CJ Smith  
CJ Smith

Class:
Junior

Hometown:
Wilmette, Ill.

High School:
New Trier HS

Height / Weight:
5-10 / 150

Position:
Distance Freestyle


07/10/2013

Big Ten Conference Honors 49 Gophers as Distinguished Scholars

Minnesota featured 16 programs with at least one Distinguished Scholar Award winner for the 2012-13 academic year.

03/30/2013

Gophers Finish 18th at 2013 NCAA Championships

Minnesota's 18th-place finish was an improvement of six spots from last season.

03/28/2013

NCAA Championships Day One Prelim Results

Derek Toomey will compete in the Championships Finals of the 50 free.

03/28/2013

Toomey Places Third in 50 Free at NCAA Championships

Minnesota sits in 11th place following the first day of competition at the NCAA Championships

03/27/2013

Gopher Men Set for NCAA Championships

The three-day event will run from March 28-30 at the IU Natatorium in Indianapolis, Ind.

Career Notes: Ranks third all-time at Minnesota in the 1,650 freestyle (14.52.73) • All-American.

2012-13 • Sophomore Season: Earned three top times during the Big Ten Championships• lead the team in top times for the 500 free and 1000 free • was second on the team with total points in season dual meets with 90 • added 19 total points in the Big Ten Championships • earned four points in the NCAA Championships • letter winner • took fourth overall in the 500 free in the Grand Prix • had a first-place finish in the 1000 free and fourth in the 500 free against Iowa (11/2/12) • won the 1000 free and took second in the 500 free against Wisconsin (10/26/12) • posted a second-place finish in the 1,000 free and also competed in the 500 free and was a member of the 400 free relay at Michigan (10/5/12).

2011-12 • Freshman Season: Made his debut as a freshman at the NCAA Championships • earned All-American Honors in the 1,650 free by placing 13th with a career-best time of 14:52.73 • finished 36th in the 500 free • placed fourth in the 1,650 free at the Big Ten Championships (15:02.57) • earned a top time in the 500 free prelim (4:22.09) while placing 14th overall • finished 56th in the 200 free with a career-best 1:40.73 • won the 1,000 free at the Triple Duals with a top time of 9:10.25 • won the 500 and 1,000 free against Missouri • won the 500 and 1,650 free at the Hawaii Dual • letterwinner.

High School: A 2011 graduate of New Trier HS • high school coach was Mark Onstott • high school team placed first at state • placed 2nd in the 500 freestyle in both his junior and senior years • competed in the 200 freestyle as a junior and senior • was the conference champion in the 500 freestyle (2010 & 2011) and 200 freestyle (2011) • named the Most Improved Swimmer on his high school team • placed 10th at Junior Nationals in the 400 freestyle • named three-time Swimmer of the Year for his club team • Academic All-American • honor roll.

Personal: Major is undecided • son of Chris and Kaci Smith • has one brother, Grant • most memorable sports thrill was when he made Olympic trials cuts in the summer of 2011 in the 400m and 1500m freestyle.

Smith's Top Times:
200 free • 1:38.58 • B1G Championships 2013
500 free • 4:20.49 • B1G Championships 2013
1,000 free • 8.59.23 • B1G Championships 2013
1,650 free • 14:52.73 • 3/24/12