Genna  Gorman

7Genna Gorman

Lakewood, Colo.

High School:
Wheat Ridge H.S.





"Genna enters 2005 fresh off a very strong rookie campaign in which she picked up an SEC Co-Freshman of the Year award. She possesses a knack for putting the ball in the net. Genna is a consummate goal scorer with incredible technical ability. I look for her to improve this season and become more of a leader for our team up top."

AS A FRESHMAN (2004): Completed her freshman season second on the Lady Vol squad with 22 points on seven goals and eight assists...Chosen by Soccer Buzz as a third-team Freshman All-America as well as a third-team All-Central Region choice...Named to the Soccer Buzz Central Region All-Freshman squad...Named as the SEC co-Freshman of the Year as well as a member of the conference's All-Freshman team after tying for second in assists (eight) and for ninth in goals (seven) in the league...Scored the match-winning goal to beat Vanderbilt 1-0 in the SEC Tournament semifinals...Dished assists on goals by Lockaby and Redberg in a 2-0 triumph over Kentucky in the first round of the SEC Tournament...Helped set up freshman Hayley Prendergast's first collegiate goal in the 2-0 win over Georgia (Gorman's sixth assist of the campaign)...Scored the match-winner at 59:31 and dished an assist on Tennessee's first goal to beat the Alabama Crimson Tide, 2-1...Named as the Southeastern Conference Offensive Player of the Week (10/11) for her efforts against UA and LSU, marking the second consecutive week in which a Lady Vol has received the award (Lockaby -10/4)...Scored three times in wins over Arkansas (once) and LSU (twice)...Demonstrated the ability to score crucial late-match goals as the freshman scored twice for UT against LSU, one goal with 24 seconds remaining in the first half and a "golden goal" at the 99:39 mark to lead the Lady Vols to a 2-1 (OT) win...Registered a helper on UT's third goal in the 3-1 win at South Carolina...Scored two goals in the final 4:23 of regulation against then-#15 Duke to help Tennessee rally from a 3-1 deficit to post a 4-3 overtime win -- her first goal came at 85:37 and the equalizer was tallied at the 88:04 mark...The matchup with Duke marked Gorman's debut for the Orange & White, and the rookie's two goal/one assist performance was the tops by a Lady Vol since August 30, 1999, when Whitney Rayburn registered three goals and a helper against Chattanooga...Gorman was also the first Tennessee freshman to score in her debut since 2001, when current Lady Vol seniors Keeley Dowling and Sue Flamini each tallied a goal in a 2-1 win over #13 BYU...

HIGH SCHOOL/CLUB: Was a four-time letterwinner in soccer at Wheat Ridge High School...Captained the squad during her final season, when the team finished 12-4 overall and advanced to the opening round of the Class 5A tournament...Earned her fourth-straight all-conference accolade last spring and was selected to compete in the McDonald's High School All-American Game...Led her team in scoring each season of her prep career...Collected honorable mention all-state kudos as a sophomore and senior and was an All-Colorado pick during her junior campaign...Her efforts in 2003 were instrumental in the Farmers advancing to the final four of the state tournament...Has also been a member of the Colorado Rush club team, a perennial powerhouse that former Lady Vol standouts Carie and Tracy Swibas helped to back-to-back-to-back USYSA national crowns between 1999 and 2001...The Rush captured the prestigious Disney Tournament in December 2003...Earned varsity letters in both cross country and track during her freshman year and collected all-conference honors in track...

PERSONAL: Enrolled in the College of Arts & Sciences...Says that she wants to be extremely successful so that money is not a stress in her life...Regards Michael Jordan as an influence because he never gave up after being cut from the basketball team in high school...Considers biggest thrill in athletics as winning the national championship with her Under-15 club team...Enjoys making things...Chose to attend Tennessee because she loved the atmosphere and the support provided to Lady Vol athletes...Has a older sister, Ashley, 21, and a younger brother, Tyler Ford, 15...Genna Drew Gorman was born May 1, 1986, in Denver, Colo...Her parents are Mark and Christy Gorman.





Song: Black Eyed Peas' "My Humps"
TV show: Real World
Class: Health
Song to get me pumped up: Missy Elliot's "Lose Control"
Sport besides soccer: Football
Pro sports team: Denver Broncos
UT tradition: Painting the rock

Nickname: G
Hanging on my bedroom wall: Pictures . . . I love pictures
People who have most influenced my athletic career: My coaches
Team I most want to see added to the schedule: at the University of Colorado
If I could have any job in the world, it would be: Something outside in the mountains
Best player I've ever faced: My teammates last season
Place I've always wanted to visit: The Caribbean



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