Player: Cooper Dossey
University: Baylor University
Area of Study: Pre-Business/Accounting
Expected Graduation: 2020
Soldier Honored: Collin Bowen
Three-time Texas state champion while playing for head coach Matt Wernecke at Vandegrift High School in Austin, Texas … Ranked No. 8 nationally and No. 1 in Texas in 2016 recruiting class by Golfweek … Led Vipers to Class 5A state championships in 2014, 2015 and 2016 … Recorded trio of top-three individual finishes at State Championship, placing third as sophomore in 2014, second as junior in 2015 and first as senior in 2016 … Won individual titles and guided team to first-place finishes at 2016 District, Regional and State Championships … Claimed 2016 5A individual state by eight strokes after shooting 66-69, helping team to 47-stroke state championship win at Wolfdancer Golf Club in Austin, Texas … Led Vandergrift to Class 5A Region IV championship by shooting 66-68 at Golf Club of Texas … Guided team to District 25-5A title by shooting 68-69 at Delaware Springs Golf Course … Posted 71.00 stroke average and won four tournament titles as senior in 2016 … Earned Vandegrift Team MVP honors in 2014, 2015 and 2016 … Played for West team at 2014 and 2016 AJGA Wyndham Cups … Earned wins at 2014 AJGA at Traditions with scores of 72-71-68 and 2015 U.S. Junior qualifying by shooting 62-72 … Ten career top-10 AJGA finishes … Named 2016 NHSCA National High School Boys’ Golf Athlete of the Year … Shot 62 in three different tournaments in 2015 … Won 2016 Paul S. Simon Character Award and 2014 AJGA Jerry Cole Sportsmanship Award.