AS A SENIOR (2012-13): Finished fifth in the 200 fly (1:54.23) in a dual meet against Pittsburgh … added a sixth place result in the 100 fly (52.76) later in the meet … placed fifth for the second straight time in the 200 fly (1:53.31) against Louisville … finished in seventh place in the 100 fly (53.63) in a dual meet with Cleveland State … member of the fifth-place finisher in the 800 free relay (7:08.40) at the Shamrock Invitational … swam the 200 fly in 1:52.87 to place seventh in the event at the Shamrock Invitational.
AS A JUNIOR (2011-12): Claimed fifth place (1:54.47) in the 200 fly in the early season quad meet … fifth-place finisher in the 200 fly (1:53.26) at Pittsburgh … runner-up in the 200 IM with a time of 1:56.91 at Pittsburgh … finished in third place in the 200 fly (1:53.09) at Purdue … member of the third place 400 medley relay squad at Valparaiso … posted a time of 49.96 to take third in the 100 free at Valparaiso … personal-best time of 2:14.20 won the 200 breast at Valparaiso … sixth-place finisher in the 200 fly at the Hawkeye Invitational … claimed fourth place in the 200 fly at Michigan State … monogram winner.
AS A SOPHOMORE (2010-11): Registered two personal-bests at the Shamrock Invitational, his best meet of the year … two personal records included swims of 51.86 in the 100 fly and 1:49.71 in the 200 fly … also swam a 4:51.32 in the 500 free in a tri-meet against Oakland and Michigan for another personal-best time … registered a 1:52.95 in the 200 IM at the Shamrock Invitational for a top season time … that time was less than a second away from another personal best … also competed in the 400 IM (4:02.52) at the invitational and earned another top season time.
AS A FRESHMAN (2009-10): Swam a myriad of events for the Irish during the season … personal-bests in the 400 IM (4:00.98) and 200 fly (1:49.80) came during the prelim session at the BIG EAST Championships as an exhibition swimmer … stopped the clock at 9:58.20 in the 1000 free and 53.31 in the 100 fly in a tri-meet with Cleveland State and Miami (Ohio) for personal-best times … touched the pad at 4:53.21 in the 500 free in a dual meet against Pittsburgh for another personal-best … competed in the 200 IM at the Ohio State Invitational and finished in a time of 1:52.19 for a career-best … shaved over seven seconds off his 200 IM time over the course of the season … racked in three top-three finishes over the course of the regular season.
THE GAUGER FILE: Earned four varsity letters under head coach Mark Schelbert at Kokomo (Ind.) … team went undefeated in his sophomore, junior and senior seasons … two-time NISCA All-American in the 200 IM … three-time USA Swimming Academic All-American … four-time IHSAA all-state (200 IM, 500 free) … three-time team MVP and team captain … holds school records in 200 IM, 500 free and 200 free … nine-time conference champion and league[apos]s 200 IM record holder … all-state and All-American in the 200 IM in his junior and senior seasons … national finalist for the Wendy[apos]s High School Heisman Award … vice president of the Fellowship of Christian Athletes … senior class treasurer … treasurer of the National Honor Society… son of Lisa and Gary Gauger … oldest of three children … graduated with a degree in pre-professional science from the College of Science.
Gauger[apos]s Career Bests
|200 IM||1:52.19||Ohio State (2009)|
|400 IM||4:00.95||Northwestern Invite (2013)|
|100 Fly||51.86||Shamrock Invite (2011)|
|200 Fly||1:49.39||Northwestern Invite (2013)|
|200 Breast||2:12.26||Michigan State (2012)|