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Jessica Smith
Jessica Smith
Height: 6-0
Year: Sr.
Hometown: Bakersfield, Calif.
Position: stbd

As a senior (2014): A first team all-WIRA selection, team co-captain and named the team’s most outstanding rower…competed with the varsity eight in all 12 spring races, sitting in the five seat 10 times and six seat on two occasions…posted a time of 6:55.6 on the 2,000-meter ergometer, the fastest mark in school history…won the Director’s Award, given to one female student-athlete by the Sacramento State athletics department for unselfishness, commitment, work ethic and excellence in their sport…earned the CRCA’s National Scholar-Athlete Award for the second straight year, given to rowers with a 3.5 or higher cumulative grade point average…also named to Conference USA’s Honor Roll…rowed with the varsity eight in three of her four years with the program.

As a junior (2013):
Competed with both the varsity and second varsity eight during the spring…rowed with the varsity eight in the four seat in two races…rowed with the second varsity eight in the five seat (three times) and the six seat (once)…dealt with a back injury during the middle of the spring, forcing her to miss some races…one of six Hornets to receive the National Scholar-Athlete Award, given to rowers with a 3.5 or higher cumulative grade point average.

As a sophomore (2012): One of five members on the team to compete with the varsity eight in every spring race, sitting in the four seat each time…helped the varsity eight to a bronze medal at the WIRA Championships, and a sixth place showing (out of 33 entries) at the Dad Vail Regatta in Philadelphia…posted a personal-best time of 6:59.8 on the 2,000-meter ergometer test, becoming one of just a handful of rowers in school history to finish below seven minutes.

As a freshman (2011): Competed with the novice eight in the five seat of every spring race…won silver with the boat at the WIRA Championships, the highest finish for the novice eight at WIRA’s since 2005…sat at three with the varsity four in each of the boat’s last six races, including winning gold at the WIRA Championships…sat at three with the second varsity four in one race as well.

Personal: A psychology major…has a personal-best and school record time of 6:55.6 on the 2,000-meter ergometer test…that's the fastest mark in school history by over a second…sister, Lindsey, is also a member of the Sacramento State rowing team.

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