Sara Gilbert
Sara  Gilbert
Class:
Junior

Hometown:
Atlanta, Ga.

High School:
St. Pius X Catholic

Height:
5-7

Event:
Sprint Free, Back

Club Team:
Dynamo Swim Club


02/17/2018

Jackets Conclude First Week of ACCs on High Note

Georgia Tech swimming and diving’s Matt Casillas finishes fourth in men’s platform dive

02/16/2018

School Records Fall in Strong Day Three of ACCs

Megan Young (100 back), Iris Wang (200 free) break school records on Friday night

02/15/2018

Ilgenfritz Leads Tech in Day Two of ACCs

Georgia Tech sophomore breaks school record in 500 free finals

02/13/2018

Yellow Jackets Ready for ACC Championships

Georgia Tech women’s swimming & diving and the men’s diving portion of the ACC Championships are set for this week in Greensboro, N.C.

01/27/2018

Jackets Sweep Eagles on Senior Day

Georgia Tech swimming and diving swept the Emory Eagles in dual meet action on Saturday at the McAuley Aquatic Center

2015-16 ACC Academic Honor Roll

2016-17 (Sophomore): Provided much needed depth at the freestyle and backstroke positions, swimming for Tech in the 50 and 100 free events, as well as the 100 and 200 back events on the year ... Posted new career-best times in the 100 free (53.39), 100 back (55.01) and 200 back (2:00.53) events ... Recorded the second-fastest time on the team in the 100 back (55.01) and the fifth-best mark in the 200 back (2:00.53) ... Also registered the seventh-best time of the season for Tech in the 50 free (23.84) and the 10th-best mark in the 100 free (53.39) ... Swam the first leg of both the third-fastest 200 medley relay (1:42.22) and 400 medley relay (3:42.20) times on the year ... Took first-place wins in both the 50 back (26.65) and 150 back (1:32.04) in the half-double meet versus Georgia Southern ... Finished second in the 100 back (56.75) in the dual meet with Georgia and third in the 100 back (56.49) versus Notre Dame ... Recorded a fourth-place finish in the 100 back (57.29) versus BC and Pitt, in the 200 back (2:04.89) against Cincinnati and FAU, in the 200 back (2:04.79) versus Alabama and in the 100 back (56.98) in the regular season finale versus Florida State and SCAD ... Placed 14th overall in the 100 back (55.47) at the Georgia Tech Invitational ... Competed for the Jackets in the 50 free (23.84), 100 back (55.01) and 200 back (2:00.61) at the 2017 ACC Championships.

2015-16 (Freshman): Made an immediate impact on the team, adding depth to freestyle and backstroke events ... Earned her first collegiate dual meet win at Pitt in the 100 back ... Swam career-best 100 back at ACC Championships with a time of 55.08, good enough to put her sixth in Tech's all-time top-10 list ... Was a top-six sprinter for the Jackets in the 50 free with a time of 23.69 for the season.

Before Tech: Lettered for four years in swimming at St. Pius X Catholic High School in Atlanta ... Was a team captain for three years ... Also competed in cross country ... Was the runner-up at the state championship in the backstroke in both 2012 and 2015 ... Named the team MVP in 2014 and 2015 ... Named by USA Swimming as all-American in the 100 back in 2015 ... Awarded the Coaches Award in 2013 ... Holds the school record at St. Pius in the 100 backstroke with a time of 55.85 ... On the honor roll all eight semesters of high school ... A member of the student council in both her junior and senior years ... Was the president of the Fly-Fishing Club ... Also served as the co-president for her school's spirit club.

Personal: Full name is Sara Ann Gilbert ... Daughter of Bob and Margaret Gilbert ... Born May 14, 1997 in Lawrenceville, Ga. ... Mother was the first swimming all-American at Virginia Tech ... Father also swam at Virginia Tech ... Has three siblings - Katy, Jill and Mary ... Chose Georgia Tech because of the academics offered and the relationship she formed with the team on her recruiting trip ... Majoring in industrial engineering.



Gilbert's Career Top Times (through 4/1/18)
EVENT TIME MEET
50 Free 23.51 2018 ACC Championships
100 Free 51.66 2018 ACC Time Trials
50 Back 26.16 vs. Emory (1/27/18)
100 Back 54.75 2018 ACC Championships
200 Back 1:59.43 2018 ACC Championships