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University of Miami Athletics

Kayla Smith

position

Butterfly/im

Height

5-10

Class

Freshman

Hometown

Madison, Wis.

High School

Madison Memorial HS

Kayla Smith - Swimming & Diving - University of Miami Athletics

Sophomore (2010-11)…
Participated mainly in the 50- and 100 freestyle, as well the 100 butterfly… Posted her career-best time in the 50-yard freestyle at the Atlantic Coast Conference (ACC) Championships (Feb. 16-19)… Collected a time of 24.23 in the Georgia Tech Invitational (Nov. 19-21)… Placed second against FIU (Oct. 15) with a mark of 24.48… Also took a second-place finish against Florida Atlantic (Jan. 21) in the 50 free with a time of 24.59… Tallied a career-best time of 53.17 in the 100 freestyle of the Georgia Tech Invite… Had her second-fastest time of the year with a performance of 53.41 in the ACC Championships… Took third-place in a head-to-head meet with Vanderbilt… Posted a career-best mark of 59.25 for the 100 butterfly in the ACC Championships… Had a performance of 59.34 at the Georgia Tech Invitational… Served as anchor for the 400 FR winning team versus Rice in a time of 3:29.19…

Freshman (2009-10)…
Swam primarily in the 50- and 100 freestyle events… Had her fastest time of 24.41 in the 50 free during the ACC Championships… Turned in a ninth place finish and her second-fastest time of the year (24.56) at the Georgia Tech Fall Invitational… Took a season-best time of 53.55 in the 100 freestyle at the ACC Championships… Finished the event in 54.27 during the Georgia Tech Fall Invite… Also raced in one 100 butterfly event, finishing fourth against Central Connecticut State…

High School/Prep…
Prepped at Madison Memorial High School in her hometown of Madison, Wisconsin… Participated in swimming and soccer at MMHS… Mainly competed in the 50- and 100 freestyle in high school and anchored relays… Qualified as an individual for Wisconsin State Championships all four years and on relays… State runner up in the 50 free in both her junior and senior years… Posted a season-best time of 23.29 during her senior year in the 50 free… Finished fourth as a junior and third as a senior in the 100 free, with a time of 51.33 in her senior season… School record holder in the 50 free, 200 medley relay, 200 free relay and 400 free relay… All-Area Team member… All-State Honors (seven-time individual and eight-time relays)… All-American Honors four times as an individual, and seven times on relays… Team MVP in 2007 and ’08… Junior National Qualifier 2007 and ’08… YMCA National Qualifier five consecutive years (2005-09)… Has a best time of 58.25 in the 100 butterfly… Owns a career-best time of 59.25 in the 100 backstroke… National Honor Society Member… All-State Academic Honors… Scholastic All-American…

Personal…
Daughter of Steve and Kathy Smith… Has four siblings in Kelly, Cody, Kayce and Connor… Enjoys playing soccer, sleeping and watching television… Chose to attend Miami because she loved the team and coaches… Lists her favorite sports moment as beating a rival soccer team to get to the state championship and scoring the winning goal… Lists her favorite athlete as David Beckham… Favorite sports team is Liverpool (soccer)… Favorite movie is Now and Then… Says her favorite book is “The Time Traveler’s Wife”… Prized possession is her phone…

Smith’s Career Bests  
50 Free 24.19 (Feb. 16, 2011)
100 Free 53.17 (Nov. 20, 2010)
100 Fly 59.25 (Feb. 17, 2011)