Andrea Nugent, born 1968 in Montreal, studied modern languages at McGill while competing with the swim team from 1988 to 1993. One of the most prolific swimmers in school history, she achieved All-Canadian honours three times.
Over the course of her university career, Andrea won seven gold medals, two silvers and one bronze at the CIS national championships, establishing CIS meet records in the 50-metre butterfly and the 100m freestyle.
While swimming for McGill University in the 1992-93 season, she went undefeated in 25 consecutive races (which included three events — the 50- and 100-metre freestyles, plus the 100-metre butterfly). She went on to capture the Gladys Bean trophy as McGill’s female athlete of the year and was also the Quebec conference nominee for the Howard-Mackie Award, presented to the top student-athlete in the country.
She won five medals for Canada during the World University FISU Games at Sheffield, England in 1991 and at Buffalo in 1993. A two-time Olympian for Canada, Nugent won bronze for Canada at the 1990 Commonwealth Games in New Zealand and bronze at the 1988 Summer Games in Seoul. Andrea also competed at the 1992 Olympics in Barcelona, where she served as captain of the swim team.
Andrea was inducted into the McGill Sports Hall of Fame on October 18th, 2007.