"Going into my last year, I am optimistic about my future because of how I have been prepared by both my classes and being a member of the GW Gymnastics team. It is so great to be a part of a school that thinks so highly of their students and does whatever they can to ensure that they will be successful when they graduate. The GW Gymnastics team, however, has taught me skills and values that I might not have learned anywhere else. Being able to experience values like teamwork, leadership and accountability will have more of an effect with regards to my success in the future."
As a RS Junior in 2008 - Consistent performer on both the vault and floor throughout the season..Competed in the all-around in the first two meets of the season (Lindsey Ferris, 1/20 and at WVU, 1/27)...Matched a career-high with a 9.750 at Towson (3/21)...Posted a 9.725 or above on floor in final three meets of the season...Record six scores of 9.700 or better on bars.
As a RS Sophomore in 2007 - One of the most consistent performers where she competed in all 13 meets on bars, beam and floor ... recorded her career high on both the bars and beam in a tri-meet at Towson on 3/16 ... that same meet at Towson she matched her season high on the floor exercise with a 9.775 ... recorded at least a 9.6 on the bars in nine meets ... posted at least a 9.625 in every event in her final five meets ... registered a 9.7 or better on the beam in four straight meets.
As a Sophomore in 2006 - Did not perform in any meets for the Colonials.
As a Freshman in 2005 - Competed in all 13 meets on beam for the Colonials ... also turned in significant performances on bars and floor ... equaled her season-bests on bars (9.725) and floor (9.825), and set a season-high on beam (9.725) in leading GW to a fifth-place finish at the EAGL Championships on 3/25/05 ... posted a season-high 9.825 on floor at Pittsburgh on 3/5/05 ... set a season-high on bars with a 9.725 in leading GW to a runner-up finish at the Colonial Classic on 3/12/05 ... for her efforts, was named EAGL co-Rookie of the Week on 3/17/05 ... scored a 9.725 or better on floor in the team's final five competitions.
HIGH SCHOOL/CLUB: Competed for Exxcel Gymanstics ... Junior Olympic Level 10 National qualifier all five years at Level 10 ... finished 11th all-around at the Junior Olympic National Championships as a senior, while placing third on floor as a junior in 2003 ... also captured Level 10 all-around state and regional titles in 2004 ... earned Boston Globe Gymnast of the Year and All-Scholastic honors in 2002 and 2004 ... state HS all-around champion as a senior and sophomore ... led her team to a third-place finish at the 2004 Senior High School Nationals.
PERSONAL: Born Gillian Justine Coleman in Boston, MA ... daughter of Jerry Coleman and Mary Beth Begley ... enjoys dancing and traveling ... Sport, Event and Hospitality Management major.