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Danielle
Smith
Class: Jr.
Hometown: Delray Beach, Fla.
Height: 5-8
Sport: Women's Swimming
Position: Back/Free

Biography

At West Virginia in 2011-12
  • Received All-America Honorable Mention honors as a member of the 16th place 800 free relay (7:13.09) at the NCAA Championships
  • Had a second-place finish in the 100 back (54.36) at the Big East Championships, as well as third in the 200 back (1:57.42) and ninth in the 500 free (4:48.87)
  • Set a new Big East record as a member of the 800 free relay (7:06.87) at the Big East Championships
  • Finished first in the 100 back (57.00) and as a member of the 200 medley relay (1:46.55), as well as second in the 200 back (2:03.06) against Pitt
  • Member of the first-place 800 free relay (7:20.90), second-place 200 free relay (1:34.44), 200 medley relay (1:43.06), 400 free relay (3:25.24) and 400 medley relay (3:42.86), also finishing second in the 100 back (54.62) and 200 back (1:58.59), and seventh in the 200 free (1:52.13) and 500 free (4:56.57) at the Pitt Invitational
  • Won the 100 back (56.51) and 200 back (2:03.21) against Cincinnati and Villanova
  • Began season with first-place finishes in the 100 back (57.54), 200 back (2:04.45), 200 free (1:54.95) and as a member of the 800 free relay (7:37.49), as well as a third place in the 500 free (5:04.48) in the West Virginia State Games
At West Virginia in 2010-11
  • Member of the third-place 400 medley relay (3:42.57), fifth-place 200 free relay (1:35.50) and sixth-place 400 free relay (3:25.21) at the Big East Championships; also placed ninth in the 100 back (55.15) and 200 back (2:00.05)
  • Finished third in 200 back (2:08.24) against Ohio
  • Member of first-place 400 medley (58.56) and 200 back (2:07.00) at Marshall
In High School
  • Four-year letterwinner and state qualifier and one-year captain at Boca Raton High
  • Member of two state championship teams (2007, 2008)
  • Member of the 200 medley relay team that won state titles from 2006-09
  • Earned team MVP honors in 2010
  • Holds records in the 100 back, 500 free, 200 medley relay and 400 free relay
  • 2009-10 All-American in the 100 back and 500 free
  • Holds the Palm Beach County record in the 100 back
  • Named Most Outstanding Female Swimmer at the 2009 Palm Beach County Championships
  • Twice named All-Palm Beach Post and 2009 All-Sun Sentinel First Team
  • Palm Beach County’s 2009 and 2010 Girls Swimmer of the Year
Personal
  • Daughter of Allen and Christine Smith
  • Has one brother
  • Birthday is November 7
  • Majoring in advertising

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