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Jill Smaniotto
Player Profile:
Jill Smaniotto 769579
Other Position: Fly, Back
Year: Senior
Hometown: Millville, N.J.
High School: Millville
Club: South Jersey Mariners

University of Richmond Top Performances:

100 Fly: 55.34 (2012)
100 Back: 56.07 (2012)
200 Fly: 2:04.39 (2010)

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 far?
Being a part of both winning medley relays at the 2011 A-10s

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?
Heading into my fourth and final A-10s with such an insanely-talented group of teammates

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

Favorite professor?
Ted Ritter, who taught my Intro to American Government and Constitutional Law classes

What is your dream job?
Working for a major law firm somewhere in the Richmond area

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?
Will Ferrell and my iPod

If your teammates could describe you in three words they would be... clumsy, goofy and loud.

What is your favorite...
TV Show:
The Golden Girls
Emma by Jane Austen

What is the first word that comes to mind when you hear...
UR Swim & Dive:
bowling shirts

Superlative Time - Who on your team is the...
Most Inspiring:
Most Competitive:
Most Spirited:
Most Studious:
Biggest Clown:
Most Likely to Change the World:
Most Likely to Brighten Your Day:
Most Likely to Be on Reality TV:
Mary Anne
Most Likely to Be a Millionaire:
Most Likely to Marry a Millionaire:

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