Joe Smith
Joe  Smith

Class:
Junior

Hometown:
Chelsea, Mich.

High School:
Chelsea

Height:
5-9

Event:
Diving

Major:
Economics


04/17/2018

BACK AT THE O'RENA, BGAs STILL HOLD THE SAME MAGIC: A STUDENT-ATHLETE PERSPECTIVE

Senior baseball player Nate Schweers recaps the 2018 Black and Gold Awards

03/22/2018

SMITH PLACES 18th AT NCAA CHAMPIONSHIPS

Joe Smith finished in 18th place with a score of 327.65

03/21/2018

SMITH HEADS TO MINNEAPOLIS TO COMPETE IN NCAA DIVING CHAMPIONSHIPS

Joe Smith is the first male diver in Oakland history to qualify for the meet

03/10/2018

SMITH PLACES NINTH AT ZONE MEET, QUALIFIES FOR NCAA'S

Joe Smith becomes the first male diver in Oakland history to qualify for the meet

02/28/2018

SEVEN OAKLAND ATHLETES NAMED TO THE SWIMMING AND DIVING ALL-ACADEMIC TEAMS

Seven athletes were chosen out of 46 to be recognized by the Horizon League for their success both in competition and the classroom

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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