October 15, 2012
The Clippers are extremely proud to announce that Hanna
Gillcrist has made her verbal commitment
to swim next year in college. Hanna will join a growing list of
Clippers that have decided to attend a military academy. So who
will she join since the Clippers now have one swimmer at each of
the academies? Hanna will join Sarah Truskot at the
Naval Academy in Annapolis, Maryland.
Hanna was also recruited by many other division 1 schools including the University of Indiana, University of Houston.
Approximately 2,000 candidates are found fully qualified (scholastic, medical, CFA, and have obtained a nomination) each year. Of that number, about 1,500 will receive appointments and approximately 1,200 become midshipmen. Could you imagine if every college had these types of requirements!!!
Hanna will be joining former Clipper, Sarah Truskot, representing the Navy as a member of the swim team. Navy is a Division 1 program that competes in the Patriot League.
The Gillcrist File (as of 10/15/12)
67x USA Speedo Sectional Qualifier
10x NCSA Junior National Individual Qualifier
4x NCSA Junior National Relay Qualifier
9x Clippers SCY/LCM Top 10 All-Time List