Thomas

Smith

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Backstroke
Height: 6'0"
Class: Junior
City/State: Huntington Beach, Calif.
High School: Edison High School
Major: Information Systems & Decision Science
Experience: 2 Letters

Bio

LSU Record Holder in the 200 Backstroke
2016 All-SEC Freshman Team

SOPHOMORE SEASON (2016-17)
Took first in the ‘B’ final of the 200 back and swam the anchor for the 400 free relay squad that took third in the ’B’ final of the FGCU Classic ... Swam the first leg of the 400 medley relay that took third in the ’B’ final and also took third overall in the ‘A’ final of the 200 IM at the FGCU Classic ... Placed second overall in the 200 back and fourth overall in the 100 back against Auburn ... Also anchored the 400 free relay squad that garnered third place against the Tigers ... Placed fourth in the 200 IM, seventh in the 100 back and sixth overall in the 200 back in the ‘A’ finals at the Art Adamson Invite ... Tallied fifth place in the 100 back and fourth in the 200 back against Alabama ... Also anchored the 400 free relay team that took fourth overall against the Crimson Tide ... Swam the opening leg of the 200 medley relay to help secure a fourth-place finish against Texas A&M ... Touched the wall in sixth in the 100 back and collected two seventh-place finishes in the 200 back and 200 IM against the Aggies ... Placed 29th in the 200 IM, 32nd in the 100 back and 26th in the 200 back at the SEC Championships.

FRESHMAN SEASON (2015-16)
Set the school record in the 200 back at the Art Adamson Invitational … Reached the championship final of the 200 back at SEC Championships and finished seventh … Took first in the 200 back and finished second in both the 200 IM and 100 back against Missouri … Touched the wall third in the backstroke events against Texas A&M … Finished first in the 200 back, second in the 100 back and third in the 200 IM against Virginia Tech and Kentucky … Notched a win in the 100 back and finished second in the 200 IM against SMU … Took the win in the 200 back with the school record time of 1:42.77 … Broke the pool record in LSU’s meet against Missouri … Named newcomer of the year at the team banquet … Named to the SEC First-Year Academic Honor Roll … Earned his first varsity letter.

PRIOR TO LSU
Olympic Trail qualifier for 2016 … Five-time National Age Group record holder … Two-time 200 back USA Swimming individual top time in nation … Six-time USA Swimming top time in the nation … For 10 years, was listed in the top 10 in nation for USA Swimming … Eight-time Southern California swimming record holder … Thirteen-time Southern California League champion .. Holds seven California league records and eight Edison High School records … Three-time Southern California League MVP … Edison High School 2015 Athlete of the Year and Hall of Fame inductee … Three-time Edison High School men’s swimming MVP … CIF Athletic Director Athlete of Character Award … Thirteen-time Southern California CIF Division I finalist … Three-time first team All-Count CIF … Fourteen-time USA High School Athletic All-American… Ranks in the top-10 all-time in orange Count in the 100 back (third), 200 free (sixth) and 200 IM (eighth) … Swam for AZOT Swim Club under Brian Pajer … Maintained a 4.27 GPA through high school.

PERSONAL
Born April 30, 1997 … Parents are Brad and robin Smith … Has two siblings – Tori and Joshua … Brother Joshua swims at University of California at Santa Barbara … Majoring in information systems and decision sciences.


Smith’s Top Times
200 free- 1:42.83 2015 LSU vs. SMU
100 back- 48.43 2016 Art Adamson Invitational
200 back- 1:42.77* 2015 Art Adamson Invitational
200 IM- 1:46.57 2016 Art Adamson Invitational

* School Record

Smith’s 2016-17 Top Times
100 back- 48.43 Art Adamson Invitational
200 back- 1:44.26 Art Adamson Invitational
200 IM- 1:46.57 Art Adamson Invitational

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