Joe Smith
Joe  Smith

Class:
Junior

Hometown:
Chelsea, Mich.

High School:
Chelsea

Height:
5-9

Event:
Diving

Major:
Economics


10/31/2017

SMITH NAMED HORIZON LEAGUE DIVER OF THE WEEK

Smith placed first in the 1-meter and 3-meter diving competition on Friday

09/29/2017

OAKLAND FALLS TO MICHIGAN AT DUAL MEET

The Black and Gold return to the pool Saturday for the Michigan Water Carnival beginning at 11 a.m.

06/29/2017

OAKLAND STUDENT-ATHLETES EARN SPRING 2017 HORIZON LEAGUE ACADEMIC HONOR ROLL DISTINCTION

For the eighth consecutive semester, Oakland led the Horizon League with 146 student-athletes meeting Honor Roll criteria

06/22/2017

OAKLAND SWIMMING AND DIVING 2016-17 REVIEW

The men’s team won their 39th straight league title, 23 consecutive for women

06/21/2017

OAKLAND EARNS TEAM AND INDIVIDUAL HONORS FROM CSCAA

Both the men's and women's swimming and diving teams plus six individuals earned Scholar All-America accolades

02/25/2017

Oakland at Horizon League Championships - Day 4

Oakland wins its 4th straight Horizon League Title

02/24/2017

Oakland at Horizon League Championships - Day 2

Six Golden Grizzlies won Horizon League titles

01/21/2017

Oakland vs. Michigan State - Senior Day

Oakland vs. Michigan State - Senior Day 1/23/17


2016-17:
Named Horizon League Male Diver of the Year
Horizon League Champion in the 1-meter (340.60) and 3-meter board (312.85)
Became the first Oakland male diver to sweep diving at the Horizon League Championships
Broke both the 1- and 3-meter diving school records with scores of 343.05 and 362.40 respectively on Jan. 28 against Cleveland State.
Both records were the oldest standing records at Oakland, previously being held by Olympian Dario DiFazio in 1984
Placed 16th with a total score of 605.40 on the 3-meter board and 25th with a score of 245.75 on the 1-meter board at the 2017 NCAA Zone C Diving meet
▪ Named Horizon League Male Diver of the Week on Dec. 6

2015-16:
▪ Placed 19th on the one-meter board (249.85) and 21st on the three-meter board (274.95) at the NCAA Zone Meet

▪ Placed third on the three-meter board (303.85) and eighth on the one-meter board (255.60) at Horizon League Championships
▪ Named Horizon League Male Diver of the Week twice on Nov. 17 and Jan. 26

Academic Achievements:
▪ College Swimming and Diving Coaches Association of America Scholar All-American (2015-16)
Horizon League Academic Honor Roll (Fall 2016)
Horizon League Academic All-League selection (2016-17)


High School:

▪ Finished runner-up at the 2014 MHSAA State Meet as a junior, ninth as a sophomore in 2013 and 32nd as a freshman in 2012.
▪ Three-time academic letter
▪ National Honor Society
▪ Link Crew leadership group
▪ Youth Diversity Conference


Personal:
Full Name: Joseph Alexander Smith
Birthdate: May 3, 1997
Parents: Darwin and Nancy Smith
▪ Father Darwin played football at Olivet College.
▪ Mother Nancy was a gymnast at Eastern Michigan University.
Siblings: Alyssa and Jordan
▪ Sister Alyssa played softball at Ferris State University.

Top Three Reasons for Choosing Oakland:
1. Great swimming and diving program
2. Good pre-med program
3. Close to home

Smith Personal Bests
Event 2016-17 Top Score Career Top Score
1-meter 343.05*
Cleveland State
1/28/17
343.05*
Cleveland State
1/28/17
* 1-meter score is 1st in Oakland history
3-meter 362.40*
Cleveland State
1/28/17
362.40*
Cleveland State
1/28/17
* 3-meter score is 1st in Oakland history

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