5 - Chene Cooper
Chene Cooper
Height: 5-0
Year: So.
Hometown: Puyallup, Wash.
High School: Lakes HS '08
Position: G
Experience: 2L

Head Coach Wendy Schuller: "Cooper is another one of our players who logged significant minutes for us as a freshman last year. She played almost 18 minutes a game, splitting time with Jessica Huntington at the point. Chene really grew up a lot over the course of the year and got better and better as the season went on. In the off-season she had a great summer. We really needed her to get stronger and improve her shooting range and she did both of those things. She's handling the ball well, is really making things happen on the defensive end and plays extremely hard. I'm just very pleased with Coop and where she is. As she continues to grow I think her decision-making will get better and better. I think she feels more comfortable now than a year ago in terms of just understanding what I want and what we are trying to do as a team. You can see that on the floor because she's leading and talking to people. Between her and Jess we are going to get some great point guard play. I think it's going to be the best it has been in a long, long time. She makes us go on both ends. As coaches we feel very, very good about our point guard play."

2008-09: Cooper played well as a freshman in 2008-09. Her aggressive nature showed in her steals per game average of 1.62, seventh-best in the Big Sky. She also placed 12th in assists per contest with 2.41. In addition, she improved her shot-selection and shot-conversion skills throughout the season, making just 28.3 percent of her attempts through the first 22 games before converting on 41.3 percent over the last seven games

High School: Her senior year at Lakes High School, she helped the team to a fourth-place finish at the 3A state tournamet. In the process, she earned second team All-State accolades. She attained first team All-South Puget Sound League honors her sophomore-senior seasons and was named to the second team as a freshman. She also earned letters in soccer (three) and softball (two).

Personal: Born 6/22/90. She is the daughter of Michael and Cherie Cooper and has two sisters, Specialty, 13, and Michal, 23, and three brothers, Dion, 21, Romail, 26, and David, 29. Cooper is majoring in criminal justice.

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