Nebraska native Cooper Dawn didn’t have to think twice about which university she’d attend. Cooper proudly sports red, white and black—the colors of University of Nebraska-Lincoln, the oldest university in the state. The business management student came to Playboy in 2002 during our Girls of the Big 12 search. She told us how happy to be a master’s student at UNL and how she enjoying showing off her school pride for Playboy fans. The fans fell in love the blonde with the sparkling blue eyes and voted her our Coed of the Month for February 2003. The former gymnast was so excited to hear she made the COTM list and is now looking to cross off another goal from her list of ambitions. “Someday I'd like to do financial planning for pro athletes,” says Cooper. Athletes are going to love balancing their budget with this beauty.