|Position:||Right Hand Pitcher|
|Club Coach:||Eric Leyba/Alan Richards|
Ended campaign ranked top 10 all-time career-wise among UO pitchers in strikeouts (fourth, 276), shutouts (fourth, 15), games (seventh, 83) and complete games (eighth, 40). On UO all-time season charts, stood top 10 in victories (fourth, 23), strikeouts (seventh, 125) and complete games (10th, 23). Although she missed three weeks in April and May because of illness, still paced team in wins (23), strikeouts (125), ERA (2.06), opposing batting average (.228), and ranked second in innings (197), appearances (34) and starts (29). Put together an 18-game winning streak to begin the year 18-1 and also had a save in that stretch. Saw limited action during Pac-10 season because of illness, and went 3-2 in last three weeks of conference slate. Struck out eight of 15 batters in a five-inning perfect game win over Idaho State — the 10-0 decision was the second no-hitter of her career and 15th all-time for the Ducks. Two weeks before, allowed only one hit in consecutive wins vs. Longwood (3-1) and Utah State (8-0, five innings). Notched a season-high nine strikeouts in 14-0 win vs. Seton Hall, and had six or more in eight appearances altogether. Gave up only three homers in a 17-game, 194-inning early season stretch. Posted two wins in final regular season weekend against 16th-ranked Stanford and Cal. Her eight-inning complete game, 5-4 victory over the Cardinal helped the Ducks take the season series for the second straight year. Came back for six innings in a 8-2 victory over Cal to give UO the season series for the first time since 2000. Opened postseason with a pair of complete game wins in NCAA regional vs. Penn State (4-0 shutout, 4 hits, 4K, 1 BB) and South Carolina (8-4 win, 6 K, 1 BB).
Finished with a 3.36 ERA in 81 1/3 innings in 22 appearances (14 starts). Cook picked up her first win of the season in a 4-1 victory over UAB when she gave up one run on five hits in a complete game. She went six scoreless before the shutout was broken up in the seventh. She then earned her second win in a 2-0 shutout of Portland State on April 12, where she allowed two hits in five innings, striking out four and surrendering no walks. After giving up two singles to begin the first, she faced the minimum over the next four innings. Cook pitched the program’s first ever perfect game against 5th-ranked Stanford in a shortened game as the Ducks rolled the Cardinal 9-0 in five innings on April 28. In the game, Cook retired 15 straight batters en route to her third victory of the season. It was the second Duck no-hitter of the season and the 14th all-time. Less than a week later, Cook put together her second best performance of the season in a complete game shutout win over Santa Clara. She allowed just three hits, struck out five and awarded no free passes. Cook had a season-high six strikeouts in back-to-back games at home against top-ranked UCLA and No. 16 Washington May 5 and 6. The sophomore went three shutout innings the very next day, earning a no decision against the Huskies in relief. Cook finished the season with a six-inning, one run performance in a losing effort against the Sun Devils of Arizona State. She gave up just four hits while recording three strikeouts, giving her a season total of 53.
Stepped into the difficult Pac-10 Conference and finished the regular season with an impressive 1.96 ERA and a 10-6 record before leading the Ducks to a must-win over Louisiana-Lafayette in postseason play. Cook gave up just one hit to lead Oregon to a 3-1 win over the Ragin' Cajuns, which advanced the Ducks to the regional championship game. In her first collegiate appearance, Cook threw three scorless innings and struck out four vs. IPFW. In her first start on Feb. 5, Cook threw six scoreless innings and gave up just two hits vs. Jacksonville. Had the third-best single game strikeout performance when she fanned 12 batters vs. Portland State Feb. 20. Made the most of a relief role vs. UCLA, Apr. 2, allowing just one hit in five innings pitched to secure her first career Pac-10 win. Pitched a complete game shutout over Santa Clara Apr. 11 and scattered just four hits while striking out nine batters.
*2001 - First-Team All-League; Second-Team All-State, Sky-Em League MVP
*2002 - First-Team All-League; Second-Team All-State
*2003 - Class 3A State Player of the Year; First-Team All-State, First-Team All-League, Sky-Em MVP, Elmira HS Athlete of the Year
*2004 - Class 3A State Player of the Year; First-Team All-State, First-Team All-League (basketball and softball), Sky-Em MVP
Few players have come into the Oregon program as decorated — both offensively and defensively — as Elmira native Alicia Cook. A two-time Class 3A state player of the year (Oregon), Cook finished her career at Elmira High School having guided her team to two state championships and one runner-up finish. In the 2004 state championship game, Cook threw a one-hitter with 10 strikeouts vs. The Dalles to secure the repeat victory. She finished the season with a 26-1 record and a 0.13 ERA, allowing just three earned runs in 167 and one thirds innings pitched. Cook struck out 293 batters and pitched 23 shutouts. But, it wasn’t just her pitching that dominated as the two-time Sky-Em MVP honoree and two-time first-team all-state selection hit .548 with two home runs and 40 RBI as a senior. In a 20-0 win over Pleasant Hill, Cook dominated with her pitching (11 strikeouts, 15 batters faced) and hitting, throwing a perfect game while also hitting for the cycle. Following her senior season, Cook went 19-3 for the Oregon Reign 18-under ASA team. As a junior, Cook tossed a perfect game against Molalla in the state semi-finals before throwing a six-hit shutout in a 1-0 win over Baker for the state title and finished the season 24-0 with a 0.12 ERA with 269 strikeouts. She was equally impressive as a sophomore finishing the season 11-2 with a 0.16 ERA despite being hampered by a shoulder injury. A four-time first-team all-league honoree, Cook pitched 71 shutouts in her career and was also a first-team all-league selection in basketball, averaging 13.1 points per game and 8.4 rebounds per game.
Sociology major. Her sister Jenn was a star pitcher fo rthe Ducks from 1996-99. Also has two brothers.
Cook Career Statistics
Year ERA W‑L APP GS CG SHO/CBO SV IP H R ER BB SO
2005 1.80 11-6 27 15 9 2/3 1 116.2 88 41 30 22 98
2006 3.36 5-11 22 14 8 3/1 0 81.1 77 45 39 27 53
2007 2.06 23-5 34 29 23 10/1 1 197.0 170 67 58 27 125
Totals 2.37 39-22 83 58 40 15/5 2 375 335 153 127 76 276
Quote to live by: Live every day like its your last
Favorite song: Live like you were dying - Tim McGraw
If I weren't playing softball, I'd be playing: Basketball
Dream pet: Dolphin
Dream vacation spot: Caribbean