University of Iowa Athletics
Diving

Michael Gilligan

Class Sr.
Hometown Hamilton Township, N.J.
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
One-Meter – 325.88 vs. Missouri, 1/31/09
Three-Meter – 348.15 vs. Missouri, 1/31/09
Platform – 335.45 at Big Ten Championships, 2/28/09