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Katherine Gillis

Katherine Gillis
  • Born: 08/14/1989
  • Age: 25
  • Height: 175cm
  • Weight: 63kg
  • Birthplace: Toronto, Ontario


UBC Thunderbirds

Languages spoken:


Idols (in sport or other):

My mom.

Favourite activities outside of sport:

Skim boarding at the beach

Sibling(s) Name(s) (date of birth):

Spencer Gillis (Dec 12, 1994), Max Gillis (July 20, 1985)

Pre-competition rituals / superstitions:

Tie up my left shoe before my right

Training Location(s):

Wright Field, UBC

Preferred sport events / Specialties:



Louis Mendonca and Paul Bundy

Senior national athlete since:


Nickname (s):


College/ University (year graduated):

Boston College/University of British Columbia (undergraduate)

Focus of studies:


Org./ charities supported:

Canucks for Kids Fund

Other sports participated in:

Hockey, soccer, track and field

Favourite movies / TV shows:

The Princess Bride/Modern Family

Favourite quote / motto:

Never give up.

It would surprise you to know that I …:

was on the varsity badminton team.

National titles (include event, year):

U-18 Outdoor Nationals – Silver
U-19 Indoor Nationals – Gold
U-21/Senior Outdoor Nationals
U-19 Outdoor Nationals – Gold
U-19 Indoor Nationals – Gold
U-16 Outdoor Nationals – Gold

Career notes (inc. Top results) in 2011:

2011 Tour of Chile, Santiago, Chile
2011 Canada-USA Test Series, Chula Vista, California

Career notes (inc. Top results) in 2010:

2010 Commonwealth Games (India)
2010 Pan American Indoor Championship (Venezuela)
2010 Chile Series, Vancouver, BC
2010 Canada-India Cup, Surrey, BC
2010 Ata Holding World Cup Qualifier, San Diego, California
2010 South American Tour

Career notes (inc. Top results) in 2009:

2009 FIH Champions Challenge II, Russia (6th

Career notes (inc. Top results) in 2008:

2008 WorldHockey Olympic Qualifier
2008 South Africa Tour

Career notes (inc. Top results) in 2007:

2007 AKPro Chile Series, Vancouver

Major awards (ex. CDN Player of Year, Hall of Fame inductee):

2008/2009 Boston College Rookie Award
2007 Regiopolis Notre Dame Award of Excellence
2006 Bill MacLeod Award
2005 Junior Athlete of the Year
2005 and 2007 Field Hockey MVP
2004 Sportsmanship Award

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