Top Times (As of November 2015):
- 50 Free, 22.72 (2015 NI - Ob - NYS Federation Girls Swimming Championship, SCY)
- 100 Free, 50.91 (2015 Ni - Ob - NYS Federation Girls Swimming Championship, SCY)
-50 Meter Free, 25.97 (2015 March Speedo Champions Series LCM)
Awards/Honors/Rankings: 2016 US Olympic Trial Qualifier in the 50 Meter freestyle ... holds a myriad of New York State, Section V and school records in the 50 free, 100 free, 200 free relay and 400 free relay ... twice named to Democrat & Chronicle All Greater Rochester women's swimming list ... as a freshman, achieved Athletic All-American women's swimming award in the 50 free ... as a sophomore, repeated winning the Athletic All-American women's swimming award in the 50 free, adding honors in the 100 free and 200 free relay ... in junior year, achieved Athletic All-America honors in women's swimming in the 50 free and 200 and 400 free relays, and earned consideration in the 100 free as well ... prep team won New York state title in junior campaign ... to date in senior year, has been awarded Athletic All-America honors in 50 free, 200 free relay and 400 free relay.
Prep & Personal: Swam with both Pittsford Sutherland prep team and Pack Swim Team of Pittsford club throughout prep career ... made varsity team at Pittsford Sutherland as an eighth grader ... qualified for Olympic Trials in 50m free and won the spring eastern zone sectional meet in the 50m free in spring of 2015 with club team ... biggest athletic thrills to date are breaking her own state record in New York in the 50 free, and being the first girl in New York state to break 23 seconds for the 50 free ... as a freshman, finished second in the New York state high school women's 50 free event ... New York state Section V sectional champion in the 50 free, 100 free and 200 and 400 free relays ... set New York state high school women's 50 free record (23.05), finishing second at state meet ... was state champion in the 200 free relay ... also placed second in the 100 free ... repeated as New York state Section V sectional champion in 50 free, 100 free, and 200 and 400 free relays ... won New York state title in 50 free, 200 free relay and 400 free relay ... came in second in 100 free ... holds New York state high school 200 free relay state record ... crowned section V sectional champion in the 100 free, 200 free relay and 400 free relay ... holds New York state Section V record in the 50 free and 200 free relay ... broke her own record in the New York state high school meet in the 50 free, becoming the first women's swimmer to break the 23-second mark (22.78) ... re-set state record in 200 free relay ... repeated as Section V sectional champion in 50 free, 100 free, 200 and 400 free relays ... also set Section V record in 50 free and 200 free relay.
Outside the Pool: Involved in Deca Business Club and the National Honor Society ... awarded AP Scholar Award in 2015 ... named a Scholastic All-American in 2014 and 2015 ... won the Notre Dame Club of Rochester Junior of the Year Award in spring 2015 ... one of six children to J. Theodore and Anne-Marie Smith ... has one brother, James, and four sisters, Olivia (age 22), Maggie (age 19), Sarah (age 15) and Caroline (age 10) ... hails from same area of New York as women's lacrosse player Abi Culllinan ... intends to major in business at the University.
Head Coach Mike Litzinger on Smith: "Katie verbally committed to Notre Dame very early in the process and is Fighting Irish through and through. She recently broke her own New York state high school record in the 50 free, and has had tremendous improvement in the 100 free. Katie will bring her speed to South Bend, and add to our relay power. Our staff couldn't be more thrilled to have Katie join us."