Olivia Smoliga
Olivia  Smoliga

Class:
Junior

Hometown:
Glenview, Ill.

High School:
Glenview

Event:
Free/Back

07/01/2016

Turning Dreams Into Reality

Turning Dreams Into Reality

06/25/2016

Smoliga Aiming To Continue Big Year

Smoliga Aiming To Continue Big Year

03/19/2016

Lady Bulldogs Win Seventh NCAA Title

Lady Bulldogs Win Seventh NCAA Title

03/18/2016

Georgia Maintains Lead After Day Three

Georgia Maintains Lead After Day Three

03/17/2016

Smoliga-Led Georgia Still On Top At NCAAs

Smoliga-Led Georgia Still On Top At NCAAs

Record Book:

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

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

• Set the NCAA and NCAA meet records in the 50 freestyle.

2015-2016:

• Won the 50 and 100 freestyle to lead the Lady Bulldogs to the NCAA title.

• Came in second on the 400 freestyle relay, third on the 200 freestyle relay, fourth on the 400 medley relay, seventh on the 200 medley relay and ninth in the 100 backstroke at the NCAAs.

• Won the 50 freestyle and the 100 backstroke at the SECs.

• Came in second in the 100 freestyle at the conference meet.

• Swam on the 200 and 400 freestyle and 400 medley relay that came in second and the 200 medley relay that finished third at the SECs.

• Named the SEC Swimmer of the Week on Dec. 9.

• Finished second in the 100-meter backstroke in the 2015 Pan Am Games in Canada.

• Named to the U.S. National Team.

• Named the recipient of the UGA Athletic Association’s Women’s Swimming and Diving Scholarship.

2014-2015:

• Finished fifth in the 100 backstroke, eighth in the 50 freestyle and ninth in the 100 freestyle at the NCAAs.

• Came in third on the 200 and 400 freestyle relays and fifth on the 200 medley relay at the NCAAs.

• Won the 100 backstroke and placed ninth in the 50 and 100 freestyle at the SECs as the Lady Bulldogs claimed their sixth straight title.

• Came in first on the 200 and 400 freestyle relays, third on the 400 medley relay and fourth on the 200 medley relay at the SECs.

• Named First-Team All-SEC.

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 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.

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

High School:

• Graduated from Glenbrook South High School with honors.

• Swam for the Glenview Titan Aquatic Club under Coach 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.

Smoliga's Top Times

Stroke Time Meet Date
50 Free 21.21 2016 NCAA Championships 03/17/2016
100 Free 46.70 2016 NCAA Championships 03/19/2016
100 Back 50.58 2016 NCAA Championships 03/18/2016
200 Back 1:58.75 Emory 11/15/2013
100 Fly 54.12 Auburn Fall Invitational 11/22/2013

 

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