Mary Phillips Smith - 2012
2013 Second Team All-SoCon Doubles
FRESHMAN (2013): Spring - Graduated high school early and joined the Eagles in the spring...Established a 10-12 singles record and went 5-5 in conference play...Mainly played at the No. 4 position but also appeared at No. 3...Earned her first collegiate victory against Mercer's Natalie Franklin on Feb. 10 while also clinching the match...Earned a crucial victory over Wofford's Guinn Garcia in the SoCon Tournament first round on April 18...Named Second Team All-SoCon Doubles with Paola Garrido after a 3-3 conference record at the No. 1 position (6-5 overall)...Went 8-8 in doubles overall while playing at every position with four different partners...Clinched the doubles point with Garrido in the first round of the SoCon Tournament by defeating Wofford's Sarah Evans and Othilia Lindqvist.
PREP: Graduated early and Summa Cum Laude from Leon High…Earned three varsity letters in tennis for Coach Kevin Record…Part of state champion teams in 2010 and 2011…State doubles champion and number one spot singles runner-up as a junior…Voted All-Big Bend Player of the Year as a sophomore and junior…A 4-star recruit according to tennisrecruiting.net.
PERSONAL: Born Feb. 10 1995 in Logansport, Indiana…Daughter of Craig and Molly Smith…Has three siblings: Payson (19), Jake (15) and Sallie (12)…Brother Payson plays baseball at Georgia…Her parents have the biggest influence on her life because “they lead me in the right direction”…Favorite athletes are Roger Federer and Andy Roddick…Majoring in Business.