| Greta Carter
· Career statistics
· Big 12 Spring Commissioner's Honor Roll (Fall & Spring 2006, Spring 2007)
2006 Spring semester transfer from SMU who used her collegiate experience and knowledge of the game to earn a starting role on the pitch last fall ... aggressive defender who pressures the offense and can break up the opposing attack.
AS A JUNIOR (2006)
· One of six Longhorns to play in all 25 games ... started the most games (21) of any 2006 newcomer.
· Hit the game-winning penalty kick in the shootout against No. 23 Colorado to give UT its first Big 12 Tournament Championship ... nailed the sixth shot (fifth score) which proved to be the go-ahead goal for the Longhorns.
BEFORE TEXAS (at SMU)
· A talented defender for John Cossaboon's SMU Mustangs from 2004-05.
· Started in 21 games during the 2004 campaign, posting two shots.
· Garnered one assist during her 12 starts as a sophomore in 2005 while helping the Mustangs in posting five of their eight shutouts during the season ... assist came on the game-winning goal in a 1-0 overtime thriller against St. Mary's.
· Helped the Mustangs earn a NAC Championship berth in 2004 and a Conference USA title in 2005.
· A defender for the North Texas State ODP Team from 2000-02 and for the Dallas Texans '86 Club Team from 2002-05 under the direction of head coach Hassan Nazari.
· Assisted the Texans in winning four State Cup Championships (2002-05) while finishing the 2005 season with a regional title and a second-place finish at the national championships.
· Also led the Texans to Raleigh Shootout, Disney Showcase and WAGS Tournament crowns in 2005.
· A four-year letterwinner as a center midfielder at Trinity Valley High School for head coach Tony Barriteau (2001-04) ... also lettered all four years in field hockey as well as track (2001-04) ... served as a senior team captain for each sport.
· A three-time All-Conference standout, as well as team MVP, who led the Trojan soccer team to a Southwest Preparatory Conference (SPC) Championship as a junior and to a third-place finish in 2004.
· An 800-meter and 4x400 track performer for head coach Kyle Kennedy ... garnered three All-SPC accolades (2002-04) and was named a conference champion in the 4 x 800 relay as a sophomore.
· Helped the field hockey team claim SPC titles during both her freshman and sophomore years under head coach Amanda Janney.
· Member of the National Honor Society and the Community Service Club.
Born Greta Margaret Carter on Oct. 19, 1985, in Grand Prairie, Texas ... parents are Richard and Kristel Carter ... has an older brother, Andrew, who graduated from UT in 2006, as well as a younger sister Caitlin, who plays for SMU ... her father, Richard, attended and played football at the University of Nevada-Reno ... an ALD-early childhood/teacher certification major ... three-time Big 12 Commissioner's Honor Roll selection ... enrolled at UT in the Spring of 2006 ... recipient of the UT Women's Athletics 2006-07 Fred E. and Nora V. Haas Endowed Scholarship.
OFF-FIELD WITH GRETA CARTER
Proudest athletic moment: winning the 2006 Big 12 Soccer Tournament
Nobody knows how much I: love cotton candy
Childhood ambition: to cause mischief for my elementary teachers
First job: babysitting
Biggest challenge: staying up for late-night movies
Inspiration: God and my parents
Favorite Class: Dr. Patton's Individual Differences
Favorite Movie: High School Musical
Favorite Athlete: Kaka
Favorite Sports Team: Real Madrid
What I like most about UT: school spirit