Prior to Oregon Tech:
Gardner was a four year varsity player for Klamath Union and voted team Captain and MVP her junior and senior seasons. During her senior season, Gardner scored 12 goals and had 6 assists, leading her team to the 2nd round of the state 4A playoffs. She was named to the 1st Team All Skyline Conference in both her junior and senior seasons. In addition to her high school soccer career, Gardner was also a standout basketball player for Klamath Union, earning 1st Team All-Skyline Conference and Defensive Player of the Year honors her senior season.
At Oregon Tech: 2013 Season Statistics
Gardner notched four goals and recorded one assist earning Cascade Conference honorable mention honors in her first year with the Owls.