Brittnee

Cooper

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Middle Blocker
Height: 6'3"
Class: Senior
City/State: Houston, Texas
High School: Thurgood Marshall HS
Experience: 4 Letters

Bio

HONORS AND AWARDS
2009 AVCA All-America First Team
2009 SEC Player of the Year
2009 Louisiana Player of the Year
2009 AVCA All-South Region First Team
2009 All-SEC First Team
2009 All-Louisiana First Team
2009 CVU National Player of the Week (11/03)
2009 SEC Offensive Player of the Week (09/08), (11/02)
2009 SEC Defensive Player of the Week (08/31)
2009 Sugar Bowl Classic All-Tournament Team (09/12)
2009 Tiger Classic All-Tournament Team (09/05)
2009 Shamrock Invitational All-Tournament team (08/30)
2009 All-SEC Preseason Team
2009 USA Women’s National A2 Team
2008 AVCA All-America Honorable Mention
2008 AVCA All-South Region First Team
2008 All-SEC First Team
2008 All-Louisiana First Team
2008 Bluejay Invitational All-Tournament Team
2008 USA Women’s National A2 Team
2007 All-Louisiana Second Team
2007 SEC Player of the Week (10/01)
2007 LSU Female Athlete of the Week (09/24, 10/01)
2007 Mizuno Tiger Classic All-Tournament Team
2007 Mizuno Invitational II All-Tournament Team

SENIOR SEASON (2009)
One of three Tigers to play in all 32 matches and 116 sets ... Became first player in program history to win SEC Player of the Year award in addition to fourth player to earn Louisiana Player of the Year ... Notched All-Louisiana, All-SEC and AVCA All-South Region First-Team honors ... One of five players to record AVCA All-South Region First-Team accolades in back-to-back seasons ... Paced LSU with 410 kills, a .409 hitting percentage and 159 total blocks ... her .409 hitting clip was a program single-season record, headlined the SEC and ranked sixth nationally ... the 159 blocks are fourth for a single-season, while her 1.37 blocks per set led the SEC and ranked No. 18 in the nation ... Recorded double-figure kills 23 times and attacked at over a .400 ratio on 19 occasions ... Provided at least five blocks in 15 matches ... Picked up All-Tournament honors at the Shamrock Invitational (Aug. 28-30), Tiger Classic (Sept. 5-6) and Allstate Sugar Bowl Classic (Sept. 11-12) ... Belted 16 kills and seven blocks against No. 5 Stanford (Aug. 28) ... Turned in 12 kills and 12 blocks against Denver (Aug. 29) ... Ripped 20 kills on a .581 hitting percentage against No. 6 Nebraska (Sept. 4) to open a seven-match streak with double-digit spikes (Sept. 4-18) ... First player in SEC history to win league’s Defensive (Aug. 31) and Offensive Player of the Week (Sept. 8) award on consecutive weeks ... Slapped 21 kills against Long Beach State (Sept. 12) ... Pounded 15 kills on 20 swings with one error for a .700 hitting clip at Auburn (Sept. 25) ... Nailed 18 kills on 26 swings without any errors for a .692 ratio against No. 6 Florida (Oct. 11) ... Tacked on 17 kills and nine blocks at No. 7 Kentucky (Oct. 24) to start another seven-match double-figure kills streak (Oct. 24-Nov. 13) ... Knocked 15 kills and six blocks against Auburn (Nov. 1) ... Popped 16 kills on a .500 hitting percentage at No. 10 Florida (Nov. 13) ... Tallied 11 kills and seven blocks against Tulane (Dec. 4) ... Cranked a career-high 28 kills on 40 swings without an error for a .700 hitting clip to go along with nine blocks against Texas A&M (Dec. 5). 

