Athletics


Coach Info
Name Phone Email Team Name City State
Club Andrew Harbuck Swim Dogs Denver -
High School Andrew Harbuck
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50yd free 50m free 100yd free 100m free 200yd free 200m free 400m free 500yd free 800m free 1000yd free 1500m free 1650yd free
Best Result 25.33 29.76 56.89 1:05.41 2:08.56 2:25.43 - - - - - -
Physical Attributes
Years swimming
10
Swimming Honors

Senior Western Zones Qualifier in 50 fr with B Cut in 100 Fr., 2 years in a row on 4 A Colorado State Championship sprint relays in the 200 and 400 Fr., 3 years in a row Denver Public Schools A-League top 6 in sprint events, and Colorado USA Senior State Qualifier 2 years in a row for both short course and long course. She is also a Varsity Cross Country runner 3 years in a row for her high school.

Academics


GPA
SAT Reading
SAT Writing
SAT Math
SAT Score (Composite)
ACT Score (Composite)
High School
Denver School of Science And Technology Charter School
School City
Denver
School State
CO
Guidance Counselor
Kelsey Clark
Guidance Counselor Phone
Guidance Counselor Email
Class Size
128
School Size
530
TOEFL Score
Class Rank
-
School Division
-
Major Category
Biological Sciences/Life Sciences
Major
Biology/Biological Sciences, General
Major Category
Business Mgmt and Admin. Services
Major
Business Statistics
Major Category
Psychology
Major
Physiological Psychology/Psychobiology
Other Academic Information
Currently, Bella has only taken the PSAT and will take the SAT later this school year in April. Her PSAT score is 1160. Bella consistently takes the highest level courses offered at her high school. She has completed AP courses her Sophomore year and is taking 3 AP courses her Junior year. She has completed her internship requirement for DSST using her summer to participate in the internship so it did not compete with her academic and athletic schedule during the school year. She also attends a high school that does not have a swimming team so she travels to George Washington High School for morning and afternoon practice each day during the school year both within the girls HS competitive season and for USA Swimming outside of the HS season. She is a varsity cross country athlete for her school as well, so she is a double Varsity scholar athlete.
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Personal


First Name
Bella
Last Name
Smith
Address
City
State
Zip
Country
Province
Email
Phone
Athlete's Mother
Athlete's Father
Gender
F
Height
5'8"
Weight
140
Birthdate
NCAA Clearinghouse ID
Personal Highlights

Bella will graduate younger than the average age of her peers. She will enter her fall of 2021 collegiate year at 17 years old.

Additional Questions:
Why do you want to be recruited to play sports in college?

Not only do I love the sport of swimming, but more than that, I love being a part of a team of people who are all focused on helping each other become their best, who share goals, who work together in and out of the pool, and become so close to you that they are more than just friends. It is those people that make me feel like I belong and I am looking for that special group of people that I can call my "family" away from home.

Athletes are often leaders on and off the field. Please provide one example of how you have demonstrated leadership in both areas.

I am a quiet and more reserved type of leader by nature and even though my parents might tell me to be more in the spotlight, I find that I am more comfortable when I am helping others to shine. There are many girls on my team who have never swam before or who are not on the varsity team, but they are just as important as anyone else. I find that helping them in the water with their strokes or learning how to dive for the first time off a block, cheering for them at the end of the lane, and giving encouragement one-on-one is where I shine as a leader. It is through those other swimmers successes and being a part of that in some way that I feel I have had an impact in a positive way. Sometimes the focus is always on the fastest swimmer when it really should be about all swimmers.

Please explain how you pursue "healthy athletic performance" as a student-athlete.

You need fuel to build muscle, keep muscle, and have energy, so I make sure that I am giving my body what it needs to power me through the day of school as well as double practices. My Mom does a good job of getting me high protein foods that are ready for me to pack for school and I regularly drink protein shakes, especially at night when I feel that my body needs more nutrients. I also work on trying to be mindful and finding ways to help lower my stress levels, take things off my plate if I need to have more balance, and I always talk to my parents when I am feeling like I need support either in athletics or academics.

Please describe how you are involved in service in your community and why these efforts are important to you.

I have been working within my internship this past year on a focus on school safety, in particular mental heath for students and staff, better safety measures at schools, prevention of gun violence and acts of violence at school, and speaking at a conference about school safety along with doing a solid amount of research on the above topics and providing that information to the organizer of the conference as part of my internship.

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