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2008 Women's Swimming & Diving Roster

Kirsten Smith

IM / Breast

Cary, N.C. (Athens Drive)
Kirsten Smith

Three-time All-American

Two-time Freshman All-SEC Selection


Career Best Times


50 Free: 24.51                     (Auburn, 1/22/10)

100 Free: 51.71                   (Tennessee, 1/28/12)

200 Free: 1:47.42               (2011 SEC Championships)

200 Back: 2:00.97              (2009 College Conference Carnival)

100 Breast: 1:05.97           (Arkansas, 10/20/11)

200 Breast: 2:12.09           (2011 NCAA Championships)

200 Fly: 2:04.87                   (Virginia, 1/7/09)

200 IM: 1:57.88                    (2011 SEC Championships)

400 IM: 4:08.65                    (2009 SEC Championships)



100 Free: 58.23                   (2009 SE Eastern Sectional Senior Championships)

200 Free: 2:04.89               (2010 ConocoPhillips National Championships)
400 Free: 4:28.00               (XLII Santa Clara International, 2009)

100 Back: 1:07.92              (2009 NC Charlotte UltraSwim)

200 Back: 2:15.04              (2009 SE Eastern Sectional Senior Championships)

100 Breast: 1:12.52           (2009 SE Eastern Sectional Senior Championships)

200 Breast: 2:32.72           (2009 ConocoPhillips National Championships)

100 Fly: 1:02.67                   (2009 SE Eastern Sectional Senior Championships)

200 Fly: 2:18.89                   (2009 SE Eastern Sectional Senior Championships)

200 IM: 2:15.80                    (2009 ConocoPhillips USA Swimming National Championships)

400 IM: 4:49.52                    (2009 ConocoPhillips USA Swimming National Championships)


UF All-Time Rankings


200 Breast: Fourth (2:12.09)

200 IM: Eighth (1:57.88)

400 IM: Seventh (4:08.65)



200 Breast: Sixth (2:32.72)

200 IM: Sixth (2:15.80)


National/International Competition: Swam at the 2009 U.S. Nationals/World Trials…Took 15th overall in the 200 IM (2:15.80) and 400 IM (4:49.52) and placed 31st in the 200 back (2:16.98) and 22nd in the 200 breast (2:33.92) after swimming an even quicker 2:32.72 in breaststroke prelims…Achieved five 2008 Olympic Trials cuts…Placed 15th at the 2008 U.S. Olympic Trials in Omaha in the 200-meter IM…Eight Senior Nationals cuts…Member and captain of the 2006 USA Junior National team …Holds the North Carolina state records in the 200 free and 200 and 400 IM events…Placed sixth at the 2007 Spring Nationals in the 200 IM.


At Florida

2011-12: Named to the 2012 SEC Academic Honor Roll…Earned the third All-America honor of her career at the 2012 NCAA Championships with a 4:13.59…Touched in a personal, textile-best 4:09.63 during the preliminary heat at NCAAs…Swam to a seventh-place finish in the 200y IM (1:59.00), eighth-place effort in the 400y IM (4:14.31) and 19th-place finish in the 200y breast (2:15.36) to make an appearance in two of her three races, championship finals at the 2012 SEC Championships…Recorded a personal-best 51.71 swim in the 100y free against Tennessee…Finished fifth in both the 100m back (1:08.45) and 200m IM (2:24.92) in the win over Auburn…Swam the 100y free against FAU, touching in 52.66 for third…Claimed two top-10 finishes in the double-dual victory over Michigan and Stanford, taking fourth in the 200y breast (2:20.20) and ninth in the 200m IM (2:25.51)…Finished seventh in the 200m back (2:27.24) against Georgia…Collected another two top-10 finishes at the Dallas Classic when she stopped the clock at 1:50.74 for eighth in the 200y free and 4:56.61, a personal-best, for tenth in the 500y free…Won the 400y IM against Arkansas, touching in 4:20.48 and recorded a career-fast 1:05.97 swim in the 100y breast…Finished two-three in the 100y back (58.19, personal best) and 500y free (4:57.59), respectively…Helped lead head coach Gregg Troy to his 12th consecutive top-10 finish at NCAA’s.


