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Coach Brandon Rosenthal says:[quote]Grace brings such a positive energy to our team. She works hard. The big thing for her is obviously her serve. Her serve has done a lot for us. She continues to push and push and push.[quote]
2006: Atlantic Sun All-Academic Selection...Played in 89 games...Season-high 10 digs at Tennessee Tech in four games (Nov. 7)...Twice made three service aces, in four-game match at Mercer (Sept. 29) and five-game match vs. Jacksonville (Nov. 3)...Fourth on the team in service aces with 21. 2005: Season-high 15 defensive digs at Jacksonville in a four-game match Nov. 5. ...Also had 11 digs vs Mercer in a four-game match Nov. 18. ...Twice had nine digs, both against Austin Peay on Aug. 26 and Oct. 18. ...Credited with six digs in three-game match with Tennessee Aug. 27. ...Posted season-high five service aces in five-game match at Samford. ...Played in 55 games. ...Missed part of season with illness. ...Member of Atlantic Sun Conference All-Academic Team. 2004: Played in 70 games. ...Finished season with four kills, five errors, 27 attempts. ...Credited with 171 digs (26 RE), 2.44 dpg. ...Made nine assists, .13 apg. ...Also recorded 10 aces (13 SE), .14 sapg. ...Played in season-high five games vs. UNC-Greensboro. ...Finished with 23 digs and four aces against UT-Martin, both season highs. ... Member of Atlantic Sun Conference All-Academic Team. ...Selected to Over-the-Mountain All-Tournament Team.
High School: Three-time member of All-Region team. ...All-Region Tournament Team (2003). ...Harpeth Hall-St. Cecelia Fall Classic All-Tournament Team (2001-2002). ...Team MVP 2001 and 2002. ...Wildcat Award (2003).
Personal: A walk-on for 2004 season. ...Her craziest ambition is to sky dive, an ambition shared by several players on the team. ...Plays for Impact VBC. ...Daughter of Caroline and Joe Gilmore.
Why she chose Lipscomb:[quote]I really got a good feeling about it when I visited. I was impressed by the Christian atmosphere and the school[apos]s concern with the student. The faculty and the student body showed a mutual respect for each other that separated it from other schools.[quote]
Nicknames:[quote]Gracie Grace[quote], [quote]Lou[quote]
Favorite TV show: Law and Order: SVU
If I lost all my possessions but one I would keep:My journal
I wish I was better at: Singing
Before every game: I focus on what I have to do.
Person in history you would most like to meet: Maya Angelou
Person who has most influenced your athletic career: Parents
Most memorable moment in athletics: Making the A-Sun Tournament last season
The best advice I[apos]ve ever been given: Life is a seriesof experiences, so live it up
A place I[apos]ve always wanted to visit, but never had the chance: Rome
What motivates you: The opportunity to meet challenges head on.