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Katie Smith
Katie  Smith

Class:
Sophomore

Hometown:
West Chester, Ohio

High School:
Lakota West

Height:
5-9

Experience:
2L


AWARDS/HONORS
  • 2016-17 First-Year SEC Academic Honor Roll
  • 2017 CCSA All-Freshman team
  • 2018 AVCA Top Flight Honoree
  • CCSA Pair of the Week (3/6/17, 3/27/18)
  • 2017, 2018 USA Volleyball Collegiate Championship Qualifier

  • 2018
  • Went 25-10 as an individual, and 22-9 with teammate Cadie Bates (3-3 at No. 1, 16-4 at No. 2). Her 25 individual wins rank fourth in program history for a single season.
  • The pair's 22 overall wins are third-most in a single season in program history.
  • Went 6-2 against conference opponents with Bates, with seven wins over AVCA top-20 teams.
  • Bates and Smith had signature wins over No. 11 Georgia State, No. 7 LSU, No. 3 Hawai'i and No. 11 Grand Canyon in the regular season, and defeated No. 19 Tulane's pair of McHugh/Mertz at the conference tournament.
  • Paired with Lydia Dimke and Carly Schnieder in the opening weekend of the season, and went 3-1 with wins over Georgia State, Florida State and FAU.
  • Named the CCSA Pair of the Week on March 27, after wins over FGCU, Hawai'i, TCU and UAB at the team's Gamecock Challenge Tournament.
  • Qualified for the USA Volleyball Collegiate Championship and made the quarterfinal round.

  • 2017
  • Stepped right in to the top of the lineup and went 22-16 for the year.
  • Tied the program record for wins by a freshman.
  • Went 17-9 at the number one position, tops on the team, and was 4-4 in the twos.
  • Recorded five wins over AVCA Top-15 team.
  • Qualified for the USA Volleyball Collegiate Beach Pairs Championship, where she and teammate Dri Culbert advanced to the round of 16.

  • HIGH SCHOOL/CLUB
  • Won the AAU National Championship with Gamecock teammate Carly Schnieder in the summer of 2016
  • Also won the USA Beach Volleyball National Championship with Schnieder in the summer of '16.
  • plays club volleyball with Ohio Valley Beach Volleyball Academy for coach Rob Long.
  • Won the U18 club national championship with OVBVA and teammate Carly Schnieder, and was an AVCA High School beach volleyball honorable mention All-American.
  • Played at setter indoors for coach Tracey Kornau at Lakota West high school, making the sectional finals.

  • PERSONAL
  • Daughter of Thomas and Judi Smith
  • Majoring in exercise science.
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