BIG 12 COMMISSIONER'S HONOR ROLL, FALL 2014
2013 BIG 12 FRESHMAN OF THE YEAR
2013 SECOND-TEAM ALL-BIG 12
2013 ALL-BIG 12 DEFENSIVE TEAM
One of three Bears, along with Kaitlyn Thumann and Holly Holl, to start and play in all 65 games in 2014 ... Second on the team in walks drawn (32), finished fourth in batting average (.342), second in on-base percentage (.471) ... Hit 11 doubles, seven home runs and drove in 32 runs ... Posted a .940 fielding percentage and led the team with 78 assists ... Posted a season-long on-base streak of 13 games from March 6-30 ... Had a season-high four RBI at Sam Houston State (3/25) ... Collected a season-high three hits on three different occasions (vs. UTSA, 3/2; vs. Purdue, 3/15; at Georgia, 5/22) ... Pivotal in Baylor's game-one win at the Athens Super Regional at Georgia; she finished 3-for-3 with a home run and a double while driving in three in a 9-1 win (5/22) ... Hit 2-for-4 with a double and an RBI in Baylor's 8-7, extra-inning win over Kentucky in the WCWS helping the Bears achieve the largest comeback in WCWS history, erasing a 7-0 deficit after five innings (5/31) ... Had one of the best postseason performances by any Bear in 2014, hitting .444 in 10 games with five runs scored, six RBI and five extra-base hits.
Started 56 games and appeared in 57 ... Second on the team with a .365 batting average, which ranked 10th in the Big 12 ... Scored 26 runs, hit 10 doubles and a triple ... Tied for second on the team with five home runs ... Drove in 30 runs ... Drew nine walks and was hit by 14 pitches for an on-base percentage of .440 ... Stole five bases on five attempts ... Posted 20 multi-hit games including three games with three hits apiece ... Seven games with two RBI... Played first 51 collegiate games without an error in the field ... Struck out only 12 times in 167 at bats ... Hit 8 for 17 (.471) with four runs scored and four RBI in the NCAA Regional Tournament ... Had just three errors at third base on the way to All-Big 12 Defensive Team honors ... Fourth BU player in history to be named Big 12 Freshman of the Year ... Named Second Team All-Big 12.
Graduated from Cerritos High School in Cerritos, Calif. ... Four-year letterwinner ... Ranked No. 73 recruit nationally in ESPN Top 100 ... 2012 Team MVP ... Two-time Press-Telegram Dream Team ... 2012 Los Cerritos Community News Spring All-Area first-team ... 2011 Suburban League MVP ... Hit .667 with 22 RBIs, 23 runs scored, six homers and 11 walks in league play ... Led team to league title for the first time in a decade ... Played club for Lakewood Firecrackers.
Full name is Sarah Smith ... Born March 20, 1994, in Ingelwood, Calif. ... Majoring in health sciences.