2009 - Senior: Selected as Illinois' Big Ten Sportsmanship honoree for the second straight year ... Competed on floor in 13 of 14 meets, hitting on all 13 routines and never scoring below a 9.725 ... Scored a season-high 9.825 on floor at the State of Illinois Classic ... Competed on vault twice...Named the team's Scholar-Athlete winner after posting a 3.75 GPA ... Academic All-Big Ten selection.
2008 - Junior: Competed on floor in every meet and on vault eight times on the season ... Tied for fourth on vault at the Big Ten Championships with a career-high tying 9.850 ... Won her first-career event title at Auburn with a 9.850 on vault ... Scored a season-high 9.825 on floor at the State of Illinois Classic to place second ... Had four top-three finishes on the season, one on vault and three on floor ... Selected as Illinois' Big Ten Sportsmanship honoree ... Chi Alpha Sigma National Student-Athlete Honor Society member ... Academic All-Big Ten and Illinois Scholastic All-State selection ... Named a Scholastic All-American by the NACGC/W.
2007 - Sophomore: Competed in all but one meet on the season, cracking in the vault line-up 12 times and competing on floor 13 times ... Missed the March 11 meet at Denver due to illness ... Racked up four top-three finishes on the season ... Placed third on vault vs. Iowa State and NIU on 2/25 with a career-high 9.850 ... Took third on floor with a season and career-best 9.825 against Illinois-Chicago on 3/17 ... Academic All-Big Ten selection and Illinois Scholastic All State selection.
2006 - Freshman: Competed on vault in every meet for the Illini ... Placed second on vault vs. Michigan State with a score of 9.725 ... Posted her personal-best vault score of 9.800 at the South Central Regional to finish ninth overall ... Also competed on floor in two meets ... George Huff Award recipient and Illinois Scholastic All State selection.
High School/Club: Four-time Regional qualifier...Finished third on vault and fourth on floor at the 2005 Regional Championships ... Placed second on vault and beam at the 2005 state championships ... Eighth-place finish on vault and floor at the 2004 Regional Championships ... 2002 all-around champion at USAIGC Nationals ... Finished first on balance beam at the 2001 USAG Regional meet ... Competed for World Class Gymnastics ... Coached by Patrick Hulliung and Donna Berutti.
Personal: Daughter of Gary and Loretta Smith ... Says she chose Illinois because she "absolutely loved the girls. They made me feel really good. Also, the education is great here." ... A four-year honor roll student in high school ... National Honor Society Member ... Salutatorian of Metro-East Lutheran High School ... Majoring in kinesiology ... A Worldwide Youth in Science and Engineering award winner.
Lindsey's Career Highs
Vault: 9.850 (3x, last 3/29/08)
Floor: 9.850 (2/2/08)
The Smith File
Being a Fighting Illini means: Being on an amazing gymnastics team at an amazing university. I take great pride in attending the U of I
Favorite event: Floor
Favorite movie: The Notebook
Favorite food/meal: Spaghetti
Favorite activity outside gymnastics: Hanging out with my girls
Famous person I've met: Nelly
Funniest teammate: Sam Perino; she makes the most random, but hilarious comments
If I were on a reality show it would be: Survivor
Something most peple don't know about me: I played piano for almost 10 years
Three words that describe me: Clean, organized, perfectionist
Person I'd like to spend a day with: Tiger Woods
Plans after Illinois: Attend a Doctorate of Physical Therapy program
Updated May 2009