Leah Smith
Leah Smith

Class:
Freshman

Hometown:
Pittsburgh, Pa.

High School:
Oakland Catholic

Height:
5-10

Event:
Free/Fly/IM



04/03/2014

Smith Named ACC Freshman of the Year, Busch Tabbed Women's Coach of the Year

Duo aided Cavaliers in winning seventh-consecutive conference championship

03/22/2014

Virginia Women Finish 11th at NCAA Championships

Smith, Bartholomew post third-place individual finishes

03/21/2014

Virginia Concludes Second Day of NCAAs

Bartholomew finishes fifth in 100 back, as does 800 free relay

03/20/2014

Virginia Breaks Three School Records on First Day of NCAAs

Smith breaks school and ACC record in 500 free

03/19/2014

Virginia Women Set to Begin NCAA Championships Thursday

Cavaliers send school-record 17 swimmers to national meet

Dual Meet Wins
• 1000 Free (Pitt), 500 Free (NCSU), 1000 Free (NCSU), 400 IM (Duke), 1650 Free (VT), 500 Free (VT), 200 Free (VT), 500 Free (Quad), 1000 Free (Quad), 200m Free (Navy), 400m Free (Navy), 800m Free (Navy)

Virginia Career Bests

200 Free:
1:45.09 (3rd all-time at UVa)
1000 Free: 9:33.29 (UVa Record)
1650 Free: 15:57.44 (2nd all-time at UVa)

Background
• Placed 12th in the 800m free and 14th in the 400m free at the 2012 U.S. Olympic Trials
• Gold medalist and record holder in 400m free and 800m free and bronze medalist in 200m free at 2012 Junior Pan Pacific Championships
• 2012 Junior Pan Pacific Championships Swimmer of the Meet
• Also competed in 200m free at Trials
• Silver medalist in 400m free and bronze medalist in 800m free at 2011 Winter National Championships
• Member of the 2012-13 U.S. National Junior Team
• USA Swimming Scholastic All-American
• Member of the National Honor Society
• Scholastic All-American

Personal
• Daughter of Margee and Dan Smith
• Has two older siblings, Aileen and Daniel, and a younger brother, Neal
• Father, Dan, was a pole vaulter at UVa from 1982-86
• Sister, Aileen, is a swimmer for Columbia
• Comes from a rich family tradition of professional and collegiate athletes, including World Light Heavyweight Boxing Champion Billy Conn (great uncle) and World Series Champion Jimmy Smith (great-grandfather)