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00  Natalie Smith
Natalie Smith

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Glendale, Ariz.

High School:
Greenway

Height:
5-5

Position:
2nd Base

Bats/Throws:
L/R


Junior (2009): An All-SEC Academic team performer ... Inducted into the Frank G. Ham Society of Character ... Blasted her first walk-off home run in the upset victory over Tennessee in the bottom of the seventh ... Tallied a hit and a sacrifice fly for two RBI in the win over Oregon ... Plated two scores on two hits in the win over Hawaii ... Had a two-run single in UK's win over UNLV ... Had a hit and a stolen base in the win over San Diego State ... Notched a two-run single in the win over Maryland ... Blasted a game-tying three-run double in UK's upset win over LSU ... Had a seventh inning single in the come-from behind win over Morehead State ... Registered two hits, including a double, while scoring three runs in the series sweep of Auburn ... Plated a score with a single in the win over Arkansas ... Drove in the game-winning run with a sacrifice fly in a win over WKU ... Had a single and two RBI in a win over Ole Miss ... Tallied a season-best three hits in the win over South Carolina ... For the series against the Gamecocks she had five hits and two RBI ... Drove in a pair of runs on two hits in the win over Canisius in the NCAA Tournament.

Sophomore (2008): Earned Academic All-SEC honors ... Started all 54 games for the Blue and White, giving her 100 career starts for her career ... Was second on the squad with a .337 batting average while notching 12 extra base hits and 21 RBI on the year ... Ranks among UK's all-time career leaders in batting average, triples and slugging percentage after just two seasons ... Smacked a career-high four hits in the loss to No. 15 Hawai'i ... Hit two doubles in that loss ... Recorded three hits, including an RBI triple, and three runs scored in a win over Toledo ... Went 3-for-3 at the plate with a double and her first home run of the season in a win over Wright State ... Two-run double in the sixth ignited a six-run inning for the Wildcats in their win over Indiana ... Registered five hits in two games against Morehead State ... Scored three times, while also plating three scores in the wins over the Eagles ... Singled in the top of the eighth and then scored on Molly Johnson's home run to give UK a 2-0 upset win over Tennessee ... Combined to go 6-of-8 in two games against Indiana ... Set a season high with three RBI in the series-clinching victory over Ole Miss.

Freshman (2007): Started 46 games for the Wildcats at second base before an ankle injury sidelined her for the Alabama series ... Batted .370 and led the Wildcats in triples (4), stolen bases (8) and at-bats (162) ... Second on the team in batting average (.370), hits (60), runs scored (34) and sacrifice bunts (4) ... Finished third with nine doubles ... Recorded 18 multiple-hit games and tied for the team's longest hitting streak of the season with a hit in nine straight games ... Drove in season-high five runs in a win over Saint Mary's and had a personal-best four hits in the win over Sacramento State ... Scored a season-high three runs on two occasions ... Named the SEC Freshman of the Week on March 26.

High School: Played middle infield at Greenway High School in Glendale, Ariz. ... Named All-Arizona and first-team All-Region in 2006 ... Was named first-team All-State in 2005 ... Two-time All-Region selection ... Received second-team All-State honors in 2004 ... Broke the Greenway HS single-season record for hits with 56 as a sophomore and earned second-team All-State honors ... Has succeeded off the field as well and is a member of the National Honor Roll, Who's Who Among America's High School Students and was a Wendy's High School Heisman School Nominee ... Served as the Editor-in-Chief of her school newspaper as a senior.

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