Honors & Awards
- No. 100 in GolfWeek/Sagarin Rankings in Class of 2014
- Three-Time Texas All-State (4A 2nd Team, 2012; HM, 4A 2011, 5A 2013)
- Texas Class 5A Team Champions (2013)
- U.S. Junior National Championships Qualifier (2013)
- Three-Time Academic All-State (2011, 2012, 2013)
Emily Gillman will join the Huskers after earning a No. 100 national ranking in the GolfWeek/Sagarin ratings for the Class of 2014.
Gillman entered her 2014 spring season as a three-time Texas all-state selection, winning second-team honors in Class 4A in 2012 and honorable-mention accolades in 5A in 2013 and 4A and 2011.
“Emily is just beginning to come into her own as a golfer,” Nebraska Coach Robin Krapfl said. “She is still relatively young in her commitment to the game. From the first time I saw her compete this past summer, she has really developed as a competitor and I truly believe she is about to make a huge jump in her game. Emily has all the physical tools to be a great collegiate golfer, and I think the one area that will set her apart is her preparation and mental approach. She understands what it takes to become special, and I am excited to watch her grow and develop into that special player I believe she will become.”
Gillman is a four-year varsity starter on an Austin Lake Travis team that captured the 2013 Texas Class 5A high school state championship. While Austin Lake Travis won its first state title in its first season in Class 5A, success on the course was nothing new for Gillman under Coach Randy Morris.
The Cavaliers finished second as a team in Class 4A during Gillman’s freshman season in 2011, when she took 15th individually. As a sophomore in 2012, Gillman climbed to 11th individually at the Class 4A state tournament, posting a two-round total of 154 (79-75) as the Cavaliers’ top finisher on its way to a third-place team finish. She finished 25th individually at the 2013 state championships with a two-round score of 155 that included a second-round 73.
She earned second-team all-state honors in 2012, and was an honorable-mention all-stater in both 2011 and 2013.
The three-time academic all-stater also qualified for the U.S. Junior Girls National Championship in 2013. She finished 10th at the PGA Junior Series event at Arbor Links in 2013. She finished eighth at Arbor Links in 2012.
Emily is the daughter of Mark and Laura Gillman and was born Oct. 21, 1995, in Austin, Texas. Emily has two younger sisters, Kristen, 16, and Jessica, 13. Emily is planning to major in business administration and marketing at Nebraska.
Gillman said her visit to Lincoln made her decision to become a Husker an easy one.
“When I visited, it felt like it was the perfect place for me,” Gillman said. “I loved the golf program and everything the school has to offer.”