Started 46 games in her final campaign for the Illini
Collected seven RBI and 26 total bases on the season
Walked and recorded a putout in upset win over No. 6 UCLA
Started every game in left field, her first starts of her career
With 16 doubles, was just shy of Erin Montgomery for the single-season Illinois record in that category
Ranked 40th in the nation in doubles per game
In the Big Ten, ranked third in doubles (16) and ninth in RBI (45)
One Illinois' single-season list, had the seventh best slugging percentage (.601), the second most doubles, sixth most home runs (11) and third in RBI (45)
Was 4-for-8 with a double and three RBI during the first day of the season -- victories over Louisville and Florida International
Hit in 15 of 16 games from March 2-25
Named to the All-Tournament Team at the Diamond Fun & Sun Classic after batting .400 with two doubles, three RBI and two runs scored.
Hit two home runs, the second keyed a six-run sixth inning, vs. BYU on Feb. 17
Had five RBI, including three on a home run in an 11-5 win over Jacksonville
Hit .400 with three doubles and four RBI at the Capital Classic
First inning grand slam against BYU on 3/23
Batted .375 with an .875 slugging percentage in the Diamond Devil Invitational
Was 4-for-7 with a home run, a double and two RBI vs. Michigan State
Her three-run double tied the score vs. No. 18 Illinois State on April 17, but the Illini couldn't pull out the victory
Earned the award for the team's Most Improved Player
Hit a 3-run homer to put Illinois up 4-3 against Iowa (lost 7-6)
Appeared in 16 games and started one contest
Hit her second career home run vs. Loyola, a three-run pinch-hit shot, on March 28.
Started eight games and appeared in 18 on the season.
Had three hits on the year -- two were RBI doubles.
Played four years of varsity for volleyball, basketball, and softball.
Played for the prestigious Southern California Stealth Team
Helped her 16U team to 13th placed at the ASA nationals and the 18U-A team to 25th at the ASA Nationals
Earned First Team All-CIF Division V honors
First team All-League in softball, two years in basketball, and two years in volleyball
Named "Southland's # 1 Hitter" by the Los Angeles Times.
Earned All-Valley honors by the Antelope Valley Press All-Area by the Daily News.
Led the area in batting with a .681 average with 39 runs scored, five triples, 35 RBI, 47 stolen bases, on-base percentage (.902), and slugging percentage (1.157)
Born June 15, 1985
Daughter of Scott and Becky Smith
Sister to younger brother Brit and older sister Heidi.
Enjoys snowboarding and wakeboarding
Plans to major in sport management.
Getting to know Makenzie...
Favorite TV show:
Nip/Tuck, Will & Grace
Favorite Musical Group:
What is the best part of being a college athlete?:
The expereince of playing at this level and the freindships you make through out it.
I'd like to switch places for a day with...:
Payton DiBiase because he gets whatever he wants. (Payton is Coach DiBiases' dog)
If you weren't playing softball, which sport would you want to play?:
What could you not go for a month without?:
Favorite U of I athleic team:
Our team will be fun to watch this year because...:
We have a lot of new talent and great team chemistry.
Year AVG. GP-GS AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI TB SLG% BB HB SO OB% SAC SB-SBA PO A E FLD%
2005 .083 18-8 36 3 3 2 0 1 3 8 .222 2 0 9 .132 1 0-0 5 2 0 1.000
2006 .188 16-1 16 1 3 0 0 1 4 6 .375 1 0 6 .235 0 0-1 1 0 1 .500
2007 .301 55-55 163 35 49 16 0 11 45 98 .601 17 3 36 .373 6 1-3 40 3 2 .956
Total .256 89-64 215 39 55 18 0 13 52 112 .521 20 3 51 .325 7 1-4 46 5 3 .944