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Nicole Gillis
Nicole Gillis

Nicole Gillis

Diving | Senior | 5-6 | Johannesburg, South Africa | Brescia House HS / Rippers Diving Club

Junior (2016-17)
» SEC Diver of the Week (Jan. 31)
» 2017 CSCAA First Team Scholar All-American
» 2017 SEC Winter Academic Honor Roll selection

Dove 26 NCAA Zone cores, the most on the team during the 2016-17 season … set lifetime bests in the 1-meter and 3-meter dives … broke a personal, pool and school record in the 1-meter in the season opener against Drury with a score of 334.28 (Z), then proceeded to break her own record the next week against Florida with a personal best 347.93 (Z) … owns three of the top-four scores in school history on the 1-meter … won the 1-meter championship at the Tennessee Diving Invitational with a score of 290.35 (Z) … recorded the top-five scores on the team on the 1-meter and 3-meter, while notching four of the top five on the platform, including the top two … set her personal best on the 3-meter against Kansas with a score of 347.93 (Z), the second-best score on the programs all-time top performers list … finished seventh at the SEC Championships on the 3-meter with a score of 321.10 (Z), 10th on the 1-meter with a score of 300.40 (Z) and 24th (220.10) on the platform … finished 26th at the NCAA Championships in the 3-meter (287.15) and 39th in the 1-meter (244.05) … represented her home country of South Africa at the 2017 FINA World Championships.

Sophomore (2015-16)
» SEC Diver of the Week (Oct. 14)

Set three lifetime bests in the 1-meter (310.00), 3-meter (329.70) and platform (242.10) … finished fifth in the 1-meter dive at the SEC Championships … finished second at the Illinois dual meet in the 3-meter dive with a score of 329.70 … made it to the preliminary round of the NCAA Championships in the 1-meter dive where she finished 20th with a  score of 279.00 … dove in the 2016 FINA Grand Prix in Italy after the season where she finished seventh in the 3-meter synchronized dive and 26th in the 3-meter springboard with a score of 219.60 … qualified and competed the South African Olympic Trials in April 2016 … came in third place, missing the qualifying spot by two points.

Freshman (2014-15)
Earned a spot on Arkansas’ SEC Championship squad her first year as a Razorback… placed 17th on the three-meter boards at the SEC Championships (278.30)… advanced to the finals of the platform dive at the Zone D Championships, scoring a career-best tower score of 218.80 … also advanced to the finals in the 3-meter spring boards at the Zone Championships and placed 13th … achieved a career-best 3-meter score of 320.70 twice, against Missouri and Missouri State … claimed second place in the 3-meter board (280.28) and third place in the 1-meter board (240.76) in her debut as a Razorback at Florida … improved on her diving performances against Texas A&M, placing second in the 1 and 3-meter boards with scores of 285.30 and 310.28, respectively … dove to a first-place finish in the three-meter boards (319.20) at Nebraska… Took third in the 1-meter dive with a score of 253.35 … snagged a seventh-place finish in the 3-meter dive finals (283.55) of the Georgia Tech Invitational … claimed ninth place in the platform dive with a score of 216.35 at the Georgia Tech Invite.

High School/Club
Attended Brescia House School in Bryanston, Gauteng, South Africa… named her high school’s Sportswoman of the Year following her senior year … Senior National Champion in one meter, three meter, and three meter synchronized diving … competed in 2014 Diving World Cup, 2013 World Diving Championships, 2012 World Junior Diving Championships and 2010 World Junior Diving Championships … achieved a qualifying time for South African Short Course Nationals in swimming.

Personal
Born May 24, 1995 … daughter of  James Bradley and Elizabeth Gillis … has a younger sister, Ashleigh … majoring in kinesiology.

2016-17 Season Bests

EventScoreMeetDate
1-Meterx337.88 (Z)Florida11/03/16
3-Meter347.93 (Z)Kansas01/28/17
Platform237.15 (Z)Houston/Vanderbilt/Clemson01/20/17

Lifetime Bests

EventScoreMeetDate
1-Meterx337.88 (Z)Florida11/03/16
3-Meter347.93 (Z)Kansas01/28/17
Platform242.10 (Z)Vanderbilt/Houston/Clemson1/22/16