When Bradley Cooper left Florida State he was considered the finest field event performer to date. In 1978, his junior year, he won All-America honors when he finished fourth in the NCAA discus with a throw of 189′. The mark was an FSU school record and a Bahamian national record. The next year he won the NCAA championship in the discus with an NCAA record throw of 212’6″ making him FSU’s first NCAA record holder in track and field. Cooper was also FSU’s second best all-time shot putter with a toss of 60’2″. Co-captain of the 1979 squad, he coached the throwers at FSU before serving as Minister of Recreation for the Bahamas and remained a world class discus thrower and a Bahamian Olympian.