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- Shaniquwa Cooper
Shaniquwa Cooper

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Westerville, Ohio

High School:
Westerville North High School

Height:
5-11

Position:
Middle Blocker

Birthdate:
08/02/1986

Experience:
3VL



AS A JUNIOR (2006)
Played in 37 matches, starting in 34 ... totaled 95 blocks for the year for an average of 0.75 per game ... held a kills per game mark of 1.09 ... had three kills and one block at No. 4 UCLA in the NCAA Tournament Dec. 1 ... hit .636 with seven kills and set a C-USA Tournament single-match record with 15 block assists against Tulsa Nov. 18 ... had six kills and four blocks against Tulane at the C-USA Tournament Nov. 17 ... posted six kills, while hitting .333 to go with four total blocks against UCF in the C-USA Tournament Nov. 16 ... finished off five kills to go with three digs and three blocks against East Carolina Nov. 3 ... posted five kills and two blocks against Southern Miss Oct. 20 ... had six kills and four blocks against Mississippi Valley State Oct. 18 ... had five kills on .444 hitting versus Tulsa Oct. 15 ... made six kills and had three assists at East Carolina Oct. 6 ...


had a brilliant night hitting the ball with a .538 percentage at Memphis, finishing with eight kills and two block assists on Sept. 29 ... had four kills and four block assists at Houston Sept. 24 ... finished with four kills and two blocks versus Rice Sept. 22 ... helped the Blazers win their second tournament in-a-row with four kills and three blocks assists at New Orleans Sept. 16 ... hit .300 for the match with five kills against Northwestern State Sept. 16 ... made four blocks and put away three kills against Troy Sept. 6 ... hit .571 with five kills at Elon Sept. 2 ... had five kills on eight attempts (.625) against Morehead State to go along with a team-best two solo blocks and three block assists Aug. 26.

AS A SOPHOMORE (2005)
Started every match and played in all 101 games ... led the Blazers and ranked in the C-USA top-10 with 1.06 blocks-per-game ... tied a career-best with seven blocks at East Carolina Nov. 13 ... had 10 kills against UTEP Nov. 6 ... led all players with six blocks against Georgia State Nov. 1 ... hit .455 with six kills versus UCF Oct. 28 ... had seven kills and tied a career-high with seven block assists at Tulsa Oct. 23 ... had nine block assists in two matches against Memphis Oct. 7 and Oct. 9 ... hit .400 at UCF Sept. 30 ... put away a career-high 15 kills against Louisiana-Monroe Sept. 9 ... set a career-high with seven block assists against Georgia Southern Sept. 9 ... hit .538 with seven kills at Samford Sept. 6 ... combined for 20 kills and 10 total blocks in season's first three matches against Stetson and Lipscomb ... named to the Conference USA Commissioner's Honor Roll.

AS A FRESHMAN (2004)
Played in 22 matches, making 20 starts as a freshman ... racked up 84 kills to rank fifth on the team ... had 45 total blocks, second-highest total on the UAB squad ... her seven solo blocks also ranked second among Blazers ... one of just 20 UAB athletes to receive the Conference USA Commissioner's Academic Medal ... had her best performance of the season in UAB's victory over Samford on Sept. 28, notching 11 kills with a .375 hitting percentage ... named to the Conference USA Commissioner's Honor Roll.

WESTERVILLE NORTH HIGH SCHOOL
Received Ohio Capital Conference honorable mention and was a second-team all-district selection at Westerville North High School in Westerville, Ohio ... team won district championship and was regional runner-up her senior season ... received scholar-athlete award ... also played basketball.

PERSONAL
Shaniquwa Denise Cooper ... born Aug. 2, 1986, in West Islip, N.Y. ... daughter of George and Michelle Cooper ... father, George, was a running back at Ohio State from 1984-87, and played for the Green Bay Packers.

Cooper's Career Stats

Season GP-MP K K/G E TA Pct A A/G SA SA/G SE 2004................ 67-22 84 1.25 80 288 .014 1 0.01 0 0.00 0 2005................ 101-27 131 1.30 57 320 .231 2 0.02 0 0.00 1 2006................ 127-37 138 1.09 56 332 .247 11 0.09 0 0.00 0 TOTAL............... 295-86 353 1.20 193 940 .170 14 0.05 0 0.00 1

Season DIG D/G RE BS BA TB B/G BE BHE Points Pts/G 2004................ 15 0.22 1 7 38 45 0.67 18 2 110.0 1.64 2005................ 16 0.16 3 9 98 107 1.06 21 5 189.0 1.87 2006................ 45 0.35 1 12 83 95 0.75 15 2 191.5 1.50 TOTAL............... 76 0.26 5 28 219 247 0.84 54 9 490.5 1.66