Shelley Lynn Cooper was a four-year starter in the outfield for the Bison softball program. She earned a First Team All-PAC selection three times and received NCAA Third Team All-Region honors in 1995, while helping turn the Bethany softball program into a power. The Bison won three PAC championships during her career and made the program’s first-ever postseason appearance, receiving a bid to the 1995 ECAC Tournament.
The All-Region award in ’95 for Cooper came after she set the school record for single-season hits with 54, a mark that stood for 15 seasons. Cooper still owns the BC standard for highest batting average in a year when she hit .481 as a junior in 1994 and also continues to own the career record with 15 triples. In addition, she is sixth all-time at the school with a .364 batting average.
Off the softball field, Cooper graduated Magna Cum Laude with a Bachelor of Science degree in Psychology.
Cooper, who graduated from Shadyside High School, still resides in Shadyside, Ohio and is married to Brian Schramm.