Leah Smith
Leah  Smith

Class:
Sophomore

Hometown:
Pittsburgh, Pa.

High School:
Oakland Catholic

Height:
5-10

Event:
Free/Fly/IM



02/21/2015

Virginia Wins Eighth-Consecutive ACC Championship

Cavaliers capture three event wins on final night

02/20/2015

Virginia Wins Three Events on Day Three of ACCs

Cavaliers sit in second place

02/19/2015

Virginia Captures Lead on Second Day of ACCs

Smith successfully defends 500 free title

02/18/2015

Virginia Wins Two Relays on First Night of ACC Championships

Cavaliers break ACC records in both relays

02/07/2015

Virginia Finishes Action at Two Meets Saturday

Warburg breaks women's 3-meter diving school record

2014 US National Team Member
2014 ACC Freshman of the Year

All-American (3)
2014:
1,650 Free, 800 Free Relay, 500 Free (HM)

ACC Champion (3)
2014:
500 Free, 1,650 Free, 800 Free Relay

All-ACC (4)
2014:
200 Free, 500 Free, 1,650 Free, 800 Free Relay

Virginia Career Bests

200 Free:
1:43.88 (2nd all-time at UVa)
500 Free: 4:32.61 (UVa Record)
1000 Free: 9:30.19 (UVa Record)
1650 Free: 15:42.04 (UVa Record)

2013-14
• 2014 ACC Freshman of the Year
• Earned All-America honors with a third-place finish in the 1,650 free in a school-record time of 15:42.04 at NCAA Championships, 11th-fastest in history (seventh-fastest American in history)
• Her 1,000 split in that mile was a school-record 9:30.19
• Led off the 800 free relay that placed fifth at NCAAs, earning All-America honors
• Took home Honorable Mention All-America honors with a ninth-place finish in the 500 free in 4:33.65, the third-fastest time in the NCAA and 10th-fastest in history (eighth-fastest American in history)
• Also placed 17th in the 200 free at NCAAs
• ACC Champion in the 500 free and 1650 free
• Led off the 800 free relay that was ACC Champion and broke the school record in 7:01.39
• Earned All-ACC honors with a second-place finish in the 200 free
• Won the 200 and 500 free and placed second in the 1,650 free at the Ohio State Invite
• Picked up 12 dual-meet wins (200 free - 2x, 400m free - 1x, 500 free - 3x, 800m free - 1x, 1000 free - 3x, 1650 free - 1x, 400 IM - 1x)
• Represented the United States at the 2014 Pan Pacific Championships in Gold Coast, Australia
• Won gold as part of the 4x200m free relay at the Pan Pacific Championships
• Finished ninth in the 400m free and 800m free at 2014 Pan Pacs
• Finished in the top six in four events at the Phillips 66 U.S. National Championships
• Placed third in the 200m free and 400m free, fifth in the 1,500m free and sixth in the 800m free
• Named to the U.S. National Team for three events (200m free, 400m free, 800m free), one of seven athletes to accomplish the feat

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)