Colleen  Gawkins

25Colleen Gawkins


Haymarket, Va.

High School:




  • Points: N/A
  • Assists: N/A
  • SOG: 1, 2x, last vs. Arkansas (10/10/14)
  • Goals: N/A
  • Shots: 4, vs. Arkansas (10/10/14)
  • Minutes: 38, vs. Milwaukee (8/22/14)


  • Appeared in 23 minutes of action vs. No. 17 Kentucky (11/7)
  • Played 12 minutes vs. No. 8 Florida in the SEC Tournament (11/5)
  • Played five minutes in her SEC Tournament debut vs. Alabama (11/3)
  • Played 21 minutes vs. Vanderbilt (10/19)
  • Shot once in 22 minutes of action vs. LSU (10/17)
  • Shot four times, one of which was on-goal, in 38 minutes of action vs. Arkansas (10/10)
  • Shot twice, one of which was on goal, in 32 minutes of play at Auburn (10/5)
  • Played 16 minutes at No. 20 Georgia (10/3)
  • Saw 17 minutes of action vs. Mississippi State (9/28)
  • Played 20 minutes at ETSU (9/21)
  • Made her SEC debut in the conference opener, playing five minutes at No. 11 Texas A&M (9/18)
  • Played two minutes vs. Richmond (9/14)
  • Saw three minutes of action vs. Tulsa (9/7)
  • Shot once in 31 minutes of play at Western Kentucky (9/5)
  • Appeared in four minutes of action vs. No. 23 BYU (8/29)
  • Saw four minutes of action at Wisconsin (8/24)
  • Played 38 minutes and shot twice in her first game as a Vol vs. Milwaukee (8/22)


  • As team captain in 2014, led Battlefield High School to District, Region, and a VA 6A State Title with undefeated 23-0 record
  • NSCAA 2014 High School Girls Soccer All-American and 2 time NSCAA All-region 1st Team
  • All-District POY (2 time), All-Region, All-State, and Washington Post All-Met 1st Team
  • Led All-Met in scoring with a career high 33 goals, 7 assists in 2014
  • Set school record with 92 goals and 43 assists over four-year career
  • In 2013 she was named an ESR Spring Girls Soccer Third Team All-American, an NSCAA All-Region selection, the all-district and all-region Player of the year and an all-state and All-Met honoree
  • As a junior, posted 28 goals and 13 assists
  • Also had a lot of success with her club teams, helping NVSC JR Majestics to the 2010 USYS Super-Y national title, PWSI Courage Gold to the Region I Premier League championship and VA ODP to a 2012 national finalist finish


  • Recipient of Mallicote Family Women's Athletic Endowed Scholarship
  • Currently undecided on major
  • Chose Tennessee over Georgetown, Virginia Tech and NC State
  • Graduated high school as an advanced diploma graduate and was a three-time academic letterwinner (2011, 2013, 2014)
  • Says Ken Krieger was her biggest sports influence because he drove her to achieve her best with hard work, determination and high standards
  • Models her game after Heather O'Reilly
  • Favorite athlete is muscian is John Mayer
  • Favorite vacation destination is Nice, France
  • Soccer supersition: Must have her favorite sports drink on game days and watch game film the night before the game. Also in warm-ups, must have the last shot on goal (and make it) before the team is called off the field.
  • Parents are Patrick and Diane Gawkins
  • Has one older sister, MaryCate
  • Colleen Maria Gawkins was born on Feb. 21, 1996, in Fort Hood, Texas


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