Buckeyes won eight of nine events on third night
Ohio State swimmers upholding the "Pay it Forward" tradition
Big Ten champion Ashley Vance returns to the pool with eight other Buckeyes at NCAAs
Buckeyes among the five-fastest in five events entering the conference championships
Buckeyes primed for their three road meet in as many weeks
At a glance: Competes primarily in freestyle, backstroke and butterfly events for the Scarlet and Gray.
As a sophomore (2014): Posted Ohio State's second-fastest time of the season in the 100 backstroke (55.11) ... competed at the Big Ten championships in the 200 backstroke, 100 backstroke and 200 individual medley ... set a personal-best time in the 50 backstroke at the Ohio State Invite.
As a freshman (2013): Earned a trip to the 2013 Big Ten Championships, competing in the 200 backstroke, 200 individual medley and 400 individual medley ... held the third-fastest 200 backstroke time (1:57.38) as well as the second-fastest in the 400 individual medley (4:15.66) for the Buckeyes ... took 10th at Big Tens in the 400 individual medley with a personal-best time of 4:15.66 ... also posted a personal-best in the 200 individual medley at the conference meet, touching in 2:00.87.
Background:An all-state high school swimmer at J.L. Mann High School in Greenville, S.C. ... helped lead the team to state titles in 2009, 2011 and 2012 ... earned the Women's Association League Swimmer of the Year recognition (2010, 11) ... also voted the team's most valuable swimmer (2008-12) ... captured multiple YMCA National Championships ... enjoys spending time with family and hanging out with friends ... daughter of Tim and Kelly Gillig ... has two older siblings, Jeanie and Russell.
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