Olivia Smoliga

Race Video: Rachel Bootsma Faces Adversity with Racing Outdoors in the Women’s 50 m Back

Rachel Bootsma hugged the lane line the whole race but ended up taking the A final with a time of…

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Women’s 100 Meter Backstroke – US Nationals Preview – Missy Franklin leads Golden Bear attack

Since at least 2011, the women’s 100 backstroke has been all but owned by Missy Franklin, the defending Olympic and World Champs gold medalist.

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Smoliga Heads Home; Clary Chooses His Races on Day 3 of the 2014 Santa Clara Grand Prix

2014 NCAA Champion in the 50 free will miss that race in Santa Clara, as she’s gone home sick.

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2014 Santa Clara Grand Prix Preview: Links, storylines and more

The Santa Clara Grand Prix is the next stop on the Michael Phelps comeback tour, and will also be the 2014 Grand Prix series debut for Missy Franklin.

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Abbey Weitzeil Breaks Both 50 and 100 Freestyle National High School Records

Abbey Weitzeil broke the National High School records in both the 50 and 100 freestyles at the 2014 CIF-SS Division 1 Championships.

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Ally Howe Breaks Missy Franklin’s National Independent High School Record in 100 Back at CCS Prelims

Sacred Heart Prep’s Ally Howe has broken the Naitonal Independent High School Record in the 100 yard backstroke.

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2014 Women’s NCAA Championships 5 Big Things #2: How, Exactly, Did Georgia Repeat?

With Harvey Humphries at the helm of the Georgia women’s team at NCAA’s, the Bulldogs repeated as NCAA Champions – but it felt very, very different from their 2014 title. (Featured Image Brittany MacLean)

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5 Big Things from 2014 W. NCAA’s #1: Recruit Rankings Revisited, 2014 freshmen were remarkably consistent

An easy one to get right: Missy Franklin was the consensus #1 recruit, and the Golden Bear lived up to the hype. But how did the rest of our ‘top 10 recruits’ list hold up?

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Congratulations to the Georgia Bulldogs, repeat NCAA women’s champions!

The Georgia Bulldog women reloaded in a big way, and they spent Saturday night celebrating their back-to-back NCAA titles.

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2014 Women’s NCAA DI Championship Quotes: Day 1, MacLean, DiRado, Smoliga, Ryan

Stanford’s Maya DiRado, Katie Olsen, Felicia Lee and anchor leg Lia Neal celebrate their 400 medley relay record!

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Photo Vault: 2014 Women’s NCAA DI Champsionship Day 1 Winners

Maya DiRado, 200 IM winner, and teammate Felicia Lee, leading Standford to the #2 spot in the Team Standings after Day 1 of the 2014 Women’s NCAA Swimming & Diving Championships.

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2014 W. NCAA Picks: Fast freshmen 400 free relay legs could decide meet’s big finale

Three of the top contenders will look to star freshmen to power their programs to the top of the podium at the final event of the NCAA Championships.

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2014 W. NCAA Picks: Georgia looks to set tone early with 200 free relay

The very first event of the 2014 NCAA Championships will go a long way in telling who showed up to swim and who doesn’t look ready for the bright lights and intense pressure of a national championship final. Look for top-seeded Georgia to set the tone early.

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2014 W. NCAA Picks: The Deepest 100 Back Field Ever?

The women’s 100 backstroke field, which includes 2011 and 2012 NCAA champion Cindy Tran, is the deepest and fastest we’ve ever seen.

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2014 W. NCAA Picks: Don’t Blink Or You’ll Miss A New NCAA Champ

The women’s fifty free hasn’t seen this much speed in a while and it could by anybody’s race Thursday night.

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