Women's Swimming



Candace Blackman
Candace Blackman

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Dallas, Texas

High School:
Highland Park

Height:
5-8

Event:
Free

Experience:
SR-3L


2008 ALL-AMERICAN

2007-08 (Jr.): Swam the 200, 400 and 800 free relays at NCAAs, earning All-American honors in all three... Helped the Mustangs to an 11th-place team finish at NCAAs... Won the 50 free and placed second in the 200 free at the Conference USA Championships... Member of the C-USA record-breaking 200 free relay... Won the 200 free and took second in the 100 free against Texas (2/9)... Member of the 200 free relay that set an SMU pool record and notched an NCAA `A' cut time against Texas (2/9)... Swam in the first-place 200 medley relay and won the 50 free and 500 free against Rice (1/19)... Won the 50 and 100 free against Houston (1/18)... Took third in the 200 free and fourth in the 50 free against Texas A&M and Auburn (1/12)... Finished second in the 200 free, third in the 50 free, fifth in the 100 free and was a member of the first-place 400 free relay at Georgia (1/5)... Earned fourth in the 50, 100 and 200 free at the Art Adamson Invitational at Texas A&M (11/16-18)... Member of the second-place 200, 400 and 800 free relays and 200 medley relay at Art Adamson Invitational.

2006-07 (Jr.): Medical Redshirt. Sat out season after competing in and leading SMU to a win in the SMU Classic.

2006 ALL-AMERICAN

2005-06 (So.): C-USA Commissioner's Honor Roll... Best SMU time in 200 free and third best time in 100 free... Participated in free and fly events... Led SMU to C-USA crown in inaugural season in the conference, seventh place finish at 2006 NCAA Championship and first place finish at SMU Classic Championship... Member of meet and pool record-breaking C-USA Champion 800 free relay team... Third place in 500 free event at C-USA Championship... Part of record-breaking C-USA Champion 400 medley relay team... Member of record-breaking C-USA champion 200 medley relay... Set new meet and pool record en route to C-USA gold in 200 free... Member of record-breaking C-USA champion 400 free relay team... Clocked new career-best time in 50 free at C-USA Championship... Set new career best time in 100 free at NCAA Championship... Marked new career best and ninth-place finish in 200 free at NCAA Championship... Placed third in 100 free A-Final at 2006 Spring Championship... Third-place finish in A-Final of 200 free at 2006 Spring Championship... Part of first place 800 free relay at 2006 World Championship... Member of first place 400 free relay team at 2006 World Championship... Sixth-place finish in A-Final of 500 free at 2006 World Championship... Individually ranked 14th at 2006 World Championship... Clocked career-best time in 100 fly with a second-place finish against Texas... C-USA Swimmer of the Week (10/25).

2005 ALL-AMERICAN

2004-05 (Fr.): Immediate impact... Helped guide SMU to its ninth straight WAC Championship, seventh place finish at the 2005 NCAA Championship and fifth SMU Classic championship... Competed in free and fly events... Member of All-American 400 and 800 free relay teams... Member of WAC Champion 800 free relay team... Second-best SMU time in the 200 free... Third-best SMU time in the 200 fly.

Prep: Three time American record holder... 16-time All-American... 11th at 2004 Olympic trials... Six-time national finalist... National junior team member... Junior national champion in the 50 free... 2000 Olympic trial qualifier... 16-time Texas state champion... Four-time team state champion... 12-time sectional winner... Two time sectional high point winner... Four-time Dallas Morning News All-Area ... team captain.

Personal: Daughter of Chris and Marie Blackman... Twin sister, Jennifer, is also a swimmer at SMU... Journalism major.

Career Best
50 Free	22.67
100 Free	49.24
200 Free	1:46.33
500 Free	4:47.42
100 Fly	56.35
200 Fly	2:02.97
	
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