UMES Men's Golf at the 2016 Men's Golf Championships (Photos by Ben Brengman)
2017-18: Played in six events (13 rounds) ... avergaed just over a 79 (+8) on the season ... had two top 10 finishes ... made his season debut in Hampton University Invitational (Sept. 27) ... named to the MEAC Commissioner’s All-Academic Team.
2016-17: Competed in seven events (17 rounds) ... Named to the MEAC Golf All-Academic Team ... averaged just under an 80 (+8) on the season ... had three top 10 finishes, including two in the top five ... in his season debut at the National Black College Alumni Hall of Fame (Sept. 23-24), he registered the best two-round average in program history (143, -1) while finishing fifth overall in the event ... selected to the Maryland Eastern Shore Collegiate Challenge All-Tournament Team where he took fifth overall after shooting 13 over in three days ... guided the team to a second-place finish at the Virginia State Trojan Fall Classic (Oct. 24-25) after posting a 161 (+17) ... finished eighth at the Florida A&M Spring Invitational (Feb. 25-26), recording a 157 (+13) ... named to the 2017 MEAC Commissioner's All-Academic Team.
2015-16: Played in all nine tournaments (21 rounds) ... selected to the conference's golf All-Academic Team ... shot under an 81 (+9) and finished in the top 10 twice ... in his season debut at the SWAC/SIAC Collegiate Challenge (Sept. 21-22), he took 12th overall after averaging a 170 (+26) and helped the club win its first tournament as a NCAA Division I affiliate ... at the National Black College Alumni Hall of Fame (Sept. 25), he registered a seaon-best 73 (+1) and a ninth-place finish ... placed fourth overall and named to the All-Tournament Team at the Virginia State Trojan Fall Classic (Oct. 26-27) while guiding the squad to another tournament victory.
2014-15: Competed in seven tournaments during his first season as a Hawk ... In 16 rounds, he averaged a 82 (+10) ... in his collegiate debut at the National Black College Alumni Hall of Fame (Sept. 27-28), he shot a 151 (+7) in two rounds ... in three rounds, he posted a 232 (+16) at the ODU/Outerbanks Invitational (Oct. 19-21) ... recorded a 79 (+7) in the MEAC Championship first round (Apr. 23) ... registered a new career best at the PGA Minority Collegiate Golf Championship second round (May 9) where he shot a 72 (E).
Collegiate: In 2015, he was inducted into the National Honor Society.
High School/Club: A four-year lettermen in golf ... Inducted into Oxon Hill HS Athletic Hall of Fame ... Earned four Golf Team Most Valuable Players (MVPs).
Personal: Nickname is Coop ... Born May 14, 1996 on the Andrews Air Force Base . ... Son of Derwin and Annette Cooper ... Demarkis is the only child ... Major is PGA Golf Management ... Pre-game routine/superstition is eating cereal and bacon ... Plans to get a career in the resort business ... Best advice/favorite saying is, "Let go, let God" ... Hobbies outside of sports are resting and music ... Favorite Book is The Dictionary ... Favorite Movie is 2012 ... Personal best sports moment is shooting under par in a collegiate event ... Most influential person is his family for instilling the values and beliefs I carry on today ... Personal non-athletic accomplishment is earning a 4.0 grade-point-average in a college semester ... Personal athletic goals for the season is breaking three school records ... Personal athletic goals before graduation is holding the most school records in the program's history ... Demarkis always take what the course gives him.
Career Personal Best: 70 (-2), National Black College Alumni Hall of Fame First Round - Sept. 23, 2016