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Arin Gilliland enrolled early at the University of Kentucky.

Arin Gilliland enrolled early at the University of Kentucky.

July 25, 2011


Full Name: Emma Bohler Brown
Place of Birth: Louisville, Ky.
Parents: Ken and April Brown
Siblings: Elle and Beau
Club Team/Coach: Mockingbird Valley Soccer Club/Johnathon Velotta 

Getting to know Emma Brown ...
What is your nickname, why? Lil Red – for obvious reasons.

Why did you choose UK? That’s easy, my red hair looks great with the white and Kentucky blue uniforms.

Better bicycle kick: Pele or Rooney? Pele

Would you rather make a nice, hard clean-tackle to stop a goal or execute a perfect corner kick that leads to a goal? Execute a perfect corner kick that leads to a goal.

Would you rather win the World Cup or an Olympic gold medal? The World Cup

If you could have a superpower, what would it be? To fly

Who is your favorite athlete? John Wall

What do you want to be when you grow up? A personal trainer or occupational therapist

When you were 10, what did you want to be when you grew up? I was obsessed with the movie The Mummy. I wanted to go to Egypt, become an Archeologist and read hieroglyphics. I was an ambitious 10 year old.

What’s your favorite Gatorade flavor? Gatorade Rain Berry

What is your favorite vacation destination? Clearwater Beach, Florida

What is your prized possession? My cat, Joshua

When you leave Kentucky, what do you want people to say about you? That I tried to be a well-rounded person and hard worker on and off the field; a good friend and a good teammate.

Favorite breakfast … Biscuits and gravy, bacon and apple juice 

Without looking it up, what’s a rutabaga? Some sort of a potato?

If you had a Derby horse, what would you name it? Cat Daddy

What’s one thing you’ve always wanted to do, but have never been able to? Leave the country

People would be surprised to know that I … Hate chocolate

What is one interesting story in your life? With hurt ankle I scored the game winning PK against a rival team during state.

I chose my jersey number because … It was my third choice but I’ve always liked the number.

Full Name: Arin Hadley Walton Gilliland
Place of Birth: Lexington, Ky.
Parents: Bruce and Letita Gilliland
Siblings: Saylor
Club Team/Coach: Ohio Elite/Doug Bracken

Getting to know Arin Gilliland ...

What is your nickname, why? Gilli is my nickname it s just a  shortened version of my last name

Why did you choose UK? I wanted to build the program.

Better bicycle kick: Pele or Rooney? Rooney easily

Would you rather make a nice, hard clean-tackle to stop a goal or execute a perfect corner kick that leads to a goal? A hard clean tackle any day; it has more adrenaline in it.

Would you rather win the World Cup or an Olympic gold medal? Olympic Gold medal

If you could have a superpower, what would it be? To fly, for sure

Who is your favorite athlete? Meagan Rapinoe

What do you want to be when you grow up? Dentist

When you were 10, what did you want to be when you grew up? The next Mia Hamm

What’s your favorite Gatorade flavor? Yellow by far

What is your favorite vacation destination? Hawaii

What is your prized possession? All my heels

When you leave Kentucky, what do you want people to say about you? That I was an inspiration for uprising athletes.

Favorite breakfast … BACONNNN

Without looking it up, what’s a rutabaga? A country in the middle east ... idk

Who has the quickest temper on the team? Nat Horner

If you had a Derby horse, what would you name it? Rosco

What’s one thing you’ve always wanted to do, but have never been able to?  Marry Channing Tatum ... we have plans he just hasn’t divorced his wife yet.

What is one interesting story in your life? One time I gave a hitchhiker a ride and they turned out to be a (drug addict) and they drove me in circles around Nicholasville because they were too messed up to tell me where they need to go ... good deed gone wrong.

I chose my jersey number because … 16 has been my number since I was little.

 


 

 

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