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    Sarah Smith

    Class:
    Senior

    Hometown:
    Oklahoma City, OK

    High School:
    Heritage Hall

    Height:
    5-7

    Position:
    Outfield

    Birthdate:
    01/16/1986

    Bats/Throws:
    L/R


    AS A SENIOR (2008): Saved her best season in a Notre Dame uniform for her final campaign with the Irish ... rewarded with her breakout season by taking a seat on the all-BIG EAST first team ... all-NFCA Mideast Region first team selection, posting the best numbers of any outfielder on the squad ... led team with .370 batting average, 60 hits and 13 sacrifices ... had six doubles, 14 RBI and a .407 slugging percentage ... totaled nine stolen bases ... made 56 starts and saw action in 59 contests ... tied for first in the league with nine sacrifice bunts and second in hits (32) and batting average (.457) ... her on-base percentage of .486 ranked sixth in league play ... shared the outfield with a pair of all-leaguers in Ashley Ellis and Brianna Jorgensborg ... had two hits against UC Davis (March 1) ... joined Ashley Ellis for team-bests as both players posted a .545 batting average at the five-game Lowcountry Collegiate Softball Invitational ... the two shared nearly identical stat lines with a .545 average in 11 at-bats, six hits, one walk and an on-base percentage of .583 ... tagged IUPUI (March 26) for two runs on two hits including a double in Notre Dame's home opener ... had a pair of hits in both ends of doubleheaders with St. John's (April 5) and Villanova (April 13) ... slapped around two sacrifices at Louisville (April 19) ... slammed five hits - all singles - in a doubleheader at South Florida (April 20) along with a pair of RBI in game two with the Bulls ... her two-hit effort in game one began a 10-game hitting streak ... took home player-of-the-week honors handed out by the BIG EAST on April 28 ... in Notre Dame's 5-2-1 outing from April 22-27, recorded four multi-hit games including two three-hit performances ... went 3-for-4 with two runs and one double for a .750 average in Notre Dame's 4-3, eightinning win over Loyola-Chicago (April 24) ... she also went 3-for-4 with one run and one RBI in a victory over Connecticut (April 27) ... for the week, finished 14-for- 26 (.538) in eight games with seven runs, four stolen bases, two RBI and two doubles along with a sacrifice ... BIG EAST Player of the Week (April 28) ... locked up eight consecutive stolen bags until she was caught with her hand in the cookie jar at Syracuse (May 4), but dosed the Orange for four hits, two runs and three RBI in the doubleheader ... scored three runs and had three hits over a three-game stretch during the NCAA Tournament (May 16- 17).

    AS A JUNIOR (2007): Broke a sweat in 49 contests, starting in 35 of those games ... started in all three outfield spots ... batted .230 with 14 hits and scored 17 times ... tacked on a pair of doubles for the Irish ... stole four bases on the season ... started the campaign by going 1-for-3 with a double and a score against Auburn (Feb. 17) ... 1-for-3 against UNLV (Feb. 24) ... 1-for-2 with a walk and a run scored against Ole Miss (Feb. 25) ... scored the gamewinning run against the Rebels ... pinch ran and scored a run against Virginia (March 3) ... went 2-for-3 with two runs scored and a stolen base against Eastern Kentucky (March 11) ... scored the game-winning run against Fresno State (March 16) at the Judi Garman Classic ... scored a run against IUPUI (March 22) ... scored a run as a pinch runner against St. John's (March 24) ... stole a base as a pinch runner against Seton Hall (March 25) ... started in left field and had a hit against Toledo (March 31) ... scored a run as a pinch runner against Syracuse (April 1) ... entered the game as a pinch runner against Eastern Michigan (April 10) ... started both games in right field against Providence (April 14) ... scored a run in the first game against the Friars ... came in as a defensive replacement in the first game of a doubleheader with Western Michigan (April 17) ... started as the designated player against Ball State (April 18) ... started in right field against Valparaiso (April 19) ... had a hit, an RBI and a walk in the second game against South Florida (April 22) ... also rocketed a shot to home from the outfield to relieve a USF runner ... laced a gorgeous single down the left field line against Northwestern (April 24) ... knocked a double against Loyola- Chicago (May 1) ... went 2-for-2 with a run scored against Rutgers (May 5) ... finished 1- for-3 with a run scored in the second game against the Scarlet Knights ... had a hit and a stolen base in the first game against Villanova (May 6) ... scored a run in the second game against the Wildcats ... scored two runs and stole a base against Connecticut (May 10) to open the BIG EAST Tournament ... had a hit and scored a run in the championship game of the BIG EAST Tournament against Louisville (May 12) ... saw action in each of the team's three games at the NCAA Tournament.

    AS A SOPHOMORE (2006): Established herself as one of the team's top base running threats ... made her first career start in left field versus Cal Poly SLO (March 12) and posted her first career hit, finishing the game 1-for-2 ... also started in left for the Irish at Cal State Fullerton (Feb. 19) ... picked up her third stolen base of the season versus Texas (March 18) ... started in left during the second of two games with Eastern Michigan (April 4) ... also started in that spot against DePaul (April 13) ... started game two against Rutgers (April 23) and logged her second hit of the year, a solid single to centerfield ... picked up her first career multi-hit game against Purdue (April 26), going 2-for-3 with a run scored and one RBI ... also wrapped up the contest with Valparaiso by going 1-for-3 ... scored a run as a pinch runner against UC Santa Barbara (May 18) in the NCAA Tournament.

    AS A FRESHMAN (2005): Made 41 appearances throughout her first year with the Irish ... served primarily as a pinch runner ... scored on 14 occasions ... saw action at the dish with a trio of pinch-hitting cameos ... crossed the plate four times to score game-winning runs for the Irish.

    THE SMITH FILE: Three-sport standout at Heritage Hall (Oklahoma City, Okla.) ... earned four letters as a guard on the basketball team and two as a sprinter on the track team ... two broken thumbs limited her softball development as a prep ... helped her ASA team finish ninth in the Independence Day Tournament in Boulder, Colo., during the summer of 2004 ... member of the Fellowship of Christian Athletes ... from the same area of Oklahoma as Brook Buck, Sarah Jane Connelly and Lauren Connelly - each of whom played tennis at Notre Dame ... an accomplished athlete, she also competes in triathlons during the off-season ... daughter of Elizabeth and Danny Smith ... has two younger brothers, Jacob and Zachery ... born Jan. 16, 1986, in Norman, Okla. ... graduated from the College of Arts & Letters with a theology degree.

    Smith's Career Stats
    Year Avg GP-GS AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI TB SLG BB HBP SO GDP OB SF SH SB-ATT PO A E FLD
    2005 .000 44-0 3 14 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 0 0 2 0 .000 0 0 3-7 0 0 0 .000
    2006 .294 57-8 17 18 5 0 0 0 1 5 .294 0 0 3 0 .294 0 0 3-6 4 0 1 .800
    2007 .230 49-35 61 17 14 2 0 0 1 16 .262 2 0 16 0 .254 0 0 4-5 14 1 0 1.000
    2008 .370 59-56 162 32 60 6 0 0 14 66 .407 5 2 25 0 .396 0 13 9-10 37 3 5 .889
    Total .325 209-99 243 81 79 8 0 0 16 87 .358 7 2 46 0 .349 0 13 19-28 55 4 6 .908
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