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Competed in two-man (K-2) 1,000-meter sprint for United States at 2004 Athens Olympics, reaching the semifinals before finishing seventh in that round of the competition ... comes from a family of Olympians, with his mother Marcia earning a bronze in the K-1 500 meters at the 1964 Tokyo Games, while his father William competed in the same Olympics in the K-4 1,000 meters (eliminated in the second repechage) and his aunt, the late Sperry Rademaker, placed seventh in the K-2 500 meters at the 1968 Mexico City Olympics.

Did not compete in intercollegiate athletics while attending Notre Dame, graduating from the the University in 2000 with his bachelor's degree in finance ... he picked up the sport of kayaking a year after his graduation as a means to remain physically fit, and three years later, he qualified for the Olympics.

Only athlete with Notre Dame connections ever to compete in an Olympic kayak, canoe or rowing event (although rower Amanda Polk is an alternate on the 2012 U.S. Olympic Team) ... he also is one of four athletes to qualify for the Olympics in a sport other than the one he competed in during his career at Notre Dame, a short list that also includes three-time (1988, 1992, 1996) U.S. modern pentathlete Mike Gostigian of the United (who was a fencer in college), two-time (2002, 2006) Hungarian bobsledder Marton Gyulai (ran track at Notre Dame), and 2000 U.S. triathlete Nick Radkewich (who also competed in track & cross country for the Fighting Irish).

A native of Buchanan, Mich., Smoke now makes his home in Chicago, where he works as a derivatives trader.

Jeff Smoke
Jeff  Smoke

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September 29
All Day
ITF Futures
Fountain Valley, Calif.
September 30
7:00 PM
Pittsburgh
Pittsburgh, Pa. (Ambrose Urbanic Field)

ACC Network Extra
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September 30
2:00 PM
ND/Joe Piane Invitational
Notre Dame, Ind. (ND Golf Course)
September 30
4:00 PM
Michigan State/Iowa
East Lansing, Mich. (McCaffree Pool)
September 30
4:00 PM
Michigan State/Iowa
East Lansing, Mich. (McCaffree Pool)
September 30
7:00 PM
Duke
Notre Dame, Ind. (Purcell Pavilion)

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ACC Network Extra
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September 30
All Day
Northwestern Invitational
Evanston, Ill.
September 30
All Day
ITF Futures
Fountain Valley, Calif.
October 1
12:00 PM
Syracuse
East Rutherford, N.J.(MetLife Stadium)

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Game Week Central
October 1
12:00 PM
Loyola
Notre Dame, Ind. (Melissa Cook Stadium)
October 1
4:00 PM
NIU
Notre Dame, Ind. (Melissa Cook Stadium)
October 1
7:00 PM
Louisville
Louisville, Ky. (Lynn Stadium)

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October 1
1:00 PM
Delaware
Bethesda, Md. (Stone Ridge School of the Sacred Heart)
October 1
All Day
ITF Futures
Fountain Valley, Calif.
October 1
All Day
Northwestern Invitational
Evanston, Ill.
October 1
All Day
ITA All-American Championships Pre-Qualifying
Tulsa, Okla. (Michael Case Tennis Center)
October 1
All Day
All-American Championships - Pre-Qualifying
Pacific Palisades, Calif.
October 2
9:00 AM
Maryland
College Park, Md. (University of Maryland)
October 2
9:00 AM
Florida
College Park, Md. (University of Maryland)
October 2
1:00 PM
Wake Forest
Notre Dame, Ind. (Purcell Pavilion)

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October 2
5:05 PM
USNTDP
Notre Dame, Ind. (Compton Family Ice Arena)

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October 2
All Day
ITA All-American Championships Pre-Qualifying
Tulsa, Okla. (Michael Case Tennis Center)
October 2
All Day
All-American Championships - Pre-Qualifying
Pacific Palisades, Calif.
October 2
All Day
Northwestern Invitational
Evanston, Ill.
October 2
All Day
ITF Futures
Fountain Valley, Calif.
October 3
All Day
ITA All-American Championships Qualifying
Tulsa, Okla. (Michael Case Tennis Center)
October 4
7:00 PM
Indiana
Notre Dame, Ind. (Alumni Stadium)

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October 4
All Day
ITA All-American Championships Qualifying
Tulsa, Okla. (Michael Case Tennis Center)
October 4
All Day
All-American Championships - Qualifying
Pacific Palisades, Calif.
October 5
All Day
All-American Championships - Qualifying
Pacific Palisades, Calif.
October 6
7:00 PM
Clemson
Notre Dame, Ind. (Alumni Stadium)

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October 6
All Day
All-American Championships
Pacific Palisades, Calif.
October 6
All Day
ITA All-American Championships
Tulsa, Okla. (Michael Case Tennis Center)
October 7
5:00 PM
Dennis Stark Relays
Notre Dame, Ind. (Rolfs Aquatic Center)
October 7
5:00 PM
Dennis Stark Relays
Notre Dame, Ind. (Rolfs Aquatic Center)
October 7
7:00 PM
Syracuse
Syracuse, N.Y. (Women's Building)
October 7
7:30 PM
Northwestern
Evanston, Ill. (Martin Stadium)
October 7
7:35 PM
Arizona State
Notre Dame, Ind. (Compton Family Ice Arena)
October 7
All Day
ITA All-American Championships
Tulsa, Okla. (Michael Case Tennis Center)
October 7
All Day
Bobby Bayliss Invitational
Notre Dame, Ind. (Eck Tennis Pavilion)
October 7
All Day
All-American Championships
Pacific Palisades, Calif.
October 7
All Day
Div. I/Div. II NAC
Detroit, Mich. (Cobo Center)
October 8
TBA
North Carolina State
Raleigh, N.C.

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October 8
7:00 PM
Wake Forest
Notre Dame, Ind. (Alumni Stadium)

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October 8
11:00 AM
Oakland
Notre Dame, Ind. (Rolfs Aquatic Center)
October 8
11:00 AM
Indiana State
Notre Dame, Ind. (Rolfs Aquatic Center)
October 8
7:05 PM
Arizona State
Notre Dame, Ind. (Compton Family Ice Arena)
October 8
All Day
Div. I/Div. II NAC
Detroit, Mich. (Cobo Center)
October 8
All Day
ITA All-American Championships
Tulsa, Okla. (Michael Case Tennis Center)
October 8
All Day
All-American Championships
Pacific Palisades, Calif.
October 8
All Day
Bobby Bayliss Invitational
Notre Dame, Ind. (Eck Tennis Pavilion)

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