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Zach Cooper

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Ijamsville, Md.

High School:
Urbana

Last College:
Gulf Coast State

Height / Weight:
6-1 / 175

Position:
G

Birthdate:
07/10/1990

Experience:
SR


03/01/2014

Lions Close Home Slate vs. No. 14 Wisconsin

Penn State looks for back-to-back wins against ranked foes

02/27/2014

Postgame Notes: Penn State 65, No. 22 Ohio State 63

Nittany Lions complete first season sweep of Buckeyes since 1998

02/26/2014

Penn State Hosts No. 22 Ohio State on Senior Night

Arrive early to honor fifth-year standout TIm Frazier, Zach Cooper

02/19/2014

Penn State Travels to Nebraska Thursday

Nittany Lions face a tough home team in the surging Huskers

08/15/2013

Newbill Leads Nittany Lions Past Binnenland, 95-53

D.J. Newbill returns from illness to score 24 points as PSU ends tour 2-1

Cooper joined the team as a preferred walk-on at the beginning of the 2012 fall semester after earning an associate degree from Gulf Coast State College (Fla.). The former high school all-area selection provides valuable depth and maturity. He hails from Urbana High School, also the alma mater of Penn State's all-time career passing yardage leader and four-year starting quarterback Zack Mills (2001-04).

2012-13 • JUNIOR
Saw action in one game, vs. New Hampshire (12/23), on the year...was a very hard working and positive contributor in practice helping to run the scout team.

PREVIOUS COLLEGE EXPERIENCE

Cooper played the 2011-12 season at Gulf Coast State College in Panama City, Fla., seeing action in 12 games and logging 11 points and five rebounds on the season...spent two seasons at Gulf Coast, sitting out his first, and earned his associate degree from the two-year community college...played the 2009-10 season at Alfred University in western New York, seeing action in eight games and scoring five points and grabbing five rebounds for the Division III Saxons.

HIGH SCHOOL

A 2009 graduate of Urbana High School (Md.), Cooper was a first-team all-county and All-Gazette selection and an honorable-mention All-Met pick after leading the Hawks in scoring in his senior campaign...Urbana posted a 20-5 record that season...was a two-year varsity player at Urbana and was a team captain his senior year.

PERSONAL

The son of Linda and John Cooper, Jr....born July 10, 1990 in Shady Grove, Maryland...full name is Zachary Thomas Cooper...has younger sister, Alexis...plans on majoring in communications with an eye toward becoming a sports anchor...earned an associate degree in liberal arts at Gulf Coast State College (Fla.)

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