At Princeton — 2015-16: placed in top five in all three events to help Princeton rally past Harvard for the 2016 Ivy League championship … took third in the 400 IM, fourth in the 500 and fifth in the mile … posted Princeton's fastest times in all three distance events of the season … won the 400 IM and took second in the mile to help Princeton to first H-Y-P victory since 2012. 2014-15: earned second-team All-Ivy League honors in both the 500 free and 400 IM to help Princeton reclaim the Ivy League championship … took second in the 500 free in 4:18.21, the second-fastest time in Princeton history … took second in the 400 IM in 3:45.62, which was also the second-fastest time in school history; the record in the event was set by teammate Corey Okubo in the final … took fourth in the mile in 15:07.89, the fourth-fastest time in school history … recipient of the Dermod F. Quinn Memorial Trophy for inspiration by his performance in practice. 2013-14: won the Ivy League Championship in the 400 IM in 3:47.33; that time is the second-fastest in Princeton history … placed sixth in his first Championships final, the 500 (4:25.45), as well as in the mile (15:20.74) … posted Top-2 Princeton times in all three distance events (1000: 9:20.31) and the 400 IM … recipient of the William B. Nash Memorial Trophy for outstanding performance and sportsmanship as a freshman.
Quick Facts: 2012 Olympic Trials Qualifier (200 IM/400 IM) … World Championship Trials Qualifier (200 IM/400 IM/400 Free) … Florida State 3A champion (100 Fly and 200 IM) … USA Swimming Junior National Finalist
Why Princeton: Princeton was the perfect fit because of its outstanding academics and its great swim team.
Orr on Smiddy
“Sam’s versatility will be a big asset to us next year. Traditionally he has focused on the long course season, so we are excited to see what he can accomplish during a full short course season at Princeton. He is a 2012 Olympic Trials qualifier in the 200/400 IM. He will have some strong upperclassmen to race each day at practice which will help him in his development.”
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