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Northwest Bearcats

Press Release


March 16, 2012

Cooper named to NABC Second-Team

MARYVILLE, Mo. – Northwest Missouri State junior DeShaun Cooper was named second-team All-District by the National Association of Basketball Coaches on Friday.

The junior guard helped lead Northwest to a share of the MIAA regular season championship, a 22-7 record and a berth in the NCAA Tournament for the first time since 2008. He crossed the 1,000 point mark and moved into the all-time top 10 for assists with 357 during the season.

Cooper also is just 11 steals shy of cracking the all-time top 10 for steals and is an 80.6 percent free throw shooter for his career ranking him third on the all-time list. The St. Louis native was named All-MIAA first-team as well after earning a second-team selection as a sophomore and being named Freshman of the Year during the 2009-10 campaign.

Teams were selected and voted on by member coaches of the NABC, these student-athletes represent the finest basketball players across America. The 89 student-athletes, from eight districts, are now eligible for the NABC Coaches’ Division II All-America teams, selected by the NABC.

For more information, please contact:

Media Relations Department, Northwest Athletics | 660.562.1118 | Fax: 660.562.1582

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