Northwestern pulls to within seven points late courtesy of a dominant 500 freestyle
2014-15: Member of Northwestern’s sprint freestyle group who did not see dual action in the winter before returning to compete in the Big Ten Championships … Academic All-Big Ten … Competed in the 200 free (71st), 100 free (88th) and 50 free (98th) at the B1G meet … Qualified for the championship finals of the 100 free and 200 free at the Wildcats’ home TYR Invitational (11/21-11/23) … Finished fifth in the 100 free with a finals time of 51.88 and seventh in the 200 free with a 1:52.96 in the evening … Also had a second-swim in the 50 free at the TYR, taking 21st overall after a bonus final effort … Scored a dual-meet point for Northwestern with a fifth-place finish in the 200 free in a double dual against UIC and Oakland (10/25), her best dual swim of the fall.
2013-14: Key part of young `Cats incoming freshman class ... Ranked on NU's top times list in six total categories, three individual and three relays ... Ranked No. 5 for NU in 50 free, No. 3 in 100 free and No. 4 in 200 free ... Swam on NU's top relay teams in 400 free, 800 free and 400 medley relays ... Set season top times with strong performance at Big Tens ... Finished No. 67 at Big Ten Championships in 50 free (2/20) ... Finished No. 40 at Big Tens in 200 free with time of 1:50.63...Finished No. 50 in 100 free at Big Tens with time of 51.33 ... Posted top time on the season in 50 free at Big Tens (23.92) on Feb. 20 ... Posted 51.33 time in 100 free at Big Tens, a season best time ... Set season best time in 200 free at TYR Invite (11/23) with time of 1:50.49 ... Swam No. 2 for NU in 400 free relay at TYR Invite (11/24), which posted `Cats top time of 3:23.69 ... Swam in `Cats top 800 free relay time, which posted 7:18.16 time at Big Tens (2/19) ... Anchored `Cats 3:43.96 time as part season best 400 medley relay time at Big Tens (2/20) ... Made college debut with No. 6 finish vs. Illinois/E. Mich (10/18) in 100 free with time of 52.91 ... Reached finals of TYR Invite in 50 free, 200 free and 100 free ... Finished No. 3 in 200 free and No. 4 in 100 free at Shamrock Invite (1/31).
High School: Finished top-eight in Colorado in the 100 and 200 freestyle races as a junior ... Earned top-16 finishes at the state meet as a freshman and sophomore ... Earned All-America relay status as a sophomore ... High point scorer at each of the last two Boulder County Invitationals .... Swam five years of club with Rally Sport Aquatics ... Junior Nationals finalist ... Also a sectional finalist ... National Honor Society and honor roll member.
Personal: Born Lacey Ann Smith ... Daughter of Mary and Paul Smith ... Has a sister who swims for Claremont McKenna ... Uncle, Tom Kuzmarski, teaches in NU's Kellogg executive MBA program ... Chose Northwestern over Pennsylvania, Columbia, Brown and Cal Poly ... Major is industrial engineering.