Kara Smith
Kara Smith
Height: 5-4
Year: Senior
Hometown: Eastham, Mass.
High School: Nauset Regional
Major: Physical Therapy

2017-18 Season: Named to the Great Northeast Athletic Conference Academic All-Conference Team ... Chosen to the New England Intercollegiate Swimming & Diving Association All-Academic Team ... Competed in 11 meets and seven different events for the Sharks ... Posted 13 top-five finishes, including a win, and scored 107 points to rank 14th on the team ... Placed third in the 200-yard butterfly and fourth in the 100-yard butterfly to go with ninth in the 50-yard butterfly and 10th in the 100-yard freestyle at the Great Northeast Athletic Conference Championship in early December ... Finished sixth in the 200-yard butterfly with a personal-record time of 2:21.29 at the New England Intercollegiate Swimming & Diving Association Championship to earn All-NEISDA status and also placed 10th in the 200-yard freestyle with a personal-best mark of 2:04.02 in February ... Won the 50-yard butterfly and placed third in the 200-yard freestyle in a double-dual meet vs. Western New England University and Saint Joseph's College (Maine) on January 20.

2016-17 Season: Named to the New England Intercollegiate Swimming & Diving Association All-Academic Team and the Great Northeast Athletic Conference All-Academic Team ... Scored 131 points to rank 10th on the team and posted 13 top-three finishes ... Competed in 11 meets ... Recorded personal-record times in six different events ... Scored 55 points at the GNAC Championship on December 3 and placed second in the 200-yard butterfly, third in the 100-yard butterfly and fourth with a personal-record time of 29.64 in the 50-yard butterfly ... Tallied 50 points at the NEISDA Championship, setting personal-record times in all three events that she competed in, finishing ninth in the 200-yard butterfly (2:21.78), 11th in the 100-yard butterfly (1:03.19) and 13th in the 200-yard freestyle (2:04.76) ... Scored seven points with a second-place finish in the 50-yard butterfly and a third-place effort in the 200-yard freestyle vs. Plymouth State University on January 7.

2015-16 Season: 
Made her collegiate debut on October 24 vs. Westfield State University in the 200-yard medley relay ... Ranked ninth on the team and fourth among rookies with 143 points scored ... Recorded 19 top-five finishes during the season ... Posted second-place finishes in the 100 and 200-yard butterfly events at the GNAC Championship on December 5-6 and added a third-place showing in the 50-yard butterfly with a personal-record time of 30.00 and finished fifth with a personal-best time of 1:12.29 in the 100-yard individual medley as part of a 64-point effort at the GNAC Championship ... Placed 10th in the 200-yard butterfly with a personal-best mark of 2:22.57 at the NEISDA Championship in addition to placing 13th in the 100-yard butterfly and 12th in the 200-yard freestyle with a personal-record time of 2:06.00 ... Placed second in the 50-yard butterfly and third in the 100-yard freestyle with a personal-best mark of 1:02.26 at Saint Joseph's College (Maine) on January 10.

High School/Personal: Lettered in swimming, field hockey and lacrosse for Nauset Regional High School ... Named to the 2014-15 Capecod.com All-Cape & Islands Girls’ Swim Team for the Warriors ... Tabbed to the Bay Colony Conference All-Star squad as a junior and senior for NRHS swimming and diving ... Chosen a Captain for the Warriors' swimming and diving squad in her final year ... Earned the Nauset Regional swimming and diving team's Best Workout Swimmer award in each of her final three seasons ... Swam for Willy's East Swim Team (WEST) ... Recognized for Perfect Attendance in each of her four years at NRHS ... Recipient of the Presidential Academic Achievement Award at Nauset Regional ... Member of National Honor Society, Student Government, Interact Club and played recreational field hockey at Nauset Regional High School ... Born April 20, 1997 ... Majoring in Physical Therapy at Simmons and would like to pursue a career as a Physical Therapist ... Daughter of Lorraine and Stephen Smith ... Enjoys reading, working out and spending time with friends.