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Emily Gillman
Player Profile:
Emily Gillman 1773838
Year: Sophomore
Hometown: Austin, Texas
High School: Austin Lake Travis

Honors & Awards

  • Tied for 67th at Big Ten Championships (2015)
  • Nebraska Scholar-Athlete Honor Roll (Fall 2014; Spring 2015)
  • No. 100 In GolfWeek/Sagarin Rankings in Class of 2014
  • Four-Time Texas All-State (2011, 2012, 2013, 2014)
  • Texas Class 5A Team Champions (2013)
  • U.S. Junior National Championships Qualifier (2013)
  • Scholastic All-American (2012)
  • Four-Time Academic All-State (2011, 2012, 2013, 2014)

Best Career Finish: T35th (2014 Chip-N Club Invitational
Career Stroke Average: 78.22 

Freshman (2014-15)
Emily Gillman made an immediate impact on the Husker lineup as a freshman, after earning a No. 100 ranking in the GolfWeek/Sagarin ratings for the Class of 2014.

Gillman consistently battled for time in the Husker lineup during the fall of 2014 and made her first appearance in the NU top five at the GolfWeek Conference Challenge in Vail, Colo., Sept. 22-24. Gillman, who traveled to the tournament to play as an individual, replaced fellow freshman Audrey Judd in the Nebraska lineup at the tournament.

Gillman helped the Huskers with a three-round score of 237 (79-82-76) to tie for 64th in a loaded tournament field.

Gillman appeared in Nebraska's top five at all five tournaments during the spring, including a career-best 224 (75-74-75) at the Westbrook Invitational in Peoria, Ariz., Feb. 22-23. Her second-round 74 was a career best. Each of her three rounds at Westbrook counted toward NU's team score, as she matched Cassie Deeg as the Huskers' No. 2 finisher at the event in a tie for 48th.

She matched her season and career bests with a three-round score of 224 and a 74 in the second round at the Mountain View Collegiate in Tucson, Ariz., March 20-21. She settled for a tie for 73rd (81-81-83-245) in her home state of Texas to close the regular season at the SMU/Dallas Athletic Club Invitational, April 10-11.

Gillman bounced back to earn a lineup spot for the Huskers at the 2015 Big Ten Championships in Indianapolis, April 24-26, closing as NU's No. 4 finisher in a tie for 67th at 237 (83-76-78). She ended the season with a 78.22 stroke average which ranked No. 7 among all freshmen in Nebraska history.

In between her career-best three-round totals in the spring, Gillman was NU's No. 3 finisher in a tie for 60th (85-75-80-240) at the Clover Cup in Mesa, Ariz., March 13-15.

Gillman competed as an individual at the Ron Moore Intercollegiate in Highlands Ranch, Colo., Oct. 10-12, tying for 45th with a 235 (80-77-78). She matched that score with another 235 (75-78-82) as an individual at the Rainbow Wahine Invitational to close the fall season Oct. 22-23. Her effort in Hawaii included a three-over-par 75 in the first round.

Gillman opened her Husker career with a three-round total of 235 (78-81-76) to finish in a tie for 35th at the 62-player Chip-N Club Invitational at Wilderness Ridge Golf Course in Lincoln, Sept. 8-9. Gillman competed as an individual outside the NU lineup.

A three-time Texas all-stater, Gillman helped Austin Lake Travis to a Class 5A state title in 2013 and a runner-up finish in 2014.

“I’ve had more people come up to me and tell me how great they think Emily is going to become,” Nebraska Coach Robin Krapfl said. “It is exciting to hear and exciting to finally have her on campus ready to compete. Emily had a good summer playing and some great experiences, highlighted by the opportunity to caddy for her sister in the final round of the U.S. Women’s Amateur. You really can learn a lot by caddying, just seeing the game from a different perspective.”

High School/Amateur
Gillman was a four-year starter on an Austin Lake Travis team that captured the 2013 Texas Class 5A high school state title, its first championship in its first season in Class 5A.

The Cavaliers finished second in Class 4A during Gillman’s freshman season in 2011, when she took 15th individually. As a sophomore in 2012, Gillman climbed to 11th at the Class 4A tournament, posting a two-round total of 154 (79-75) as the Cavaliers’ top finisher on their way to a third-place team finish for Coach Randy Morris. She finished 25th individually at the 2013 state championships with a two-round score of 155 that included a second-round 73. Lake Travis added a second-place finish in Class 5A in 2014, while Gillman tied for 31st individually (80-78-158).

She earned second-team all-state honors in 2012, and was an honorable-mention all-stater in 2011, 2013 and 2014. The four-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.

Personal
Emily is the daughter of Mark and Laura Gillman and was born Oct. 21, 1995, in Austin, Texas. Emily has two younger sisters, Kristen and Jessica. Emily is planning to major in business administration and marketing. She is a two-time member of the Nebraska Scholar-Athlete Honor Roll.

Gillman's Career Statistics

Year

Rounds

Strokes

Avg.

Low 18

Low 54

2014-15

27

2,112

78.22

74

224

Totals

27

2,112

78.22

74

224

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