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Cynthia Cooper: Hall of Fame

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"Coooooooop" is a not a newly acquired cheer for fans of the USC women's basketball program.

While head coach Michael Cooper is synonymous with that battle cry, former USC guard Cynthia Cooper heard it ring around the arena during her historic days at Troy.

This weekend, she heard it chanted in Springfield, MA, where she was enshrined into the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame along with Karl Malone, Scottie Pippen and the rest of the 2010 class.

Cooper led USC to back-to-back NCAA championships in 1983 and 1984.  She took the Trojans to four NCAA tournaments and three Final Fours.

Nationally, she is best known as the first star of the WNBA and helped launch the league that is still surviving today. 

She is part of Trojan lore and a pioneer for women's basketball.  Now, she is a Hall of Famer.



 

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