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2015 Gameday Moneymaker
Ao Gao
Position: Defender
Height: 5'8"
Year: Redshirt Senior
Hometown: Beijing, China
High School: Baoding #1 High School

Junior (2014):

  • Had a great junior season, recording 40 goals and 35 assists in 28 games.
  • In the MPSF Championships against top ranked USC, Gao scored a team-leading four goals and two assists.
  • She also led the team in steals with 23.
  • Earned her second consecutive Second-Team All-America selection

Sophomore (2013):

  • Started in 30 games for the Sun Devils.
  • Aided with at least one goal in mulitple games throughout the season.
  • Posted a season-high seven steals in the wins against Hartwick and UC Irvine.
  • Ended the season with 43 steals and assists along with 65 steals.

Freshman (2012):

  • Competed as a member of China's 2012 women's waterpolo team in London.
  • Missed part of the season but ended the season with an impressive 21 goals and six assists, making her point total 27.
  • Credited with eight steals on the season.
  • Netted three goals against Princeton.

Before Arizona State:

  • Competed on the Chinese National Water Polo team.
  • Helped lead the team to a fifth-place finish at the 2008 Olympic Games in her hometown of Beijing.
  • Was named an all-star of the tournament for her caliber of play.
  • Helped guide her national team to a third-place run at the 2010 World Cup.
  • Led her team to a silver medal at the 2007 World Junior Championships.


  • Full name is Ao Gao.
  • Born July 7, 1990 to Yun Ren in Beijing, China.
  • Psychology major.
  • Enjoys recording, writing, hand crafts and tennis.
Gao's Career Statistics
Year Goals Assists Points Steals
2012 21 6 27 8
2013 43 43 86 65
2014 40 35 75 23 
TOTALS 104 84 188 96
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