Women sweep 200 IM; Ben Smith earns two first-place finishes
Top Times: 100 Butterfly - 51.11 (2014 BIG EAST Championships) 50 Freestyle - 21.50 100 Freestyle - 47.81 (2013 BIG EAST Championships) 200 Freestyle - 1:49.22 (2013 vs. Pitt) 50 Backstroke - 23.60 (2014 BIG EAST Championships) 100 Backstroke - 51.67 (2014 BIG EAST Championships)
2013-14: Competed in six events at the BIG EAST Championship including the 50 freestyle, 100 backstroke, 100 butterfly, 200 freestyle relay and 400 freestyle relay; swam a leg in the fourth-place 200 medley relay (1:33.34) finish in Sewell, N.J. for a fourth-place overall finish in the conference tournament ... Swam a leg in the third-place 200 medley relay (1:35.81) at Pittsburgh ... Finished third in the 100 freestyle (48.98), third in the 200 freestyle (1:45.90) and swam a leg in the 200 medley relay (1:36.47) win at home against Providence ... Placed third in the 100 backstroke (53.79) at home versus Penn State ... Finished third in the 100 freestyle (49.42) and swam a leg in the 200 freestyle relay (1:27.96) win at NC State ... Placed fifth in the 100 backstroke (53.95) and swam a leg in the second-place 200 freestyle relay (1:27.34) finish in the Rutgers Quad Meet against Georgetown, Seton Hall and Rutgers ... Finished third in the 100 backstroke (54.01) and swam a leg in the third-place 400 freestyle relay (3:13.51) at Connecticut ... Swam a leg in the 200 medley relay (1:38.47) for a fourth-place finish at the WVU Invite against Cincinnati and West Virginia ... Swam a leg in the 200 freestyle relay (1:30.01) first-place finish at La Salle.
2012-13: Competed in three events at the BIG EAST Championship, including 100 backstroke, 50 freestyle and 100 freestyle ... Earned first place in the 400 freestyle relay against Seton Hall and Georgetown ... Swam a leg on the winning 400 medley relay team against Providence.
2011-12: Competed at least once in six different individual races ... Competed at the BIG EAST Championships in the 100 backstroke, 50 freestyle and 100 freestyle ... Registered a top time in the conference 100 backstroke (52.88) and placed 25th overall ... Finished 39th in the 50 free and 41st (tie) in the 100 free at the championships.
Dallas High School: Received four varsity letters in swimming and volleyball ... Co-captain of the swimming team ... Helped lead the swim team to two undefeated and District II champion seasons ... Seven-time District II AA champion, including twice in the 200 medley relay and the 400 freestyle relay and once each in the 100 butterfly, 100 freestyle and 100 backstroke ... Three-time medalist at the state championships in the 100 fly (fifth place), 100 free (seventh place) and 400 free relay (seventh place) ... Five-time medalist at the Keystone State Games ... Three-time all-state selection ... Received the 2010-11 Wyoming Valley PIAA Swim Officials Outstanding Swimmer of the Year award ... Two-time Citizens' Voice Swimmer of the Year ... Named the 2010-11 Swimming MVP by the Times Leader ... Chosen as the FOX 56 TV Athlete of the Week ... Currently holds eight school records and nine pool records at various high schools ... 2011 NISCA Academic All-American ... Recipient of the 2010-11 District II PIAA Scholar-Athlete Award.
Personal: Born 2/25/93 in Kingston, Pa. ... Only child of Tim and Sandy Tamanini ... 2010 Eagle Scout ... Enjoys hiking, playing paintball and reading ... Chose to attend Villanova for the outstanding programs offered by the Villanova School of Business and a perfect fit on the swim team ... Plans to major in Economics.