Auburn's Kasey Cooper repeats as member of USA Softball Women's National Team

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(AL.com) — For the second straight year, Auburn senior third baseman Kasey Cooper will be a a member of USA Softball's Women's National Team.

Cooper was among the 20 players selected to the team, which was announced Friday following a five-day selection camp in Clearwater, Florida.

"It's an honor and a privilege to, first of all, play with the best," Cooper said in a release. "[The selection camp] was awesome down there. Every inning there was a great play. There were no average plays; it was all great."

She is the first Auburn player to earn repeat honors with the national team, of which she was a member for last year's World Championship squad that also won silver at the World Cup of Softball.

Cooper will compete at the World Cup of Softball XII in Oklahoma City in July and at a Pan American Games/World Baseball Softball Confederation (WBSC) World Championship Qualifier.

"We're very excited for Kasey and she's very deserving of this honor," Auburn coach Clint Myers said in a release. "We're excited for her to represent not only the Auburn softball program but also the country on the Women's National Team."

Cooper was an All-American, the espnW Player of the Year, SEC Player of the Year, a finalist for USA Softball Player of the Year, a first team All-SEC selection and named to the conference All-Defensive team last year.

She holds seven individual single-season Auburn records and program career records in four categories.

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