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Hugh
Simmonds
Class: Sr.
Hometown: Queensland, Australia
Height: 6-1
Weight: 185
Sport: Men's Swimming
Position: Free

Biography

At West Virginia in 2011-12
  • Member of the fourth-place 800 free relay team (6:25.40), and also finished eighth in the 200 free (1:38.41), 13th in the 500 free (4:28.08) and 26th in the 100 free (45.98) at the Big East Championships
  • Finished second in the 200 free (1:41.66) and fourth in the 500 free (4:42.76) at Maryland
  • Began season with a fifth-place finish in the 200 free (1:43.40) against Pitt
At West Virginia in 2010-11
  • Member of the third-place 800 free relay (6:32.22) and the second-place 400 free relay (2:57.77), while also finishing 12th in the 500 free (4:29.05) and ninth in the 200 free (1:38.78) at the Big East Championships
  • Took first in the 200 free (1:42.30) and the 500 free (4:42.72) against Maryland
  • Finished first in the 200 free (1:41.20) at Pitt
  • Member of the fourth-place 800 free relay (6:44.58), while also finishing 11th in the 200 free (1:40.56) at the Nike Cup Invitational
  • Member of the first-place 800 free relay (6:57.26), while also finishing first in the 200 free (1:41.16) and second in the 500 free (4:38.69) at Cincinnati
  • Individually finished second in the 200 free (1:41.03), while also finishing first in the 200 free (1:41.25) at Louisville
  • Member of the first-place 400 medley relay (3:21.56), while also placing second in both the 200 free (1:41.03) and the 500 free (4:36.86) against Penn State
At West Virginia in 2009-10
  • Member of the third-place 800 free relay (6:33.35) at Big East Championships, while also finishing sixth in the 500 free (4:29.28) and 11th in the 200 free (1:39.86)
  • Took second in the 500 free (4:36.73) against Virginia Tech and Duquesne
  • Finished the 200 free (1:42.34) in first place against Pitt, and also took second in the 500 free (4:46.20)
  • Finished 11th in the 200 free (1:40.41) at the Ohio State Invitational
  • Finished the 1000 free (9:48.87) in first place at Villanova, while also finishing first in the 500 free (4:36.84)
  • Had first-place finishes in the 200 free (1:41.39) and 500 free (4:39.98) against Louisville
  • Took first place in the 500 free (4:39.59) against Cincinnati
  • Began his career with a first-place finish in the 500 free (4:37.21) against Penn State
In High School
  • Five-time high school age champion at Anglican Church
  • Holds school records for the 200 free and 400 free
  • Five-time national qualifier at East Brisbane swim club
  • National finalist, short course state medalist and state finalist
  • Holds club records in the 100 free, 200 free and 400 free
  • At 2009 Australian Nationals, finished 18th in the 100 free, ninth in the 200 free and 17th in the 400 free
Personal
  • Son of Noel Simmonds and Wilma Walsh
  • Has one sister
  • Birthday is Sept. 8
  • Majoring in multi-disciplinary studies
  • Garrett Ford Academic Honor Roll member

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