Mandelbaum and Doss named Female and Male Athletes of the Year, Schelske and Schmidt earned Female and Male Scholar Athletes of the Year Honors and Magee and Walker receive the James W. Wilson, Jr. Award
|Smiley's Career Best Performances|
2014 (Sophomore): Competed in all five regular-season meets on the season as well as the American Athletic Conference Championship and the NCAA South Central Regional...notched two top-15 finishes on the season...posted a personal-best time in the 5K during the McNeese Cowboy Stampede (9/27) with a time of 18:20.6 that was good for a 13th-place finish...placed fourth at the Mississippi College XC Season Opener 4K (8/30) with a time of 145:41.56...ran a 24:13.48 at the Furman XC Classic 6K (9/13)...posted a time of 22:49 in the 6K at the Paul Short Run (10/4)...finished the Alabama Crimson Classic 5K (10/17) in a time of 19:37.50...recorded a 23:16 at the American Athletic Conference Championship (10/31) and a 23:11.5 at the NCAA South Central Regional (11/14) in the final two 6K meets on the season.
2013 (Freshman):The Louisiana Sports Writers Association Co-Freshman of the Year, as well as a member of the LSWA All-Louisiana Cross Country team...competed in all four regular season meets, as well as the Conference USA Championship and the NCAA South Central Regional...also competed in the US Junior National Championships (2/15/14), running a 24:27 in the 8K to place 21st...led the team at two meets on the season: placing 53rd at the Conference USA Championship (11/2) in the 5K with a time of 19:03.63 and at the Azalea City Classic (9/14) where she ran a personal-best 22:31 in the 6K, placing 17th... placed third with Sara Kebede at the UNO Quad Meet 6K Relay (8/30) with a joint-time of 24:21.64...posted a sixth-place finish at the McNeese Invitational (9/28) 5K with a time of 19:04.05...notched a personal best 5K time of 18:52.61 at the Crimson Classic (10/18).
Earned Conference USA Commissioner's Honor Roll honors, as well as the C-USA Academic Medal for maintaining a cumulative-GPA of 3.75 or better.
About Katharine Smiley
Prep: A four-time letterwinner in track and a two-time letterwinner in cross country at Monte Vista High School in Danville, Calif....competed in the 800 meter run, the 1600 meter run and the 3200 meter run...notched a personal best 2:26.60 in the 800 meter run in April 2013...posted a personal best in the 1600 meter run in May 2013 with a time of 5:10.28...personal best in the 3200 meter run came in March 2013 when she posted a 11:43.70...notched a personal best in the 3 mile run during the cross country season with a time of 18:46...was the school's cross country team MVP during her junior year while earning distance MVP honors during her junior and senior year track seasons...earned All-League honors during her junior and senior campaigns.
Personal: Born Katharine Lawrence Smiley on February 3, 1995...daughter of Benita and Stephen Smiley...has one older brother, Joshua, and one younger brother, Benjamin.