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April 16, 2024 5:00 pm

Cooney named All-American

MOUNT OLIVE – University of Mount Olive junior Courtlynn Cooney has been named a Division II Conference Commissioners Association Second Team All-American as an outfielder.

Cooney received the honor from the organization for a second consecutive season, as she was a Third-Team All-American in the outfield in 2022. Additionally, Cooney was a consensus first-team all-region honoree this spring after garnering the accolade from both the D2CCA and National Fastpitch Coaches Association.

As the Trojans’ leadoff hitter, Cooney registered a standout junior campaign and ranked second in NCAA Division II with a .503 batting average after starting all 43 games. The Mechanicsville, Md. native paced the Conference Carolinas with 36 stolen bases while also ranking among the top five in the league with 73 hits and a .526 on-base percentage. Cooney also achieved a major career milestone by becoming the third player in program history to reach 200 career hits. She paced the team with 23 multi-hit performances, including eight games with at least three hits, while recording a 24-game hitting streak this year.

In addition to her All-American and All-Region honors, Cooney became a three-time first team all-conference recipient and was voted to the all-defensive team in center field. She was also named to the Tucci/NFCA Player of the Year watchlist and featured on the Extra Elite 100.

Sports Information Directors from NCAA Division II schools and conferences selected the All-America teams.

— From University of Mount Olive Athletics