| Courtney Gaines
· Started in 23 of 24 games played...led the team in assists with eight.
· One of five Longhorns to post double-digit points with 14...added three goals to team-leading eight assists.
· Dished out the game-tying assist to Erica Campanelli in UT's 3-2 win over second-seeded Texas A&M (11/15) in NCAA second round action at Aggie Soccer Complex.
· Tallied an assist on Emily Anderson's header in 2-1 win over Texas A&M (11/11) in Big 12 title match.
· Collected her first game-winning goal against Nebraska in the Horns 2-1 victory (10/7).
· Recorded a game-high three assists in the 6-0 victory over UTSA (9/14).
BEFORE TEXAS (AT UNIV. OF HOUSTON)
· Second on the 2006 Houston team in goals scored (8), assists (5) and points (21).
· Conference USA All-Freshman Team selection in 2005.
· Started 16 games in which she scored three goals and netted two assists as a rookie in 2005... finished third on the team in points (8) that season.
· Registered her first collegiate assist in her second game at Houston.
· Scored the game-winner and first career goal against Sam Houston State (9/9).
· Added second career game-winning goal in a double overtime win over Tulsa (10/9).
· Played six seasons on the Eclipse `87 team under Mac McCallum.
· Played for the 2001-02 National ODP Champion South Texas 86 squad.
· Member of South Texas ODP teams from 1999-2003 and TSSA South Select squad in 2004... the 2000-01 squad reached the regional semifinals before going on to national success.
· 2005 graduate of Clements High School in Sugar Land, Texas... as a senior, netted 20 goals and tallied 16 assists for a total of 56 points.
· 2004 First-team All-District and 2004 Newcomer of the Year in District 20-5A.
· Helped Clements to a 23-2-1 record in 2004 en route to advancing to the Region III semifinals.
· Also participated in cross country during her final two high school seasons.
· Graduated a Texas Scholar.
Born on October 21, 1986 in Corpus Christi, Texas ... daughter of Ronny and Betty Gaines ... has two older brothers Cody (30) and Matthew (25) ... member of the Fall 2007 and Spring 2008 Big 12 Commissioner's Honor Roll ... majoring in education for youth and community studies.
OFF-FIELD WITH COURTNEY GAINES
Full name: Courtney Marie Gaines
Nickname (s): Gainsle
I chose UT because... of it's sports and academics.
Favorite thing about Austin is... Barton Springs.
Goals for the season: To win a National Championship.
Favorite book: The Little Engine that Could
Favorite quote or motto: "Woo Woo!"
Something on my iPod/CD rotation that would surprise people: The Weepies
Most interesting thing I did this summer: Worked at the Austin homeless shelters with Kendall Campise and Kate Nicholson
My hidden talent is: being an undercover ninja.
A word or phrase I overuse would be: "Deal with it!"
The song I never want to hear again is: Any song by Hannah Montana
City I've never been to but want to visit: Cairo, Egypt