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Gabby Daigneault
Gabby  Daigneault

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Montreal, Quebec

High School:
William H. Hall

Height:
5-6

Event:
Back/Free/IM

Birthdate:
02/11/1996

02/26/2015

Sixteen Wildcats Named to All-BIG EAST Swim Team

Kaisla Kollanus, the BIG EAST Women's Most Outstanding Swimmer, leads way for Wildcats with seven top-three finishes

10/28/2014

Daigneault, Moyer Named BIG EAST Women's and Men's Swimming Athletes of the Week

Wildcats sweep weekly BIG EAST awards after first weekend of competition

10/25/2014

Women's Swimming Closes Homecoming Weekend with Win Over West Virginia

Daigneault swims four events, wins three

Top Times:
50 Freestyle -- 24.55 (2014 at Quad Meet)
200 Freestyle -- 1:52.37 (2015 Big Al Open)
100 Backstroke -- 55.15 (2016 BIG EAST Championships) 
200 Backstroke -- 2:00.31 (2014 at Hokie Invite)
200 Breaststroke -- 2:22.11 (2015 Big Al Open)
200 IM -- 2:01.85 (2016 Big Al Open) 
400 IM -- 4:21.81 (2016 BIG EAST Championships)

2016-17: Named to the All-BIG EAST Team for her performance at the BIG EAST Championships…Swam in three individual events at the BIG EAST Championships…Placed third in the 400-yard IM with a time of 4:24.97…Finished in fourth place in the 200-yard backstroke, touching the wall at 2:00.83…Had a seventh-place finish in the 200-yard IM, clocking in at 2:04.46…Primarily competed in the backstroke, breaststroke and IM events during the season.

2015-16: Named to the 2016 All-BIG EAST team...Finished second in the 200 IM finals at the 2016 BIG EAST Championships with a time of 2:01.85...Swam in four total events at the conference championships ... Owned the team's second-best time of the season in the 100 backstroke (55.15) and 200 backstroke (2:01.03)...Swam in 10 meets on the year ... Primarily swam in the 100 and 200 backstrokes, the backstroke portions of the 200 and 400 medley relays and the 200 and 400 IM. 

2014-15: Named to the 2015 All-BIG EAST team ... Finished second in the 200 IM (2:03.00) at the BIG EAST Championships ... Also swam legs in the 200 and 400 medley relay victories at the conference championships, helping set a new program record in the 200 medley relay (1:42.06) ... Set a new program record in the 100 backstroke (55.27) in the leadoff of the 400 medley relay at the BIG EAST Championships ... Swam in four total events at the conference championships ... Owned the team's top times of the season in the 100 backstroke (55.27) and 200 backstroke (2:00.31) ... Named the BIG EAST Women's Swimming and Diving Athlete of the Week on Oct. 28, 2014 ... Swam in all 11 meets on the year ... Primarily swam in the 100 and 200 backstrokes, the backstroke portions of the 200 and 400 medley relays and the 200 and 400 IM ... Had 37 top-four finishes on the year ... Won a total of 14 events; five 200 backstrokes, three 100 backstrokes, one 200 IM, one 400 IM and two in each the 200 and 400 medley relays ... Competed at the Winter National Championships in Greensboro, N.C. in December 2014, swimming in four preliminary events.

William L. Hall High School: Swam the IM and Freestyle events at William L. Hall ... Also was a distance runner of the indoor and outdoor track teams ... Named the MVP of her swim team for her freshman and sophomore seasons ... Named the Hartford Current Swimmer of the Year ... All-American in the 200 IM ... All-State Swimmer ... On the Honor Roll from 2011-14 ... Spanish Honor Roll Society in 2011 ... Personal high school bests of 1:04.19 in the 100 Backstroke, 2:18.64 in the 200 Backstroke, 2:21.20 in the 200 IM and 2:05.65 in the 200 Freestyle.

Personal: Born on February 11, 1996 in St. Louis, Miss. to Jean-Jacques and Janie ... Older sister to Valerie and Juliette ... Her father, Jean-Jacques, was a defenseman in the NHL from 1984-2001 for 10 different teams ... Her mother, Janie, played collegiate basketball ... Hobbies include playing the guitar and reading ... Speaks French ... Attended William H. Hall High School in West Hartford, Conn. ... Chose Villanova for a combination of athletics and academics along with its sense of community.

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