Tony Cooper
Tony  Cooper

San Carlos, Calif.

High School:
Junipero Serra HS

Last College:
Cañada College

Height / Weight:
5-9 / 180


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Pepperdine Athletics 2011-12 Year in Review

Eighteen student-athletes earned All-American honors and 51 were all-conference.


Late Comeback Bid Falls Short as Pepperdine Drops 8-7 Decision to Stanford in Regional Final

Waves see season end after 8-7 loss on Sunday of regional action.


Waves Extend Season in Grand Fashion with 8-5 Win Over Fresno State

Matt Forgatch's grand slam in the top of the ninth propelled the Waves over Fresno State.


Waves Drop Heartbreaker to Stanford 5-4 in NCAA Regional Play

The loss sets up an elimination game with Fresno State at 1 p.m. PT tomorrow.


Waves Defeat Michigan State 6-2 in Game One of the NCAA Regionals

Starting pitcher Jon Moscot finishes his sixth complete game of the season.


Pepperdine vs. USD (May 27, 2012)

Waves win 2012 WCC Title May 27, 2012 Pepperdine 5, USD 1 Malibu, Calif. Photos by Jeff Golden and Stephen Wandzura


Pepperdine Waves vs. UC Irvine at Dodger Stadium

Pepperdine Waves vs. UC Irvine Anteaters in Dodgertown Classic Dodger Stadium Photos by Jacqueline & Stephen Wandzura

Tony Cooper Career StatsGet Acrobat Reader

Video clip of Tony Cooper making an over-the-wall catch against UCLA

CAREER HIGHS: Hits: 3, 4/12/11 vs. USC; Runs: 1 (6x), Last: 5/26/11 vs. Saint Mary's; HR: None; RBI: 1 (5x), 4, 5/11/12 vs. BYU; SB: None; Hitting Streak: 7g, 4/1/11 - 4/15/11.

2012/SENIOR: Appeared in 54 games for the Waves in 2012, batting .313 as mostly an outfielder for the Waves ... Drove in 29 runs and had 56 hits ... Earned All-WCC honorable mention ... Had a season and career-high four RBI after a 4-for-5 day against BYU (5/11) ... Followed things up with a 1-for-5 outing with three RBI the next day against BYU (5/12) ... Tied his career high with a seven-game hitting streak ... Had six stolen bases on the year .. Tallied 12 sacrifices ... Had a three-hit day with one RBI after going 3-for-4 at Loyola Marymount (5/20) ... Had three RBI after going 2-for-3 in a victory over VCU.

2011/SUMMER: Playing for the Peninsula Oilers of the Alaska Baseball League.

2011/JUNIOR: Batted .224 through 37 games and 26 starts in his first year at Pepperdine with six runs, five RBI and four extra-base hits ... Started 12 games in the outfield and made ESPN's Top 10 Plays for May 3rd after making a leaping catch over the left-field wall at Eddy D. Field Stadium to rob UCLA's Dean Espy of a home run ... Also credited with his lone outfield assist of the season during this contest, helping to throw out a Bruin at third base ... Set a program single-game record with four sacrifice hits vs. BYU (3/31) ... Bunted runners into scoring position in the fourth, fifth, 10th and 12th innings and produced one RBI ... Pepperdine finished the game vs. BYU with a record seven sacrifice hits, eclipsing the previous mark of four, which had been reached six times since 1999 ... Registered three-multi hit games, including a career high three during an extra-inning loss vs. USC (4/12) ... Tripled and scored a run as part of a 2-for-4 performance in second meeting vs. Trojans (5/24) ... Finished year vs. USC with a .500 average (5-for-10) ... Recorded season's first multi-hit game vs. BYU (4/1), going 2-for-4 with double ... Posted Waves fifth-longest hit streak of year at seven games from April 1 to 15, going 10-for-26 (.385) with a double and three runs.

2010/FALL: Batted .313 (5-16) with three runs and an RBI during the Blue and Orange World Series ... Drew two walks and laid down a pair of sacrifice hits ... Scored the game-tying run for Blue in the seventh inning of an eventual 2-1 victory in game two (11/7) ... On the final day of the series (11/14), led off game five with a single and scored the first of two runs ... Then, in the tiebreaker, dropped down a bunt that advanced runners to second and third, setting up Zach Vincej's series-clinching hit.

2010/SOPHOMORE: Attended Cañada College in Redwood City, Calif., from 2009-10 ... Helped lead team to a 30-5 overall record and 2010 Pacific Coast Conference championship ... Led the Colts with a .437 batting average and 42 runs ... Stole eight bases ... Produced a 4-for-5 game vs. Gavilan.

2009/FRESHMAN: Attended Santa Barbara City College from 2008-09 and played three infield positions (second, shortstop and third) for head coach Teddy Warrecker ... Batted .269 overall and .279 vs. the conference ... Went 5-for-5 in one game vs. Ventura ... Honor Roll Student.

HIGH SCHOOL: Graduated with honors in 2008 from Junipero Serra High School where he was a two-year varsity letterwinner and second baseman for head coach Pete Jensen ... Helped lead freshman and sophomore teams to league championships in 2005 and 2006 and then back-to-back West Catholic Athletic League titles with the varsity team in 2007 and 2008 ... Batted .303 as a senior and earned an honorable mention citation ... Hit .350 as a sophomore ... Teammates with 2010-11 Waves David DiPaola and Zack Turner ... Six-time Honor Roll student and made the Principal's List.

PERSONAL: Given name is Tony Lee Cooper ... Born in Redwood City, Calif., and raised in San Carlos ... Sociology major ... Son of Tony and Jackie Cooper ... Chose to attend Pepperdine for the baseball tradition, the environment and the degree.

FAVORITES: Michael Jordan (sports hero) ... Ozzie Smith (pro baseball player) ... San Francisco Giants (pro baseball team) ... Catcher in the Rye (book) ... The Lion King (movie) ... South Park and Family Guy (TV shows) ... Stevie Wonder (musical artists) ... Chicken and green onions (food) ... Football (sport other than baseball) ... Enjoys tailgating at San Francisco 49er games.

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