2004: Earned Rhodes Scholarship in November ... Batted .389 (7-for-18) with five RBI in nine Patriot League games ... batted .600 (3-for-5) with runners in scoring position ... batted .444 (4-for-9) pinch hitting and .333 (5-for-15) with runners in scoring position for all games ... tied for the team lead for most runs scored in a game (four) versus Temple (3/30) ... tied for second on the team for multiple RBI games with five ... totaled two home runs and nine RBI, while batting .226 (14-for-62) in 32 games ... drove in a pair of runs against Old Dominion (2/15) ... homered ab>nd drove in two runs versus Indiana (2/29) ... collected three hits and three RBI in the first game of a double header against Bucknell (3/28) ... also had two RBI each versus Delaware State (4/7) and Lehigh (4/17).
Played in 19 games, while making six starts in the outfield and three as the designated hitter ... posted a .281 batting average (9-for-32) and scored eight runs with a double and an RBI ... in his first-career start, went 2-for-4 with a stolen base and scored a run against Arkansas at the Service Academy Spring Classic ... batted a perfect 4-for-4 with a stolen base and scored two runs in an exciting 7-6 win over Georgetown ... went 1-for-3 with a double against Bucknell ... named to the Patriot League Academic Honor Roll.
Saw action in one game as a pinch hitter.
Attended Kentlake High School ... earned three letters in baseball ... two-year team captain and an all-league shortstop in 1999 and 2000 ... earned all-state honors in 2000 ... helped the squad win the Babe Ruth State and Northwest Regional Championships and to a second-place finish at the National Tournament in 1999 ... won the National Football Foundation Hall of Fame Scholar-Athlete Back of the Year Award ... was class valedictorian ... born April 29, 1982, in Bellevue, Wash. ... son of Stephen and Linda Thompson ... majoring in history ... his father graduated from the Academy in 1973 along with his uncle, Capt. Chip Cooper, USN (Ret.) ... his grandfather, Lt. Gen. Charles G. Cooper, USN (Ret.) was a member of the Navy football team and graduated in 1950.