Recapping team and individual honors for the Gamecocks.
? Finished her collegiate career with 1,367 points and 576 rebounds ? One of only 17 Gamecocks to score 1,000+ points and grab 500+ rebounds ? Ranks 13th among all-time leading scorers at USC ? Played in 105 games and started 100 during her career at South Carolina ? Named to Coaches All SEC First Team andAP First Team All SEC squad as a senior ? Named Honorable Mention AP All America ? Started in the 2002 WBCA All Star Challenge during Final Four weekend and was one of only 20 college seniors selected to play in the contest against the USA National Team ? Named to All SEC Second Team after junior season ? Has scored in double figures 69 times and has seven career double-figure rebounding games ? Total of nine career double-double performances and one triple-double from sophomore year ? Recorded 20+ points 14 times ? Led team in scoring 28 times and 14 times as a leading rebounder ? One of only two SEC women to record a triple-double since 1998-1999 season (Vanessa Hayden 2001-2002).
2002 NCAA TOURNAMENT
? Started all four NCAA Tournament games ? Named to the East All-Regional Team ? Scored 17 points with five rebounds and two steals against Duke in East Regional Final ? Contributed 19 points, eight boards and six steals against Drake in East Regional Semi-Final. ? Erupted for 19 points and was 3-of-5 in three-point shooting effort against Cincinnati ? Registered eight points, eight rebounds, seven assists and two steals in first-round victory over Liberty
SENIOR YEAR (2001-02)
? Started 29 of 31 games, missing only the Duquesne game because of a bruised leg ? SEC?s Co-Player of the Week in week four; scored a season-high 25 points and tied career-high of 12 rebounds in the victory over #9/7 Duke ? 24 double-figure point performances & four double-digit rebounding efforts ? Four double-double performances ? Scored 24 points twice during the year against Ole Miss and Kentucky ? Grabbed 10 rebounds three times ? Seven assists against Arkansas and at LSU ? Stole a season-high seven thefts against Coastal Carolina
JUNIOR YEAR (2000-01)
Named to the 2001 All-SEC Second Team ? Was 17th in the SEC in scoring and 7th in steals ? Started 26 of 27 games played ? Finished the season second on the squad in assists (80), second in scoring at 11.0 ppg and second in steals with a career high of 52 ? Registered her only double-double of the season against Auburn with 12 points and 10 rebounds ? Scored in double figures 15 times, had one double-figure assist game, led team in scoring five times and in rebounding twice ? Scored a career high of 27 points against East Tennessee State ? Recorded 23 points against Florida and had 20 points in the game with North Carolina ? Tied her career high of 10 assists versus Auburn ? Pulled down a season-high nine boards against North Carolina.
SOPHOMORE YEAR (1999-2000)
Played only six minutes at Florida (1/30) before a torn ACL in her left knee ended her season ? Had started all 20 games, led team in scoring (14.8 ppg) and made 36 consecutive starts before injury ? High scorer in nine games and tops in rebounding in four contests ? Two double-doubles ? Scored in double figures 14 times and contributed 20+ points in five contests ? Registered only the third triple-double in Lady Gamecock history against Georgia Southern with 21 points, 12 rebounds and 10 assists ? Led USC against Coastal Carolina with 24 points, nine rebounds, four assists and seven steals ? Paced team at Arkansas with 23 points, five rebounds and four steals ? Her 12 rebounds against Georgia Southern was a career best ? Passed 10 assists twice for a new career mark.
FRESHMAN YEAR (1998-99)
Outstanding player who started 25 of 27 games ? Scored in double figures in 16 games and had two double-double performances ? Led the Lady Gamecocks in scoring four times ? Finished as the team?s third-leading scorer (11.1 ppg), third-leading rebounder (5.1 rpg) and third in assists (3.7 apg) ? Scored a season-high 21 points in the loss to Florida ? Scored 19 points against Wofford College ? Grabbed 11 rebounds against Auburn ? Pulled in 10 boards against Wofford.
South Carolina?s Player of the Year as a senior at Keenan high school ? Led team to the State Championship game as a freshman ? Born December 7, 1979 ? Family includes parents, younger sisters, Olandra and Keszia and younger brother, Samuel ? Favorite color is red ? Collects calling cards and quarters ? Best advice ever received was ?Do your best and God will take care of the rest? ? Craziest dream is to visit every amusement park in the United States ? Favorite animal is the tiger ? Wants to dunk the ball one day ? Can?t go an entire day without talking to her family and friends ? . Attended school and chilled out with friends over the summer ? Favorite class at USC has been African-American Studies ? Majoring in administrative information management.
GORTMAN'S CAREER HIGHS
POINTS - 27, vs East Tennessee State, 12/19/00
MINUTES- 38, 2x, last vs North Carolina, 12/20/01
FGs -11, vs East Tennessee State, 12/19/00
FGs ATTEMPTED - 22, vs East Tennessee State, 12/19/00
3FGs -4, 5x, last vs Mississippi, 2/24/02
3FGs ATTEMPTED - 11, 2x, last vs Mississippi, 2/24/02
FTs - 11, vs Duke, 11/25/01
FTs ATTEMPTED - 15, vs Duke, 11/25/01
REBOUNDS - 12,2x, last vs Duke, 11/25/01
OFF. REBOUNDS - 6, 3x, last at Vanderbilt, 1/18/01
DEF. REBOUNDS - 10, vs Duke, 11/25/01
ASSISTS - 10, 3x, last vs Auburn, 1/7/01
TURNOVERS - 10, at Auburn, 1/9/00
BLOCKS - 4, vs SC State, 12/22/99
STEALS - 7, 3x, last vs Charlotte, 12/28/01