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Six Cooper Athletes Commit to Compete at College Level at February Signing Day

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THE WOODLANDS, TX – The John Cooper School Athletic Department held a signing ceremony on Wednesday, February 7 in the Dunlap Gymnasium to recognize six senior athletes who will be competing at the college level in the fall of 2024.

The John Cooper School Signing Day
February signees from The John Cooper School include Nico Signorelli (track & field) Texas A&M University, Jackson Todd (football) Washington & Lee University, Jonathan Trenholme (football) University of Chicago, Mario Awasum (basketball) Emory University, Cooper Sansbury (football) Pomona College (Pomona Pitzer Athletics), Cole Sheppard (football) Washington & Lee University. Photo courtesy of The John Cooper School.

Parents, faculty, coaches and teammates joined Athletic Director John Hoye to honor the student athletes who will be competing in football, basketball, and track & field.

“Congratulations to these athletes who have all worked hard while at Cooper. We join them in celebrating their successes,” Hoye said. “We wish them all the very best and look forward to following their college athletic careers.”




Mario Awasum will play basketball for Emory University, Atlanta, Ga. and Nico Signorelli will join the track & field team at Texas A& M University, College Station, Texas.

Four Dragons will play football in the fall of 2024. Cooper Sansbury will play for Pomona College (Pomona Pitzer Athletics), Claremont, Calif. and Jonathan Trenholme will play for the University of Chicago, Chicago, Ill. Cole Sheppard, and Jackson Todd will both play football for Washington & Lee University, Lexington, Va.

These six student athletes join three Dragons from the Class of 2024, who participated in a signing ceremony in November. They are Neil Mallik, who will play baseball for Colorado School of Mines, Golden, Colo., Morgan Robson, who will dive for the University of Texas at Austin, Austin, TX, and Felicity Sebastian who will join the fencing team at the University of Notre Dame in South Bend, Ind.

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The John Cooper School is a PK-12 independent, college preparatory day school that has been serving The Woodlands and greater Houston area since 1988.

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