| Jill Gilbeau
San Diego, Calif.
HONORS & AWARDS
· 2007 Academic All-Big 12 First Team
· 2007 ESPN The Magazine/CoSIDA Academic All-District VI First Team
· 2006 Academic All-Big 12 First Team
· Big 12 Commissioner's Honor Roll (Spring 2008, Spring & Fall 2007, Spring & Fall 2006, Fall 2005)
· Competed as a starting defender in 23 games.
· Helped UT defense tie single-season shutout record (10).
· Recorded 2,160 minutes on the season, one of six Horns to reach the 2K mark.
· Dished out her fourth career assist in UT's 3-2 OT win vs. Missouri (10/19).
· Saw action in all 22 matches for the Longhorns, starting 20 games in the back line... started all 10 Big 12 matches... scored two goals and assisted on two others for a season total of six points.
· Had first goal of the season and second of career against Nicholls State (9/15).
· Contributed to the victory over Cal State Fullerton (9/17) with her first assist of the season.
· Picked up her second assist of the season in Big 12 opener at Texas Tech (9/22).
· Aided UT in setting the single-season shutout record (10) with her defense in the backfield... also helped Texas post a record-low 0.77 goals against average.
· Started in 19 of 21 games played...earned the starting nod on defense in each of Texas' 10 league contests.
· Collected three points on one goal and one assist.
· Fired six of her eight shots in league action on frame while accounting for three points on one goal and one assist.
· Assisted the UT defense in registering seven shutouts.
· Picked up her first collegiate point with an assist versus Baylor (9/30).
· Scored her first career goal against Texas Tech (10/9).
· Set up Ashley Foster's game-winning goal at Iowa State (10/14) with a 60-yard run out of the backfield.
· Member of the Region IV (2004-05) and California South State (2004-05) ODP teams. Also aided the Region IV team in capturing the 2004 Under-19 Championship.
· Selected to play with the inaugural Coast Soccer League Premier Development Program Team.
· Played for head coach Abner Rodgers' Laguna Hills Eclipse Soccer Club for four seasons and helped the team win the 2004 Coast League Championship as a outside defender/midfielder.
· A three-time All-League selection and four-year letterwinner as a forward for head coach Howard Hawver's Patrick Henry High School (2001-05) soccer team.
· Helped the Patriots win four consecutive league championships during her tenure and reach the CIF finals during her freshman and senior years.
· Patrick Henry compiled a 79-7-5 record over her four seasons including a 21-1 overall mark and a No. 16 national ranking in 2004-05.
· Tallied 19 goals and 20 assists for 58 total points over 18 games as a senior en route to being named the team's Most Outstanding Forward and garnering First Team All-CIF accolades.
· Named to the honor roll each semester and was an Academic All-League selection during each of her four years.
· Member of the French Club and served as her class secretary.
Born Jillian May Gilbeau on May 21, 1987, in Oakland, Calif. ... parents are Bob and Jennine Gilbeau ... has two sisters, Stephanie and Christina ... majoring in biology ... recipient of the UT Women's Athletics 2006-07 Helen and Milton Smith/Moshana Foundation Endowed Scholarship.
OFF-FIELD WITH JILL GILBEAU
Full name: Jillian Marie Gilbeau
Nickname (s): Jill
I chose UT because... I wanted to play soccer for the Texas Longhorns.
Favorite thing about Austin...there is always something to do.
Goals for the season: To win a National Championship
Favorite book: The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho
Favorite quote or motto: "If you want to see a rainbow, you have to withstand a little rain."
Something on my iPod/CD rotation that would surprise people: Fur Elise
Most interesting thing I did this summer: Played with the Washington Freedom
My hidden talent is... horseback riding.
A word or phrase I overuse would be: "Like"
The song I never want to hear again is: The song that never ends.
City I've never been to but want to visit: Dublin, Ireland