Notre Dame forward Jack Cooley capped off his collegiate experience in grand fashion last night, proposing to his girlfriend at his team’s senior banquet. Luckily for Cooley, Jackie Oberlander said yes.
Cooley started off his speech talking about how nervous he was to be up in front of the crowd, but then compared it to the idea of taking free throws during a basketball game. Since Cooley shot 70% from the charity stripe line this year, he made the joke that “there’s a 30% chance this goes terribly wrong”. It did not.
When Cooley was done speaking about the basketball team and his four seasons with the Irish, he called up his girlfriend to the stage. His teammate, Eric Atkins, snapped a Vine of the moment:
— Eric Atkins (@EAtkins0) April 18, 2013
Another teammate, Tom Knight, immediately took credit.
I’m taking credit where credit is due, I introduced Mike and Jack to their fiances…you are welcome boys
— Tom Knight (@knighttime25) April 18, 2013
…while Cooley himself was relieved.
Thanks everyone for the congratulations! Man was I nervous!
— Jack Ryan Cooley (@JackCooligan45) April 18, 2013
We offer our congratulations as well.