NASHVILLE, Tenn. - 4/14/2004 - Roger Cook, a native of Jackson, Tenn., was named to the 2004 TranSouth All-Conference Golf Team. Cook finished the TranSouth Golf Tournament in a tie for 6th place at +4, just three shots off first place. Union finished sixth in the conference tournament but should qualify for the NAIA Region XI Golf Tournament in two weeks.
Cook played baseball at Union for four seasons. The summer following is final baseball season, Cook played independent baseball for the remainder of the summer of 2003. Coming back to Union in the fall of 2003, Cook had one season of athletic eligibility to use in a sport other than baseball. Cook decided to play golf for head coach Don Morris. Cook was a member of USJ’s golf team in high school.
Cook, a 6-foot senior, played went to high school at the University School of Jackson and graduated in 1999. He was a three-sport athlete in baseball, football and golf. Cook helped guide the Bruins to a 1999 State Championship title in baseball while earning honors such as All-Region, All-District and All-State. He batted .460 his senior season with 16 homeruns and 70 RBI
In his senior season in baseball at Union, Cook was selected to the NAIA All-Region XI baseball team. Cook was the lone Bulldog on the team. He earned the honor just a week after being named to the All-TranSouth Conference first team as a catcher. Cook was third on the Bulldog team in batting with a .365 average. He led Union in five offensive categories with 72 hits, 25 doubles, 13 homeruns, 50 RBI, and a .690. As a catcher and a few appearances at third base, Cook field .996 with just one error in 277 chances. He also threw out 35% of potential base stealers (14-20). Earlier in his senior year, Cook broke Union’s career record for doubles as he has tallied a total of 74 to this point. He is just three doubles shy of Union season record of 26. Cook was named to the NAIA All-American baseball team as both a junior and senior.
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