Before she faces off in a Women’s College World Series rematch against Oklahoma this weekend, Auburn softball senior Kasey Cooper received yet another honor.
Cooper was named an academic All-American by the College Sports Information Directors of America on Thursday. The third baseman has now made the team in three straight years — a first in Auburn softball history.
Cooper earned a 3.97 GPA in mechanical engineering, and she was SEC softball’s scholar-athlete of the year for both the 2016 and 2017 seasons. The back-to-back SEC honors were also firsts in Auburn softball history.
The Dothan, Ala., native is a member of Team USA softball, and she holds the SEC all-time record for career RBI with 269 and counting. She’s one of two players in conference history to record at least 250 hits and 250 RBI in a career.
Cooper and the Tigers open their Super Regional series against defending national champion Oklahoma at 4 p.m. ET/3 p.m. CT on Friday. Game 1 of the series will be televised on ESPN2.