Jillian Rice
Jillian Rice
Height: 6-0
Year: Sr.
Hometown: Trumbull, Conn.
High School: Saint Joseph
Position: Sprint Free
Major: Applied Psychology
Event(s): Free

As a senior (2018-19)
NEC Swimmer of the Meet ... NEC Women's Swimming Scholar-Athlete of the Year ... Bryant Athletics Female Athlete of the Year ... Just the second Bulldog in DI program history (Casey Ostrander) to win Swimmer of the Meet honors ... First female to win the 50 free at the NEC Championships since Ostrander in 2013 ... Won three individual gold medals and was a part of four gold-medal winning relays ... Helped Bulldogs set three conference records in relays ... Part of school record relay teams in the 200 free, 400 free, 800 free and 200 medley ... Posted top times of 50.21 in the 100 free, 1:49.84 in the 200 free and 23.24 in the 50 free ... Named to the NEC Academic Honor Roll.

As a junior (2017-18)
Part of four relay-winning teams at NEC championships, three of which broke school records ... broke five-year-old record in the 100 free (50.07) ... also swam second-best time in the 50 free (23.27) and 200 free (1:49.36) ... earned 56 individual points at NECs ... Named NEC Women's Swimming and Diving Scholar-Athlete of the Year ... Named to NEC Academic Honor Roll.

As a sophomore (2016-17)
Enjoyed a dominant year for the Bulldogs in 2016-17 ... Earned 26 first-place finishes and 34 top-three finishes on the year ... Helped the 800 free relay team win a gold medal for the first time at the NEC Championships ... Also helped the 200 medley relay finish fourth and set a school record at the NECs ... Earned a bronze medal in the 200 free, finished eighth in the 50 free and ninth in the 100 free ... NEC Rookie of the Week once ... Named to the NEC Academic Honor Roll.

As a freshman (2015-16)
Put together an outstanding freshman season in 2015-16 ... Three-time NEC Rookie of the Week ... Finished 10th in the 200 free (1:53.20), 12th in the 100 free (52.15) and 17th in the 500 free (5:07.73) at the NEC Championships ... Won 11 events on the year ... Won multiple events on three different occasions ... Took home two first-place finishes in her first collegiate meet against Boston College ... Member of 800 free relay team that took home a bronze medal at the NEC Championships ... NEC Academic Honor Roll selection.

Before Bryant
A four-year varsity letterwinner at Saint Joseph's ... Captained the team her junior and senior year ... Won the state title in the 200 free and the 200 free relay as a senior ... Finished second in the FCIACS in the 200 free.

The daughter of Mary Beth and Louis Rice ... Has two sisters, Danielle and Avery.