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2008 Women's Swimming & Diving Roster

Natalie Smith

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Hometown
Gainesville, Fla. (Gainesville)
Experience
School
Natalie Smith

Career Best Times

(Yards)

100 Free: 53.31          (2008 Princeton Big Al Invitational)

200 Free: 1:51.59      (2008 Princeton Big Al Invitational)

500 Free: 4:53.23      (2008 Princeton Big Al Invitational)

1000 Free: 10:21.29  (IRSC/FGCU, 1/31/09)

1650 Free: 16:49.97  (2009 Florida Swimming Senior Champs)

200 Fly: 2:17.60         (IRSC/FGCU, 1/31/09)

 

National/International Competition

2008 National Qualifier in the 400 and 200 free … Placed in the top 16 at the Spring Nationals in the 800 free relay … Finished in the top 16 at the Junior Nationals with a fourth-place team finish … Holds national YMCA top eight times.

                                      

At Florida

2008-09: Named to the 2009 SEC Freshman Academic Honor Roll for her work in the classroom her freshman season…Had a stellar meet at the 2009 Princeton Big Al Invitational, securing season and career-best marks in the 100, 200 & 500-yard freestyle races…Placed fifth in the mile (16:58.58) and took ninth in championship finals of the 500 free (4:53.23), 11th in the field in the 200-yard free (1:51.59) and 13th in the 100 free (53.31) at the Princeton Invite…Swam the second leg of UF’s fifth-place 800 free relay (7:31.31) in Princeton…Recorded season-bests in the 1,000-yard free (10:21.29) and 200 fly (2:17.60) against Indian River State College and Florida Gulf Coast University with third and sixth-place finishes, respectively…Clocked a career-best mile in Orlando at the 2009 Florida Swimming Senior Championships (16:49.97) to end the season’s competition…Competed in a total of eight meets for UF her freshman campaign, highlighted by third-place finishes in the 500 & 1000-yard free races on the road at LSU and a fourth-place finish in the 500 free in the win over Florida State in Tallahassee.

 

High School

An 11-Time NISCA High School All-American … NISCA Academic All-American … Two-time State High School Champion in the 400 free relay … 14 top eight placements at the State High School Championships … Three-time USA Swimming Academic All-American … TV20 Scholar Athlete … Member of the National Honor Society … High school coach was Rob Ramirez.

 

Club

Member of the Gator Swim Club, coached by Chris Oliver.

 

Personal

Born Natalie Smith on August 25, 1990, in Gainesville, Fla. … Daughter of Jeff and Susan Smith … Has one sibling, Cory (19) … Chose Florida because of the great coaching staff and team atmosphere and the excellent academics … Also considered Duke in the recruiting process … Enjoys lake activities, spending time with her friends and dancing … A microbiology and cell science major.

 

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