2013 (Sophomore): Will miss the beginning of 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.
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.
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."