Clerc Cooper ’15, a double major in african american studies and history from New Orleans, Louisiana is a dedicated athlete and member of the CofC community. Sailing her entire life, Clerc explains her favorite part about being a member of the sailing team has been “the collegial atmosphere that circulates among the team” and how all team members try to “learn as much from each other as from our coaches.” In high school, Clerc saved drowning victims from a boat accident and received the Carnegie Hero Award, a Commendation from the U.S. Coast Guard, and U.S. Sailing’s Hanson Rescue medal for her efforts.
Clerc is also dedicated to her academic achievements, as a member of the William Aiken Fellows Society, a program in the Honors College that selects students to receive individualized advising and professional development. Through the program, Clerc received the school’s endorsement for her application for the Rhodes Scholarship and the Truman Scholarship. Clerc is boundless in her athletic and academic drive both in the classroom and on the water each day.
Author: Caroline Hubbell ’15