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  Kathy Smith
Kathy Smith
Player Profile

Mechanicsburg, Penn.

High School:
Mechanicsburg High School


Balance Beam, Floor, Vault


Club Team:
Central Pa. Academy of Gymnastics

Smith barely missed qualifying as a beam specialist for NCAA Regionals last year. She has consistency and experience on vault, beam and floor which will be a great asset for the team this year. At Southeast, Smith has been a Scholar Athlete, won beam title at Cat Classic (9.8), was 2nd in vault at the Shakespeare Festival, 3rd in vault at Cat Classic, and a member of the 1999 MIC All-Conference Academic Team.

Club: Competed for Central Pennsylvania Academy of Gymnastics ... coached by Jill Morris ... in 1997 was 15th at regionals ... won all-around and vault at 1997 Capital Cup ... 2nd in all-around at ESGA League Championships in 1997 ... 1st in vault at Gasprilla Meet in 1996 ... 6th in all-around at USAIGC Nationals in 1995.

Personal: Born 3-17-79 ... daughter of Steve and Betty Smith ... majoring in elementary education with an emphasis in learning disabilities ... attended Mechanicsburg High School ... made the Dean's List all-four years during high school ... also competed in Track & Field and was member of 1994-95 District III Championship team ... also recruited by Northern Illinois, Iowa State, Western Michigan and N.C. State ... favorite athletes are gymnasts Dominique Dawes and Amanda Borden.

Stotzheim Says: "Kathy Smith will be experiencing a very busy year in 2000-2001. She is student teaching the entire first semester, taking a class, contributing to her honorary sorority, leading as a co-captain and still fitting in her training! Fortunately, Kathy has a strong foundation to rely upon. Her consistency on beam is unmatched, while her vault and floor will provide the experience the team will greatly need. Kathy's spring semester should ease up, providing her the time to focus on finishing her career in style."


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