to the University's Dean's List three times ... At Fairfield, she has volunteered at: Reading at Bridgeport Day, Fairfield Fair Day, and at the city's half marathon..Major is biology.
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