Ali Smith
Ali  Smith

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Flower Mound, Texas

High School:
Marcus HS

Height:
5-10

Position:
Rower

Experience:
SQ



07/08/2015

Twelve Rowers Named CRCA Scholar-Athletes

This beats the previous program best of 11 set in 2010

05/13/2015

Alabama Qualifies 25 Rowers to Academic All-Big 12 Team

The Crimson Tide place 18 on the First Team, seven on the Second Team

2015-2016 (SENIOR):
Rowed to a second place finish in the College 8 with a time of 16:43.40 at the Chattanooga Head Race (Oct 10) … won the College 4+ with a time of 18:13.37 at the Chattanooga Head Race (Oct. 10) … finished 14th in the Championship 8+ with a time of 17:26.6 at the Head of the Hooch Regatta (Nov. 7) … rowed to a 16th place finish in the Championship 4+ with a time of 18:40.3 at the Head of the Hooch Regatta (Nov. 7) … placed eighth in the Open 8+ at the Head of the Hooch Regatta (Nov. 8) with a time of 16:53.5.

2014-15 (JUNIOR):

Finished second in the Collegiate 8+ with a time of 17:30.04 at the Chattanooga Head Race (Oct. 11) … placed ninth in the Club 8+ with a time of 17:20.788 at the Head of the Charles Regatta (Oct. 18) … finished tenth in 17:01.1 in the Open 8+ at the Head of the Hooch Regatta (Nov. 2) … raced twice with the Second Varsity 8+ on day one of the Cardinal Invitational Regatta (March 14), placing third (6:25.074) and fourth (6:29.253) … finished third with a time 6:19.351 in the Second Varsity 8+ on day two at the Cardinal Invitational (March 15) … rowed to a first-place finish in the Second Varsity 8+ against Drake in 7:31.1 (March 21) … won the Second Varsity 8+ against Jacksonville, crossing the line in 7:17.4 (March 28) … earned a weekend-best time of 6:53.96 in the first round of the Second Varsity 8+ at the Knecht Cup Regatta (April 11) … finished second in the Second Varsity 8+ petite final with a time of 7:02.96 at the Knecht Cup Regatta (April 12) … placed fourth with a time of 7:06.80 in the Second Varsity 8+ at the Big 12 Championship (May 17).

2013-14 (SOPHOMORE)
Named a CRCA Scholar-Athlete while being awarded the Conference USA Commissioner's Academic Medal and being named to the Commissioner's Honor Roll... Earned a first-place finish in the Novice 8+ boat at the Chattanooga Head Race... competed at Head of the Hooch in the Championship 8+ boat that earned an 8th place finish and the Open 8+ which finished 36th... rowed with the Novice 8 at the Oak Ridge Invitational with a 2nd place finish... earned a 1st place finish against Sacramento State San Diego State, & St. Mary's with the Novice 8... finished 2nd against SMU & Eastern Michigan with the Novice 8... rowed with the Novice 8 at the Knecht Cup Regatta with an 8th overall finish.

2012-13 (FRESHMAN)
Swam for the Alabama swimming and diving team as a freshman before making the transition to rowing as a sophomore ... earned President's List (4.0 GPA) for the fall and spring semesters.

Prep Highlights:
Swam for Shannon Gillespy at Edward Marcus High School and by Mook Rhodenbaugh at Dallas Mustangs Swim Team ... set the Marcus school record in the 100 butterfly ... named Marcus' Most Outstanding Swimmer from 2009-11 ... named top of her class in mathematics as a sophomore ... gave the commencement address at her graduation ... AP Scholar, graduating with honors ... earned the Dallas Mustangs' Golden Mustang Award in 2011 ... posted a runner-up finish in the 200 backstroke at the 2011 sectional meet ... USA Scholastic All-American ... competed in the 200 backstroke at the USA Senior National Championships.

Personal Information:
Full name: Alexandria Leigh Smith ... daughter of Debbie and Scott Smith ... sister, Tori ... psychology major ... born Sept. 6, 1994.