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Asia Cooper
Asia  Cooper

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Jackson, Miss.

High School:
Murrah HS

Last College:
Mississippi

Event:
Sprints


02/22/2017

Rebels Return To Albuquerque For Conference Meet

UNLV track & field enters Mountain West Indoor Championships with seven participants ranked in the top 10, including Ayana Gales who is first in the long jump.

12/16/2016

Rebels Ready For Winter Graduation

At least 35 student-athletes eligible for ceremonies at the Thomas & Mack Center.

05/28/2016

Rebels Stay In The Sunflower State Comes To An End

UNLV track & field's 4x100m relay narrowly misses out on a qualifying spot Saturday for NCAA Outdoor Championships in two weeks.

05/27/2016

Two Rebels Advance to NCAA Championships

UNLV track & field's Kaysee Pilgrim and Ayana Gales and spots at the national meet in the high jump and long jump, respectively.

05/26/2016

Day One Halted Due To Weather

UNLV track & field will have to wait until tomorrow at 9:00 am CT (7:00 am PT) for the NCAA West Preliminary.

Asia Cooper's Top Performances & Results (Mississippi)

Personal Best:
100m: 11.58

UNLV: Transferred to UNLV after spending 2013-15 at Mississippi ... Earned 2013 USTFCCCA All-America First Team honors after an eighth-place finish at the 2013 NCAA Indoor Championships in the 60m ... Ranks third in Mississippi's all-time indoor performance list for the 60m (7.29/7.31@).

2016 Outdoor:
· 4x100m Relay Finalist at Mountain West Championships
· 100m Finalist at Mountain West Championships (sixth place)
· NCAA West Regional Qualifier (100m & 4x100m Relay)

Participated in eight meets, including the Mountain West Outdoor Championships and NCAA West Preliminary ... Ran in three events: 100m, 4x100m relay and 4x400m relay ... Ran a season and personal-best 11.81 in the 100m at the Bulldog Invitational ... Helped the 4x100m relay team with a time of 45.12 (first) at the Bulldog Invitational ... Helped the 4x400m relay team with a time of 3:56.74 (third) at the Mondo Invitational.

2016 Indoor:
· Named to Mountain West All-Conference Team (60m)
· 60m Finalist at Mountain West Championships (third place)

Participated in three meets ... Ran in one event: 60m ... Ran a season-best time of 7.44 in the 60m at the MW Indoors.

2015 Indoor (Mississippi): Participated in three meets ... Ran in the 60m ... Ran a season-best time of 7.69 in the 60m at the Vanderbilt Indoor Invitational.

2014 Indoor (Mississippi): Participated in seven meets, including the SEC Indoor Championships ... Ran in two events: 60m and 200m ... Ran a season-best time of 7.50 in the 60m at the Don Kirby Elite ... Ran a season-best time of 25.52 in the 200m at the BSC Panther Indoor Icebreaker.

2014 Outdoor (Mississippi): Participated in four meets, including the SEC Outdoor Championships ... Ran in two events: 100m and 4x100m relay ... Ran a season-best time of 11.98 in the 100m at the Ole Miss Open ... Ran a season-best time of 45.30 in the 4x100m relay at the SEC Outdoor Championships (eighth place).

2013 Indoor (Mississippi): Participated in eight meets, including the SEC Indoor Championships and NCAA Indoor Championships ... Ran in three events: 55m, 60m and 200m ... Earned USTFCCCA All-America First Team honors after an eighth-place finish (7.41) in the 60m at the NCAA Indoors ... Ran a season-best time of 7.01 in the 55m at the Arkansas State Invitational ... Ran a season-best time of 7.29 (7.31@) in the 60m at the New Mexico Don Kirby Elite ... Ran a season-best time of 25.54 in the 200m at the UAB Blazer Indoor Invitational ... Finished first in the 55m once (Arkansas State Invitational/7.01) and three times in the 60m (BSC Panther Indoor Icebreaker/7.45; UAB Blazer Indoor Invitational/ 7.46 and Notre Dame Meyo Invitational/7.43).

High School: A 2013 graduate of Murrah High School in Jackson, Miss. ... Helped the track & field team to a MHSAA 6A team title in both 2011 and 2012 ... Won the 100m at three straight state meets ... Finished second in the 200m at the state meet as a junior ... Set school records in the 200m (24.74), 4x100m and 4x200m relays ... Served as a team captain as a senior and earned team MVP honors ... At the 2010 USATF National Junior Olympics, finished third in the 100m (11.97) ... Competed in the 200m at the 2010 Junior Olympics ... Notched personal bests in the 100m (11.77) and 400m (58.53).

Personal: Asia Cooper was born on Sept. 5, 1993 ... The daughter of Ember and Melissa Cooper ... Mother, Melissa, played basketball at Mississippi College.

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