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East Coweta softball player Olivia Cook commits to South Carolina


  • By Doug Gorman
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  • Jan. 25, 2020 - 12:10 AM

East Coweta softball player Olivia Cook commits to South Carolina

The Newnan Times-Herald

East Coweta softball player Olivia Cook joins a long line of Lady Indians who will take their talents to the next level when her high school career is over.

Cook, who will be a rising senior at East Coweta when the season starts next fall, has verbally committed to play softball at South Carolina when her high school career is over.

Cook has been an important part of the Lady Indians softball team during her first three years, including being part of back-to-back state titles in 2017-18.

This past season, she hit six home runs and batted .316.

Cook has been an all-county selection during that time, helping the Indians to a 105-4 record over the past three seasons.

Cook plays travel ball with the East Cobb Bullets.

She made her decision to verbally commit to South Carolina after a visit to the Columbia campus earlier this month.

Cook was also recruited by several other SEC and ACC schools.

Once she gets to South Carolina, she will join former East Coweta standout Rachel Vaughn who was a four-year starting pitcher for Lady Indians’ head coach Franklin DeLoach.

Vaughn is getting ready to begin her sophomore season at South Carolina.