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William Gillis
Year: Senior
City/State: Seattle, Wash.
High School: Seattle Prep
At Princeton – 2014: led the varsity eight to a bronze medal at the Eastern Sprints while rowing in the 6-seat… led Princeton to fourth-place finish at the IRA Championships, its best since a silver in 2006 … earned Academic All-Ivy and IRA All-Academic honors … helped Princeton reclaim the Content Cup for the first time since 2011; Tigers also retained the Navy-Princeton Rowing Cup and the Childs Cup … team captain. 2013: stroked the V8 to the grand finals at both the Eastern Sprints and IRA national championships … led Princeton to fourth-place finish at Sprints and sixth at IRAs …won a silver medal at the 2011 Eastern Sprints … competed at 2012 U-23 World Championships for the USA, finishing fourth in the 4-. 2012: five seat in the varsity eight which finished seventh at IRA's. 2011: rowed seven seat in the freshman eight which finished second at Eastern Sprints and fourth at IRA's.

 Before Princeton – Rowed for Green Lake Crew from 2007-2010 under Ed Maxwell … finished 4th at the 2009 Head of the Charles (youth 8+) … participated at the 2009 Royal Henley Regatta (Thames Cup)… 2010 Phi Beta Kappa National Merit Finalist … member of NHS (2008-2010).

Personal – born Oct. 7, 1991 … son of Kathryn ’84 and Bill Gillis ’83 … father is a financial advisor, mother is a educational consultant … has a younger sister Annie … majoring in politics with a certificate in American studies

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