Olivia Smoliga
blank Olivia Smoliga
Class:
Freshman

Hometown:
Glenview, Ill.

High School:
Glenview High School

Position:
Free/Back

Record Book:

• Ranks second in the 100 backstroke, seventh in the 50 freestyle and ninth in the 100 freestyle in school history.

2013-2014:

• Qualified for the NCAA Championships in the 100 backstroke.

• Named the SEC Female Freshman of the Week on Nov. 5 after leading off two victorious relays in the win at Florida.

• Chosen as the SEC Female Freshman of the Week on Nov. 19 after an individual win and a relay victory against Emory.

• Selected as the SEC Female Freshman of the Week on Nov. 26 after posting two individual wins and helping three relays win at the Auburn Fall Invitational.

• Named the SEC Female Freshman of the Week on Jan. 28 after recording one individual win and two relay wins in the victory over Tennessee.

• 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 Mutual of Omaha Duel in the Pool in Scotland.

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

Collegiate Personal Bests:

50 Freestyle 22.19 13 Auburn Invitational

100 Freestyle 48.35 13 Auburn Invitational

100 Backstroke 51.95 13 Auburn Invitational

200 Backstroke 1:58.75 13 Emory

100 Butterfly 54.12 13 Auburn Invitational

High School:

• Graduated from Glenbrook South High School with honors.

• Swam for the Glenview Titan Aquatic Club 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.

• Chosen as a member of the 2013-14 USA Swimming Women's 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.

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