South Carolina Trip

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South Carolina

The Cooper Hawks:

“I didn’t bring you down here just to win…I brought you here to soar!” -- That’s a Dean Baker quote that’s on the back of each Cooper athlete’s T-Shirt worn in South Carolina. The teams leave Manhattan at 6 PM and arrive by bus at 6 AM in South Carolina. They have 12 hours on the bus to unwind, relax, do school work, and prepare for 6 days of rigorous and enjoyable training.

For 25 years our renowned tennis team has traveled on this traditional, success-oriented trip. The scholar-athletes get to know their teammates better, which helps in their success for this trip and their spring seasons.

Day Light Savings:

A student once mentioned on the Friday we arrived, that Day Light Savings starts the next day and we should change the time of our morning sessions of practice because we’d be losing an hours sleep. Dean Baker said (as only he could say), “That’s the only thing we’re going to lose this season.”

Our teams develop as strong individuals and learn to do well in the group dynamic. This year the tennis team, the golf team, and the women’s and men’s basketball teams will go on the trip. Study hard, join a team, play hard, and join us in S.C.

  • Founded by inventor, industrialist and philanthropist Peter Cooper in 1859, The Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art offers education in art, architecture and engineering, as well as courses in the humanities and social sciences.

  • “My feelings, my desires, my hopes, embrace humanity throughout the world,” Peter Cooper proclaimed in a speech in 1853. He looked forward to a time when, “knowledge shall cover the earth as waters cover the great deep.”

  • From its beginnings, Cooper Union was a unique institution, dedicated to founder Peter Cooper's proposition that education is the key not only to personal prosperity but to civic virtue and harmony.

  • Peter Cooper wanted his graduates to acquire the technical mastery and entrepreneurial skills, enrich their intellects and spark their creativity, and develop a sense of social justice that would translate into action.