Debuted each year at the OSCARS - the year-end highlight video provides a look back at all 26 varsity sports competed at the University of Notre Dame and is created in cooperation with the Student Welfare and Development Office and LeSea Broadcasting.
Garrick Sherman led the Irish with 14 points in the regular-season finale.
SENIOR SEASON (2012-13): Enjoyed a breakout junior campaign and will look to continue that success into his senior year ... earned the 2011-12 BIG EAST Most Improved Player Award in addition to being a second-team all-BIG EAST pick ... will serve as a tri-captain in final campaign ... has played in 88 career games, including 31 starts, and has totaled 559 points (6.4 ppg.) and 438 rebounds (5.0 rpg.) ... boasts a 61.9% (221-357) career shooting percentage from the field ... 13 career double-doubles ... a physical frontline player ... plays with a great deal of intensity ... a great screener who has an overall feel and understanding for the game ... participated in Four Nations Cup in August 2011 in Estonia as part of East Coast All-Stars ... attended adidas Nations camp in August 2012.
JUNIOR SEASON (2011-12): Played in 33 games and made 31 starts ... registered 414 points and 295 rebounds ... led the Irish in scoring average (12.5 ppg.) and rebounding average (8.9 rpg.) along with blocking a team-best 52 shots ... all of those marks were career-high totals ... also notched career-best figures in steals (20) and assists (25) ... his .625 shooting percentage from the field (158-253) led the team and ranked sixth in Notre Dame history for a single season ... logged 947 minutes on the floor (28.7 mpg.) ... garnered the BIG EAST Most Improved Player Award and was named to the all-BIG EAST second team ... tapped as the BIG EAST Player of the Week once and was selected to the league's weekly honor roll on five occasions ... earned the team's Most Improved Player Award ... led the Fighting Irish in double-doubles with 13 ... scored in double-figures 19 times ... tallied 20 or more points a team-high six times ... hauled down 10 or more boards on 15 occasions ... was Notre Dame's leading scorer in a game 10 times and leading rebounder 22 times ... had a team-high block total in 24 contests ... averaged 14.6 points and 10.2 rebounds in BIG EAST play ... had 10 double-doubles during regular-season conference play ... dished out a career-best four assists against Sam Houston State ... first double-double of the campaign was an 11-point, 17-rebound effort in a 93-69 win over Delaware State ... missed the Maryland game due to illness ... returned to the lineup and posted back-to-back 22-point performances versus Maine and Dartmouth ... also had 14 boards against Maine and a career-high four blocked shots versus Dartmouth ... was a perfect 7-for-7 from the field en route to 19 points in a win over Sacred Heart ... totaled 15 points and 11 rebounds at Cincinnati and followed that up with 18 points and 10 rebounds in a 67-65 double-overtime victory at Louisville ... played a career-high 43 minutes in the Louisville contest ... went for 17 points and 10 boards in a 67-58 triumph of No. 1 Syracuse ... registered 13 points and 11 rebounds in the following game, a 55-42 win at Seton Hall ... began a stretch of four straight double-doubles (all Notre Dame wins) with a 21-point, 12-rebound effort at West Virginia ... produced 22 points and 14 rebounds against DePaul and then had 22 points and a career-high 18 rebounds versus Rutgers ... was 10-for-12 from the field and matched a career-best mark with four blocked shots in the DePaul contest ... named the BIG EAST Player of the Week for his performances against the Mountaineers and Blue Demons ... compiled 18 points and 13 boards in Notre Dame's comeback overtime victory at Villanova ... had 18 points and 11 rebounds at St. John's ... scored a career-high 27 points in addition to hauling in 17 rebounds in a 75-69 win over Providence ... matched a career-high total with 10 made field goals (on 15 attempts) in the Providence game ... notched 11 points and 11 rebounds against Louisville in the semifinals of the BIG EAST Championship ... led the Irish with 18 points against Xavier in the second round of the NCAA tournament.
SOPHOMORE SEASON (2010-11): Played in all 34 games and was a major contributor off the bench for the Fighting Irish ... scored 125 points (3.7 ppg) and hauled down 106 rebounds (3.1 rpg) ... registered 18 blocked shots, 11 assists and eight steals ... shot a team-best 65.5% from the field (55-84) ... averaged 10.3 minutes per game ... scored in double-figures four times ... led the Irish in scoring once (USF) ... posted a team-best block total in nine games ... netted 11 points and grabbed six rebounds in the season-opening win against Georgia Southern ... was a perfect 3-3 from the free throw line versus Georgia Southern ... registered 13 points and five rebounds in a triumph of Maine ... made 15 consecutive field goals over the course of three games (Rutgers, Louisville, USF) ... made his final attempt against Rutgers before going a perfect 5-5 and finishing with 10 points in a win over Louisville ... made his first nine shots against USF (finished 9-10) en route to 18 points ... had 18 points and eight rebounds versus USF ... played a season-high 19 minutes in an overtime loss to Louisville in the semifinals of the BIG EAST Championship.
FRESHMAN SEASON (2009-10): Played in 21 contests ... registered 20 points, 37 rebounds and five blocked shots ... played nine minutes and grabbed two rebounds in the season opener against North Florida ... had two points and three boards versus Liberty ... notched two points and four rebounds against Kennesaw State ... recorded season-high totals in points (5) and rebounds (8) in 11 minutes against Bucknell ... had five points, five rebounds and two steals in a season-high 19 minutes at Louisville ... three points and four boards in 13 minutes against Pittsburgh ... four points and three rebounds in 12 minutes of action at Georgetown ... tallied three points and three rebounds versus Connecticut ... grabbed one rebound against Old Dominion in the first round of the NCAA Tournament.
AWARDS AND HONORS: Second Team All-BIG EAST (2012) ... BIG EAST Most Improved Player Award (2012) ... Notre Dame Most Improved Player (2012) ... BIG EAST Player of the Week (week of Feb. 13) ... BIG EAST Weekly Honor Roll (weeks of Dec. 12, Dec. 26, Jan. 9, Jan. 23 and Feb. 20).
HIGH SCHOOL: Finished career as the third-leading scorer at Glenbrook South as he tallied 1,189 points ... three-year starter under head coach Scott Nemeck ... missed second half of final season after injuring his thumb and undergoing surgery ... prior to injuring his thumb, he was averaging 20.5 points, 13.5 rebounds and 4.5 blocked shots ... nominated for McDonald's All-American team in 2009 ... named to the Illinois Basketball Coaches Association all-state first team as a senior after garnering second-team honors as a junior ... two-time South Central Suburban Conference honoree ... two-time MVP for the Titans ... also averaged a double-double in his junior campaign, netting 20.7 points and 11.2 rebounds, in addition to 3.4 blocks and 3.1 assists ... honored in 2007-08 and 2008-09 as an all-city selection ... team captain ... posted a triple-double against Evanston as he netted 22 points, 22 rebounds, and 11 blocks against Evanston High School in his season ... played in the Chicago Suburban/City All-Star game.
PERSONAL: Full name is Jack Ryan Cooley ... oldest of two children ... has a younger sibling Blair ... 2012-13 participant in Notre Dame's Rosenthal Leadership Academy ... member of National Honor Society in 2008-09 ... was named an Illinois State Scholar during the 2008-09 academic year ... son of John and Phyllis Cooley ... born in Evanston, Ill. ... enrolled in the Mendoza College of Business as a finance major.