It marked the third time in program history that the Gophers finished in the top-10 nationally.
Haley Spencer looks to earn her fourth-straight All-America honor in the 200 breast tonight.
Four Gophers will compete in tonight's finals beginning at 6:00 p.m. on ESPN3.
The event will take place March 21-23 in Indianapolis, Ind.
Minnesota has the second most competitors heading to Championships
Career Notes: Minnesota Record Holder in the 200 long course breaststroke (2:25.40), 2-time individual B1G Champion
2013-14 Sophomore Season: At the 2014 NCAA Championships, Smith finished 15th in the 400 Medley Relay, 19th in the 100 Breaststroke and 6th in the 200 Breast with a time of 2:06.76 (3/20-3/22) Capturing first in both the 100 and 200, Kierra dominated in breaststroke, taking home two B1G Champion individual titles. Smith also placed 4th in the 200 IM, 3rd in the 400 Medley Relay and was named to the First Team All-Big Ten at the 2014 B1G Championships (2/19-2/22) At the 2014 Minnesota Challenge, she finished 4th in the 200 Medley Relay, 4th in the 100 Fly, and 2nd in the 200 Free (2/7-2/8) At the Triple Dual against Wisconsin and Purdue, she placed 1st in the 200 IM, 1st in the 200 Breast, 2nd in the 100 Breast, and 5th in the 200 Medley Relay (1/31-2/1) Finished 1st in the 200 Breast, 2nd in the 100 Breast, 2nd in the 400 Medley Relay, and 4th in the 200 Medley Relay against NC State (1/24-1/25) Placed 1st in the 100 Breast, and 1st in the 200 Breast vs. Hawaii (1/11) At the 2013 Jean Freeman Invite, Kierra placed 2nd in the 200 Fly, 1st in the 200 IM, 2nd in the 400 Medley Relay, 5th in the 200 Medley Relay, 16th in the 100 Fly, 1st in the 400 IM (12/6-12/7) At the 2013 Minneapolis Arena Grand Prix, Smith she was recognized for her performances and named B1G Swimmer of the Week. (11/14-11/16) Placed 2nd in the 100 Breast, 1st in the 200 Breast and 1st in the 200 Medley Relay vs. Iowa (11/1) Against Wisconsin, Kierra finished 2nd in the 200 Medley Relay, 2nd in the 100 Breast, 1st in the 200 Breast, 8th in the 200 IM, and 1st in the 400 Medley Relay (10/18-10/19) Placed 2nd in the 200 Medley Relay, 1st in the 100 Breast and 6th in the 100 Fly vs. Michigan (10/11) Placed 1st in the 100 Breast, 200 Breast and 200 Medley Relay against Arizona State (10/5).
2012-13 Freshman Season: Named Big Ten Freshman of the Week two different times (10/16, 10/23) named Big Ten Swimmer of the Week (10/23) finished first in the 100 breast and 200 breast at Kansas (10/20) won the 100 breast and 200 IM against Iowa State (10/12)placed first in the 200 breaststroke, second in the 100 breaststroke and third as a member of the 200 medley relay at Michigan (10/5).
High School: Swam for the Liquid Lightning Swim Club coached by Emil Dimitrov member of Team Canada at the 2011 Pan American Games in Guadalajara, Mexico, where she placed fifth in the 100 breaststroke member of the 2010 Canadian Junior Pan Pacific Championship Team that competed in Kihei, Hawaii holds the Canadian and British Columbia short course meters record (2:22.88) in the 200 breaststroke in the 15-17 age group, as well as the British Columbia long course record in the 200 breaststroke (2:27.93).
Personal: Daughter of Andrew Smith and Jo-Ann McLellan majoring in communications.
Smith's Top Times:
2014 B1G Championships 100 breast 59.80
2014 B1G Championships 200 breast 2:06.66
2014 Triple Dual 200 IM 2:02.09