|Position:||Butterfly & Freestyle|
GERTRUDE “GERTIE/GERTRUDE” THEA PILAPIL• Freshman
4’11” • Quezon City, Philippines • Saint Anthony Nova School
Personal: Gertrude’s family includes dad Marbien, mom Victoria, brothers Val and Andre, sister Moria, and baby brother Cole. She started swimming when she was 8 years old. She chose this sport because she just wanted to like have fun swimming; then, she enjoyed swimming competitively when she started getting gold metals. She aspires to become a Dietitian or Nutritionist. In her spare time, she enjoys singing, playing league of legends, watching horror movies and traveling to places.
Athletic Highlights: The only swimmer in my high school.
Significant Sport Achievement: I was able to compete in 4 countries (Bangkok, Taiwan, Singapore, and Philippines), plus the U.S.A.
Most embarrassing thing that happened in her sport: When I dove in the pool earlier than everybody else.
Food: crabs, tacos, ice cream
Movie: any horror movies
Entertainer: Kevin Hart
Athlete: Michael Phelps
Favorite Teacher: My favorite professor is Coach Liz because she is awesome and inspiring.
Person she most admires:My dad because he is hardworking, and I’m a spoiled brat.
Person you would most like to meet: Michael Phelps because he is so good at swimming.
Best Advice ever received: “No regrets” “Always do your best”
One word that describes her off the court: Lazy bum
Quote that inspires her: “Last one, fast one.”
Best thing about being a Hawk: The best thing about being a Hawk is having fun. Cool people and I like the school colors (blue & orange).