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Stephen Gilbert, a current high school senior from Gainesville, Virginia, has committed to swim for NAIA Division I Milligan College under coach Spencer Scarth. Gilbert will graduate from Patriot High School in spring 2020 and join the Buff’s class of 2024.
Gilbert, a USA Swimming Scholastic All-American, currently swims year-round for his club team Occoquan Swimming Inc. where he specializes in backstroke and IM. Earlier this year at the Potomac Valley SC Senior Championships, Gilbert placed 2nd in the 200 backstroke (1:50.51) and 4th in the 400 IM (4:02.90).
“I’m very excited to announce my commitment to attend Milligan starting Fall 2020. I chose Milligan because the team is really close, they work hard and have a lot of fun, and it feels most like a home. I’m confident that Milligan will help me achieve great things in the pool, in my career, and in life. I can’t wait to join the Milligan family.”
As an incoming freshman, Gilbert will be making an immediate impact on the team. With his current best times at the 2020 Appalachian Athletic Conference Swimming and Diving Championships, Gilbert would have placed 1st overall in the 100 backstroke (51.60), 200 backstroke (1:50.51), 200 IM (1:53.62) and 400 IM (4:02.90).
Top SCY Times
- 200 freestyle – 1:50.51
- 100 backstroke – 51.60
- 200 backstroke – 1:50.51
- 200 IM – 1:53.62
- 400 IM – 4:02.90
At the Appalachian Athletic Championships this year, the Buffs placed 3rd as a team.
Gilbert will begin his swimming career at Milligan College beginning fall 2020.
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