Kierra Smith

Swimming Canada Releases Psych Sheets For Trials; Almost 200 Foreign Entries Made Of Mostly American College Swimmers

Swimming Canada released the psych sheet for the 2015 Canadian Swimming Trials which will be the selection meet for the Canadian World Championship team, Pan Am team, and World University Games team.

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Kierra Smith Named Big Ten Women’s Swimmer of the Year

2015 NCAA 200 breaststroke champion Kierra Smith has been named the Big Ten Swimmer of the Year.

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PHOTO VAULT: Night 3 of the 2015 Women’s NCAA Championships

Saturday night’s action included Simone Manuel’s American record in the 100 free, plus repeat wins from Virginia’s Leah Smith, Cal’s Missy Franklin and Louisville’s Kelsi Worrell as well as a 200 breast that saw Minnesota’s Kierra Smith upset reigning American record-holder Emma Reaney for the title.

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Kierra Smith Video Interview: You’re supposed to forget your mom’s name the last 50

Video produced by Coleman Hodges. Reported by Tony Carroll.  200 BREASTSTROKE – FINALS NCAA – 2:04.06 – Emma Reaney, Notre Dame…

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2015 NCAA B1G Roundup: Kierra Smith’s 200 Breast Victory With a Two-Footed Start (in an Era of Wedges)

2015 NCAA B1G Roundup: Kierra Smith’s 200 Breast Victory With a Two-Footed Start (in an Era of Wedges)  WHAT YOU…

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8 records most likely to fall at the 2015 Women’s NCAA Championships

Cal’s Rachel Bootsma (left), Missy Franklin (center) and Liz Pelton (right) are each on the hunt for one or more major records. Who else could be smashing history this week?

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2015 W. NCAA Picks: SEC Rivals Hannis and Burchell Primed for Battle in the 100 Breast

Kaylin Burchell (Alabama, above) comes in with a lifetime best along with a conference title in one of the deepest and fastest conferences in the nation in hopes for a NCAA title.

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5-up 200 back powers big prelims session for Indiana – Big Ten Day 4 Up/Downs, Scoring preview

Ray Looze’s bunch have about 50 points to make up, but lead the Big Ten in A and B finalists heading into the final night of the 2015 Big Ten Championships.

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6 Big Things from Day 3 of the Women’s Big Ten Championships: O Canada, freshman flurry & more

O Canada! Minnesota’s Kierra Smith is one of a number of Canadians currently dominating the Big Ten Conference Championship.

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Minnesota expands lead, Indiana makes day 3 run at 2015 Women’s Big Tens – Friday scoring update

Minnesota freshman Brooke Zeiger blew out the 400 IM field to help Minnesota pad its points lead despite a 100 backstroke deficiency. The Gophers lead by 47 with one day to go.

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2015 Women’s Big Ten Championships: Snodgrass dominant, but Gophers expand lead at day 3 finals

IU’s Brooklynn Snodgrass was unstoppable, winning a big 100 back battle, but a Hoosier 400 medley relay DQ wiped out her other big swim and let the Golden Gophers expand their points lead.

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Top 10 In-Season NCAA Performances

Already this season she is within one second of that mark (1:40.31), and swimming faster in the event than she was last year. Going into the meet last season the American record was 1:41.21. Now, she’s swimming times like that in-season which is what puts this swim on this list.

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2015 Big Ten Women’s Championships Fan Guide: Minnesota Looks for 4th Straight Title

Kierra Smith (above) had a breakout summer competing for Canada, just missing a medal in the 200m breast at the Pan Pacific Games. She’ll be a star for the Minnesota Gophers this championship season.

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Gophers Smith, Hoosiers Snodgrass share B1G Swimmer of the Week award in preview of conference showdown

Oh, Canada! Two swimmers from the Great White North shared the women’s swimmer of the week title this week, and their teams will clash for the Big Ten title in just a few weeks.

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Gophers Triumph Over NU and Purdue After Day Two of B1G Clash

Kierra Smith was untouchable in the 200 breast as the Gopher men and women held their leads in this B1G clash.

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