Mother’s Day was made even more memorable for Gunnedah’s Patricia O’Gorman when daughter Gabby recently graduated with a Masters degree from Pennsylvania State University.
Gabby’s parents Garry and Patricia (Trish) flew to the United States for the graduation ceremony on May 7. 
In May 2021 Gabby graduated with a Bachelor’s degree in Dietetics (Nutritional Science) after four years of study at Penn State and was then offered a one-year Masters degree course in Management and Organisational Leadership (Business), from which she graduated this year.
Five years ago, Gabby (then 17) secured a scholarship at Penn State, founded in 1855 and one of the best-known universities in the north-east of the United States. As well as her studies, she was the university’s No. 1 player in singles and doubles on the intercollegiate circuit, which competes against states such as Indiana, Illinois, Iowa, Nebraska, Michigan and Ohio.
Last year, she won merit selection in her conference Big Ten players, one of only two selected by all 10 members of the judging panel. She was also ranked No. 5 among Australian players on the intercollegiate circuit.
Gabby is about to start a seven-month, course-related internship in North Carolina and is then hoping to gain entry to the European women’s tour next year. 
She may even be playing in a few events on the Australian major circuit in 2022-23.

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