Upper Arlington, Ohio/ Upper Arlington HS
At Delaware: Fourth-year member of the squad who has earned three letters • expected to again be a member of the Varsity Eights crew • has competed in 20 career events • co-captain with Bethany Callaway.
2012 Season: Appeared in all seven events with the Blue Hen Varsity Eights boat • helped the Varsity Eights to a fifth place finish at the Occoquan Sprints and a sixth place finish at the CAA Championships.
2011 Season: Competed in all seven events as a member of the Second Varsity Eights • placed third at the CAA Championships with the Second Varsity Eights • placed third at the ECAC Championships • finished fourth at Dad Vail • finished third at the Murphy Cup, second at Knecht Cup and second at the St. Joseph’s dual.
2010 Season: Competed in all six events, five with the Novice Eights and once with the Varsity Fours • registered top five finishes in all six competitions • helped the Varsity Fours to a second place finish at the CAA and ECAC Championships • led the Novice Eights crew to a first place finish at the Saint Joseph's/Drexel tri-meet • finished third at the Murphy Cup • took fourth at the Knecht Cup • registered fifth at the Dad Vail Regatta • named Army ROTC Best of the Blue Hens Athlete of the Week on April 26.
High School/Club: Three-year varsity standout in rowing at Upper Arlington High School • served as team captain as a senior in 2008-09 • honor roll student • was the 2008 Scholastic Midwest champion in the Junior Eights • competed in the Varsity Fours SRAA Nationals in both 2008 and 2009 and placed fifth at the Head of the Charles in the Youth Fours • placed 11th in the Youth Fours at the 2009 USRowing Youth Nationals.
Personal: Alexandra Ray "Alex" Smart • born May 1, 1991 • daughter of Steven and Roberta Smart • second of four daughters • psychology major at Delaware • has worked as a nanny during the summer • volunteered at a local hospital during her four years of high school • father is Vice President at Big Lots, Inc.