Carolyn (Cochrane '89) Carr
A dominant post player at both ends of the court, Carolyn Cochrane finished her career as the only player in team history to accumulate 1,000 points and 1,000 rebounds. She remains the college’s all-time rebounder with 1,110 and graduated as the third-highest scorer with 1,153 points.
Entering Grove City College in 1985 as a raw recruit from New Jersey’s Morris Knolls High School, Cochrane progressed rapidly and closed out her collegiate career as Presidents’ Athletic Conference MVP after averaging 17 points and 15.8 rebounds per game.
She received Second Team All-PAC honors as a sophomore and achieved First Team distinction as a junior under head coach Susan Roberts. Her sophomore year saw the Wolverines winning all 12 league games to give Grove City its first PAC title and a 17-3 overall record.
She set a single-game school record with 28 rebounds in 1988 against Penn State-DuBois. Her 363 total rebounds that year remain a Grove City record. Her career numbers of 13.3 points and 12.8 rebounds rank her as one of two Grove City women to average a double-double during her career.
Her most memorable recollection was her freshman year with only seven players by mid-season. Men’s basketball coach John Barr dubbed the tight knit group “The Magnificent Seven” with a sign on the locker room door.
ODK honored Cochrane as Sportswoman of the Year for 1988-89. She graduated with a B.S. in social studies/secondary education and later added a master’s degree in library science from North Carolina Central University.