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


01/20/2018

Men Win, Women Fall at South Carolina on Saturday

Georgia Tech swimming and diving will be back in action next Saturday at 11 a.m. versus Emory on Senior Day

01/06/2018

Jackets Kick-Off 2018 with Sweep of SCAD

Georgia Tech swimming & diving will return to action in two weeks at South Carolina on Jan. 20

11/18/2017

Jackets Conclude Action in Georgia Tech Invite

Two school records fall as men finish third, women finish fourth

11/17/2017

Tech Finishes Third, Fourth after Day Two of GT Invite

Iris Wang breaks her own 200 free school record; Camryn Hidalgo wins 3-meter dive

11/16/2017

Yellow Jackets Finish Fourth after First Day of GT Invitational

Ilgenfritz, Williamson set school records in 500 free

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 11/30/17)
EVENT TIME MEET
50 Free 23.69 2016 ACC Championships
100 Free 52.08 2017 Georgia Tech Invitational
50 Back 26.22 2015 Georgia Tech Invitational
100 Back 54.81 2017 Georgia Tech Invitational
200 Back 1:59.52 2017 Georgia Tech Invitational