An All-America and C-USA Player of the Year candidate ... named to the 2009 MAC Hermann Trophy Watch List ... tabbed to C-USA Preseason All-Conference team ... one of the most dynamic players in the league and the Southeast Region ... approaching top-10 school marks for goals, assists and points ... started 56 of 57 career games for the Blazers.
Junior Season (2008)
Had an outstanding season on his way to earning first team all-region and all-conference accolades ... finished second on team with five goals and tied for the team lead with three assists on the campaign ... also was second on squad with 13 points, while leading team with 40 shots and 22 shots on goal, all of which were career highs ... opened the season with a goal in each of his first two games the Memphis Diadora Classic to earn a spot on the all-tournament team ... also earned all-tournament team accolades at the Charlotte Classic ... finished eighth in C-USA in shots and 10th in goals ... lone game-winning goal of the season came in a 1-0 win over SIU-Edwardsville (10/25) in which he also racked up a single-game career-high six shots ... one of only three players to have started all 19 contests (Dean Sorrell and Alandus Brooks).
Redshirt Season (2007)
Did not play in 2007 ... tabbed preseason First-Team All-Conference USA as voted on by the league's head coaches ... considered one of the most skillful and athletic players in Conference USA.
Sophomore Season (2006)
Earned second-team all-conference accolades ... played in all 20 contests, starting 19 times ... collected six assists during season, which ranked second on the squad ... closed campaign ranking third on the team with eight points (1g, 6a) ... recorded first career multi-assist game with two helpers against Tulsa (10/21) ... assisted on the game-winning goal to defeat nationally-ranked Notre Dame (8/25) in season-opener ... lone goal of season came at UCF (10/7) ... collected 24 shots, eight on goal.
Freshman Season (2005)
Conference USA All-Freshman Team in 2005 ... played and started all 18 games for UAB as a freshman ... had a goal and four assists on the season ... notched goal and assist in college debut, a 3-1 win at Rhode Island (9/2) ... tallied assists in wins over Maine (9/4) and Marshall (10/21) and tie at No. 17 Tulsa (10/2) ... Rhode Island goal proved to be the game-winner ... had 15 shots, five on goal, for the season.
Other Soccer Info
Voted offensive MVP of club team during 2004 season in which he scored 29 goals ... helped the heralded Javanon Soccer Club to a 2003 state club championship under coach Tony Colaveccia.
Full name is Two-Boys Gladstone Gumede ... born Aug. 23, 1985 in Durban, South Africa ... mother is Thiandi Florence Gumede ... American host parents are Brian and Lavonne Fingerson ... majoring in international studies ... is a native of South Africa who came to America as an exchange student.