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Mariah Cooks
Player Profile:
Mariah Cooks 1263620
Position: Forward
Height: 6'1"
Year: Senior
Hometown: Santa Maria, Calif.
High School: Ernest Righetti HS
Experience: 3 Letters


CAREER RANKING: Games played – t-third (127), defensive rebounds –ninth (367).

SENIOR (2015-16): Played in all 30 games and started in five games…second on the team in scoring with 6.8 ppg, including 8.2 ppg during Pac-12 play…averaged 4.3 rpg, pulling in 129 total rebounds, second-best on the team…recorded fourth-career double-double in win at Colorado (Jan. 4) with 11 points and a season-high 12 rebounds…scored in double digits six times…scored a career-high 20 points vs. Washington (Dec. 29), matching a career-high with seven made field goals…recorded 27 steals and 21 assists during final season…shot .380 (71-of-187) from the floor, the best percentage of her four years…scored 15 points on two occasions – in a victory over Arizona (Jan. 8) and at No. 16 Stanford (Jan. 31), making a career-high three 3-pointers…earned Pac-12 All-Academic honorable mention for the third-consecutive year.

JUNIOR (2014-15): Started all 32 games…averaged 7.5 ppg and 5.3 rpg, both fourth-best on the team…recorded 23 assists, 17 steals and nine blocks…shot 87-230 (.378) from the floor…scored in double figures nine times…recorded three double-doubles…averaged 8.6 ppg and 6.1 rpg with seven double figure scoring efforts in Pac-12 Conference play…had six points and six rebounds in win season-opening win over No. 22 Dayton…scored six points in win over Idaho State…scored seven points and made two steals in win over Seattle…had nine points and nine rebounds against Michigan in San Juan Shootout (Puerto Rico)…had two points and one steal in upset of No. 10 Maryland at San Juan Shootout (Puerto Rico)…had eight points, six rebounds, three assists and a steal in road win over Gonzaga…scored nine points and brought down six rebounds in win at Loyola Marymount…recorded first career double-double with 13 points, 14 rebounds along with two assists and a block against California…recorded six points and six rebounds in win at Oregon…scored 15 points, went 9-of-10 at the free throw line, had six rebounds and a block in win over Colorado…scored 13 points at No. 12 Stanford…scored career-high 19 points, grabbed seven rebounds and blocked a shot against Oregon…had 10 points against No. 7 Oregon State…had nine points, six boards and two steals in win at Utah…scored 16 points, had eight rebounds and block in win at Washington…scored nine points against Washington…had six points and eight rebounds against UCLA…scored 13 points and grabbed 18 rebounds, tied for sixth-most in school history, in win over USC…recorded 10 points and four rebounds in win over Oregon in opening-round of Pac-12 Conference Tournament…recorded a double-double with 15 points and 10 rebounds along with one block and one steal against Eastern Washington in opening-round of WNIT…named Pac-12 All-Academic honorable mention.

SOPHOMORE (2013-14): Appeared in all 34 games…averaged 6.0 ppg and 4.4 rpg…recorded 24 steals, 19 assists and six blocks…scored in double figures six times…tallied 10 points and eight boards in road win at Seattle…had 11 points at Hawaii in Rainbow Wahine Classic in Honolulu…recorded five points and season-high nine rebounds in win over Cal State Northridge…had seven points at Dayton…grabbed seven boards in overtime win over UC Riverside in Kennewick, Wash….scored 11 points and grabbed six rebounds in win over No. 24/25 Arizona State…recorded 11 points and eight rebounds in road win over Washington…had six rebounds in win over No. 21/20 Colorado…had seven points, six boards and three assists against Utah…scored eight points at Oregon State…tallied eight points and two steals in road win over USC…scored seven points at UCLA…had nine points, seven boards and two assists against No. 23/22 California…scored season-high 13 points and grabbed seven rebounds in win over Oregon…scored six points at No. 18/18 California…recorded eight points and five boards at No. 5/4 Stanford…scored 12 points and grabbed five boards in quarterfinal round win over No. 20/20 California at Pac-12 Conference Tournament…recorded seven points and seven rebounds at Montana in opening round of WNIT…earned Pac-12 All-Academic honorable mention.

FRESHMAN (2012-13): Appeared in all 31 games, made two starts…averaged 5.7 ppg and 3.5 rpg, fourth on the team…recorded 23 steals, 13 assists and seven blocks…scored in double figures seven times…during Pac-12 play, fourth on team in scoring with 6.2 ppg and tied for third in rebounding at 4.2 rpg…grabbed one rebound and made one steal in first career game, at Minnesota…first career points came against South Dakota State, scored seven points and grabbed three rebounds…scored 11 points and grabbed five rebounds at UC Riverside…had seven points at Fresno State…scored seven points, had three boards and blocked first career shot in win over No. 20 Ohio State…had 12 points after going 6-for-8 at the free throw line in win at Gonzaga…had five points, four boards and two blocks against Arizona…scored six points at No. 14 UCLA…had nine points at Washington…scored 13 points and grabbed six rebounds against Washington…had seven points, eight boards and two steals against Oregon…had career-high 16 points, five rebounds and three steals in overtime win over Oregon State…first career start came in win at Arizona State…started, grabbed season-high 10 rebounds in win at Arizona…scored 11 points, had six boards and three steals at Oregon…had 10 points at No. 20 Colorado…scored 10 points and had six rebounds against No. 6 California…recorded six points and notched six rebounds against No. 4 Stanford…scored eight points in opening round win over Arizona State in the Pac-12 Conference Tournament…had nine points and five rebounds against Stanford in Pac-12 Tournament quarterfinal.

Four-year letterwinner in basketball at Ernest Righetti High School…three-time all-league selection…as a SOPHOMORE, averaged 8.6 ppg and 7.7 rpg…named honorable mention all-league…as a JUNIOR, averaged 17.2 ppg and 10.7 rpg and 4.3 spg…earned first team all-league honors …as a SENIOR, led ERHS to the CIF Division 2A Southern Section quarterfinals…named Most Valuable Player of Pac-7 League and Santa Barbara County after averaging 21.7 ppg and 12.0 rpg in league play…earned first team all-league honors and first team all-CIF…averaged 22.0 ppg and 12.6 rpg during the CIF playoffs…also lettered three times in volleyball as a middle blocker.

Born in Santa Maria, Calif….parents Adrian and Stephanie…sister, Jazmine and brother, Elijah… father, Adrian, played football at Fresno State University…cousin, Roosevelt Jr., played football at Nevada…uncle, Carlos Adams played football at Kansas State.

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