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Kevin Cooney to Enter FAU Hall of Fame

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Kevin Cooney to Enter FAU Hall of Fame



Fomer Florida Atlantic Baseball Coach Kevin Cooney and former Women's Basketball player Shontavia Williams will be indicted into the FAU Athletics Hall of Fame on February 24, 2012 at 6 p.m. in the Delray Acura Premier Club of FAU Stadium.

Kevin Cooney

Head Baseball Coach Ė 1988-2008

For 21 seasons, Kevin Cooney manned the dugout for the Florida Atlantic University baseball program. He compiled a record of 750-480-5 at FAU. His 1999 squad tied an NCAA record with 34-consecutive victories and was the first FAU team to advance to a NCAA Division I Regional. FAU baseball was also the first member of the Atlantic Sun Conference to be ranked in the Top 10 in every national poll. In 2002, he guided the Owls to a regional championship and Super Regional appearance, defeating No. 3-ranked Alabama in the regional. While the team competed in the A-Sun under Cooney, they won two-regular season titles and one postseason championship, advancing to seven NCAA Regionals. The 2007 season was the teamís first as a member of the Sun Belt Conference, and they finished the year with a record of 36-22. Cooney pitched at Montclair State and was drafted by the Minnesota Twins in 1972. After being forced to retire due to a shoulder injury, he became assistant coach at Montclair State and was eventually head coach of the team for four seasons before coming to FAU. As a head coach, he amassed 888 wins. Thirteen FAU baseball players earned All-American honors while 81 have continued baseball among the professional ranks.


Shontavia Williams

Womenís Basketball Ė 2002-06

Shontavia Williams ended her career as the FAU womenís all-time leading scorer. Williams captured the mark on March 9, 2006, in the Atlantic Sun Tournament quarterfinals. She finished her outstanding four-year career with 1,466 points. Williams also captured the all-time record for free throws made in a career (394). Williams finished her career ranked second all-time in rebounds with 615 and was also among the top 10 in field goals made (490, third), steals (191, sixth), three-point field goals made (92, seventh) and free-throw percentage (72.3 percent, ninth). She was named to the A-Sun All-Freshman First Team in 2002-03, All-Conference Second Team her junior year (2004-05) and made All-Conference First Team her senior season (2005-06). Williams also helped lead the Owls an Atlantic Sun Tournament title and appearance in the 2006 NCAA Division I Tournament.† Upon graduation, Williams played professionally in Germany.


Tickets for the event can be purchased for $35. To purchase tickets or for more information, Brenda Husinka at 561-297-0069 or [email protected]
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Re: Kevin Cooney to Enter FAU Hall of Fame

Now, they just need to get that statue done and all should be well!
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Re: Kevin Cooney to Enter FAU Hall of Fame

If there was anyone who deserved it, it's Coach Cooney.

GO OWLS!
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