Dana Grandmaison-Gilligan is a four-year letter winner and All-American as a member of the Denison women’s soccer team from 1998-2001. She remains the program’s all-time leader in goals with 48 and points with 114. During Grandmaison-Gilligan’s career, the women’s soccer team went 61-13-2, while advancing to the NCAA Division III Tournament in all four years.
Grandmaison-Gilligan opened her career in 1998 as the NCAC Newcomer of the Year after scoring 12 goals and adding three assists. The 1998 squad won the North Coast Athletic Conference Championship and advanced to the second round of the NCAA Tournament. In 1999, she would repeat as a first-team All-NCAC selection, while also earning All-Great Lakes Region accolades for the second-consecutive season. In 1999, she scored 16 goals and added six assists and was a third-team All-American selection from the National Soccer Coaches Association of America. Grandmaison-Gilligan would close out her career by being named second-team All-NCAC in 2000 and 2001.
In 2004, she was named to the North Coast Athletic Conference’s 20th Anniversary All-Decade team.