Olivia Smoliga
blank Olivia Smoliga
Class:
Sophomore

Hometown:
Glenview, Ill.

High School:
Glenview

Position:
Free/Back

Record Book:

• Set the school records in the 50 freestyle and 100 backstroke and ranks fourth in the 100 freestyle.

• Led off the 200 and 400 medley relays that set the school marks.

2013-2014:

• Won the NCAA title in the 50 freestyle.

• Came in ninth in the 100 freestyle and the 100 backstroke at the NCAAs as the Lady Bulldogs won their second straight national championship.

• Placed third on the 400 medley relay, fourth on the 400 freestyle relay and fifth on the 200 medley relay at the NCAAs.

• Chosen as the SEC Freshman of the Year, to the SEC All-Freshman Team and First-Team All-SEC.

• Won the 50 and 100 freestyle at the SECs as Georgia posted its fifth straight team title.

• Came in second in the 100 backstroke at the SECs.

• Helped the 200 medley and the 200 and 400 freestyle relays take first and the 400 medley relay place second at the SECs.

• Won the Commissioner's Trophy for high-point honors at the SECs.

• Named the SEC Female Freshman of the Week four times.

High School:

• Graduated from Glenbrook South High School with honors.

• Swam for Glenview Titan Aquatics and was coached by Steve Iida.

• Became the first female high school swimmer to crack 22 seconds in the 50 freestyle with a time of 21.99.

• Set a national record and was the 2013 short-course meters world champion in the 100 backstroke.

• Named the 2013 Swimming World Magazine Female High School Swimmer of the Year.

National/International:

• Won the 100 backstroke and was third in the 100 freestyle and fourth in the 50 freestyle as the United States defeated Europe 132-131 in the 2013 Mutual of Omaha Duel in the Pool in Scotland.

• Swam on the runner-up 400 freestyle and 400 medley relays in the Duel in the Pool.

• Chosen as a member of the 2013-14 USA Swimming National Team.

• Placed fourth in the 100 backstroke at the 2012 Olympic Trials.

• Was an eight-time high school state champion.

Personal:

• Born October 12, 1994.

• Daughter of Tom and Elizabeth Smoliga.

• Majoring in Exercise and Sport Science.

Collegiate Personal Bests:

50 Freestyle 21.54 14 SEC Championships

100 Freestyle 47.51 14 SEC Championships

100 Backstroke 51.00 14 SEC Championships

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