Skyhawk Softball | Lauren Smith
|Major||Chemistry and Physics Secondary Education|
2013: Named to Madness 2013 Ohio Valley Conference Preseason All-Conference first team.
2012: Appeared in 51 games for the Skyhawks, starting 50 … Named to All-OVC first team and All-Newcomer team … Used primarily at first base and designated hitter … Had a .274 batting average with 37 hits … Hit nine home runs and drove in 35 RBI … Ranked third in the OVC with 35 walks … Tallied eight multi-hit games … Had a breakout performance against Eastern Kentucky going 3-for-4 with a home run and four RBI … Recorded 260 putouts and 16 assists.
Before UT Martin: Won two All-Metro Player of the Year accolades … Named first-team All-Metro in 2009 … Broke an Illinois state record with 22 home runs while driving in 69 runs her senior season … Hit .653 in 2011 ranking her No. 11 in state history … Her 192 career RBI ranks fifth in the state record book … Her career batting average of .559 is No. 8 on the all-time state list.
Personal: Born March 30, 1993... Mother, Melissa Witt-Smith... Siblings are Jeremy (28) and Josh (31) Witt... Father, the late Scott R. Smith, played football at Grove City College in 1978... Favorite actor is Johnny Depp... Favorite movie is Forrest Gump... Favorite pro athlete is Yadier Molina... hobbies include hanging out with friends and helping at the Ronald McDonald House... Chose UT Martin because of the academics, softball team, and homey atmosphere... Majoring integrated studies 4-8 secondary.