Wildcats on pace to again break school record for total Academic All-Big Ten honors
2012-13:Member of Northwestern's breaststroke group, ranking fourth on NU's top times list in the 100 breast ... Also served as the Northwestern Student-Athlete Advisory Committee (SAAC) Big Ten representative ... Swam career-best times at both breaststroke distances at the Big Ten Championships, finishing 35th in the 100 with a 57.89 and 41st in the 200 with a 2:09.01 ... Cut 2.97 seconds from his 100 breast seed and 4.33 seconds from his 200 breast seed at the conference meet ... Scored points for the Wildcats in all three breaststroke events at Northwestern's own four-team TYR Invitational (11/16-11/18) ... Cut 5.84 seconds from his preliminary swim time in the 200 breast to touch in 2:13.34 and finish 12th overall ... Slashed 2.45 seconds from his 100 breast prelim swim to finish 15th in 1:01.03 ... Also was 15th in the TYR 50 breast event ... Scored a dual-meet point with a fifth-place finish in the 100 breast at Milwaukee (1/16).
2011-12:A member of Northwestern's breaststroke group, ranked third in the 100 breast and fourth in the 200 breast on NU's top times list for the year ... Academic All-Big Ten ... Competed in the 100 breast (31st), 200 breast (38th) and 50 free (70th) at the Big Ten Championships ... Swam career-best times in both the 100 breast (58.63) and 200 breast (2:09.68) at the league meet ... Also swam a season-best time in a 100 fly time trial at the conference meet ... Best dual-meet finish of the year was a second-place effort in the 100 breast against Lewis and Carthage College (1/7) ... Also scored a point in the 100 breast with a fifth-place finish against Iowa (1/21) ... Earned career-best times in both events at Northwestern's own five-team TYR Invitational (11/18-11/20), swimming a 59.76 to take 13th in the 100 and a 2:13.45 to finish 18th in the 200 ... Best TYR Invite finish was a 10th-place effort in the 50 breast.
2010-11:Member of Northwestern's breaststroke stroke group ... Earned season-best times in all three of his Big Ten Championships events, swimming a 59.89 in the 100 breast (34th), a 2:14.89 in the 200 breast (40th) and a 53.32 in the 100 fly (TT) ... Qualified for the consolation final of the 200 breast at NU's own five-team TYR Invitational (11/19-11/21), ending up 13th overall ... Won the bonus final of the 100 breast and finished 21st overall after another bonus final swim in the 50 breast at the TYR ... Best dual-meet finishes were a pair of sixth-place efforts in the 100 breast and 200 breast against Purdue (11/5).
High School:Earned all-America honors after his sophomore (2007-08) and junior (2008-09) seasons ... Named California North Coast Section Finalist during both of those seasons as well ... Squad won the 2007 and 2008 league championship ... Participated on the prestigious Terrapins Swim Team for five years ... Club regularly produces Olympic qualifiers and finalists ... Club head coach Paul Stafford received the 2010 George Haines Team Coach of the Year award ... All-America academic honor all four years of high school ... Member of the high honor roll for all four years.
Personal:Born Timothy Thomas Smith ... Son of Timothy Smith and Mara Urizar-Smith ... Attended the same high school as current NFL players D.J. Williams and Maurice Jones-Drew ... Chose Northwestern over USC, Notre Dame and Cal Poly ... Majoring in civil engineering.