2010-11: 2011 SEC Honor Roll Recipient…Received her first two NCAA All-American award with a 15th place finish in the 400 IM (4:09.93), and as  a member of the 11th place 400-yard free relay team that finished in 3:16.54, tied for the seventh-fastest time in school history…Picked up two top-10 performances and NCAA “B” cut times at the 2011 SEC Championships with a seventh  in the 400 (4:10.56) and 10th in the 200 (1:57.88) individual medley events, also finished 13th in the 200 breast (2:14.43)…Took home second in the 100 free (52.31) against Indian River State College…Posted an NCAA “B” cut 4:19.49 to take second in the 400 IM against Tennessee…Finished second in the 200 free (1:52.11) in the win over Florida Atlantic…Captured her first individual victory of the season and set a personal-best in the 500 free (4:55.27) against Georgia Tech…Finished ninth in the 400 IM at the Georgia Tech Invitational in a field of 63 swimmers…Against Stanford and Michigan gathered four third-place finishes in the 200 breast (2:19.18) and 200 free (1:52.09), and as a member of the 200 and 400 medley relay teams…Swam the first leg of the 800 FR that posted a winning NCAA “A” cut 7:24.82 at the All-Florida Invitational…Helped lead head coach Gregg Troy to his 11th consecutive top-10 finish at NCAA’s.


2009-10: A member of the 2010 NCAA Championship squad…A 2010 CSCAA Scholar All-American that was also named to the 2010 SEC Academic Honor Roll…Swam a team season-high 2:14.55 in the 200-yard breaststroke at the 2010 NCAA Championships…Placed third in the 200-yard backstroke (2:03.19) in the victory against Tennessee…Placed fourth in the 200 breast (2:21.44) in the win vs. Auburn and fourth in the same event (2:20.61) in the win vs. Florida Atlantic…Finished third in the 200-yard freestyle (1:51.92) in the triumph over Florida Atlantic…Took third in the 200-yard IM (2:03.05), fourth in the 200-yard butterfly (2:02.06) and finished fifth with a personal-best 1:50.71 in the 200-yard freestyle in the win against Florida State…Placed third in the 400 IM (4:19.47) at the Georgia Tech Invite…Finished third in the 400 IM (4:22.13) and fifth in the 200 back (2:02.98) in the double-dual meet vs. Michigan and Stanford.


2008-09: A 2009 CSCAA Scholar All-American that was also named to the 2009 SEC Freshman Academic Honor Roll…Earned two Freshman All-SEC honors as the highest freshman finisher in both the 200 & 400 IM races…A 2009 NCAA qualifier and competitor for the Gators…Finished 18th in the 400 IM (4:10.64), 22nd in the 200-yard IM (1:58.22) and 35th in the 200 breast (2:12.89) at the 2009 NCAA meet in College Station, Texas…Her mark in the 200 breast at NCAAs was a season-best and the fastest for the Gators all season…Placed third in the 400 IM (4:08.65) at the 2009 SEC Championship meet, while also taking eighth in the 200 breast (2:14.07) and ninth in the 200 IM (1:58.31) at SECs as Florida won the 2009 SEC Championship crown…Swam a total of 13 invitationals and duals for the Gators during her freshman campaign…Highlights came against Tennessee, where she swam a season-best 100 back (57.70)…Finished 33rd in the 200 IM at the 2008 U.S. Short Course Nationals…Took third in the 200 breast in the dual win at Auburn (2:19.77), while also clocking a season best 1:51.52 in the 200 free against the Tigers…Ended the dual meet season by changing up her events and swimming the 500 free in the win over IRSC/FGCU, where she clocked a 4:56.58.


Prior to Florida: The 2006-07 North Carolina High School High School Swimmer of the Year…A four-time High School State Champion in the 200 IM and 500 free…High School State MVP Swimmer all four years of high school…High School All-American in the 200 IM, 500 free and 100 free…High school coach was Mike Morey.


Club: Member of the Marlins of Raleigh, coached by Paul Silver.

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