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April Cook
April Cook

Hometown:
Carson, Calif.

High School:
Long Beach Poly HS

Height:
5-8

Position:
Point Guard/Guard

Experience:
4V



03/27/2012

Adzasu, Cook and Perkins Invited To WNBA Combine

The former Cougars will work out in front of professional coaches and scouts in Denver this weekend.

03/15/2012

VIDEO: WSU Women's Basketball at the Pac-12 Tournament

Check out behind the scenes footage of the Cougars at the Pac-12 Tournament.

03/09/2012

WSU's Pac-12 Tournament Run Ends In Semifinals Against Cal

The Cougars fall 64-49 to California in the semifinals held at the Staples Center.

03/08/2012

Cougars Knock Off USC At Pac-12 Tournament

WSU hits 10 threes to beat USC 69-55 and advance to Friday's semifinal matchup against Cal.

03/07/2012

WSU Upsets Oregon State In Pac-12 Tournament's Opening Round

Brandi Thoms scores 17 points as Cougars knock off No. 6 seed OSU 65-56.

01/15/2012

Hear from Rosie Tarnowski and April Cook after the UW game.

01/11/2012

Come to Beasley Coliseum on Saturday night to see the Cougs take on the Dawgs!

12/01/2011

Cougars Courtside 12/1/11

Cougars Courtside follows the men's and women's basketball teams on their trips to Disneyland and St. Thomas, Virgin Islands

11/17/2011

Cougars Courtside 11/16/11

In this week's Cougars Courtside, players from the men's basketball team share their experience after a day at the Pullman Senior Center, a one-on-one interview with women's basketball player April Cook and the Cougars hit the road to open the 2011-12 season.

10/15/2011

Midnight Mayhem Recap 10/14

11/11/2011

Washington State at No. 12 Penn State - Nov. 11, 2011

Washington State at No. 12 Penn State - Nov. 11, 2011

WSU CAREER
CAREER:
Appeared in 116 games, third most all time...started 96 games, tie for fifth-most all time...scored 1,188 points, eighth all time...130 made 3-pointers, fifth-most all time...436 made field goals are tenth most in WSU history.

SENIOR (2011-12): Appeared in 30 games...made 18 starts...averaged 6.4 ppg...third on team in free throw percentage at .731 (38-52)...posted nine double0digit scoring efforts...led team in scoring three times...went 16-for-63 (.254) from behind the three-point line...made 27 steals and 31 assists... in Pac-12 Conference games; averaged 6.7ppg and notched five double-digit scoring efforts...scored 10 points in the win at Wisconsin (Nov. 18) to become the 14th member of WSU's 1,000 career-point club...named to the Paradise Jam's All-Tournament team after scoring 12 points in the win over Marquette (Nov. 24) and 11 points in the win over Prairie View A&M (Nov. 26) in the Virgin Islands...scored eight points in the double-overtime win at Oregon State (Dec. 31)...notched 11 points against Washington (Jan. 14)...scored a season-high 18 points and was a perfect 4-for-4 from three-point land at USC (Feb. 2)...scored 13 points at UCLA (Feb. 4)...scored three points and dished out five assists in the home win over UCLA (Mar. 1)...tallied nine points in the opening-round win over Oregon State (Mar. 7) in the Pac-12 Tournament...scored a team-high 15 points, hitting 7-of-11 at the free throw line to lead the Cougars past USC (Mar. 8) in the second round of the Pac-12 Tournament.

JUNIOR (2010-11): Appeared in 27 games...made 19 starts...averaged 6.4 ppg...fourth on team with 25 made 3-pt field goals...recorded 44 assists and 23 steals...scored in double-figures six times...scored eight points in the win over Long Beach State at the Waikiki Beach Marriott Rainbow Wahine Showdown in Honolulu (Nov. 27)...registered 10 points against Gonzaga at the Waikiki Beach Marriott Rainbow Wahine Showdown in Honolulu (Nov. 28)...recorded 10 points in the win over Nevada (Dec. 5)...scored 11 points at Gonzaga (Dec. 11)...had nine points and dished out a season-best five assists in the win against California (Jan. 14)...scored 11 points, matched a season-high with five rebounds and played a season-high 31 minutes at Washington (Jan. 30)...tallied a season-high 14 points in the win against Oregon State (Feb. 3)...matched a season-high with 14 points in the win at California (Feb. 12)...scored nine points at USC (Mar. 3)...notched eight points against USC in the first round of the Pac-10 Conference Tournament (Mar. 9).

