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#8 Courtney Gano
Position: Infield
Height: 5'9"
Year: Junior
Hometown: West Covina, Calif.
High School: Los Altos

At Washington

Career Firsts:

Hit
: February 10, 2012 vs. San Jose State in Tempe, Arizona (1B)
Double: February 12, 2012 vs. Texas State in Tempe, Arizona
Triple: March 2, 2012 vs. Sacramento State in Stockton, Calif.
Home run: February 10, 2012 vs. San Jose State in Tempe, Arizona (3-RBI HR)
Stolen base: April 22, 2012 at Oregon State

Career Highs:
Hitting Streak
: 5, March 2 – 8, 2014 (.429, 6x14, 4 R, 1 2B, 1 HR, 2 RBI)
At-Bats: 4 (7x), last: March 15, 2014 at Utah
Runs Scored: 2 (2x), last: February 12, 2012 vs. Texas State in Tempe, Arizona
Hits: 2 (5x), last: March 6, 2014 vs. Michigan at Fullerton, Calif.
Doubles: 1 (8x), last: March 8, 2014 vs. Texas at Fullerton, Calif.
Triples: 1, March 2, 2012 vs. Sacramento St. in Stockton, Calif.
Home runs: 1 (3x), last: March 7, 2014 vs. Wisconsin at Fullerton, Calif.
RBI: 3 (2x), last: February 14, 2014 vs. San Jose State at Tempe, Ariz.
Stolen Bases: 1, (5x), last: March 2, 2014 vs. UTEP at Stockton, Calif.
Walks: 3, February 15, 2014 vs. Southern Illinois at Tempe, Ariz.
Strikeouts: 2 (6x), last: March 15, 2014 vs. Utah
Hit By Pitch: N/A

2014 (Redshirt Sophomore): Caught nine would-be base-stealers, third-most in the Pac-12 Conference ... played in and started 24 games for the UW, all at catcher ... last action of the year was March 15 vs. Utah ... made the start at catcher in 4 of the Huskies 5 games at the UNLV/SportCo Kick-Off Classic in Las Vegas …  1-for-3, with one stolen base vs. San Diego on Feb. 7 ... 2-for-2 with three RBI and a walk Feb. 14 vs. San Jose State ... 1-for-1 with three walks and an RBI the following day vs. Southern Illinois ... 2-for-3 March 6 vs. Michigan ... homered the next day vs. Wisconsin ... doubled in three at bats March 8 vs. Texas ... started both games vs. Utah in her only Pac-12 action, missing the remainder of the season due to injury.

2013 (Sophomore): Missed the season with a hand injury.

2012 (Freshman): Started 51 games and played in 56 ... was the starting shortstop most of the season and then moved to third base ... hit .500 and hit both of her home runs in the Kajikawa Classic to start the year (2/9-2/12) ... perfect two for two on stolen base attempts ... finished the year with a .386 slugging percentage.

High School/Club
Attended Los Altos High School and was a member of Corona Angels club team ... member of high school varsity softball team from 2008-2009 ... 2008 All-Freshman San Gabriel Valley Tribune ... 2008 First-Team All-Miramonte League ... 2008 Second-Team All-San Gabriel Valley Tribune ... 2009 Second-Team All-CIF Southern Section Softball Division III ... 2009 First-Team All-San Gabriel Valley ... 2009 MVP Miramonte League ... 2010 First-Team All-CIF Southern Section Softball Division III, 2010 Second-Team All-Area Softball Team SGV Tribune ... 2010 First-Team All-Miramonte League ... owned a .384 BA in 2008, .427 in 2009 and .458 in 2010.

Personal
Courtney Jean Gano was born in West Covina, Calif. ... daughter of Greg Gano & Rhonda Wheatley ... has one sister, Makena Brocki ... mother, Rhonda, was an All-American softball player for Cal Poly Pomona ... hobbies include softball and hanging out with family and friends ... favorite athlete is Derek Jeter "because he's a great shortstop and I try to emulate my game around him" ... the person she most admires is her father "because he is the greatest person I know. I admire him because he is such a strong person and has never let me down".

Gano on Why Washington:
"I chose the University of Washington because I will not only earn a college degree from a top school, but will also compete for a National Championship at the highest level. As soon as I stepped on campus, I knew it was the perfect fit."

Getting to Know Courtney

Pre-game routine/superstitions: spray perfume with Kylee

If I wasn’t playing softball, I’d be: modeling or playing volleyball

Name your favorite songs on your iPod: any song I know the words to

Describe coach Tarr in five words or less: best dressed coach

What’s the best part about playing softball at UW: the experiences and friendships that are created

Favorite food: pasta

Favorite movie: Love and Basketball

Favorite TV show: New Girl, Law and Order SVU

Favorite thing to do other than play softball: eating, singing at the top of my lungs, arguing with Kylee

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