Sara Smith Event: Butterfly/Individual Medley/Freestyle
    Class: Sophomore
    Hometown: McGaheysville, Va.
     
    photo Skinner on Smith: "Sara leads by example. She is a pleasure to coach and is very impressive as a student-athlete. I am thankful to have her in a VT cap."

    2005-06: Competed in three events at the NCAA Championships, placing 48th in the 100-yard freestyle ... Became the second Hokie woman to win an individual ACC Championship ... Won the 200-yard individual medley at ACCs ... Also placed second in the 100-yard freestyle ... Swam the second-leg of the 200-yard freestyle relay, which broke a school record ... Named ACC Performer of the Week twice (Oct. 17 and Nov. 7) ... Selected as National Swimmer of the Week (Oct. 18) by collegeswimming.com ... Set two War Memorial Pool records against Clemson, posting top finishes in the 200-yard individual medley and 100-yard freestyle ... Won the 200-yard freestyle against Marshall ... Won the 200-yard individual medley and placed second in the 100-yard freestyle at the Maryland Quad ... Swam the first leg of the 400-yard freestyle relay which placed first at the Maryland Quad ... Won the 50-yard freestyle and finished second in the 100-yard freestyle at NC State ... Won the 200-yard individual medley and 100-yard freestyle against Virginia ... Won the 200-yard individual medley at the Nike Cup ... Placed fourth in the 50-yard freestyle and 200-yard freestyle at the Nike Cup ... Won the 200-yard freestyle at UNC-Wilmington ... Placed second in the 200-yard freestyle and third in the 100-yard freestyle at East Carolina ... Swam the final leg of the 400-yard medley relay which placed first at West Virginia ... Won the 200-yard individual medley at WVU ... Swam the final leg of the 400-yard medley relay which placed first against Pittsburgh ... Won the 200-yard individual medley against Pitt.

    High School: Lettered two years for Barbara Palmer at Spotswood ... Two-time AA state champion in the 50- and 100-yard freestyle events ... Holds the state record in the 100- and 50-yard freestyle ... USA Swimming Scholastic All American.

    Personal: Sara Marie Smith was born April 7, 1987, in Harrisonburg, Va. ... Daughter of Todd and Jeannette Smith ... Majoring in biology.

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