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Jennifer Smith

Class: Senior
Position: Throws
Height: 5-10

Previous School: East Prairie HS

Hometown: Charleston, Mo.

Top Efforts in a Liberty Uniform
SP - 44-1.5 (13.45m) (Indoor)
DISC - 164-11 (50.26m)
JAV - 120-1 (36.60m)
WT - 51-5.5 (15.68m) (Indoor)
HAM - 184-8 (56.30m)

Big South Individual Titles (2)
2014 Outdoor Discus
2015 Outdoor Discus

All-Big South Honors (3)
2013 Outdoor Discus - 3rd
2014 Outdoor Discus - 1st
2015 Outdoor Discus - 1st

2014 Outdoor Track & Field (Jr.)
• Captured her first Big South title in the discus, winning by more than 17 feet
• Also placed fifth in the Big South shot put competition and ninth in the hammer
• Threw the discus at the ECAC and NCAA Preliminary Round meets
• Boosted her discus personal best to 164-11 at the Texas Relays, moving up to No. 2 in program history and No. 4 in Big South annals while garnering the Big South Women's Field Athlete of the Week honor on April 3
• Catapulted to fourth on the Lady Flames' all-time hammer list with her 165-2 heave at the Liberty Twilight Qualifier

2013-14 Indoor Track & Field (Jr.)
• Came in seventh in the Big South shot put and 12th in the weight throw
• Pushed her shot put personal best to 44-1.5 at the Big South Championship and reached 51-1.5 in the weight throw at the Sykes-Sabock Challenge Cup, moving into Liberty's all-time top five for both disciplines

2013 Outdoor Track & Field (So.)
• Big South Women's Field Athlete of the Week on May 8
• Completed Liberty's 1-2-3 sweep in the Big South women's discus with a third-place finish, earning her first career All-Big South honor
• Moved up one place in the ECAC discus from her freshman year, finishing fifth
• Threw the discus at the NCAA Division I East Preliminary Round meet for the first time
• Reached a season-best 161-8 to win the discus at the Liberty Twilight Qualifier, becoming the third Lady Flame ever to exceed 160 feet in the event
• Also won discus titles at the Virginia Cup and Liberty Collegiate Invitational
• For the second straight year, threw all four implements at the Big South meet, also including the javelin (fifth place), hammer (10th place) and shot put (13th place)

2012-13 Indoor Track & Field (So.)
• Finished sixth in the Big South shot put final and 18th in the weight throw
• Reached a season-best 42-1.5 in the shot put at the Liberty Quad
• Weight throw of 47-0.75 at the Big South meet established a personal best by more than a foot

2012 Outdoor Track & Field (Fr.)
• Closed her freshman year with a sixth-place finish in the ECAC discus final, with a season-best mark of 150-3
• Threw all four implements at the Big South meet, placing fourth in the discus, 14th in the javelin, 15th in the shot put and 22nd in the hammer
• At season's end, she ranked No. 3 in program history in the discus (150-3), No. 6 in the shot put (41-10.5) and No. 8 in the hammer (147-11)

2011-12 Indoor Track & Field (Fr.)
• Threw the weight a season-best 45-6.25 to place ninth at the Liberty Quad and move into the top 10 on Liberty's all-time list

• Graduated from East Prairie High School
• Became the first female student at her school ever to earn an NCAA Division I athletic scholarship
• In 2010, she won discus championships at the Missouri Class 2 state meet and the AAU Junior Olympic national meet.
• As a senior, placed third in the state in the discus and fourth in the shot put
• Longest throws in high school were 151-10 in the discus and 41-5.5 in the shot
• Scored over 1,000 points in basketball, posting 21.5 ppg and 11.0 rpg as a senior
• Named the 2011 Sikeston Standard Democrat Female Athlete of the Year

• Daughter of Grayling and Gale Nicholson
• Married to former Liberty standout thrower Ryan Smith in July 2014
• Kinesiology major
• Birthday is on Jan. 23