GABRIELLE (GABBI) ORTIZ
Studied Human Relations and Communications at OU. Played for OU Women’s Basketball program from 2014-2018. Graduated the University of Oklahoma in May of 2018. Throughout career earned: Big 12 Freshman of the Year, Big 12 Freshman All-Academic Team, 2015 Team USA-Gold Medal (Nationals in Russia), 2016, 2017, 2018 Academic All-Big 12 First Team, 2017 Big 12 Honorable Mention selection, 2018 All-Big 12 Second Team
Finished career third in school history in 3-point field goals (215) and 3-point field goal attempts (627) … Became the 35th player to join OU’s 1,000-point club and finished career 29th all-time with 1,171 points … Tied for third place in school history with a .839 career free throw percentage … Sixth all-time with 383 career assists … Ranks eighth with 121 career starts … Hit 37 consecutive free throws over two seasons, which ranks second all-time at OU … 57 career double-figure scoring games
After graduating from University of Oklahoma in May of 2018 continued her basketball career at the professional level.
Los Angeles Sparks Summer 2018
Signed as basketball free agent, earned training camp contract with Los Angeles Sparks in the WNBA. Played preseason games under coach Brian Agler in LA.
Spain LF2 League (2018/2019)
Rookie Season in Spain. (Lived on the island of Tenerife, Canary Islands, Spain)
Club: CDB Clarinos
Won championship for Spanish LF2 league
Summer 2019 Wisconsin Glo
Poland Division 1 League (2019-2020)
Year 2 professionally in Europe (Lived in Gdańsk, Poland)
Club: University of Gdańsk
Top women’s league in Poland
Middle School & High School Basketball camps in hometown of Racine, WI
Haiti Mission Trips (2016-current): basketball clinic instructor with Haitian athletes
4th grade girls’ basketball coach for Norman Optimist Club (Winter 2020-2021)
Due to COVID, currently lives stateside in Norman, OK. Was hired on by OU Athletic Department. Currently the Graduate Assistant at Headington Hall, where she is titled the Resident Director for the Housing Facility where the OU student-athletes live. She also helps as a scout player with the current OU women’s basketball team. This fall semester she began her master’s degree in the College of Education. She is working towards her graduate degree in Adult and Higher Education with an emphasis in Intercollegiate Athletic Administration. When her professional basketball career ends, she plans to continue coaching at the college level. Gabbi has 7 years of basketball training experience, which has included individual and group lessons for both boys and girls of various ages.