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42  Ansley Smith
Ansley  Smith

Class:
Junior

Hometown:
Newnan, Ga.

High School:
Northgate HS

Position:
Infield

Experience:
2VL

Bats/Throws:
R/R


03/28/2015

Prince Shines in Relief as Softball Claims Series vs. No. 1 LSU

Nikki Sagermann hit her fifth home run of the season; Series concludes Sunday at 1 p.m. ET

03/17/2015

Game 1 Homers, Game 2 Pitching Leads Softball to DH Sweep

UK softball sweeps doubleheader at Murray State behind three homers and strong pitching

03/16/2015

Softball Faces Murray State, Indiana in Non-Conference Battles

Kentucky softball team travels to Murray State for DH Tuesday; Hosts Indiana on Wednesday

03/14/2015

Nunley's 7 Hitless IP, Joiner's Clutch HR Help Softball Sweep DH

Three-game series continues Sunday at 1 p.m. ET at John Cropp Stadium

03/10/2015

No. 12 Softball Hosts EKU for 2015 Home Opener at JCS

UK softball team hosts EKU at 5 p.m. ET on Wednesday at John Cropp Stadium

  • SEC Academic Honor Roll (2013, 2014)

Sophomore (2014): Played in 65 games with 53 starts ... Had four doubles, three homers and 13 RBI to go along with 32 runs scored and five strolen bases ... Great start to the year with a .467 batting average the opening weekend ... Hit a two-run home run vs. Long Beach State ... Went 4-for-4 vs. Loyola Marymount ... Had a hit and scored two runs in UK's win over Texas ... Went 2-for-4 vs. Pittsburgh, including the walk-off two-run single in the ninth inning ... Had a two-run homer vs. Miss. State in game one and had a hit in game three with a run scored ... Went 2-for-4 vs. Indiana with two runs scored ... Hit a two-run homer against Fairfield ... Game-winning RBI against Auburn, walking with the bases loaded ... Scored a run in the Super Regional.

Freshman (2013): Played in 39 games with nine starts ... Ended the year with three homers and nine RBI ... Solid defensive option at second base and saw significant time at the position after the injury to Dill moved Stokes over to shortstop ... Slugged at a .436 clip, while her on-base percentage was .377 ... First career start against Howard and scored a run ... Had a sacrifice fly in UK's win over Western Michigan ... Collected her first career hit as well as her first RBI vs.â?^UNC ... Started at second base for two of three games in the LSUâ?^series, blasting her first homer of the season and going 1-for-2 with one run scored in both gamesâ?^... Had a stolen base against Lipscomb ... Recorded a run against Marshall ... Excelled at the MTSU doubleheader, blasting two homers, going 3-for-3 with three runs scored and had four RBI ... Hit a sacrifice fly in game one of the Alabama series for an RBI, while also scoring a run after a walk ... Mainly saw time as a pinch hitter for the Wildcats.

High School:
Strong offensive and defensive player at Northgate High School in Newnan, Ga. ... Helped high school team win the state championship her senior season, while finishing eighth in the state her junior year and fourth her freshman campaign ... Hit .419 her senior season with a .569 on-base percentage, while launching seven homers and driving in 25 RBI ... Also had a strong junior season, hitting .432 with seven homers and 25 RBI ... High school career includes hitting for the cycle twice ... For her efforts, Smith was named first-team All-County all four years and team Most Valuable Player her junior and senior seasons ... She also earned All-County Player of the Year honors her final two seasons ... Smith was named All-Region all four years of high school and All-State her junior and senior seasons ... She was honored with the Team Leader Award and Offensive Player of the Year Award each of her last two years ... Was a honor student in high school ... Member of the Beta Club and SAGE, while also volunteering at the Welcome House ... Parents are Paul and Lisa Smith ... Has one brother, Chase, who plays football at the University of Mary (North Dakota) ... major is undecided.

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