UT baseball player Morgan Cooper on the first day of practice last year at UFCU Disch-Falk Field on Friday January 29, 2016. JAY JANNER / AMERICAN-STATESMAN

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Collegiate Baseball honors Texas pitcher Morgan Cooper’s All-American arm

Posted June 1st, 2017


This week, the honors have kept coming for Texas pitcher Morgan Cooper.

On Thursday, Cooper was placed on the third team of Collegiate Baseball’s All-America team. Cooper joined TCU’s Jared Janczak as two of the seven third-team pitchers on the publication’s honor roll.

Cooper, who is a redshirt junior from Jarrell, was named a semifinalist for USA Baseball’s Golden Spikes Award on Wednesday.


Cooper is 6-3 with a 2.32 ERA this year, and opponents are hitting .203 against his right arm. With 103 strikeouts, Cooper leads the Big 12. He has also become the first Longhorn with triple-digit strikeouts since Taylor Jungmann and Cole Green in 2011.

As the NCAA tournament gets underway this week, Texas has been placed in Long Beach State’s regional. Texas (37-22) will open its appearance at the double-elimination tournament against UCLA (30-25) on Friday. Cooper last worked in the Big 12’s championship game this past Sunday, but Texas is expected to give the baseball to junior Nolan Kingham on Friday.

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