Women's Swimming



Denisa Smolenova
Denisa Smolenova

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Bratislava, Slovakia

High School:
Gymazium Jana Papanka

Position:
Fly/Free

Experience:
JR-2L


ALL-AMERICAN

2011-12 (Sr.): NCAA Championship: Finished 19th in the 200-yard butterfly tied for 26th in the 100-yard butterfly and was a member of the 12th-place 200-yard medley relay team 3/15-17 at the NCAA Swimming and Diving Championships... Tied for fourth in the 100-meter butterfly, finished seventh in the 200-meter butterfly, and was a member of the winning 400-meter medley relay team 3/29-31 at the Indy Grand Prix... Placed fourth in the 100-meter breaststroke and seventh in the 200-meter breaststroke 3/9-11 at the Columbus Grand Prix... Conference USA Championship: Set a meet record in the 200-yard butterfly, placed second in the 100-yard butterfly and eighth in the 50-yard freestyle, and was a member of the winning 800-yard freestyle relay squad 2/15-18 at the Conference USA Championships... Won the 100- and 200-yard butterflies 2/4 at Texas... Finished second in the 200-yard butterfly and the 400-yard individual medley, and was a member of the second-place 200-yard medley relay team 1/25 at TCU... Took top honors in the 100-yard butterfly and was a member of the second-place 400-yard medley relay team 1/21 at Houston... Placed fifth in the 200-meter butterfly and seventh in the 100-meter butterfly 1/20-22 at the Austin Grand Prix... Came in second in the 100-yard butterfly 1/12 at No. 10 Texas A&M... Earned a pair of runner-up finishes in the 100-meter freestyle (56.34) and 100-meter butterfly (1:00.15) while competing at the 2011 Mexican National Championships (although she's Slovakian) in December... Placed 16th in the 200-meter butterfly (2:14.29) and 21st in the 100-meter butterfly (1:00.68) 12/1-3 at the AT&T Winter National Championships... Took top honors in the 200-yard butterfly, placed second in the 100-yard butterfly, and was a member of the first-place 400-yard medley relay, the second-place 200-yard medley relay, the third-place 200-yard freestyle relay and the 400-yard freestyle relay teams 11/17-19 at the Cougar Classic... Took first in the 200-yard butterfly, and was a member of the winning 200-yard freestyle relay and 400-yard medley relay teams 11/4 against North Texas and Wyoming... Won the 100- and 200-yard butterflies 10/15 at Rice.

2010-11 (Jr.): Was a member of the gold-medal 400-yard Medley Relay team, and individually took first place in the 200-yard Butterfly (2:01.38) and in the 100-yard Butterfly (55.80) against Houston on 10/23... Helped both the 300-yard Fly Relay team and the 400-yard Medley Relay team win first place at the North Texas Relays on 10/8... Won 100-yard butterfly against North Texas on 11/5... Finished first in 200-yard butterfly at Cougar Classic on 11/23... Came in first in 200-yard butterfly (1:59.53) at the CUSA Championship on 2/27.

2009-10 (So.): Took second in the 200 yard Butterfly (2:07.60) against North Texas... Placed second in the 100 yard Butterfly (57.23) against Georgia... Won the 200 yard Butterfly (2:04.77) and came in second in the 400 yard IM (4:29.77) against Rice... Took third in the 200 yard Butterfly (2:06.60) against Houston... Placed third in the 100 meter Butterfly with an NCAA Qualifying time (1:01.99) and third in the 200 meter Butterfly (2:17.02) at the Missouri Grand Prix... Won the 100 yard Butterfly (54.25) and the 200 yard Butterfly (2:00.96) at the Conference USA Championships... Came in fourth in the 100 yard Butterfly at the Columbus Grand Prix with a Summer National Qualifying time (1:01.35) Was a member of the 200 yard Freestyle Relay, 200 yard Medley Relay, 300 yard Backstroke Relay, 300 yard Butterfly Relay, 400 yard Freestyle Relay, 400 yard IM Relay, 400 yard Medley Relay and the 800 yard Freestyle Relay.

2008-09 (Fr.): Competed in the 200 back at the SMU Classic (10/24)... Was the team's top swimmer in the butterfly, owning the top five times on the team in the 200 fly... Was third in C-USA in the 200 fly with a 2:01.99 accomplished against Texas A&M (1/10)... Set a career-best at the Conference Championship in the 100 fly with a 54.47 (2/24)... Also had a career-best in the 200 with a time of 1:59.19... That was good enough for an NCAA "B" Qualifying time.

Awards
C-USA Swimmer of the Week (Jan. 9-15, 2012)

Prior to SMU: Won 50 Fly gold medal and 100 Fly bronze medal at the 2004 ICG Cleveland... Bronze medal in 50 Fly, placed 7th in 100 Fly, and placed 8th in 200 Fly at 2004 European Junior Championships... Won gold medal in 50, 100 Fly in 2005 1st ASEM Youth Games Bangkok... Won bronze medal in 50 Fly, finished 5th in the 100, 200 Fly in the 2005 European Junior Championships... Placed 6th in 100, 200 Fly in the 2006 World Youth Championships Rio de Janeiro... Honored as a Slovak Junior Swimmer of the Year 2003-05, and came in second in the senior category 2003-07... Participated in the European Championships 2004-06, 2008... Participated in World Championships 2004-08... Participated in 2008 Beijing Olympics... 2006 Best Student of Bratislava's region award... 2008 Best Student of Gymazium Jana Papanka;

Personal: Daughter of Vladimir and Tatiana... Has a sister Simona... Plans to major in International Studies and/or Political Science.

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