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Wendy Smith
Wendy Smith



A first-team All-Illinois Association for Intercollegiate Athletics for Women (IAIAW) selection in 1981 ... led her team to 1980 and 1981 IAIAW championships ... her teams participated in the state and regional tournaments all four seasons and advanced to the AIAW College World Series in both 1978 and 1981 ... a career .297 career batter ... paced the Redbirds with a .318 batting average during the 1980 season and a .311 clip in 1981 ... as a senior, the ISU softball team was ranked No. 9 nationally ... posted 51 runs batted in during her senior season and collected 22 extra-base hits ... her 51 RBI season still ranks tied for the third-best output in a season in school history ... represented the United States as a member of Team USA in various international softball competitions, including the Pan American Games in 1983 ... also competed in volleyball and track and field at Illinois State during the 1977-78 season ... currently serves as the Director of Athletics at University High School in Normal, Ill., having worked in that capacity since 2008 ... completed her 17th year as a teacher/administrator at U-High.