Before UMass: Four-year letterwinner at shortstop, third base and pitcher for John Brown at Red Rock High School ... Three-time 3A All-State, including as a senior when she missed most of the season after tearing her ACL and meniscus in Sept. of 2011 ... For her career, she posted a ,561 batting avg., 1.177 slugging pct., .631 on-base pct., 174 hits, 181 RBI, 131 runs, 39 doubles, 15 triples and 44 home runs ... As a junior, she hit .602 with 62 RBI and 20 home runs ... Ranked second in the state as a sophomore with 70 RBI and third with 14 HR ... Honorable mention All-State while AZ Sports Network 3A Freshman Player of the Year in 2009 ... Three-time Team MVP ... Played club ball for the Arizona Storm-Brun Gold and the Verde Valley Heat ... Member of the National Honor Society, Key Club, Garden Club, Journalism Chords, CTE Chords and four-time Superior Honor Roll recipient.
Personal: Full name is Whitney Olivia Cooper ... Born Oct. 2, 1993, in Lubbock, Texas ... Daughter of Jolie and Monte Cooper ... Father played golf at San Angelo State ... Has a younger sister, Savanah (15) ... Undeclared major.