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'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'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'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)|