Jill S. Tirpack ’80
All-American High School Athlete National Junior Olympic Swimmer Jill Tirpack began her Pingry athletic career when she entered the school in her sophomore year. She was a dedicated and skillful athlete, earning Varsity letters in swimming, track and soccer. Tirpack is best known for her accomplishments in swimming, setting many Pingry and state meet records. She was the first Pingry female student honored as an All-American High School Athlete in 1979 and 1980. Tirpack was co-captain of the men’s team and swam in every competition. As captain of the first women’s team, she was instrumental in their first place trophies at the New Jersey Girls Prep States in 1979 and 1980. In 1980 she beat her own records set the previous year in the 200 Medley Relay, the 200 Individual Medley and the 100 Yard Breaststroke. Tirpack was also a strong participant on the soccer team, which won the 1979 New Jersey Independent School Women’s Athletic Association Girls Soccer Tournament. As a member of the track team, she helped her team win the 1979 New Jersey Prep State Championship. In 1980 the team returned to the championship and Tirpack received a gold medal as part of the mile-relay team. In 1980 Tirpack competed in the National Junior Olympics. She continued her swimming career at the University of California, Berkeley as a member of the women’s swim team, 1980-1984. A graduate of Tulane University School of Medicine, Tirpack specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology. She currently lives in Alabama with her husband and two daughters.