Winter Juniors Qualifier Jillian Wilson Sends Verbal Commitment to Illinois

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South Elgin, Illinois native Jillian Wilson has announced her verbal commitment to the University of Illinois in Champaign beginning in the 2022-23 school year.

“I’m so excited to announce my verbal commitment to continue my academic and athletic career at the University of Illinois! I owe a huge thank you to my coaches, family and friends for their endless support throughout this process! Go Illini! #jointhefight”

A junior at St. Charles North High School, Wilson won the 100 fly at IHSA Sectionals in both 2019 and 2020, and the DuKane Conference Championships in 2019. She swims year-round with the club team Academy Bullets and is a Winter Juniors qualifier in the 200 fly.

Since the start of 11th grade, Wilson has improved her lifetime bests in the SCY 100 free, 200 free, 100 breast, 100 fly, 200 fly, and 200 IM, and the LCM 200 fly. In October, she notched a PB in the 100 fly at IHSA Sectionals with her winning time of 55.72. At the Academy Bullets intrasquad meet in November, she went best times in the 100 free, 100 breast, and 200 fly. She then lowered the 200 fly at the 2021 NCSA Spring Championships, where she also swam PBs in the 200 free and 200 IM. She placed 14th in the 200 fly and 31st in the 100 fly in Orlando.

Most recently, Wilson competed at TYR 18&U Spring Cup in Des Moines. She placed 6th in the 200m fly with a PB of 2:18.99.

Best SCY times:

  • 200 fly – 2:01.22
  • 100 fly – 55.72
  • 200 IM – 2:08.34
  • 400 IM – 4:34.96
  • 200 free – 1:54.56
  • 100 free – 53.95
  • 100 breast – 1:09.33

Wilson will join the Fightin’ Illini class of 2026 with ACAD teammate Sara Jass and Wisconsin’s Brigitta Neverman.

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J. Qin
1 year ago

In 2021 NCSA at Orlando, she is ranked at 14th for 200 fly, NOT 200 IM.

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