Congratulations to Badger alum, World Champion and Badger Swim Club Board member, Dr. Tobie Smith on being appointed to the USADA Board of Directors.

As reported by Michael Lawrence, IRC Chair and Jim Sheehan, Board Chair:

World Champion and former US National Team member Dr. Tobie Smith has been named to the USADA Board of Directors. Tobie’s nomination was carried forward by Ron Vanpool through the USOC NGB Council process, replacing Don Gambril who has served the maximum number of terms permitted.

Dr. Smith graduated (and swam) at the University of Texas followed by medical school at Stony Brook University School of Medicine. She received her Masters in Public Health from Johns Hopkins University and practices family medicine and is currently Medical Director for Health Care for the Homeless in Baltimore, MD.

She has been a World Champion (25k, 1998), National Champion (1500, 400), NCAA Champion (1650, 1994) and carries the distinction of completing a solo crossing of the English Channel. In addition to her professional and athletic achievements Tobie has previously served USA Swimming as a member of the FINA Task Force investigating athlete safety following the death of Fran Crippen.

Ron Van Pool will have a more complete report at our upcoming meeting. Congratulations to Dr. Tobie Smith and thank you to Ron Van Pool for successfully shepherding this nomination through the USADA process.

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