UCLA Cross Country BIO
Kelsey Smith
Player Profile:
Kelsey Smith 1264122
Height: 5'6"
Year: Senior
Hometown: South Lake Tahoe, Calif.
High School: South Tahoe

2014 – A USTFCCCA All-Region selection … Named to the Pac-12 All-Conference Team … Garnered Pac-12 All-Academic honors … Competed in five races during her senior season ... Placed eighth overall at the Pac-12 Championships with her season’s best 6k time of 20:29 …Placed ninth at the NCAA West Regional to earn all-region accolades … Finished first out of her fellow Bruins and 86th overall at NCAA National Championships (6k) with a time of 21:07.5 ... Finished seventh at the Washington Invitational (6k) with a time of 20:33.

2013 – Was the top finisher for the Bruins in every race she competed in … Garnered USTFCCCA All-Region honors after placing 11th at the NCAA West Regional Championship in a time of 19:46 in the 6k … The 11th place finish at the regional meet was the best finish for a Bruin on the women’s team since 2006 … Earned All-Pac-12 first-team accolades after finishing seventh at the Pac-12 Championships in a 6k time of 21:27 … The seventh place finish was the best for a Bruin since 2005 … Named Pac-12 All-Academic honorable mention … Opened the season with a win at the Mustang Challenge with a 5k time of 17:01.56 … Placed third in the 5k at the NCAA Inter-Regional with a time of 16:40 … Finished 35th in the 6k at the Wisconsin adidas Invitational with a time of 20:27.

2012 - UCLA’s No. 3 runner (45th, 20:50) at the NCAA Regional and Pac-12 Championships (32nd, 21:18) ... Had UCLA's top finish (45th, 20:06) at the Wisconsin Invite ... Placed 15th overall and was third for UCLA at the Pac-12 Preview (18:10) ... Finished in fourth place at the Nevada Chase (12:08) ... Honorable Mention Pac-12 All-Academic.

2011 - Named Most Improved Runner for the women's team ... No. 2 runner for the women at the West Regional (79th, 21:56) and Nevada Chase (9th, 19:28) ... Was the No. 3 finisher at the Pac-12 meet (62nd, 21:41), Wisconsin adidas Invite (244th, 22:18.6) and Notre Dame Invite (140th, 18:35) ... No. 4 runner at the Stanford Invite (83rd, 22:28) ... Athletic Director's Honor Roll.

2010 - Redshirt season ... Athletic Director's Honor Roll.

High School - Four-year varsity letterwinner in track and cross country for South Tahoe HS ... Two-time team captain for cross country ... Four-time South Tahoe HS Most Valuable Runner ... Three-time Nevada state champion ... Three-time Gatorade Nevada Runner of the Year ... Three-time all-state academic honoree in track and cross country ... NIAA Top Ten Student-Athlete ... South Tahoe HS Female Athlete of the Year in 2010 ... Two-time Tahoe Daily Tribune Female Athlete of the Year ... Four-time Junior Olympic All-American ... Four-time first-team all-state ... In track, was a three-time Track Athlete of the Year for her high school ... Was the 2008 Nevada state champion in the 1600m and 3200m ... Also won a regional 1600m crown in 2008 ... Top times of 5:05 in the 1600m, 10:54 in the 3200m, 14:45 in the 4k, 16:55 in the three-mile, 18:11 in the 5k and 22:31 in the 6k.

Personal - Born November 5, 1991 in South Lake Tahoe, CA ... Daughter of Douglas and Valerie Smith ... Has one sister, Kira ... Microbiology, Immunology and Molecular Genetics major.

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