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Cole Smith
Position: Freestyle
Year: Junior
Hometown: Columbia City, Ind.
High School: Columbia City
Major: Criminal Justice
Experience: 2 Letters
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Courtesy: Ball State Athletics
Release: 09/19/2012

2014-15: Earned his third letter at Ball State ... held team-best times in the 50 and 100 freestyle with times of 20.74 and 45.33, respectively ... swam in four of the five team-best relay times throughout the season including the 200 free (1:24.85), 400 free (3:02.42), 200 medley (1:35.23) and 400 medley (3:20.49) relays ... posted a season best of 52.63 in the 100 butterfly ... earned first place finishes in the 50 free, 200 free relay and 200 medley relay in the season opener against Eastern Illinois ... tallied four first place finishes inlcuding the 200 medley relay (1:35.28), 400 free relay (3:10.02), 50 free (21.61) and 100 free (47.41) at the final home event of the season against Evansville ... marked two first place, three second place and one third place finish in the 11th annual Douglas A. Coers Invitational ... At the 2015 MAC Championships, Smith finished 14th overall in the 50 freestyle with a time of 20.84, as well as 15th in the 100 freestyle with a time of 45.95 ... rounded out the MAC Championships with a 3:07.48 finish in the 400 freestyle relay for sixth.

2013-14: Earned his second letter at Ball State ... clocked lifetime bests in the 50 free and 100 free at the MAC Championships with times of 20.80 and 45.77, respectively ... reached the consolation finals at the MAC Championships where he finished 12th in the 50 free and 14th in the 100 free ... turned in the fastest 50 and 100 free times on the team ... finished in a season-best 54.74 in the 100 back at the MAC Championships ... anchored four relays at MAC Championships that turned in season-best times: 200 free (6th, 1:23.49); 200 medley (7th, 1:35.11); 400 free (6th, 3:05.52); 400 medley (7th, 3:29.28).

2012-13: Earned his first letter at Ball State ... turned in a season-best time of 21.38 in the 50 free and 47.61 in the 100 free at the MAC Championships ... member of the 200 free relay that clocked a 1:25.03 at the league meet.

HIGH SCHOOL: Two-year letterwinner at Columbia City High School for head coach Debi Besselman ... broke five school records as a senior ... named to the First Team All-Northeast Hoosier Conference his junior and senior years ... was the conference and sectional champion in the 50 free and the sectional champion in the 100 free his senior year ... won a letter in track and field as a longer jumper where he was a regional qualifier as a senior.

PERSONAL: Son of Kent and Pam Smith ... born January 14, 1994 in Columbia City, Ind. ... has six siblings ... intends to major in criminal justice.

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