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  Jennifer Smith
School: Univ. of Notre Dame
Year: Senior
Home Town: Charlotte, NC
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High School: South Mecklenburg H.S.
Height: 5-9
Birth Date: Monday, April 02, 1984
Dominant Hand: Right
Major: Sociology & Computer Applications
Singles Record: 13-14
Doubles Record: 23-19

Athletic player is still on the road back from shoulder surgery...will look to regain form that saw her contribute in both singles and doubles in rookie season ... missed all of 2003-04 with injury and eased back into action as a junior ... plays an all-around game ... boasts big groundstrokes and a dangerous serve ... also has solid slice backhand ... needs to work on her footspeed ... is 11-2 when winning the opening set ... holds 14-4 record in her career in home doubles matches, as opposed to 10-15 on the road ... is 13-8 in doubles against the Midwest Region ... outstanding academic performer carries team-high 3.807 cumulative GPA ... earned monograms in 2002-03 and 2004-05 to become first-ever Irish women's tennis monogram winner from North Carolina.

AS A JUNIOR: Returned from injury to occasionally fill in for Irish in both singles and doubles ... played twice with Sarah Jane Connelly at No. 3 doubles, losing a tiebreaker in final match on court against #23 Tennessee and winning against Purdue ... also played No. 5 singles against the Boilermakers and lost ... went 3-3 in singles winning three of four matches in the Eck Classic, her first tournament back from injury ... also took part in qualifying in the ITA Midwest Championships ... played four matches with Liz Donohue in fall, splitting a pair in the Eck Classic and losing in the opening round of hte regionals before prevailing in a consolation tilt.

AS A SOPHOMORE: Missed entire 2003-04 season after undergoing shoulder surgery in fall.

AS A FRESHMAN: Earned starting position in doubles lineup in 2002-03, while also seeing some time in singles ... posted 21-16 mark in partnered play, including 11-9 at No. 3 doubles ... finished season teaming with Caylan Leslie ... the pair was 8-4, including a five-match winning streak ... provided clinching doubles win in 4-3 victory against Iowa ... won in BIG EAST final, setting up 4-3 Irish triumph over Miami ... also had victories against Kentucky, Wake Forest, Texas, and William & Mary ... were undefeated in five home matches ... started the spring playing with Sarah Jane Connelly ... helped Irish win doubles point against North Carolina ... the two played together throughout the fall season, going 9-4 ... reached semifinals of OSU/Prince Cup and Eck Classic ... also played four matches at No. 1 with Katie Cunha, winning vs. Purdue and losing twice against top-25 teams ... was 10-11 in singles, including 5-4 at No. 6 ... won vs. Western Michigan in dual-match debut ... clinched Irish victory vs. Missouri in first round of NCAAs ... also had wins vs. Wisconsin, Boston College, and Indiana ... was 5-7 in fall play ... posted 9-2 mark when winning opening set.

HIGH SCHOOL AND PERSONAL DATA: Ranked 26th in USTA national 18s singles rankings, including 10th among '02 high school graduates ... won 2000 National 16s Hard Court doubles title... competed in national and international junior tennis since age 11, precluding her from playing prep tennis due to the travel and training ... participated in 1999 World Youth Cup in Costa Rica ... singles finalist at 1998 Easter Bowl in 14s ... finished fifth in 1997 National 14s Clay Court Championships ... winner of two national sportsmanship awards, including the Maureen Connelly Brinker Award ... ranked #1 in south section in 12s and 14s ... ranked fourth nationally in 14s ... was a member of National Honor Society and Spanish National Honor Society ... born April 2, 1984, in Laurinburg, N.C. ... boasts team-best 3.757 cumulative grade-point average ... has been above 3.850 in three of four semesters ... earned 3.933 GPA in first collegiate semester to be named to Dean's List ... also gained Dean's List mention in both semesters of sophomore year, including a 3.926 in fall `03 ... named a BIG EAST Academic All-Star and ITA Scholar-Athlete in 2003 ... enrolled in the College of Arts & Letters as a sociology and computer applications double major.