THIS SEASON: Amanda Smith, a senior co-captain who earned All-America honors last year in her first year at USC, is a versatile freestyler who can be plugged into the lineup in a variety of spots and she can also compete in the fly.
2011: Smith earned All-American honors as a 2011 USC junior, helping USC to eighth in the 800y free relay. She raced in three individual events, taking 27th in the 500y free (4:42.93), 29th in the 200y free (1:46.64) and 30th in the 200y fly (1:58.03). ... At the 2011 Pac-10 Championships, Smith just missed qualifying for two finals, finishing ninth in prelims of the 200y and 500y free. She won the consolation final of the 500y free (4:43.39) and took 12th in the 200y free (1:47.51). She was also 13th in the 200y fly (1:59.07).
INDIANA: Smith swam for Indiana as a 2008 freshman and 2009 sophomore, where she was a two-time All-American honorable mention in the 500y free (2008-09) and earned another in the 800y free relay (2009). A 2009 Academic All-American, she was second at the 2009 Big Ten Championships in the 1650y free and fourth in the 500y free. At the 2008 Big Tens, she was second in the 500y free and fifth in the 200y free. She was a 2008 Olympic Trials qualifier in the 200m IM, 200m fly (20th), 400m free and 800m free.
HIGH SCHOOL: Smith was a two-year team captain and a nine-time prep All-American at Indian Hills High in the 100y, 200y and 500y free, 100y and 200y free relay ... She led Indian Hills to state runner-up finishes in 2004, 2005 and 2006 ... She was the state champion in the 100y fly (2007) and the 500y free (2006) and the runner-up in the 200y free as a junior in 2006 ... She was state runner-up in both events as a sophomore and finished second in the 200y free and third in the 500y free in the state as a freshman ... She was the state meet and state record holder in the 100 fly ... Was the three-time Cincinnati Hills League Swimmer of the Year and a six-time Junior National qualifier and a two-time Senior National qualifier ... She was fourth in the 800m free at the 2007 USA Junior.
CLUB/COACH: Mason Manta Rays/Ken Heis.
PERSONAL: Smith was born Sept. 29, 1988 and is majoring in human performance. Her father was a letterman swimmer (1970-71) at Indiana and her grandfather lettered at Indiana in football (1938-40).
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