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James Cooper
James Cooper

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Los Angeles, CA

High School:
Santa Monica High School

Height / Weight:
5-10 / 190

Position:
OF

Birthdate:
02/18/1984

Experience:
2V

B/T:
L-R



Briefly
James Cooper returns after two great seasons as one third of LMU's strong outfield... coaches see him as a very complete player with valuable leadership assets...

At LMU
Current 2005 season... hit Lions' first grand slam of the season and went 2-for-4 against Utah on February 27... went 4-for-5 with four RBI in the 9-4 win over Santa Clara... went 3-for-4 with one RBI at San Francisco... named LMU/Enterprise Rent-a-Car Student-Athlete of the Month for his play in February... 2004... received honorable mention All-WCC recognition... hit .313 with eight doubles and 34 RBI... led the team with 214 at bats and was third with 67 hits... played in all 55 games for the Lions... posted two hits and three RBI in the Lions' 8-7 win over Baylor on 2/14... put up two RBI to help the Lions to the 8-5 lead before the game was suspended due to rain aganist New Mexico St. on 2/21... went 2-for-3 with two RBI in the 11-9 win over UCSB on 3/9... was 4-for-6 with three RBI and a double in 12-10 win over USD on 4/20... was a perfect 2-for-2 on 3/30 despite the Lions' 15-7 loss aganist UCSB... went 2-for-5 with two runs scored in the 10-5 win over SMC on 4/2... went 2-for-3 with one RBI despite the Lions' 12-1 loss to Fullerton on 4/13... recorded his first career homerun, a three-run shot to help LMU to the 6-3 win over USF on 4/23... went 2-for-4 with one RBI in LMU's 7-0 win over USF on 4/25... hit 2-for-4 despite a 4-3 LMU loss on 5/1 to Pepperdine... led-off second inning in first game of the WCC Baseball Championship with a single up the mid dle and later scored LMU's only run... 2003...finished season with a .317 average with 25 runs and 21 RBI, along with six doubles and seven stolen bases... had game-winning hit in game two (2/21) of the series with Cal Poly... posted five hits in seven at-bats in first two games against Washington, including first career three-hit game (2/14/03)... went two-for-four with a RBI against UCLA... was 2-for-3 in an 8-5 win over UCSB (3/9)... was one of two Lions to go 3-for-5 in a 9-4 win over CSUN (3/11)... hit .364 during a three-game sweep of Portland, including a pair of 2-for-4 performances... posted a .500 average (5-for-10) in three games against San Diego (3/28-30), with two triples and a double for a slugging percentage of 1.000... went 1-for-3 with a run and a RBI in LMU's 11-6 victory over Long Beach State (4/1)... hit .600 (6-for-10) in a three-game sweep of Saint Mary's (4/4-6)... went 3-for-5 in the finale of SMC series, driving in a career-high six RBI, including the game-winning run... hit a team-high .545 (6-for-11) in a three-game series against Gonzaga (4/17-19)... had two hits and two runs scored in a 16-10 win over USF on May 9... had a hit in each game of a three-game sweep of Portland (5/16-18)... finished season with a .317 average with 25 runs and 21 RBI, along with six doubles and seven stolen bases...

High School
A 2002 graduate of Santa Monica High School in Santa Monica, CA, with a 3.1 grade point average...a two-sport athlete, he was the team captain for his football team and most outstanding player in the Bay League for baseball... broke school records for touchdowns in football and was part of the first-team All-CIF for outfield...set state high school record hitting home runs in six consecutive games...

Personal
James William Cooper was born February 18, 1984... father Raymond William Cooper played baseball for Cal State Los Angeles from 1981-1982... major is sociology and has aspirations of being a police officer.

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