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Alex Smith
Position: Distance Free/Fly
Year: Senior
Hometown: Bowie, Md.
High School: DeMatha

2010-11: Major point scorer for Columbia in the distance events at the 2011 Ivy League Championships … finished 17th overall in the 1000 free with a time of 9:30.84 … also finished 17th in the 1650 free with a time of 15:58.30 … qualified for the bonus final of the 500 free … came in third in that heat, 19th overall, with a time of 4:33.34. 

2009-10: Became one of Columbia's top distance free swimmers … scored points in multiple events at the 2010 Ivy League championships, including the 1000 free (12th – 9:25.01), the 1650 free (9th – 15:53.17) and the 500 free (18th – 4:34.77).

2008-09: Named team’s Most Improved Swimmer ... holds top times for 2008-09 in the 1000 (9:17.04) and 1650 free (15:34.77), and is second on the team in the 500 free (4:27.31) ... EISL point scorer in the 500 free (18th – 4:27.31), the 1000 free (12th – 9:17.04), the 1650 free (13th – 15:34.77) and the 800 free relay (fifth).

At DeMatha: Earned four varsity letters in swimming ... captained the swimming team his senior year ... WMPSSDL 2008 league champion in 500 free ... two-time All-American ... two-time Prince George County Swimmer of the Year ... earned all-county honors as a sophomore ... swam in Junior Nationals as a sophomore and a junior ... personal bests include 1:44.08 (200 free), 4:07.92 (400 free), 4:36.58 (500 free) and 15:59.14 (1650 free) ... on Principal’s List (GPA of 3.8 or higher) all 16 quarters of high school ... won departmental awards in English and Environmental Science senior year.

Personal:
Majoring in English and Comparative Literature.