Skyhawk Softball | Lauren Smith - 24

MajorChemistry and Physics Secondary Education
HometownO'Fallon, Ill.
Height/Weight 5-9

2014: Smith appeared in 53 games on the season while starting 52 contests...Posted a .233 batting average along with five home runs, three doubles and 20 RBI...She tallied 27 hits in 116 plate appearances while scoring 14 runs...She led the team with 33 walks, including three against SIUE...Posted a .388 slugging percentage along with a .423 on-base percentage...Her best performance of the season came against Jackson State where she was 2-for-3 with a home run and three RBI...Earned a spot on the OVC Commissioner’s Honor Roll.

2013: Appeared and started in all 57 games for the Skyhawks ... Named to the All-Ohio Valley Conference second team and OVC All-Tournament team ... Named to Madness OVC All-Conference second team ... Had a .329 batting average, hitting 11 home runs and driving in 34 ... Drew 39 walks while stealing one base and scoring 25 runs ... Tallied 11 multi-hit games, including a trio of three hit contests against Belmont (Mar. 24), Evansville (Apr. 3) and Southeast Missouri (May 4) ... Recorded nine multi-RBI games, including a season-high three RBI on five occasions ... Had arguably her best game of the campaign against Evansville with one home run and three RBI while going a perfect 3-for-3 from the plate ... Maintained an 11-game hitting streak, hitting three home runs in that span ... Recorded 452 putouts and 22 assists ... Named to Madness OVC Preseason All-Conference first team ... Named to OVC Commissioner’s Honor Roll.

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.

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