Former College Park volleyball player Annie Cooke has quickly left her mark at the collegiate level.

In a delayed season for the Houston Cougars, Cooke was selected by the American Athletic Conference as the league’s Setter of the Year and Freshman of the Year.

Cooke was among five UH volleyball players to earn conference recognition, which is a program record.

“It’s great to see the growth of the program and the players in it, and that other coaches are recognizing the hard work they have put in,” Houston coach David Rehr said in a press release. “This season has thrown all sorts of obstacles at us with COVID, along with other adversities, and I’m really proud of how these girls have overcome those challenges to achieve these honors.”

Cooke, who also made first-team All-Conference, led the league with 11.08 assists per set and totaled 758 in 18 matches.

Some highlights from Cooke’s season included 67 assists against SMU on Feb. 12, which was the first time a UH volleyball player eclipsed 60 in a match since 2014. She also had 57 assists against Tulsa on March 5 was the most in the AAC in a four-set match.

Cooke also had 170 digs (five double-doubles on the year) and 71 kills.

MORE VOLLEYBALL

Carly Graham (Oak Ridge) was named Setter of the Year in Conference USA. The junior for Rice was second in the conference in assists per set at 10.10 and she totaled 677 assists on the year. Graham became the third in program history to win the award and first since 2012. Graham was also a first-team All-Conference selection. Rice begins the NCAA Tournament next Wednesday against North Carolina A&T.

BASEBALL

Travis Washburn (College Park) is currently the top hitter for Lousiana-Monroe. The sophomore infielder is batting .323 on the year with a homer and four RBIs. Washburn collected six hits in a three-game series against Louisiana-Lafayette this past weekend. The former Cavalier has scored 13 runs and has stolen three bases.

Dylan Johnson (Splendora) is off to a great start at Lamar. The former Wildcat is 1-1 with a 1.83 ERA. Johnson is third on the Cardinals in strikeouts with 23 with just eight walks. Opponents are batting just .153 against him.

Luke Trahan (College Park) has made six appearances in relief for Dallas Baptist. Trahan has an ERA of 2.84 with seven hits allowed in 6 1/3.

Jacob Prigmore (Montgomery) is batting .278 for Brookhaven College, an NJCAA program in Farmers Branch. The freshman has driven in six runs and scored eight times.

WOMEN’S SOCCER

Kimberly Rodriguez (Porter) has a goal and three assists during her senior year for Oklahoma State. Rodriguez has 13 shots in 14 games played (split between fall and spring). Her lone goal came against UTEP in March.

Crisley Pavon (Willis) has one goal so far during Texas Southern’s spring season. The former Ladykat leads the Tigers with 10 shots on goal. She has started all eight contests.

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