Neil Gannaway
Neil Gannaway
Height: 6-4
Year: Senior
Hometown: Birmingham, Ala.
High School: Vestavia Hills HS
Major: Master's of Business

Golf – In Fall  2015 (Graduate): Gannaway participated in three of six fall events, completing nine rounds of action… shot a career-low 220 at both the Murray State Invitational (Sept. 21-22) and the Derek Dolenc Invitational (Sept. 28-29)… carded a career-low 69 in the first round of the Derek Dolenc Invitational… finished tied for 16th overall at the Murray State Invitational… rounded out fall play with a scoring average of 74.78.

Golf – In Spring 2015 (Senior): Gannaway played in three of five events, racking up eight rounds of play… fired a season-low 18-hole score of 76 twice… notched a 54-hole best 236 at both the Bobby Nichols Intercollegiate (Mar. 17-18) and the Big Blue Intercollegiate (Apr. 13-14)… wrapped up first season on the links with a 78.75 stroke average.

Football – (Senior): Gannaway saw action in all 12 games in his senior season, lining up as an outside receiver and providing the team with effective blocking… finished the year with four catches for 31 yards, with a season-long 12-yard reception in Tech’s win over Southeast Missouri… caught passes in four games, including three of Tech’s final four contests of the season.

Football – (Junior): Gannaway played in every game of his junior season… caught two passes for 14 yards against Eastern Illinois… caught his longest pass of 15 yards against Tennessee State… finished the season with six catches for 49 yards.

Football – (Sophomore): Gannaway made appearances in nine of Tech’s 11 games… pulled in five receptions for 62 yards, including his first career touchdown on a 20-yard toss from Darian Stone at Austin Peay in the final game of the season… had three catches for 41 yards in that game, both career-high numbers.

Football – (Freshman): Gannaway saw action in four games as a true freshman on Tech’s OVC Championship squad… tallied one reception against Southeast Missouri, a 15-yard completion from Tre Lamb.

High School: Neil was a three-sport athlete, an Honor student and a two-year starter on the football team at Vestavia Hills High School… played golf as a sophomore and junior, leading his team to the substate final as a junior… was a member of the VHHS baseball team as a freshman and the basketball and football teams all four years… as a senior, he was named to the Birmingham News All-South/Hoover Football Team when he tied for the team lead with 12 touchdown catches for 1,088 receiving yards,averaging 21 yards per catch… was a 2010 Regions Athlete of the Year nominee and was a Thompson Reynolds Scholar-Athlete.

Personal: Son of Sam and Sandy Gannaway… birth date is February 9, 1993… full name is Neil Chandler Gannaway.

Academic: Earned his bachelor’s degree in finance in the spring of 2014… currently pursuing his master’s in business administration… named to the Athletic Director’s Honor Roll nine times and the OVC Commissioner’s Honor Roll twice.