Lynda Cooper
Lynda Cooper


Tuscaloosa, Ala.

High School:

Pole Vault

Career Bests:
• Pole Vault - 13-04.50

JUNIOR (2007-08): Led the Tide in the pole vault during the 2008 season, both indoor and outdoor...Set new indoor and outdoor pole vault school records of 12-10.25 and 13-04.50, respectively...jumped a 12-10.25 at the Indoor SEC Championships for a fifth place finish...jumped 13-04.50 at the Outdoor SEC Championships for a third place finish...her jump of 12-10.25 was the seventh highest jump in the SEC indoors this year...her jump of 13-04.50 is the fourth highest mark in the SEC outdoors this year

SOPHOMORE (2006-07): One of three pole vaulters for the Tide during the 2007 season...cleared a career-best 11-06.50 at the SEC indoor Championships...posted three of the top five marks for the Tide during the indoor season...cleared an outdoor season-best 11-05.75 at the Mt. Sac Relays...that mark was the fourth best for UA on the outdoor season

FRESHMAN (2005-06): One of two pole vaulters for Alabama during the 2006 indoor and outdoor seasons...Had a personal best vault of 11-6.25 at the USF Quad Meet...Finished in a 2nd place tie in the pole vault at the Alabama Relays...Finished 3rd at the Ole Miss Invitational in the pole vault...Ran a season best 7.90 in the 60m dash at the SEC Indoor Championships

PREP AND PERSONAL: Lynda grew up competing in gymnastics and made the switch to pole vault for the first time in college...2002, 2005 Alabama State All-Around Champion...2002 Level 8 State Champion on vault, bars, beam and floor...2004, 2005 Level 9 State Champion on vault and floor...2005 Level 9 State Champion on beam...Named 2004 Gymnast of the Year...Member of the Alabama State Gymnastics Regional Team in 2002...Birthday: June 29, 1987...Parents: David and Caryl Cooper...Siblings: Janine...Majoring in Psychology