Tanya Gandy
Tanya Gandy

Player Profile

San Diego, Calif.

High School:
Rancho Bernardo



Finished her four-year UCLA career having played in 125 matches, leading the Bruins to NCAA Championships each season (2006-09) and extending UCLA's streak to five consecutive NCAA titles...scored 187 career goals, the fourth-highest total in school history...twice earned ACWPC All-America honors (first-team selection in 2009, second-team selection in 2008)...secured ACWPC Division I Player of the Year honors in 2009...named the NCAA Tournament's Most Valuable Player in 2008 and 2009.

Started all 31 matches...earned ACWPC Division I Player of the Year honors and first-team ACWPC All-America accolades, in addition to being named one of three Peter J. Cutino Award Finalists...named a first-team All-MPSF selection...secured NCAA Tournament Most Valuable Player honors...scored a school-record 79 goals...attempted 150 shots (52.7 percent)...also collected 24 earned exclusions, 24 steals, 11 assists and six blocks...scored in 26 of UCLA's 31 matches...finished the season with 25 multiple-goal efforts, including two career-high-tying five goal efforts in back-to-back matches - at Santa Clara (March 13) and at San Jose State (March 14)...also had six four-goal efforts...finished the NCAA Tournament with a tournament-best nine goals - two versus Michigan (May 8), four versus Stanford (May 9) and three versus USC (May 10).

Played in all 33 matches...earned second-team ACWPC All-America honors and named an honorable mention All-MPSF selection...scored 47 goals on 103 attempts...logged 43 steals, 40 assts, 16 earned exclusions and six blocks...scored at least one goal in 25 of 33 matches...recorded 15 multiple-goal games, including a career-high five goals against Hartwick (Feb. 5)...also tallied four three-goal efforts...scored five goals in the Bruins' final two NCAA Tournament contests, including three goals in an 11-4 semifinal win against UC Davis (May 10).

Played in all 30 matches...scored 38 goals on 85 attempts...recorded 32 steals, 12 assists, four blocks and 12 earned exclusions...scored in 21 matches and tallied 11 multiple-goal performances...registered a season-high four goals against Long Beach State (March 15)...totaled four three-goal efforts...tallied three goals in the Bruins' NCAA Tournament semifinal victory against Pomona-Pitzer (May 11).

Played in 29 matches...scored 23 goals on 54 attempts...also collected 27 steals, 15 assists and eight earned exclusions...tallied six multiple-goal games...registered a season-high four goals against Occidental (March 26)...scored twice against Cal State Bakersfield in her first collegiate game (Feb. 3)...competed as a member of the 2006 U.S. Junior National Team.

High School
Four-year letterwinner in water polo and swimming at Rancho Bernardo High School under head coaches Jamie Stuart and Tim Oelgoetz, respectively...was a four-time first-team All-CIF and All-League honoree in water polo...gained CIF and All-League Player of the Year accolades as a sophomore, junior and senior...earned water polo team MVP honors each of two seasons...competed for the San Diego Shores club team...was a four-time All-America selection at the Junior Olympics...established the school record for most goals scored in a high school season, game and career at Rancho Bernardo...member of the Youth National Team in 2004 and the Junior National Team in 2005.

Full name: Tanya April Gandy...born August 20, 1987 in San Diego, Calif...Tanya is the youngest of Curtis and Linda Gandy's three children...has two older brothers, Jacob and Brandon...favorite pastimes include family vacations and water polo tournaments...political science major.

Tanya Gandy's Career Statistics
2006 29 23 54 .426 15 27 3
2007 30 38 85 .447 12 32 4
2008 33 47 103 .456 40 43 6
2009 33 79 150 .527 11 24 6
Totals 125 187 392 .477 78 126 19