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Jessie Smith
27   Jessie Smith

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Tuttle, Okla.

High School:
Tuttle HS

Height:
5-3

Position:
Outfield

Experience:
3L


JUNIOR (2001): Missed most of the season with a broken hand, suffered prior to the seventh game of the season . . . returned for final 14 games of the season, starting in all 20 games she played in . . . finished fourth on the team in batting average with a .241 average . . . recorded three multiple hit games . . . best performance came against San Jose State, going 2-for-3, with three runs scored, a double and a stolen base . . . earned 13 hits with four doubles and a triple, scored five runs and hit four RBI on the season . . . struck out only three times in 66 plate appearances . . . led the squad with a team-best 10 sacrifice hits . . . recorded 22 putouts with five assists from center field.

SOPHOMORE (2000): Broke her own school record for steals in a season (20) . . . earned second-team All-WAC honors . . . recorded a nine game hitting streak to end the season . . . recorded hits in 29 games, scoring in 16 contests . . . one of three players to see action in all 52 games, with 51 starts . . . led the team in steals (20), triples (2), walks (13) and on-base percentage (.337)

FRESHMAN (1999): Set a school record for stolen bases in a season (18) and game (4) . . . against Butler, officially went 0-for-0 with four plate appearances, but had two walks, a hit-by-pitch, a sacrifice, and scored twice . . . recorded nine multiple hit games and three multiple run games.

HIGH SCHOOL: Lettered all four seasons at Tuttle High School . . . batted .420 and stole 49 bases as a senior . . . tallied 14 triples and eight doubles her final prep season . . . led her team in at-bats, runs scored and stolen bases . . . earned all-conference, all-state and All-America honors following her senior season . . . was named the Daily Oklahoman Co-Player of the Year as a senior . . . named the Sooner Conference MVP . . . was an all-conference selection four consecutive years . . . garnered 1994 Newcomer of the Year honors . . . was a Gold Glove recipient in 1996 . . . helped lead her team to four straight conference, district, regional and state championships . . . also lettered four years in track and two in basketball . . . helped guide her prep track team to the 1998 regional championship . . . her league team (OK Ultimates) finished fourth at the 1996 national championship.

PERSONAL: Art major . . . was the valedictorian of her graduating class . . . born May 21, 1979 . . . daughter of Sheri and Wes Smith.