Jackie Smailis
Jackie  Smailis


Highland, Ind.

High School:




Kitchel Breaks 200 Fly Record Again

Auckley, King, Smailis and Thom also post season bests at Boiler-Make-It meet


18 Boilermakers Score at Big Tens

Meitz and Meaney medal, Rawson regains 200 fly record and scores in all three events


Meaney Wins Bronze, Rawson Sets Record

Purdue has two championship finalists in both 200 fly and platform diving


5 Boilermakers Score in A Finals Friday

Kitchel, Phee post second-fastest times in team history in 100 fly, 100 breast


Meitz Wins Silver, Another Relay Record

Divers shine on 1-meter, racking up 79 team points with 4 of top 11 finishers

2016-17 / AS A SOPHOMORE
• Competed primarily in the 50 freestyle and 100 backstroke
• Posted career-best times and team season bests in the 50 free (22.80) and 100 back (53.17) at the Boiler-Make-It NCAA last chance meet
• In program history, moved up to second place in the 100 back and fifth place in the 50 free
• Swam on four of the five relays at the Big Ten Championships, helping Purdue post a program record in the 200 medley and top-10 times in all four events
• Also posted a 50 free time of 22.80 at Big Tens along with a career best 49.86 in the 100 free
• Ranked second on the team with five individual event victories while also contributing to six relay winners
• Accounted for 25 team points at Big Tens, scoring in all three of her individual events and qualifying for the B final of the 100 back
• Represented Purdue at the USA Swimming Phillips 66 National Championships in June and the U.S. Open Championships in August
• Highlighted by a runner-up showing in the 50 free, posted three top-five finishes at Virginia Tech's H2Okie Fall Invitational to rank fourth on the team with 47 points
• Also helped Purdue win the 200 medley relay at Va Tech
• Won the 50 free and 100 back along with contributing to the victorious 200 free relay team at the Indiana Intercollegiates
• Victorious in the 100 back vs. Iowa and Michigan State as well as the 50 free vs. Miami (Ohio)
• Won her heat of the 100 free and contributed to Purdue's victorious 200 free relay at the Big Ten Triple Duals

2015-16 / AS A FRESHMAN
• Competed in the freestyle sprints and 100 backstroke
• Posted season-best times in the 50 (23.49, 3rd) and 100 free (51.07, 3rd) as well as the 100 back (54.56, 1st) at the Big Ten Championships, all three ranking among the top three on the team in 2015-16
• Established a new Purdue freshman record in the 100 back on the leadoff leg of the 400 medley relay, helping the team also post a new program record in the event
• Her 100 back time was also good for third in program history
• Accounted for five team points at the Big Ten Championships by finishing fourth in the C final of the 100 back
• Accounted for four points at the Purdue Invitational by fifth in the B final of the 100 back
• Won her heats of the 100 and 200 back at the Purdue Invite, qualifying for the D final of the 200

• Four-year letterwinner for coach Ryan Harrington at Highland High School in Northwest Indiana
• Also lettered in golf as an upperclassman
• Three-year Indiana state qualifier while specializing in the 50 freestyle and 100 backstroke
• Three-time conference champion in the 100 back also won the 50 free as a senior
• Two-year sectional champ in the 100 back won the 50 free as a senior while also finishing as the runner-up in the 100 back
• Established new team records in the 50 free and 100 back as a senior after also setting new sophomore marks in her breakout season
• Spanish honor society
• Student council as a junior

• Major: Selling and Sales and Retail Management
• Full name is Jacklyn Marcella Smailis
• Born in Munster, Indiana
• Parents are Casimir and Kathy Smailis
• Family also includes older siblings Steve, Donna, Natalie and Katherine
• Donna was an All-American swimmer at Indiana University and Natalie played soccer at Indiana State
• Father played basketball at Elmhurst College

Purdue Personal Preferences
Favorite Professional Team: Chicago Blackhawks
Favorite Coach: Ryan Harrington
Favorite Aquatic Center (Other Than Purdue): Indianapolis
Most Exciting Event to Watch at a College Meet: Relays
Favorite Marquee Event: Superbowl
Would Like to Have Dinner With: Meagan Lim
Unique Skill/Hidden Talent: Impersonating Voices
In Her MP3 Player: Sam Smith
Last Concert She Attended: The Glee Club
Band/Musician She'd Love to See Play Purdue: Tiny Tim
Favorite Social Media Platform: Instagram
Last Book She Read: The Glass Castle
Favorite Actor & Actress : Ryan Reynolds & Kristen Wiig
Favorite Movie to Watch on Team Bus: Bridesmaids
Favorite Super-Hero: Batman
Favorite TV Show: This is Us
Favorite Month: July
Favorite Holiday: Christmas
Favorite Food: Sausage & Sauerkraut
Favorite Dessert: Cotton Candy Ice Cream
Favorite Purdue Building: Mackey
Favorite Purdue Athletic Venue (Besides Aquatic Center): Ross Ade
Favorite Outdoor Activity: Galloping through flowers
Favorite Big City: Nashville
Unique Travel Locale: Prauge
Country She'd Like to Visit: Barcelona, Spain
Another Sport She Enjoys Playing: Golf
Favorite Thing About the Morgan J. Burke Aquatic Center: Team Room
Enjoyed this Professor's Class: Katie Greenan, Communications
Furry Friend: Harry, Charlie, Vada, & Bear


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