2009 SEC Academic Honor Roll
2008 (Junior): Indoor - Set the UK varsity record in the weight throw with a fourth-place toss of 62-10.75 at the Iowa State Classic to topple the old mark by over a foot ... At the SEC Championships, finished third overall in the weight throw with a distance of 60-10.75. Outdoor - Threw top hammer result at Arizona State's Baldy Castillo Invitational placing in sixth place with a mark of 162-7 ... Posted season-best discus mark of 134-3 at Triton Invitational.
2008 (Sophomore): Outdoor - Threw the hammer a personal-best distance of 166-4 at Jesse Owens Classic to secure ninth-best mark all-time at UK ... At Tiger Track Classic, threw season-best discus throw measuring 130-11. Indoor - Posted ninth-best weight throw mark at McCravy Memorial with a distance of 52-4. Previous College (University of Nevada): Red-shirted outdoor season at University of Nevada.
High School: All-state selection in 2005 and 2006 in discus ... Coached by Mike Reese ... Also lettered four years in basketball as well as two in soccer ... Senior captain of basketball and track teams.
Personal: Full name is Heather Ashlee Smith ... Born March 29, 1988 in Columbus, Ohio ... Parents are Jack A. Smith and Kelly Sparks ... Has two brothers, Shane and Ryan ... Shane played football at Ball State ... Major is psychology.
Personal Bests: Discus - 143-3.