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    Martin Smith
    Martin Smith
    Class:
    RS Senior

    Hometown:
    Quincy, Ill.

    High School:
    Quincy

    Height / Weight:
    5-11 / 197

    Birthdate:
    04/12/1989

    03/28/2012

    Forty-Seven Illini Named Academic All-Big Ten

    Winter Sports Earn Academic Honors

    02/12/2012

    #6 Illinois Advances to NWCA National Duals Final Four

    Illinois defeats Oklahoma and Cornell to advance

    02/02/2012

    #6 Illinois Hosts Wisconsin for Final Home Dual

    Dual will serve as the Illini's Senior Night

    12/29/2011

    Futrell and Blanton Move to Semifinals at Midlands

    Illinois in fifth place after day one

    11/13/2011

    Illini Go 4-0 in Wrestle for a Cure Duals

    Nine wrestlers go at least 2-0 as Illinois cruises

    2011-12: Compiled a 5-6 record ... Placed second at the Loras Open ... Went 1-2 at Midlands ... Competed in the NWCA National Duals ... Wrestled in eleven matches ... Named an Academic All-Big Ten selection.

    2010-11: Went 5-6 on the season, competing at open tournaments ... Went 2-2 at both the Lindenwood Open and UNI Open ... Went 1-2 at Midlands ... Academic All-Big Ten honoree.

    2009-10: Split time as Illinois' heavyweight starter with Pat Walker, but finished the season as the starter ... Went 11-15 during the season, 7-6 at 197 and 4-9 at heavyweight ... Went 1-4 in Big Ten duals ... Injured his knee in the Minnesota dual but returned to action 13 days later against Purdue and wrestled at the Big Ten Championships ... Placed fifth at the Eastern Michigan Open at 197 ... Went 1-2 at the Sprawl and Brawl duals at 197 ... Academic All-Big Ten honoree.

    2008-09: Went 4-7, going 3-5 at 197 and 1-2 at heavyweight ... Finished sixth at the Missouri Open, going 3-3 ... Went 0-2 at the UNI Open ... Went 1-2 at heavyweight at the Duhawk Open.

    2007-08: Redshirt season ... Went 6-5 in open tournaments ... Placed fourth at the Loras Open after going 3-2 ... Placed sixth in the Missouri Open Fresh-Soph Division with a 3-3 record.

    HIGH SCHOOL: 2007 IHSA Class AA state qualifier at 215 pounds ... Two-time All-Western Big Six Conference in 2006-07 ... Holds the Quincy record for wins at 215 pounds ... Earned four letters in wrestling and three in football.

    Personal: Full given name is Martin Lee Smith ... Born April 12, 1989 ... Parents are Kennth and Vicky Carruth ... Majoring in history ... Has two older brothers, Jeremy and Thomas.

    Smith's career record
    Year	W	L	F	Big Ten	NCAA
    2008-09	4	7	1	---	---
    2009-10	11	15	3	---	---
    2010-11	5	6	2	---	---
    2011-12 5       6       0      ---      ---
    Total	25	34	6
    

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