Check out the great feature story on incoming freshman Courtney Gano from the San Gabriel Valley Tribune.
When you’re the daughter of one of the San Gabriel Valley’s all-time softball legends and a high-profile football coach, expectations sort of come with the territory.
That’s how it is for Courtney Gano, whose mother, Rhonda Wheatley, was the 1983 Division II-A softball player of the year after leading Workman High to the divisional title, and who also was an All-American at Cal Poly Pomona. Her father, Greg Gano, is the football coach at Damien, but is most known for winning four CIF titles at Los Altos, which is where Courtney Gano started her high school career before transferring to Bonita and finishing off her senior season in style.
Gano worked relentlessly and carved out her reputation on the travel ball circuit before arriving at Los Altos. After her freshman year she verbally committed to the University of Washington, where she’s headed this fall.
Unlike others, though, who coast late in their high school careers with their futures already inked, Gano committed herself even more and had a monster senior year for the Hacienda League co-champion Bearcats, who finished 23-5 and advanced to the second round of the CIF-Southern Section Division 2 playoffs
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