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Jeff Smith
Jeff Smith

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Mandeville, La.

High School:
St. Pauls

Height:
6-1

Event:
Distance Freestyle/IM

Birthdate:
05/20/1985

Major:
Exercise Science

Junior Season (2006-07)
Competed in the 400m free, 800m free and 400m IM at the U.S. Senior National Championships... Posted a "B" cut in the 500 free with a time of 4:25.90 in the prelims at the American Short Course Championships... Came in with a "B" cut time of 15:31.34 in the 1,650 free at the American Short Course Championships... Set a new personal best in the 50 free with a 22.26 in the 200 free relay leadoff against Florida State... Swam a 48.80 in the 100 free at the War Eagle Invitational... Set a new personal-best in the 200 free with a 1:39.87 at the American Short Course Championships... Swam the 1,000 free in 9:16.21 against Florida, the second-best mark for Auburn all season... Finished with a 2:00.26 in the 200 fly at the War Eagle Invitational... Came in with a career-best 1:56.35 in the 200 IM at the Ralph Crocker Classic and a 3:56.05 in the 400 IM at the American Short Course Championships... Swam on the 11th-place 800m free relay team and 16th-place 400m free relay team at the U.S. Open... Finished second in the 500 free (4:26.22), fourth in the 400 IM and 11th in the 200 free (1:39.87) at the American Short Course Championships.

Sophomore Season (2005-06)
Earned a NCAA `B' cut in the 500 free at the Georgia Tech meet, 4:26.58, also a new career best... Turned in a personal best time in the 1650 free, 15:50.68, at the James E. Martin Invitational... Swam exhibition at the SEC Championship in the 500 (4:35.25) and 1650 (15:35.63) freestyles... Won three events at the Orange & Blue Invitational - 500 free (4:30.53), 1650 free (16:27.69) and 400 IM (4:08.52)... Finaled at the U.S. Open in the 400 free (4:05.74) and 1500 free (16:37.76).

Freshman Season (2004-05)
Competed at the Orange and Blue Invitational and the Tiger Invitational... Finished fifth in the 1000 free versus Georgia (9:43.57)... Exhibitioned in the 500 free and 200 breast versus Georgia... Swam the 1000 free and 100 fly at Clemson... Finished fourth in the 500 free against South Carolina (4:40.87)... Was the fifth place finisher versus Texas in the 1000 free (9:43.42)... Came in third in the 1650 free at Florida State (16:01.19).

High School
Graduated from St. Pauls in 2004... Swam for Crescent City Swim Club and Billy Newport... Also trained under Chris Prator at St. Paul's... Went 4:09.85 in the 400 free and 8:37.35 in the 800 free at the 2004 Summer Nationals... Louisiana state champion... A member of the Saint Paul's honor roll.

Personal
Full name is Jeffrey Kenneth Smith... Parents are Kenneth and Barbara Smith... Born on May 20, 1985... Has two sisters, Stephanie and Adrienne... Majoring in exercise science.

More on Jeff
Favorite book is The Bourne Identity... Says the greatest lesson he learned through sports is persistence... Says the best part about his Auburn team is that they push each other and the team atmosphere... Starting swimming at the age of five... Favorite restaurant is Moe's... Hopes to go to physical therapy school after graduation... Favorite movie is SuperBad.