Brooklyn Smith
Brooklyn Smith
Height: 5-5
Year: Jr.
Hometown: Middlesboro, Ky.
High School: Thomas Walker HS
Events: XC/Distance
Major: Biology / Pre-Medicine

2017-18: One of only three runners to compete in all six cross country events... Season-best 5K time of 20:59.95 at the SAC Championship (Oct. 21), finishing 58th overall... Placed 19th at the Tusculum Open (Sep. 1) with 22:13.3... 23rd at the Koala Classic with a time of 23:06.9... 6K time of 27:03.95 at the NCAA SE Regional (Nov. 4) and finished 119th, a 50-spot improvement from her freshman year.

2016: Ran in all six events for the Pioneers during her rookie season... Logged a season-best 5K time of 22:40.6 at the Royal XC Challenge (Oct. 7)... Finished 20th at the Tusculum Open (Sep. 9) with 26:17.1 and 28th in her collegiate debut at the Hyder McMahill invitational (Sep. 3) - 23:41.2... 74th at the SAC Championship (Oct. 22) with a time of 22:47.0... Finshed 159th at the NCAA II Southeast Regional with a 6K time of 27:00.96.

High School: Graduated from Thomas Walker HS in Ewing, Va... Coached by Landon Smith... Lettered in cross country and track two years and one season each in volleyball and basketball... Two-time All-Conference (2015, 2016)... Team advanced to regionals on two occasions.

Personal: Born July 2, 1998 in Middlesboro, Ky... Nickname: "Brook"... Majoring in biology and pre-medicine... Athletic Director's Honor Roll... Future plans: Medical school... Hobbies: Swimming, reading, running... Favorite book: "The Diary of Anne Frank"; Favorite class at Tusculum: Genetics; Favorite midnight snack: Chicken Nuggets; Favorite movie: "Glory Road"; Favorite musical artist: Sage; Favorite sports team: Kentucky Wildcats; Brooklyn can't imagine a week without: Food; Favorite moment in sports: Beat a PR time; Favorite Tusculum moment: Making friends on campus; Advice to kids: "Follow your heart"; Favorite color: Blue; Favorite food: Pasta; Favorite sport other than cross country: Lacrosse; Person Brooklyn most admires: Her mother; What people don't know about Brookly: She likes to sing; When she was a kid, Brooklyn tried to be like: Her mother.