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Gillian Gagnard
Gillian Gagnard
Year: Jr.
Hometown: La Grange, Ill.
High School: St. Ignatius
Position: Free, Back

Career Best Marks



50-yard Freestyle


100-yard Freestyle


50-yard Backstroke


100-yard Backstroke


200-yard Backstroke



School Records:

  • At the conclusion of the 2019-20 season, owns the school record as part of the 400-yard medley relay (3:47.51)


  • CSCAA All-American in the 100-yard backstroke, 200-yard backstroke, 200-yard medley relay, 400-yard medley relay and 400-yard freestyle relay
  • NCAA qualifier in the 100-yard backstroke, 200-yard medley relay, 400-yard medley relay, and 400-yard freestyle relay
  • All-UAA in the 100-yard backstroke (2nd)
  • UAA Athlete of the Week (Nov. 25)
  • CSCAA Scholar All-American
  • UAA All-Academic Team


  • All-American in the 200-yard backstroke (6th, 2:01.35); 400-yard free relay (9th, 3:25.63) and 400-yard medley relay (10th, 3:47.51)
  • NCAA qualifier in the 400 Freestyle Relay and 400 Medley Relay
  • All-UAA in the 200 Backstroke (2nd), 400 Freestyle Relay (3rd)
  • CSCAA Scholar All-American
  • UAA All-Academic Team


  • All-American in the 200 Backstroke (9th, 2:01.62); 400 Medley Relay (11th, 3:47.76); 200 Medley Relay (12th, 1:44.24) and 200 Freestyle Relay (15th, 1:35.27)
  • NCAA qualifier in the 100 Backstroke, 200 Backstroke, 200 Medley Relay, 400 Medley Relay and 400 Freestyle Relay
  • All-UAA in the 200-yard backstroke (3rd) and 200-yard freestyle relay (3rd)


  • Major: Economics
  • UChicago activities: Delta Gamma
  • Participated in four years of varsity swimming and one year of varsity water polo in high school
  • As a senior in high school, posted top times of 56.02 in the 100 back, 52.72 in the 100 free, 2:02.24 in the 200 back
  • Swim team captain as a senior
  • USA Swimming Academic All-American (four years)
  • All-American and All-State as a senior
  • National Merit Scholar, National Honor Society