Candice Smith Athlete Profile

Candice Smith

Positions: Freestyle, Backstroke Height: 5-10 Roster Years: 2008-2012 Hometown: American Fork, UT Last School: American Fork High School

Personal

  • Parents are Mark and Shauna Smith
  • Has three sisters and two brothers
  • One sister swam for Utah, another sister swam for BYU
  • Participated in orchestra, choir and student council in high school

Before BYU

  • Four-time swimmer of the year for the American Fork Swim Team
  • Eight-time regional champion in individual races
  • Four-time state champion in individual races
  • Four-time national high school All-American in the 100 back
  • Hilltop Aquatic Swim Team record holder in the 100 and 200 backstroke events
  • Top times: 100 back (56.37), 200 back (1:59.74), 100 free (52.97), 200 free (1:54.48) and 200 IM (2:14.70)


2008-2009 | Freshman Year

  • Tallied 12 first-place finishes on the season
  • Competed in all nine dual meets of the season for the Cougars
  • Named to the All-Mountain West Conference Team for her performance in the 100 back, 200 back, 200 medley relay and 400 medley relay at MWC Championships
  • Led off the first-place 200 medley relay at MWCC with a time of 1:41.22, one-hundredth of a second off of the all-time BYU record
  • Finished fourth in the 100 back at MWCC with a time of 55.36, setting a new BYU all-time record
  • Led off the first-place 400 medley relay team at MWCC that broke both the MWC and BYU all-time records with a time of 3:40.63, dropping eight seconds on the season
  • Placed third in the 200 back at the MWCC with a time of 1:57.09
  • Won both the 100 and 200 backstroke events against Utah with times of 57.02 and 2:04.37, respectively
  • Tallied first-place finishes in both the 100 and 200 backstroke events with respective times of 56.66 and 2:02.05
  • Finished fifth in the 100 back at the Nike Cup with a time of 56.88
  • Picked up a first-place finish at the Nike Cup in the 200 back with a time of 1:59.14
  • Finished only .02-seconds behind Stanford in the 200 back with a time of 2:00.97 at the Anteater Shootout
  • Won both the 100 and 200 backstroke events against New Mexico and NAU with times of 57.60 and 2:04.25, respectively
  • Helped the 400 medley relay team win in the first conference meet of the season against TCU with a time of 3:52.37, also winning the 200 back with a time of 2:03.49
  • Finished first in the 100 back at the Blue and White Meet to kickoff the season with a time of 56.69

2009-2010 | Sophomore Year

  • Competed in 11 meets of the season for BYU
  • Recorded 12 first-place finishes this season
  • Placed fourth in the 100 back with a time of 55.29 and third in the 200 back with a time of 1:57.85 at the Swimming and Diving Championships
  • Named to the MWC All-Conference team for her performances in the 100 and 200 back
  • Holds two conference all-time records in the 100 and 200 backstroke with her times of 54.80 and 1:57.09
  • Ranked first for the team and in BYU history in the 100 back with her record time of 55.01
  • Also ranked first for the team and in BYU history in the 200 back for her time of 1:57.85
  • Ranked sixth for the team in the 200 free with a time of 1:55.27
  • Ranked fourth in the conference overall for the 100 back (55.01) as well as third in the 200 back (1:57.85)

2010-2011 | Junior Year

  • Competed in all ten dual meets for the Cougars
  • Recorded 18 first-place wins during the season
  • At the MWCC, she aided the 200 medley relay, 400 medley relay team and 800 free relay team to their third, fourth and fifth place wins
  • Also placed third in the 200 back (1:56.70) and fifth in the 100 back (54.39)
  • Received All-Conference recognition for her performances in the 100 and 200 back as well as the 200 medley relay
  • Ranked third in the conference for the 200 back and fifth in the conference for the 100 back
  • Ranked first for the Cougars in the 50, 100 and 200 backstroke