JUNIOR SEASON (2008)
One of three Tigers to appear in every set of every match ... Named All-SEC, All-LSWA and All-AVCA South Region First Team after posting 302 kills on a team-best .336 attack percentage ... Her .336 attack percentage also ranked fourth in the SEC ... Racked up 126 blocks at a 1.21 per set ratio, which led the SEC and ranked 34th in the NCAA ... Registered five blocks or more 11 times ... Member of the USA Women’s National A2 Red Team that was the runner-up of the USA Adult Open Volleyball Championships in Minneapolis in May ... Earned All-Tournament Honors at the Bluejay Invitational where she knocked 13 kills against Texas A&M (Aug. 29) and 12 kills against No. 16 Minnesota (Aug. 30) ... Added 10 kills and seven blocks against St. John’s (Sept. 13) ... Headlined LSU in SEC matches powering home 226 kills and connecting on a .343 attack percentage ... Ranked 10th in league matches averaging 3.05 kills per set ... Popped her 500th career kill in SEC opener against Ole Miss (Oct. 3) ... Notched double-digit kills 17 times, including 10 of her last 11 matches (Oct. 24-Dec. 5) ... Smacked a career-best 24 kills and added a season-high 12 blocks against No. 8 Florida (Oct. 24) en route to her fifth career double-double ... The 12 blocks were the most by a SEC player in a single match, while the 24 kills were tied for fourth-most ... Her 10th block against the Gators was the 300th of her career ... Tacked on 18 kills and tallied nine blocks against South Carolina (Oct. 26) ... Pounded 10 kills on 14 attempts with no errors for a career-best .714 attack percentage at Arkansas (Nov. 21) ... Reeled off 12 kills and four blocks in NCAA Tournament at No. 14 UCLA (Dec. 5). 

SOPHOMORE SEASON (2007)
Played in 128 of 132 games in 32 of 33 matches ... Member of the USA Women’s National A2 Red Team that won the Open Division of the USA Adult Open Volleyball Championships in Atlanta in June ... Selected to the All-Louisiana second team ... Named the SEC Player of the Week (Oct. 1) ... Selected the LSU Female Athlete of the Week (Sept. 24 and Oct. 1) ... Member of the Mizuno Tiger Classic and Mizuno Invitational II All-Tournament Teams ... Tied for the fifth most single-season block assists in school history ... Tied for the seventh most block assists in a five-game match with career-high 13 and posted the eighth most block assists with 11 against Notre Dame (Oct. 23)... Recorded 11 blocks with nine block assists, tying for the seventh most total blocks and sixth most block assists in a four-game match against Florida (Sept. 23) ... Ranked second on the team, fourth in the SEC and 32nd in the NCAA in blocks per game ... Also ranked second on the team and 361st in the NCAA in hitting percentage ... Recorded four doubles-doubles ... Posted four double-figure blocking matches, becoming the first player to do so in a season since 2005 ... Recorded 19 double-figure kill matches ... Posted .500 or better hitting percentages in three matches, including a season best .613 against Notre Dame (Oct. 23).

FRESHMAN SEASON (2006)
Played in 35 games in 15 matches ... Played at both the middle blocker and right side positions ... Ranked third on the team in blocks per game ... Recorded a season-best 10 kills at South Carolina (Oct. 29) ... Also had a season-best eight blocks against the Gamecocks ... Posted a season-best .500 hitting percentage, committing no errors with six kills on 12 attempts against Auburn (Nov. 5) ... Had four matches with four or more blocks ... Recorded seven matches with a .300 hitting percentage or better.

HIGH SCHOOL
Earned three letters in volleyball for head coach Tony Smith and three letters in basketball at Thurgood Marshall High School ... Was a first-team all-district selection in 2004 ... Earned second-team all-district honors in 2003 ... In 2005, led the Houston area in blocking and was named the team’s best defensive player ... Selected the Most Valuable Player of her volleyball team twice and her basketball team once ... Named a Duchess for her senior class ... Earned the Buffalo Soldier award for basketball ... Member of the Honor Roll for three years ... Member of the Houston Juniors 16 National club team that finished fifth in the Junior Olympics in 2004.

PERSONAL
Full name is Brittnee Shannon Cooper ... Daughter of Stephen Cooper and Mary Alfred  ... Aunt, Edrina Baker, played volleyball at Texas-Arlington ... Born on Feb. 26, 1988 ... Majoring in sociology.

Career Highs
Hitting Pct. (min. 5 kills): .714 at Arkansas (11/21/08)
Kills: 28 Texas A&M (12/05/09)
Attempts: 46 Florida (10/24/08)
Assists: 3 at Mississippi State (10/17/08)
Digs: 3 three times, last: Mississippi State (11/20/09)
Service Aces: 2 Louisiana-Lafayette (09/05/09)
Total Blocks: 13 Notre Dame (10/23/07)

 

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