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    Crystal Smith
    Crystal Smith

    Venice, Fla.

    High School:

    At Illinois

    2012-13 - Senior:Academic All-Big Ten ... Participated in six tournaments as a senior, averaging 81.39 strokes ... Competed as an individual at the Westbrook Invitational, where she posted a career-low 225 (+9) including her first-ever par round, finishing 20th and earning herself a spot in the team lineup the following competition ... Finished second on the team at the Clover Cup in her first time in the lineup, shooting a 237 (+21).

    2011-12 - Junior: Competed once at the BYU Entrada Classic, tying for 49th with a 54-hole total of 249 ... Had two hole-in-ones during the summer ... Placed eighth at Country Youth Classic in Bloomington, Ill.

    2010-11 - Sophomore: Posted an 80.00 stroke average in ten rounds ... Competed in three tournaments for the Illini, including the Big Ten Championship, where she tied her career-low round of 75, three-over par, in the final round.

    2009-10 - Freshman: Tallied an 80.67 stroke average for the Illini in five tournaments, two as an individual ... Recorded her career-low tournament of 235 at the Windy City Classic, her first collegiate tournament ... Shot her career-low round of 75 twice, at the Windy City Classic and the Indiana Invitational.

    High School

    Three-time Sarasota Herald Tribune All-Area selection ... 2007 District and Regional Class 2A Champion ... 2007 Sarasota City Champion ... 2008 Florida Junior Golf Champion ... 2008 Haile Plantation Junior State Champion ... Back-to-back Sarasota Junior Classic Champion in 2006 and 2007 ... High school team placed third at the 2006 2A Florida State Championship ... Four-year varsity golf letterwinner ... Team captain as a junior and senior ... Most Valuable Player as a senior.


    Born June 9, 1991 ... Daughter of Stan and Claire Smith ... Has one brother, Justin ... Majoring in broadcast journalism ... Minoring in communication ... Serves as the assistant writing editor at the Illio yearbook ... Was named the writer of the year at the Illio in 2011-12 ... Interned at WCIU-TV in Chicago over the summer ... Has served as the copy editor of the Daily Illini since 2010 ... Hobbies outside of sports include watching movies, shopping and spending time with friends and family ... Member of the National Honor Society and Student Government .... Earned the Golden Eagle Award for academic achievement her freshman and senior years ... The Herald-Tribune all-area golfer.

    Smith's Career Statistics

    Year Events Rds. Strokes Avg. Low Rd. Low Tour.
    2012-13 6 18 1,465 81.39 72 225
    2011-12 1 3 249 83.00 81 249
    2010-11 3 10 800 80.00 75 236
    2009-10 5 15 1,210 80.67 75 (2x) 235 (2x)
    Totals 15 46 3,724 80.96 72 225

    Best Finish: T-20th -- Westbrook Spring Invitational (Feb. 24-25, 2013)
    Low Round: 72-- Westbrook Spring Invitational (Feb. 24-25, 2013)
    Low 54-Hole Score: 225-- Westbrook Spring Invitational (Feb. 24-25, 2013)
    Low 72-Hole Score: 322 - Big Ten Championships (April 22-24, 2011)

    2012-13 Tournament Score Finish
    Sept. 22-23 Wolverine Invitational (Par 71)* 85-94-77 = 256 T-67th
    Oct. 13-14 Hoosier Fall Invitational* 82-83-81 = 246 T-57th
    Feb. 24-25 Westbrook Spring Invitational* 72-76-77 = 225^ T-20th
    March 8-10 Clover Cup 79-77-81 = 237 T-68th
    March 15-17 Insperity Lady Jaguar 88-89-86 = 263 T-97th
    April 8-9 Marsh Landing Invitational 83-80-75 = 238 T-90th
    2011-2012 Tournament Score Finish
    March 19-20 BYU Entrada Classic 81-84-84 = 249 T-49th
    2010-11 Tournament Score Finish
    Feb. 27-Mar. 1 Kinderlou Forest Challenge (Par 73) 78-82-82 = 242 T-60th
    March 11-13 Eagle Landing Invitational 82-77-77 = 236 T-62nd
    April 22-24 Big Ten Championship 82-84-81-75 = 322 T-60th
    2009-10 Tournament Score Finish
    Oct. 5-6 Windy City Classic* 76-75-84 = 235 T-62nd
    Oct. 17-18 Hawkeye Intercollegiate* 80-81-84 = 245 T-51st
    March 7-9 Eagle Landing Invitational 81-78-76 = 235 T-56th
    April 10-11 Indiana Invitational 83-75-80 = 238 T-61st
    April 17-18 Lady Buckeye Invitational 89-86-82 = 257 T-66th

    * Competed as an individual
    ^ Led the team

    Getting to Know Crystal

    Nickname: Bottle, Baby, Pump
    I chose Illinois because: Coach Slone and my grandfather went to Illinois
    My favorite place on campus and why: Memorial Stadium because it is exciting on game day
    My best memory as an Illini is: Playing at Big Tens
    Being a Fighting Illini means: Carrying on a tradition
    Funniest teammate: Nora Lucas
    Best dressed teammate: Maureen Liddy
    Something I have to bring on every road trip: Ipod
    Pre-round superstitions: I like to eat a banana before I compete
    Favorite course: Venice Golf and Country Club
    Favorite club: 5 wood
    Favorite athlete: Ricky Fowler
    Favorite Illini athlete (not on your team): Darragh McDermott
    Favorite sports team: Tampa Bay Rays
    Favorite movie: Remember the Titans
    Favorite movie quote: "If I'm a bird, you're a bird." -Noah, The Notebook
    Favorite TV show: CSI
    Favorite book: The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins
    Favorite food: Cheeseburgers
    Favorite activity outside golf: Swimming
    Favorite restaurant: Za's
    Favorite band: Parachute
    My dream foursome: Paula Creamer, Ricky Fowler, Me, Rory McIlroy
    Dream job: Work at Cosmopolitan magazine
    Unique or quirky habit: I randomly talk in a country accent
    Actress I would want to play me in a movie about my life: Drew Barrymore
    Super power I would most like to have: To fly
    Best thing I cook in the kitchen: Sloppy Joes
    Person I would most like to spend a day with: John Mayer
    If I was on a reality show it would be: Millionaire Matchmaker
    Best Playlist on my iPod: My workout playlist
    If I weren't a golfer, I would play: Softball
    One thing I can't go a day without: Coffee
    One thing I've always dreamt about doing: Skydiving or bungee jumping
    Career Plans: Work in Public Relations

    Updated June, 2013

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