SOPHOMORE (2009-10): One of just two Cougars to start each of the team's 30 games in 2009-10...named Pacific-10 Conference honorable mention for the second-straight year...averaged a team-high 14.0 points per game, a mark that also ranked 12th in the Pac-10...scored in double figures a team-high 24 times, including each of her first eight games...had a streak of 18-consecutive double-digit scoring games dating back to her freshman season...scored a career-high 33 points against Arizona State (Feb. 6), tied for the ninth-most in a single game by a Cougar in school history...earned Pac-10 Player of the Week honors following the performance, becoming just the second Cougar in 13 years, and the first in nearly four years, to win the award...also had a 24-point outing against Oregon (Jan. 3), and now has seven career 20-point games...led WSU in scoring 15 times...scored 419 points on the season, becoming the first Cougar to score 400-plus in back-to-back seasons since Jenni Ruff in 1994-95 and 1995-96...ranked sixth in the conference in 3-point field goals made (1.5 per game)...tied her career high with four 3-pointers against Oregon (Jan. 3), Washington (Jan. 29) and Arizona (Mar. 11)...46 3-pointers on the season are the 10th-most in school history...tied her career high with eight rebounds against UC Davis in WSU's season opener (Nov. 15)...led or tied for the team high in rebounds twice...led or tied for the team high in assists four times...led or tied for the team high in steals three times...tied her career high with four steals against both Montana State (Dec. 11) and Washington (Feb. 27)...averaged 14.0 points, 2.7 rebounds, 1.4 assists and 1.3 steals in 28.2 minutes per game...received the Coaches' Award at WSU's season ending banquet.

FRESHMAN (2008-09): Started each of her 29 games played, tied for second-most by a Cougar freshman in NCAA history...missed the Arizona game (Jan. 31) with a concussion...named All-Pacific-10 Conference honorable mention...was also named Pac-10 All-Freshman honorable mention...averaged a team-high 14.0 points per game, ranking fifth in the conference in scoring...scoring average ranked seventh nationally amongst freshmen during the regular season...scored in double figures 23 times, tied for second-most by a Cougar freshman in NCAA history...scored 10-plus in each of the last 10 games of the season, tied for the second-longest streak by a freshman in WSU NCAA history...led WSU in scoring 15 times, tying for the team high with fellow freshman Jazmine Perkins...led WSU with five 20-point games in her debut season, tied for second-most by a Cougar freshman in NCAA history and more than any other conference freshman in 2008-09...scored 405 points on the season, becoming just the third Cougar freshman in NCAA history to score more than 400 points...went a perfect 8-for-8 from the free throw line en route to a game-high 18 points against Boise State (Nov. 20)...scored a game-high 21 points against San Francisco (Nov. 30) in WSU's final game of the odwalla Classic...scoring output marked her fourth consecutive game with 18-plus points...was named to the odwalla Classic All-Tournament Team...nailed a 3-pointer with 33 seconds left to give the Cougars a victory over Idaho (Dec. 14)...scored a career-high 23 points against Washington (Mar. 6)...pulled down a career-high eight rebounds four times...recorded a career-high seven assists against Oregon State (Jan. 15)...career-high four steals and first career block came against Washington (Jan. 3)...hit four 3-pointers against Milwaukee (Dec. 7), USC (Jan. 22) and Arizona (Mar. 12)...finished second on the team with 51 assists (1.8 per game)...averaged 3.2 rebounds and 1.2 steals per game...3-point field goal percentage of 32.6 was the second-highest on the team, the highest amongst conference freshmen and ranked 15th in the conference overall...1.5 3-point field goals per game ranked 10th in the Pac-10...also ranks amongst WSU's NCAA freshman top 10 in: minutes (7th; 859), field goals (3rd; 146), field goals attempted (2nd; 432), 3-point field goals (5th; 43), 3-point field goals attempted (6th; 132), 3-point field goal percentage (8th, .326), free throws (3rd; 70), free throws attempted (1st; 132) and free throw percentage (10th, .619).

HIGH SCHOOL
Four-year letterwinner in basketball...as a FRESHMAN at Banning High School was named second-team All-Marine League...helped lead Carl Buggs' Long Beach Poly High School to its first of three consecutive state championships as a SOPHOMORE...team also won the league title...once again led squad to league and state titles as a JUNIOR...named to the Oregon Trail All-Tournament Team...led the Jackrabbits to their third-straight state title as a SENIOR...named first-team all-state and was a McDonald's All-America nominee...team finished the season as the nation's second-ranked team according to USA Today, ESPN and HoopGurlz...named third-team all-state by CalHiSports...rated as the No. 84 player in the country by hoopgurlz.com...played club basketball for Elbert Kinnebrew's Cal Sparks...also lettered in track, winning the league championship in the 100m as a freshman...was a regional finalist in the 100m and 200m that same season...once again won the league title in the 100m as a junior and attended the EA Sports National All-American Camp.

PERSONAL
April Bliss Cook...born in Long Beach, Calif...parents Brian and Davette Cook...father played football for USC...brother Dillon...sisters Brandy, Ashley, Lauren, Jade, Breana and Lyric...enjoys playing the piano and video games...member of the honor roll sophomore, junior and senior years...is undecided on a major.

CAREER HIGHS
Points33, at Arizona State (2/6/10)
FG Made13, at Arizona State (2/6/10)
FG Attempts23, at Nevada (12/22/09)
3-Point FG Made4 (eight times ), Last - at USC (2/2/12)
3-Point FG Attempts 13 (twice), at Arizona (2/4/10)
Free Throws Made8 (twice), Last - Montana State (11/23/08)
Free Throw Attempts 12, Montana State (11/23/08)
Rebounds8 (five times), Last - UC Davis (11/15/09)
Assists7, Oregon State (1/15/09)
Steals4 (five times), Last - at Washington (2/26/12)
Blocked Shots2, vs. Gonzaga (11/28/10)
Turnovers 6 (three times), Last - at Washington (1/30/11)
Minutes38, at Arizona (2/26/09)

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