Allison Schmitt
blank Allison Schmitt
Class:
RS Senior

Hometown:
Canton, Mich.

High School:
Canton

Event:
Free

Record Book:

• Set the American and U.S. Open records in the 200-meter freestyle and the American record in the 400-meter freestyle.

• Anchored the 400-meter medley relay that set the World and American records, the 800-meter freestyle relay that set the American and U.S. Open records, and the 400-meter freestyle relay that set the American record.

• Set the NCAA and school records in the 500-yard freestyle.

• Ranked No. 2 in the 200-yard freestyle, No. 5 in the 100-yard freestyle and No. 10 in the 200-yard butterfly in school history.

• Helped the 800-yard freestyle relay set the American, U.S. Open, SEC and Georgia records.

• Swam on the 200-, 400- and 800-yard freestyle relays and the 400-yard medley relay that set school records.

2012-2013:

• Won the Honda Sports Award for swimming and diving.

• Came in first in the 200 freestyle and on the 400 and 800 freestyle relays, fifth in the 100 freestyle, and sixth in the 500 freestyle and on the 400 medley relay at the NCAAs as the Lady Bulldogs won the program's fifth national title.

• Placed first on the 200, 400 and 800 freestyle relays, second in the 100 freestyle and on the 400 medley relay, and third in the 200 and 500 freestyle at the SECs as the Lady Bulldogs claimed the team title for the fourth straight year.

• Named First-Team All-SEC.

• Selected as a team captain.

• Won gold on the 800 freestyle relay at the FINA Short Course World Championships in Turkey.

• Named to the SEC Winter Academic Honor Roll.

• Named to the Athletic Director's Honor Roll for Fall Semester.

• Named the recipient of the Carl and Barbara Parks Endowed Scholarship.

• Named to the Student-Athlete Advisory Committee.

• Chosen as the UGA Female Athlete of the Year for the 2012 calendar year.

2012 Olympics:

• Won three gold medals, one silver and one bronze at the London Games.

• Became the first Georgia swimmer ever to win an individual gold as she claimed the 200-meter freestyle title.

• Anchored the victorious 800-meter freestyle and 400-meter medley relays.

• Came in second in the 400-meter freestyle.

• Placed third on the 400-meter freestyle relay.

• With six Olympic medals (including a bronze from the 2008 Games), she ranks first all-time among Georgia swimmers.

2011-2012:

• Redshirted to train for the Olympics and did not compete for Georgia.

2010-2011:

• Won the 200 and 500 freestyle titles for the second and third years in a row, respectively, at the NCAA Championships.

• Anchored the first-place 400 and 800 freestyle relays at the NCAAs.

• Helped the 200 medley relay claim seventh at the NCAAs.

• Finished 12th in the 100 freestyle at the NCAAs.

• Came in second in the 200 and 500 freestyle and fifth in the 100 freestyle as Georgia repeated as the SEC champion.

• Named the recipient of the Atlanta Sports Council Collegiate Athlete of the Year Award.

• Named to the 2011 Spring Athletic Director's Honor Roll.

• Recognized by the UGA Athletic Association as an Academic Roundtable honoree.

• Named to the 2010-11 Winter SEC Academic Honor Roll.

• Named First-Team All-SEC.

• Named the Counsilman-Hunsaker National Collegiate Swimmer of the Week and the SEC Swimmer of the Week for her efforts against Texas.

• Chosen for the United States' 2011 FINA World Championships squad.

• Inducted into the inaugural UGA Student-Athlete Leadership Academy.

• Selected as one of the four finalists for the Honda Award.

• Chosen as the recipient of the Vickie and Leon Farmer Scholarship.

2009-2010:

• Won the 200 and 500 freestyle titles at the NCAAs.

• Anchored the 800 freestyle relay that claimed the national title.

• Anchored the 400 freestyle relay that came in fourth.

• Named First-Team All-SEC after placing first in the 200 freestyle, second in the 500 freestyle and sixth in the 100 freestyle and swimming on the winning 400 and 800 freestyle relays at the SECs.

• Named to the Fall 2009 Athletic Director's Honor Roll.

• Named to the Winter SEC Academic Honor Roll.

2008-2009:

• Won the title in the 500 freestyle at the NCAAs.

• Finished second with the 800 freestyle relay, third in the 200 freestyle and fourth with the 400 freestyle relay at the NCAAs.

• Named the SEC Freshman of the Year and to the SEC All-Freshmen Team.

• Named First-Team All-SEC after winning the 500 freestyle.

• Swam the lead leg of the second-place 400 freestyle relay team and was second in the 200 freestyle and fifth in the 100 freestyle at the SECs.

High School:

• Graduated from Canton High School.

• Swam for Club Wolverine and Coach Bob Bowman.

• Named the 2008 Michigan Female High School Athlete of the Year.

• Was a two-time Michigan High School Swimmer of the Year.

• Was the Michigan high school state champion in the 200 and 500 freestyle in 2006 and 2007, setting the state record in both events.

• Earned All-America honors 10 times.

• Named All-State eight times and to the All-State relay three times.

International:

• Won the bronze medal at the 2008 Olympics as a member of the 800-meter freestyle relay that set the American record.

• Anchored the 800-meter freestyle relay that won the gold medal at the 2011 World Championships.

• Earned silver in the 200-meter freestyle at the 2009 FINA World Championships.

• Swam the anchor leg of the U.S. 800-meter freestyle relay that came in second at the 2009 FINA World Championships.

Personal:

• Born June 7, 1990.

• Daughter of Ralph and Gail Schmitt.

• Majoring in Psychology with a minor in Child & Family Development.

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