Women's Swimming

 

  Molly Smyth
Molly  Smyth

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Cromwell, Conn.

High School:
Cromwell HS

Height:
5-8

Event:
Free/Back

Birthdate:
01/27/1993

Experience:
3L


04/15/2015

Women's Swimming & Diving Celebrates A Successful 2014-15 Campaign

UMass finished second at the A-10 championship meet for the second time in the last three years.

01/13/2015

Four UMass Swimming & Diving Athletes Earn Weekly Awards

Michael Glenn and Molly Smyth named UMass Athletes of the Week

03/09/2013

139 UMass Student-Athletes Named To Atlantic 10 Fall Commissioner's Honor Roll

A league-record 1,637 student-athletes recognized for achieving 3.5 GPA's or higher.

02/24/2013

Women's Swimming Finishes Second At Atlantic 10 Championships

First second-place finish for the Minutewomen since 2007.

02/23/2013

Minutewomen Set Six Records, In Second With One Day Remaining At A-10's

Divers sweep the podium once again, Butler with the gold.

Career Top Times

Career Best Times
Event Time (School Record Rank) Date
50 Freestyle 25.77 11/10/2012
100 Freestyle 54.57 11/16/2012
200 Freestyle 1:51.34 2/19/2015
500 Freestyle 4:52.09 (1st) 2/20/2015
1000 Freestyle 10:05.04 (1st) 2/21/2015
1650 Freestyle 16:43.11 (1st) 2/21/2015
100 Backstroke 58.25 2/22/2012

2014-15 (Senior):
Named Team MVP at the season awards banquet ... Second Team All-Conference in the 1650 Free after winning silver, breaking her own school record with a 16:43.11 at the Atlantic 10 Championships (2/18-21) ... Also won bronze in the 500 Free (4:52.14 in finals after school record 4:52.09 in prelims) and was 11th in the 200 Free (1:51.85 in finals; 1:51.34 in prelims) at the A-10 meet ... Her 1000 Free time of 10:05.04 at the A-10 competition bested her own UMass record ... Won all five 500 Free and both 1650 Free races leading up to A-10s ... Won both distances at the Terrier Invitational (11/14) ... Fall 2014 Atlantic 10 Commissioner's Honor Roll.

2013-14 (Junior):
Posted top swims in the 200 Free (1:52.99), 500 Free (4:56.15, 9th place) 1000 Free (10:14.68) and 1650 Free (16:59.86, 11th place) at the Atlantic 10 Championships (2/19-22) ... Swam the second leg of the runner-up 800 Free Relay team to earn Second Team All-Conference honors ... Finished 12th in the 1650 Free (18:03.91) at the Terrier Invitational (11/22).

2012-13 (Sophomore):
Earned Second Team All-Conference with a runner-up finish in the 800 Freestyle (7:22.47) and competed in the 500 Freestyle (4:56.46), 200 Freestyle (1:53.02), and 1650 Freestyle (17:03.42) at the Atlantic 10 Championships (2/20-23) ... Placed second in the 500 Freestyle (5:06.94) and third in the 200 Freestyle (1:57.26) at Fordham (2/2) ... Finished fourth in the 500 Freestyle (5:03.02) and competed in the 200 Freestyle (1:56.11) at the Upper Valley Invitational (1/25-26) ... Had a pair of first place finishes against Bryant (1/19) in the 1000 Freestyle (10:18.41) and 500 Freestyle (5:07.81) ... Came away with first in both the 1000 Freestyle (10:25.23) and 500 Freestyle (5:08.07) as well as finishing fourth in the 200 Backstroke (2:11.63) at Northeastern (12/1) ... At the Terrier Invitational (11/16-18), finished second in the 1650 Freestyle (16:51.37), 800 Freestyle (7:32.46), and 500 Freestyle (4:54.47), third in the 200 Freestyle (1:51.72) and fifth in the 400 Freestyle Relay (3:34.42) ... Took first in both the 1000 Freestyle (10:16.80) and 200 Backstroke (2:80.19) and third in the 200 Freestyle (1:54.31) and 200 Freestyle Relay (1:43.68) at Brown (11/10) ... Placed first in the 500 Freestyle (5:02.53) and third in the 200 Backstroke (2:10.73) and 200 Freestyle (1:56.54) at Binghamton (11/3) ... Against Army (10/19), took a pair of first place finishes home in the 1000 Freestyle (10:19.34) and 500 Freestyle (5:08.79) ... Finished second in the 1000 Freestyle (10:18.72) and 400 Freestyle Relay (3:40.34) and third in the 200 Backstroke (2:09.23) at Boston University (10/13).

2011-12 (Freshman):
Finished seventh in the 500 free (4:57.37), eleventh in the 200 free (1:52.57) and twelfth in the 200 back (2:04.66) at the Atlantic 10 Championships ... Took third in the 500 free (5:12.37) against Fordham (2/4) ... Finished second in the 100 backstroke (1:01.40) against Bryant (1/20) ... Took second in the 100 back (1:01.39) and fourth in the 200 back (2:11.48) at the Rhode Island Invitational (1/13-14) ... Placed third in the 500 free (5:12.21) against Northeastern (5:12.21) ... Was a member of the 200 free relay team finishing with a time of 1:40.18 at the Terrier Invitational (11/18-20) ... Finished third in the 100 back (1:01.31) against Army (10/22) ... Assisted the 400 yard freestyle relay team to a second place finish (3:33.71), placed fourth in the 200 yard free (1:56.16) and fifth in the 100 yard free (54.76) at Boston University (10/15).

Before UMass:
Swam for Ron Anderson at Cromwell High School ... Named to the All-State team both sophomore and junior year ... Named an All-American both sophomore and junior year ... Named an USA Scholar Athlete as a sophomore, junior and as a senior ... Named an USA Scholastic All-American as a sophmore, junior and as a senior.

Personal:
Full name is Molly Josephine Smyth ... Born February 27, 1993 ... Daughter of Bruce and Diane Smyth ... Has a sister, Lindsay ... Enjoys shopping and spending time with friends and family ... Most admires her parents for all the love and support they have for their two daughters ... Hospitality & Tourism Management major.


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