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Navy Places Eight on League Silver Anniversary Men’s Swimming & Diving Team

Mids have won league-best 12 team titles

Athletic Honors -- Named as a 2004 Honorable Mention All-American in a pair of relay events.

2005 Summer -- Competed in April's 50 and 100 freestyle events at the World Championship Trials in Indianapolis, Ind., advancing to the C level final in the 50 free ... also competed in August's ConocoPhillips National Championship in Irvine, Calif., in both sprint freestyle events and in a trio of relay events.

2004-05 -- Recovered from a broken neck during the 2004 summer to return to the pool in late fall ... placed second in both sprint freestyle events and sixth in the 200 free at the Patriot League Championship ... recorded season-best times in the preliminary heats for each of the three events -- 20.16 in the 50 free, 44.76 in the 100 free, 1:42.13 in the 200 free ... helped Navy win a trio of relay titles at the league meet ... also placed fifth in the 50 free and ninth in the 100 free at the EISL Championship ... won six of his eight 100 free races and tallied five wins in the 50 free during the regular season.

2003-04 -- Joined the swimming team after helping lead Navy's water polo team to the 2003 NCAA Final Four ... earned Honorable Mention All-America honors as a member of Navy's 200 (13th) and 400 (14th) freestyle relay teams ... also placed 44th in the 50 and 47th in the 100 free events at the national championship ... scored points in three events at both league championships ... at the Patriot League Meet, placed second in the 100 free, third in the 50 free and eighth in the 200 free ... his trials time of 44.30 in the 100 free set a new Navy and Patriot League Meet record ... was a member of Navy's victorious 200 and 400 free relay teams at the league meet ... named First-Team All Patriot League ... also placed third in the 100, eighth in the 50 and 20th in the 200 free events at the EISL Meet ... swam the opening leg of Navy's victorious 400 free relay team.

2002-03 -- Competed on the water polo team ... High School -- Graduated from Loyola Blakefield High School ... earned varsity letters in swimming, water polo and basketball ... earned all-league honors in swimming as a senior, the same year the team won the league title ... swam for Keith Schertle and Loyola Blakefield Swimming.

Personal -- Joseph Anthony Smutz ... born May 25, 1984, in Baltimore, Md. ... son of Huber and Regina Smutz ... mechanical engineering major.

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