Player Profile

James Cook

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Hometown :Salisbury, Md.
Year In School :PhD Student
Major :Mechanical Engineering
  • Years On Team
  • Started Playing Adapted Athletics
  • BIO
  • Accomplishment in sport and/or school include:

    • Helped 2017-18 men’s team to national championship held in Marshall, Minn.
    • Averaged 3.5 points, 3.0 rebounds and 1.4 assists per game in 2017-18.
    • Named to 2018 NWBA Academic All-American Team.
    • Selected to the NWBA All-American second team in 2018.
    • Earned a 4.0 during spring 2018 while pursuing his PhD in mechanical engineering.
    • Is only the second UA men’s wheelchair basketball player to compete while working on a doctoral degree.
    • Was presented the Academic Honor at the team banquet in 2018.
    • Joined teammate Sean Burns in earning the Ford Burttram Captains Award for leadership.
    • Cook and Burns were also presented the Dirty Work Award for “doing all of the selfless work that is required to help teammates succeed.”
    • Graduated Magna Cum Laude from Virginia Tech with a bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering in 2014.
    • Competed in wheelchair lacrosse and basketball while at Virginia Tech.
    • Has competed in wheelchair lacrosse with the Free State lacrosse team.
    • Is an avid cyclist, who has raced with the Kennedy Kreiger handcycling team.
    • Has logged Top 10 finishes in several handcycling events, including second-place honors at the 2013 Baltimore Marathon and the 2015 Cleveland Marathon

    Fun Fact:

    • On his questionnaire, listed himself as the best looking, strongest, coolest, smartest and most humble guy on the team.

Accomplishment in sport and/or school include:

  • Helped 2017-18 men’s team to national championship held in Marshall, Minn.
  • Averaged 3.5 points, 3.0 rebounds and 1.4 assists per game in 2017-18.
  • Named to 2018 NWBA Academic All-American Team.
  • Selected to the NWBA All-American second team in 2018.
  • Earned a 4.0 during spring 2018 while pursuing his PhD in mechanical engineering.
  • Is only the second UA men’s wheelchair basketball player to compete while working on a doctoral degree.
  • Was presented the Academic Honor at the team banquet in 2018.
  • Joined teammate Sean Burns in earning the Ford Burttram Captains Award for leadership.
  • Cook and Burns were also presented the Dirty Work Award for “doing all of the selfless work that is required to help teammates succeed.”
  • Graduated Magna Cum Laude from Virginia Tech with a bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering in 2014.
  • Competed in wheelchair lacrosse and basketball while at Virginia Tech.
  • Has competed in wheelchair lacrosse with the Free State lacrosse team.
  • Is an avid cyclist, who has raced with the Kennedy Kreiger handcycling team.
  • Has logged Top 10 finishes in several handcycling events, including second-place honors at the 2013 Baltimore Marathon and the 2015 Cleveland Marathon

Fun Fact:

  • On his questionnaire, listed himself as the best looking, strongest, coolest, smartest and most humble guy on the team.