MEN'S LACROSSE: Randall Cooper Named to Academic All-District 2 First Team
Courtesy: Athletics Media Relations  
Release: 05/26/2009
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TOWSON, Md. ľ Senior co-captain Randall Cooper of the Tiger men’s lacrosse team has been named to the ESPN The Magazine Academic All-America « District 2 At-Large First Team as selected by the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA).

Cooper was joined on the first team by seniors Nathan Durham and David Miller of the U.S. Naval Academy, senior Benjamin Evenden of Monmouth, senior Jarrod King of Edinboro, junior Aleksandar Damjanic of Maryland, sophomore Andy Lamson of West Virginia, senior Anthony Herzog of Duquesne, senior Chris Taylor of Georgetown and junior Colin Ambler of Drexel University.

All 10 athletes are candidates for the ESPN The Magazine Academic All-America« At-Large Team, which will be announced on June 9.

A Biology major with a 3.85 Grade Point Average, Cooper started 16 of 17 games for the Tigers, who advanced to the Colonial Athletic Association Championship Game. He ranked fourth on the team as a senior with 25 points by scoring 12 goals with 13 assists.

Cooper scored two goals with two assists in the Tigers’ win over Robert Morris on March 21 and against Johns Hopkins on April 22.

Named as a Lowe’s Senior CLASS Award candidate, Cooper was also the recipient of the Saxon Award. He finished his career with 43 goals and 38 assists.

Randall Cooper has been a four-year starter, a co-captain and a key member of our offense,” Towson Coach Tony Seaman says. “His leadership will be greatly missed.”

There have been only three Tiger male athletes who have earned Academic All-America« honors on the At-Large team. In 1998, Brent Gilfedder of the Towson men’s golf team and Ramin Kazemi of the Towson men’s tennis team earned third team honors while swimmer David Adkins was a second team selection in 2002.

There have also been five Tiger baseball players who have earned Academic All-America« honors since 1996.

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