posted January 10, 2007

Lisa Smith is National Swimmer-of-the-Week

Hope College senior swimmer Lisa Smith of Dearborn, Mich. (Dearborn HS) has been named a national swimmer-of-the-week by CollegeSwimming.com.

She is one of six swimmers selected on the basis of their performances in recent meets by a panel of collegiate coaches.

Last Saturday (Jan. 6) in a dual meet against Division I Oakland University, Smith swept the butterfly events, the 100 in :58.45 and the 200 in 2:11.06.  She was also runnerup in the 100 freestyle (:54.20).

Smith has been an NCAA All-American six times in her career.  Last year she was the bronze medalist in the 100 and 200 butterfly events at the NCAA Division III championships.  She is the defending MIAA conference champion in the 50 free, 100 butterfly and 200 butterfly.  She is the MIAA record holder in both butterfly events.

This season she is already an automatic qualifier to nationals in the 100 butterfly (:56.34) and a conditional qualifier in the 200 butterfly and 50 free.

Other honorees include Kassia Shishkoff, Northwestern University; Scott Spann, University of Michigan; Alison Smith, University of Indianapolis; Matt Hug, University of Missouri-Rolla; and Kenton Drake, University of California at Santa Cruz.