Winthrop's Cooper Named Conference Female Student-Athlete Of The Year
Contact Information
200 Tillman Hall
Rock Hill, SC 29733, USA
803/323-2236
803/328-2855 (Fax)

Winthrop's Cooper Named Conference Female Student-Athlete Of The Year

July 24, 2017

Quick Facts

bullet point The selection was made this month by the league's athletics directors, senior woman administrators and sports information directors.
bullet point Cooper, who is from Providence, Rhode Island, is the first Winthrop student-athlete to win the conference's Female Student-Athlete of the Year award since 2013-14.

/uploadedImages/news/Articles/MarthalineCooper.jpg
Marthaline Cooper
CHARLOTTE, NORTH CAROLINA — Winthrop University track & field athlete Marthaline Cooper has been voted the Big South Conference Female Student-Athlete of the Year for the 2016-17 season.

The selection was made this month by the league's athletics directors, senior woman administrators and sports information directors.

Cooper, who is from Providence, Rhode Island, is the first Winthrop student-athlete to win the conference's Female Student-Athlete of the Year award since 2013-14. She received 77 points and nine first-place votes and finished ahead of Campbell softball player Amber Schisler, who was second with 65 points. Winthrop tennis player Lauren Proctor was third with 58 points, followed by Radford volleyball player Maddie Palmer with 48 points.

Cooper was voted the 2016-17 Big South Women's Field Athlete of the Year, as well as the 2017 Women's Indoor Track & Field Most Outstanding Field Performer. She won the Big South indoor weight throw for the third straight year with a mark of 21.18 meters (69 ft.-6 in.), which qualified her for the NCAA Indoor Track & Field Championships.

At the national meet, she placed 12th in the weight throw to earn her fourth All-American honor in two years. In seven indoor meets in 2016-17, Cooper finished first five times. She is also the first three-time winner of the conference's Women's Field Athlete of the Year award.

For more information, contact Brett Redden of Winthrop Athletics at reddenb@winthrop.edu.


[Back to Previous Page]

Button ArrowALL NEWS
Last Updated: 7/11/19