30 females and 28 males recognized by the conference for their dedication inside the classroom
Hawks wrap up regular season tournament schedule in Buffalo.
Hawks can't hang with ranked Ohio State who hits close to .500 for the match.
UMES plays well against tournament host.
Ashley Smith pounds out a dozen kills in the Hawks win.
UMES improved to 10-0 with a 3-0 win over NCCU Fri., then by a 3-2 win over Loyola and a 3-1 over Manhattan Saturday.
2015 "The Harry's" (Photo by Lloydlee Heite)
UMES Volleyball versus Morgan State in the Dig Pink Breast Cancer Awareness Game (Photos by Megan Raymond)
UMES Volleyball versus Morgan State in the Dig Pink Breast Cancer Awareness Game (Photos by Joey Gardner)
UMES Volleyball versus Campbell on day 2 of the Best Western Wild Weekend (Photos by Megan Raymond)
2014: Played all 105 sets as a junior ... was an all-around contributor finishing in the top five in nearly every category ... was second on the team in kills with 262, third in aces with 22 and third in digs with 235 ... finished season with a .144 kill percentage ... also added 11 assists and 15 block assists ... reached double digit in kills in just over 1/3 of the team's matches ... had 16 kills against Delaware State in October, her highest total as a UMES player ... her 16 digs against UC Riverside on Sept. 5th was a career high, and one of eight occassions Smith tallied double digits for digs ... delivered a pair of aces multiple times in 2014, the last one occuring against Hampton in November.
2012 (Kentucky Wesleyan College):Chosen to the Mizuno GLVC-GLIAC Crossover All-Tournament Team...second in kills with 260, attacks with 686...third in hitting percentage at .207...fourth in total blocks with 29...had five solos...had six assists and 11 aces...collected 106 digs...chosen to the Mizuno GLVC-GLIAC Crossover 12-member All-Tournament Team to become the first Panther selected since the Crossover began in 2008...played in 92 sets...started 18 of 28 matches played.
Collegiate: Participated in the Richard A. Henson Honors Program (2013) ... Was a STEM Scholar (2012) ... Member of the Campus Beautification and Alpha Omicron PI Fraternity ... Was a Freshman Mentor at Kentucky Wesleyan College.
High School/Club: A four-year varsity starter in volleyball (2008-11) ... Made Fox Valley Conference (FVC) All-Conference every season in high school (2008-11) ... A four-year Huntley H.S. Scholar (2008-11) ... Earned the FVC Academic Leadership (2011) ... Received All-State Honorable Mention (2011) ... Earned AutumnFest All-Tournament Team (2010) ... Three-time Regional Champ (2008, 2009, & 2011) ... Member of the Sky High Volleyball Club (2006-10) in Crystal Lake, IL and Club Fusion Volleyball (2011-12) in Marengo, IL ... Made 2009 JVDA Championship All-Tournament Team as a member of the Sky High Volleyball Club ... In 2009, finished 3rd in the JVDA Championships and Amateur Athletic Union (AAU) ... Won the 2009 Pre-Nationals Championship.
Personal: Born February 8, 1994 in Hoffman Estates, IL ... Daughter of Sandy and David Smith ... Has one sister, Alexis ... Major is Exercise Science ... Pre-game routine/superstitions are listening to music ... Plans to attend graduate school to pursue a doctorate in physical therapy ... Best advice/favorite saying received is, "The more you dwell about the past, the less of a chance you'll have to make it up in the future." ... Hobbies outside of sports include hiking and riding bikes ... Favorite Book/Author is Nicholas Sparks ... Favorite Movie is Transformers ... Personal best sports moment is senior year by defeating her high school rival, Cary-Grove ... Most influential person is her mother ... Personal best non-athletic accomplishment is being elected as Vice President of Alpha Omicron PI Fraternity ... Personal athletic goal for the season is maintaining a solid passing, serve receive, and hitting average ... Personal athletic goals before graduation is winning the Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference (MEAC) North Division and MEAC Championship.
Kills: 22 (v. Malone, 10/12/12)
Aces: 3 (v. Wisconsin-Parkside, 11/09/12)
Assists: 3 (2x, last v. Morgan State, 10/31/14)
Digs: 16 (UC Riverside, 09/05/14)
Blocks: 3 (4x, last @ Hampton, 10/13/13)