Player: Cooper Dossey

2017-Cooper Dossey
Hometown: Austin, TX
University: Baylor
Area of Study: Communications
Expected Graduation: 2020
Soldier Honored:

2016-17 (Freshman):


  • Played in Baylor lineup in all 12 events during debut season, once in No. 2 spot, three times at No. 3, and four times each at Nos. 4 and 5
  • Led Bears to first No. 1 national ranking in program history, first NCAA Regional title and first NCAA Championship match play berth
  • Earned All-America Third Team (Golfweek) and Honorable Mention (GCAA) and became first BU golfer named to Golfweek's five-player All-Freshmen Team
  • Also picked up PING All-Central Region, All-Big 12 and Academic All-Big 12 Rookie Team recognition
  • Named 2017 Big 12 Newcomer of the Year, joining Jamie McLeary (2002) as Baylor's only players to win the award
  • Became first BU freshman to win Big 12 Golfer of the Month when he was honored for February 2017
  • Recorded third-best single-season stroke average in program history at 71.19 across 37 rounds
  • Played team-high 23 of 37 rounds at par or better and counted 80 percent of rounds toward team score (29.5 of 37)
  • Posted three top-five finishes and six top-10 finishes
  • Played No. 4 or 5 and improved finish in each of first five tournaments at Baylor, culminating with career-first medalist honor at The All-American
  • Made BU debut at Fighting Illini Invitational, carding 11-over 221 to tie for 36th place
  • Improved to tie for 28th place with even-par 213 at Maui Jim Intercollegiate
  • Recorded first top-10 finish with even-par 210 to tie for ninth place at Jerry Pate National Intercollegiate
  • Wrapped up fall season with 4-under 209 to tie for sixth place and help Bears claim title at Royal Oaks Intercollegiate
  • Won individual title by three strokes over 96-player field at The All-American, shooting 10-under 206 (68-66-72) to lead Bears to team title
  • Moved up to No. 2 spot for Querencia Cabo Collegiate and tied for 28th place at 1-over 214, while Bears took second place as team
  • Returned to No. 5 spot and shot 6-under 210 to tie for eighth place and help Baylor win third tournament of season at Linger Longer Invitational
  • Shot 5-under 139 in rain-shortened Aggie Invitational, tying for second place individually and helping team to second-place finish. The Aggie Invite was BU's seventh consecutive top-three finish, which led to program's first No. 1 national ranking in April 3, 2017 Golfweek/Sagarin rankings
  • Shattered Baylor record for best NCAA Tournament score by eight strokes, carding 10-under 201 (68-66-67) at NCAA Stanford Regional. All three rounds at Stanford Regional ranked among top 10 individual NCAA Tournament rounds in program history, and 201 total tied third-best 54-hole mark in any tournament in Baylor history
  • Helped Bears rally from five strokes down late in final round by making eagle on No. 16 and getting up-and-down for par on final two holes, as BU claimed share of Stanford Regional title
  • Shot par or better in first three rounds at NCAA Championship and finished stroke play tied for 35th place at 4-over 292 (72-70-71-79)
  • Bears finished tied for seventh place to advance to match play for first time in program history
  • Defeated Oklahoma's Blaine Hale 1-up to put first point on board in quarterfinal match, but Bears fell 3-2.


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