On Cote: All-American who was the Terps' top all-around returner for 2002 ... holds Maryland's top all-around score (39.625) ... two-time national competitor.
2002: Selected as the EAGL Scholar Athlete of the Year for the second consecutive year … all-EAGL first team selection for the uneven bars, balance beam and the all-around … held the team all-around season high with a 39.425 … placed first on vault once … placed first on the uneven bars three times … placed first on the balance beam once … placed first on the floor exercise twice … placed first in the all-around three times … member of EAGL All-Academic team for fourth consecutive year … only senior in the league to maintain a 4.0 throughout her college career.
2001: Maryland's top all-around competitor despite being injured part of the season … became one of Maryland's first-ever All-Americans … national all-around competitor … finished 18th in the all-around with a 39.050 at nationals … placed fifth in the all-around at the NCAA Southeast Region Championships … named to All-EAGL first team for vault … named to All-EAGL second team for the uneven bars and the all-around … named EAGL Scholar Athlete of the Year … placed first on the uneven bars at the EAGL Championships with a score of 9.925 … scored a season-high 39.525 in the all-around against George Washington March 19 … won the vault competition with a school-record 9.9 against Rutgers on March 11 … placed first five times on vault, four times on bars, once on beam, once on floor and four times in the all-around … named to the 2000-2001 Verizon Academic All-America Women's Fall and Winter At-Large First Team … named to EAGL All-Academic team for third consecutive year.
2000: Named to All-EAGL first team for vault … named to All-EAGL first team for all-around and uneven bars for second consecutive year … named to All-EAGL second team for beam and floor … finished the season ranked No. 24 in the all-around … finished sixth in the all-around and fourth on the beam at the Southeast Region Championships … finished fifth in the all-around at the EAGL Championships … was selected as EAGL Co-Gymnast of the Week on March 14 … broke Maryland’s all-around record by winning the all-around against Temple on March 10 with a score of 39.625 … also broke school records on vault with a 9.875 and on bars with a 9.925 on March 10 against Temple … placed first on vault, bars and floor and third on beam against Temple on March 10 … held team season highs in the all-around with a 39.625 and on vault with a 9.875 … tied with sophomore Laura Moon for season highs on bars and beam with a 9.925 in both events … tied with junior Jill Fisher for the second-highest floor score of the season for the Terps with a 9.975 … competed in all 12 of the Terps’ regular season meets as well as the EAGL Championships and the Southeast Region Championship … competed as an all-arounder in every meet except the season opener … scored higher than 39.000 in seven of the Terps 12 regular season meets … scored a 9.9 or higher twice on bars, once on Jan. 28 with a 9.9 at Radford and then again on March 10 with a 9.925 against Temple … scored a 9.9 or higher twice on beam, first with a 9.925 on Feb. 7 against George Washington and then with a 9.9 on March 2 against Western Michigan and James Madison … scored over a 9.9 twice on floor with a 9.925 at the Governor’s Cup on Feb. 4 and with a 9.975 against Temple on March 10 … was an Athletic Director’s Scholar Athlete for the fall of 1999 … Academic All-American selection … received the team Outstanding Achievement Award … received the team Iron Terp award … named to EAGL All-Academic team for second consecutive year … finished first on vault five times, first on bars three times, first on beam and floor twice, and first in the all-around six times.
1999: Named EAGL Rookie of the Year … unanimous selection to All-EAGL first team for all-around … first team All-EAGL selection on bars, beam and floor … second team All-EAGL selection on vault … closed the season ranked No. 8 in the nation for all-around and No. 7 on beam … qualified for NCAA Championships and finished 10th in the all-around for session one and finished 26th overall with a score of 38.875 … nominee for NCAA Outstanding Sportsperson of the Year … at the NCAA Championships she tied for 18th on beam (9.75) and 20th on bars (9.725) … scored 9.7 on vault and floor at NCAA Championships, placing in ties for 27th and 32nd place … finished sixth in the all-around at the Southeast Region Championships with a 38.95 … tied for third on bars at the Southeast Region Championships with a 9.825 … received EAGL Gymnast of the Week on three occasions … tied for second place on beam at the EAGL Championships with a score of 9.925 … scored a 9.875 on floor at the EAGL championships to place third … finished in seventh place on vault at the EAGL Championships with a 9.775 … broke the all-time all-around record four times … recorded the all-time high score on bars three times, the all-time high on floor twice and the all-time high on beam once … all-around personal best score of 39.425 against then-No. 15 Florida, George Washington and Rhode Island, marked the highest all-around score in the EAGL for the season … recorded four of the top five all-time high scores for the all-around in school history ... registered three of the top five all-time bars scores in school history … competed in all 13 of the Terps’ meets for all-around … has recorded scores of 39.150 or better in six meets … won the all-around competition in five meets, including three consecutive meets on Feb. 26 against Towson, Feb. 28 against then-No. 7 Nebraska, then-No. 8 Arizona State and California, and March 6 at the Wolfpack Invitational … recorded the second highest all-around score of her career, a 39.400, against Towson on Feb. 26 … scored a career-high 9.900 on bars in three consecutive meets on Feb. 28 against then-No. 7 Nebraska, then-No. 8 Arizona State and California, March 6 at the Wolfpack Invitational, and March 13 against then-No. 15 Florida, George Washington and Rhode Island … in her first collegiate meet on Jan. 9, against Radford, she won the all-around, vault, beam and bars events with scores of 39.150, 9.800, a career-high 9.950, and 9.725, respectively … scored a 9.825 or better on bars in eight of Maryland’s 13 meets … placed in the top three finishers on bars in 10 of Maryland’s 13 meets including three event titles, five second place finishes and two third place finishes … took the vault title in three meets … finished in the top spot on beam in three meets and in second place twice … member of the EAGL All-Academic team with a team-best 4.0 GPA.
Personal: Gillian Clark Cote … born Feb. 26, 1980 … daughter of Donna and Raymond Cote … member of Maryland’s honors program … received the Presidential Scholarship … honor student every year in high school … chose Maryland over Yale, George Washington, William & Mary, and North Carolina … has two brothers: Daniel and Pierce, and one sister, Clare, who is also on Maryland’s gymnastics team … majoring in history.
2002 Season Highs:
Vault – 9.850
Uneven Bars – 9.900
Balance Beam – 9.925
Floor Exercise – 9.950
All-Around – 39.425
Vault – 9.900
Uneven Bars – 9.975
Balance Beam – 9.950
Floor Exercise – 9.975
All-Around – 39.625