The Tars join numerous friends and family members in mourning the passing of Margaret Cooper. During her time in Blue and Gold Margaret, who went by Margie, was a standout on the Rollins tennis team, she also played basketball and softball. She was inducted into the Rollins Sports Hall of Fame in 1986.
To read her full obituary click here.
Margie, of West Palm Beach, Florida, was a highly ranked junior tennis player in Florida who won the state high school girls singles championship two years in a row. She went on to play in the first position at Rollins College, and then briefly played professionally on the Virginia Slims Tour. She competed in Wimbledon, the French Open and the U.S. Open. In recent years, she was on the board of directors of the International Cup, and played in many matches representing the United States in friendly competitions against other countries. In 2013, she received the prestigious USTA Service Bowl Award at the U.S. Open for her notable contributions to the "Sportsmanship, Fellowship, and Service of Tennis."
Funeral services will be held on Monday, Jan, 21 at 4:00PM at Quattlebaum Funeral home, 5411 Okeechobee Blvd, West Palm. The family kindly requests no flowers. Instead, donations may be made to Rollins College, and designated for Women's Tennis. Checks in memory of Margie Cooper to go to Women's Tennis can be sent directly to:
Rollins College Gifts
Orlando, Florida 32886-4168
Please note in subject line on check – In memory of Margie Cooper/Rollins Women's Tennis.