University of Richmond Top Performances:
100 Fly: 55.34 (2012)
As a Senior (2011-2012): Took home three gold medals at the Atlantic 10 Championship ... got career-best times in the 100 fly (55.34) and the 100 back (56.07) at prelims ... earned 32 points for the Spiders ... was part of the record-setting 200 medley (1:39.48) and 400 medley relays (3:40.20) and the first place-finishing 200 free relay (1:32.65).As a Junior (2010-11): Earned three medals at the A-10 Championship, including a pair of golds and a silver ... member of the meet and school record-setting 200 medley relay (1:40.11) and first-place 400 medley relay (3:44.93) ... secured second place in the 100 fly (56.42), seventh in the 200 fly (2:07.79) and eighth in the 100 back (57.56) ... enters her senior season ranked fourth all-time at Richmond in the 100 fly (55.77) and ninth in the 100 back (57.29).
As a Sophomore (2009-10): Scored points in three events for the Spiders at the A-10 Championship, with career-best finishes in all three ... finished fourth in the 100 fly (56.65), sixth in the 200 fly (2:06.13) and eighth in the 100 back (58.04) ... enters 2010-11 ranked No. 4 on Richmond's all-time list in the 100 fly (56.25 set in 2010 A-10 prelims) and No. 3 in the 200 fly (2:04.39 set in 2010 A-10 prelims) ... holds the Spiders' freshman record in the 200 fly (2:04.80).
As a Freshman (2008-09): As her older sister, Cara, brought her Spider swimming career to a close, Jill entered the program as a freshman ... finished 10th at the A-10 Championship in the 200 fly (2:04.80), 13th in the 100 fly (57.64) and 24th in the 500 free (5:10.67)... enters her sophomore campaign ranked fourth all-time at Richmond in the 200 fly (2:04.80), sixth in the 100 fly (57.17 - set during the A-10 Championship prelims), seventh in the 100 back (57.41 - set at the A-10 Championship).
Personal: Daughter of Kevin and Brenda Smaniotto.
Getting to Know Jill...
What do you consider your greatest accomplishment at UR thus
What is your fondest memory...
Competing as a Spider? Swimming on the amazing 400 medley relay at A-10s in 2011 when Mina had the most amazing come-from-behind finish to give us the win!
On the road? Hearing Mar's rendition of "See You Again" by Miley Cyrus during Freshman Sing
During your time on campus? The first home football game at Robins Stadium. It was epic.
What are you most looking forward to in your senior season?
Do you have any pre-meet rituals? Watching the movie Miracle
Who has had the greatest impact on your swimming career? My older sister, Cara
What is your major? Political Science and Criminal Justice
What is your dream job?
If you could spend the day with anyone (dead or alive), it would be... Snooki. I would love to know what she is actually like in real life.
If you were stranded on a deserted island, what one person
and one thing would you like to have with you?
If your teammates could describe you in three words they would be... clumsy, goofy and loud.
What is your favorite...
What is the first word that comes to mind when you hear...
Superlative Time - Who on your team is the...