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Michael Gilligan
Michael Gilligan


Hamilton Township, NJ

High School:
Hamilton West


Iowa Items -- set school platform record (335.45)... his best scores on one-meter (325.88) and three-meter (348.15) rank sixth on Iowa's all-time best performers list.

2008-09 -- set school platform record (335.45) at Big Ten Championships for 13th place... placed 13th on one-meter (317.65) and 15th on three-meter (307.00) at Big Ten Championships... placed 13th on one-meter (585.05) and 11th on platform (635.60) at NCAA Diving Qualifier... scored collegiate-bests on one-meter (325.88) and three-meter (348.15) vs. Missouri... those scores rank sixth in school history... finished either first or second seven times... letterwinner.

2007-08 -- led team in platform diving (297.80)... won one-meter vs. Purdue (298.50)... recorded 11 top-five finishes... placed 12th on platform at Big Ten Championships and ninth at the NCAA Zone C Diving Qualifier.

2006-07 -- set school platform record (327.60) at Big Ten Championships... scored collegiate-best 310.80 on one-meter, which ranks ninth in school history... recorded 10 top-five finishes... named "Lobby" Lobdel Award winner for men's diving MVP... letterwinner.

High School -- platform gold medalist at 2005 AAU National Championships... three-meter springboard gold medalist at 2004 Region I Summer Junior Olympics... six-time Junior Olympic winter national qualifier, qualifying for summer nationals four times... three-time all-American, all-county and all-conference... two-time second team all-state... 2006 New Jersey top performer... set county one-meter six-dive springboard record (325.65)... four-year academic letterwinner... National Honor Society and French National Honor Society member... competed for Blue Dolphin Diving Club... coaches were Michael Folis and Candace Gottlieb.

Personal -- born November 14, 1987... son of Cecelia Gilligan Leto and William Gilligan... economics major.

Gilligan's Collegiate Bests
Event Time Meet Date
Platform335.45at Big Ten Championships2/28/09