Get to Know: Karen Cook

Senior defender Karen Cook is a key member of the Cougars' tough defense. (Photo by Mark Philbrick/BYU Photo)

Name: Karen Cook

Who is your favorite athlete? John Stockton.

How old were you when you starting playing soccer? Seven years old.

What has been the highlight of your athletic career? Coming to BYU.

Where was the toughest place you've ever competed? Being able to go to BYU.

Who are the first people you call after a game? My parents.

What is the one movie you must have in your movie collection? Father of the Bride, Part 2.

If you could be any character on any TV show, who would you be? One of the Ninja Turtles!

If you could meet any person living or dead, who would it be? President Hinckley.

What is your pet peeve? When people leave their blinkers on.

What is your nickname? "Kayno", "Cookie"

What words or phrases do you use way too much? "My eye", "Good heck", "Blast"

What is your favorite thing about BYU in general? The atmosphere.

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Karen's Stats -

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At BYU

JUNIOR - (2007): Played in 10 games in a season shortened by injury ... started the first eight games of the season ... recorded a season-high five shots against Long Beach State ... suffered high ankle sprain on Sept. 22 against Cal Poly, and sat out the rest of the regular season ... returned to play in the first two rounds of the MWC Tournament.

SOPHOMORE - (2006): Started in all 20 games ... Took 19 shots on the season ... Took two shots in back-to-back victories over No. 21 Colorado and Fresno State ... Shot the ball three times against Utah State and twice against San Francisco ... Scored final goal in a 3-0 victory over Wyoming ... Took two shots against New Mexico ... Part of defense that only allowed 11 goals on the season.

FRESHMAN - (2005): Played in 11 games ... Took shots against Denver and Weber State ... Played in wins against George Mason, Hawaii, Weber State, Utah State, Wisconsin, Arizona State, TCU, Air Force and Denver.

Before BYU

Named to Deseret News 5A All-State First Team ... Named Alta's Most Valuable Defender in 2004 ... Member of Alta varsity soccer team that finished No. 18 in the nation in 2004 ... Member of 2003 Alta varsity soccer that was No. 3 in the nation until semi-final loss ... Member of Alta Regional Champion team in 2001, 2002, 2003 and 2004 ... Member of Alta State Championship team in 2002 and 2004, and third place in 2003 ... Named Alta varsity soccer team captain in 2004 ... Member of State Champion Celtic Storm club team from 2001-05 ... 2004 Most Valuable Defender Award for Celtic Storm ... 2002 Regional Finalist: Snickers USYSA Tournament ... State ODP Team from 2001-04 ... Member of 2005 Alta varsity basketball team ... Alta varsity basketball team captain.

Personal

Parents: Marie and Steve ... Siblings: Shannon, Melinda and Andrew.

Statistics

Year GP Shs Gls Asts Pts

2007 10 9 0 0 0

2006 20 19 1 0 2

2005 11 2 0 0 0

Total 31 30 1 0 2

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