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    Kelly Smithwick
    Kelly Smithwick

    Houston, Texas

    High School:
    Cypress Creek


    2009-10 - Swam in every dual meet for the Illini during her senior season ... Swam to a second-place finish in the 1000 free (10:33.12) at Iowa ... Earned a career-best time against Illinois State in the 100 fly with a time of 59.92, placing third ... Swam four season-best times at the Big Ten Championships in the 200 fly (2:07.13), 400 IM (4:31.42), 1000 free (10:29.92 - 1650 split) and 1650 free (17:25.92).

    2008-09 - Swam in every meet for the Illini during her junior year ... Claimed an event title in the 1000 free against Nebraska (10:27.81) ... Placed third in the 1000 free against both Michigan State and Iowa State ... Took first in the 200 fly against Illinois State (2:07.21) ... At the Big Ten Championships, her time in the 400 IM (4:28.68) was a lifetime best and earned her a final swim ... Swam to a lifetime-best in the 1650 free finals with a time of 17:05.59 ... Won the 1650 free at the Last Chance Meet.

    2007-08 - Competed in every meet for the Illini as a sophomore ... Placed third in the 400 IM (4:33.95) and 200 fly (2:05.41) at the Boiler-Make-It Invite ... Also achieved a career-best time in the 50 free (25.31) at the Boiler-Make-It Invite ... Swam a career-best at the Big Ten Championships in the 1650 free with a time of 17:06.62.

    2006-07 - Competed in every meet for the Illini during her freshman year ... Finished third in the 1000 free and fourth in the 200 fly at Illinois State ... Followed that with a third-place finish in the 1000 free against Ohio State ... Scored in two events at the Texas A&M Reveille Invitational, finishing 15th in the 1650 free and 16th in the 200 fly ... Participated in the Big Ten Championships in the 500 free, 1650 free and 200 fly.

    High School - Lettered all four years in swimming and twice in water polo ... Winner of the Cypress Creek Cougar Award in swimming ... Earned all-state recognition from 2004-06 ... Member of Cypress Creek's four-time district and regional championship teams ... Won the 2004 water polo state championships.

    Personal - Born May 9, 1988 ... Parents are Jon and Nancy Smithwick ... Has one brother, Andy (24) ... Majoring in elementary education ... Hobbies include shopping, spending time with friends and watching sports ... Lists her brother as the biggest influence on her athletic career because "he was always active in some sport, so I had to be just like him, only better."

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