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Kimmy Gillespie
Kimmy Gillespie

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Simpsonville, S.C.

High School:
Mauldin

Height:
5-3

Position:
Defender

Birthdate:
10/08/1985

Experience:
3L


2006 SEC Academic Honor Roll
2004 SEC Freshman Academic Honor Roll

OUTLOOK -- Excellent in the air, good technically ... Returns to her central defender spot ... Has been a solid contributor in the backfield for the last three years.

2006 -- Started all 22 matches on the year ... Important contributor to defense that allowed just 0.69 goals on the year, lowest total in school history ... Tallied assist to game-winning goal in 1-0 victory vs. Mississippi State (10/13) ... Also assisted game-winning goal in double overtime of a 2-1 win over LSU (10/20) ... Represented South Carolina at the 2007 NCAA Student-Athlete Leadership Conference in Orlando, Fla., one of only 331 student-athletes in all three divisions of the NCAA .... Named to SEC Academic Honor Roll.

2005 -- Returned from a preseason injury to play in final 12 matches of the year with eight starts between midfield and defender ... Scored first goal of the season, a game-winner in 3-0 victory at LSU (10/23) ... Named to Dean's List in spring of 2006.

2004 -- One of three players on the squad to start all 20 matches ... Scored first career goal, in 1-1 tie at Vanderbilt (10/8) ... Also recorded an assist to Sarah Lentz's game-winning goal vs. Clemson (9/15) ... Key contributor to defense and midfield in first year ... Named to Dean's List in fall of 2004 ... Named to SEC Freshman Academic Honor Roll.

PRE-COLLEGE -- Named to Region II-AAAA "All-Region" Team four consecutive years (2001-2004) ... Member of high school squad that was a three-time AAAA state championship finalist ... 2003 Wendy's HS Heisman state finalist ... Gatorade Circle of Cup Champion Player of the Year ... Played for Greenville Futbol Club and coach Andrew Hyslop; won three state cup championships ... Student Body Co-President of Mauldin HS.

PERSONAL -- Full name is Kimberly Ann Gillespie ... Majoring in exercise science ... Enjoys water skiing, playing video games and hiking in her spare time ... Favorite athlete is Babe Didrickson Zaharias ... Born on October 8, 1985 ... Has an older sister, Kelly, and an older brother, Kenny ... Parents are Todd and Cindy Gillespie.

CAREER STATISTICS

YEARGPGSSHGAPTSGWG
2004202021130
200512841021
2006222260220
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