Monica Smith
Monica Smith

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Branson, Mo.

High School:
Branson High School

Last College:
Southwest Baptist College

Position:
Distance

06/29/2012

Missouri State Student-Athletes Honored by the MVC

A total of 109 Bears Receive Conference Academic Honors

01/17/2012

Missouri State Recognizes Student-Athletes for Academic Excellence

193 Named to AD Honor Roll for Fall Semester

Missouri State Career Bests for M. Smith

Event Best
5K (cross country) 19:11.08
6K (cross country) 23:17.08
3,000m (indoor) 10:57.12
5,000m (indoor) 18:56.06

At Missouri State: Monica Smith is a versatile performer who will see action in multiple distance events.

2011 Track:

Did not compete during the 2010-11 track season for the Bears.

2010 Cross Country: Competed in five of the Bears' six meets....Posted a MSU career best in her first outing when she finished fourth overall at the SIUE Invitational, running in 19:11.08....Was the Bears' sixth finisher at the MVC Championships, posting a 19:18.16 time....Finished fifth for the Bears at the NCAA Midwest Regional, running 23:17.08 in her first 6K.

Background: Smith joined the Missouri State team after transferring from Southwest Baptist University....Entered MSU as a sophomore in outdoor track and field and freshman eligibility in cross country and indoor trackand field....Personal best of 19:23.15 in the 5,000-meters.

Personal: Monica Lee Smith was born August 21, 1991, in Harrison, Ark.....Daughter of Charles and Lawanna Smith....Has one sibling, Sean Akins....Majoring in public relations.

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