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Trio of Cougs take home weekly awards

These awards are the first of the season for the trio

PULLMAN, WA - SEPTEMBER 11: Washington State EDGE Brennan Jackson (80) celebrates a turnover during the first half of a non-conference matchup between the Portland State Vikings and the Washington State Cougars on September 11, 2021, at Martin Stadium in Pullman, WA. Jack Ellis/CougCenter

Washington State’s Nadia Cooper, Sydney Pulver, and Brennan Jackson each earned Pac-12 weekly awards for their respective sports on Monday. Cooper took home the defensive player of the week while Pulver was named goalkeeper of the week for Women’s soccer. Jackson was named defensive lineman of the week for football.

Cooper and Pulver helped lead the Cougars victories over Utah and Colorado. Cooper, a freshman from Houston, Texas, finished the two games with seven saves and allowed zero goals while playing in all 180 minutes including a career high of 5 saves against Colorado on Sunday. She has not allowed a goal this season during her 495 minutes in goal for the Cougars. That mark is tops for freshman in program history and is quickly nearing the all-time record of 512:11 set in 2013 by Gurveen Clair.

Pulver, a fifth year senior from Parker, Colorado, is a massive reason as to why the Cougars have not allowed a goal since September 9th. She has been an anchor on a defense that has allowed just three goals all season. On Thursday against Utah, she set the program’s all-time mark for matches played with 87.

Jackson, a redshirt junior from Temecula, California led the team with two sacks during Saturday’s 21-6 victory over California. He also tallied five total tackles while helping the defense allow their fewest points against a conference team since a shutout against Colorado in 2017.

Cooper and Pulver will look to continue their shut out streak on Thursday when they host 7th ranked Stanford. Jackson and the rest of the Cougar football team will look to stop the conferences number one rushing offense in Oregon State.



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For the first time since the 2018 season the Cougars nabbed two Pac-12 weekly awards as freshman Nadia Cooper was named Goalkeeper of the Week while fifth-year Sydney Pulver took home Defensive Player of the Week as announced by the conference office Monday afternoon.

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DEFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE WEEK: Sydney Pulver, Sr., Washington State (Parker, Colo.) GOALKEEPER OF THE WEEK: Nadia Cooper, Fr., Washington State (Houston, Tex.)