Career Notes Entering 2016 Season:
• 2014 & 2015 NFCA All-America Scholar-Athlete
• 2015 Academic All-MAC
2015 (So.): Earned second letter at Ball State … helped guide the Cardinals to the Mid-American Conference West Division Championship, the MAC Tournament Championship and a berth in the NCAA South Bend Regional … NFCA All-America Scholar-Athlete … Academic All-MAC … played in 54 games, earning 30 starts in center field, four starts in left field and two starts as the designated player … finished the season with a .245 batting average, collecting 23 hits in 94 at bats … also logged four walks and was hit by a pitch twice for a .290 on base percentage … recorded her first career hit versus Winthrop (Feb. 14) with a leadoff single in the third inning … her first career multiple base hit was a RBI double in the seventh inning of the first game versus Buffalo (April 4) … went 3-for-3 in the nightcap versus the Bulls for her first career multiple hit game … added a pair of hits versus Indiana (April 21) and scored what would stand to be the game-winning run … also scored the game-winning runs after entering as a pinch runner versus Miami (May 2) and in the championship game of the MAC Tournament versus Western Michigan (May 9) … scored 27 runs on the season, including two games with three runs scored … finished the year with a .967 fielding percentage with 55 putouts and three assists in 60 chances.
2014 (Fr.): Earned first letter at Ball State … helped guide the Cardinals to their fifth Mid-American Conference regular season title in program history with a 33-19 (12-4 MAC) record … NFCA All-America Scholar-Athlete … appeared in 29 games as a pinch runner and one game as a pinch hitter … recorded an RBI groundout in her first career at bat versus Alabama A&M (March 14) … scored her first of seven runs on the year versus Texas A&M – Corpus Christi (Feb. 8).
HIGH SCHOOL: Earned three letters in softball for coach Bob Moffett at Chelsea High School … named first team all-state as a senior … two-time all-conference, all-district, all-region, all-area, all-Heritage and Southeastern Conference selection … helped guide the Bulldogs to an 82-17 record over her career, including a 20-7 record her senior season … earned team Most Valuable Player honors her senior year after leading the squad in batting average (.505), hits (48), stolen bases (28), runs scored (43) and fielding percentage … also collected three doubles and two triples her senior campaign, while tallying 22 RBI and a .579 slugging percentage … posted a .420 batting average over her four-year career, while posting 121 runs scored and 66 RBI … also tallied three career home runs … helped guide the Bulldogs to conference titles as a junior and sophomore, as well as a district title her junior campaign which saw Chelsea post a 32-4 overall record … played club softball for the Michigan Lookouts … earned two letters in volleyball for Chelsea … helped guide the team to a round of 16 in the state tournament her senior season … named Academic All-SEC, Academic All-Region and Academic All-State … also earned one letter in wrestling a Chelsea … posted a 28-11 career record at the 103-pound weight class … was the first female wrestler in Chelsea history … ranked fourth in the nation at 108-pound weight class for girls … wrestled alongside her brother, Dakota Cooley, who was an undefeated state champion at 145 pounds, with a 60-0 record his senior year.
PERSONAL: Daughter of Jerry and Karen Cooley … has one brother, Dakota, who wrestled for four seasons at Central Michigan … born March 7, 1995 in Ann Arbor, Mich. … full name is Taylor Jordan Cooley … majoring in nursing … maintains a 3.684 grade-point average.