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 Mary Smitson
Mary Smitson
Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Zionsville, Ind.

High School:
Brebeuf Jesuit Prep School

Height:
5-7

Position:
English

Experience:
3L

Ranks tied for No. 2 on Baylor's Hunter Seat career victory list with 45, 27 in Fences and 18 in Flat.

2008-09 (Junior) - Picked up eight Flat wins in 15 meets during the season ... Named MVP twice ... Notched a season-high 90 against Fresno State (9/27) to earn MVP honors ... Also picked up the MVP nod against Oklahoma State (2/14).

2007-08 (Sophomore) - Earned 19 points on the season, to rank second on the team ... Competed in Fences 18 times, earning 10 points ... Saw action on the Flat 13 times, earning nine points ... Rode in both events 11 times, registering four double wins (Texas A&M, New Mexico State, S.F. Austin, Kansas State) ... Best score of the season in Flat came against Texas A&M with a 77.5 point outing ... Scored a career-high 88 in Fences against at Texas A&M ... Earned Dean's List distinction for fall semester ... Named to the Big 12 Commissioner's Honor Roll for fall and spring semesters ... Graduated from Baylor's Leadership Academy.

2006-07 (Freshman) - Earned team MVP honors in English on the Flat ... Tallied 19 points on the season for the Bears ... Appeared in both Flat and Fences in all 18 competitions she rode in ... Earned points in Flat 10 times and Fences on nine occasions ... Scored points in both disciplines in four meets (Oklahoma State, Texas A&M, Sacred Heart, S.F. Austin) ... Earned meet MVP honors three times once in Fences (Texas A&M) and twice in Flat (Texas A&M, Sacred Heart) ... Tallied a team season-high 84 points in Fences twice (Georgia, Kansas State) and 84 in Flat versus Georgia ... Named to the Big 12 Commissioner's Honor Roll for the fall and spring semesters ... Earned a team academic excellence award.

Prior to Baylor - Earned several championships at "A" horse shows.

Personal - Born March 17, 1988, to Dave and Ellen Smitson in Indianapolis, Ind. ... Brothers Robert and Chris ran track for Stanford and Yale, respectively; father was a gymnast at Georgia Tech ... Credits her entire family for her involvement and success in sports ... Education major.

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