Brittany Smith
Brittany Smith

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Oak Park, Ill.

High School:
Oak Park River Forest

Height:
5-10

Event:
Throws

Birthdate:
03/25/1991

08/18/2013

Smith, Glover Named 2012-13 Athletes of the Year

Glover and Smith are the first duo in ISU Athletics history to win the prestigious honor of athlete of the year for three years in a row.

06/08/2013

Glover, Smith Post NCAA Runner-up Performances

Combined, the duo has 13 All-America honors

06/06/2013

Zillmer Falls Short in National Debut

She entered the day ranked 14th in the event with a time of 10:04.51

06/05/2013

Smith Finishes National Runner-up in Hammer Throw

Thats the ninth All-America honor of Smith's career

06/04/2013

Four Redbirds Ready for NCAA Outdoor Championships

Glover attempts to three-peat as the national javelin champion

05/31/2013

Brittany Smith - Nationals 2013

Brittany Smith - Nationals 2013

04/22/2013

ISU Track & Field - Redbird Invitational

02/26/2013

ISU Track & Field - MVC Indoor Championships

ISU Track & Field - MVC Indoor Championships

06/11/2012

Brittany Smith - 2012 NCAA Hammer Runner-Up

Brittany Smith - 2012 NCAA Hammer Runner-Up

06/11/2012

Brittany Smith - 2012 NCAA Shot Put Runner-Up

Brittany Smith - 2012 NCAA Shot Put Runner-Up

05/11/2013

Day 1 at the 2013 MVC Outdoor Championships

Day 1 at the 2013 MVC Outdoor Championships

05/11/2013

Day 2 at the 2013 MVC Outdoor Championships

Day 2 at the 2013 MVC Outdoor Championships

04/27/2013

Saturday at the Drake Relays

Saturday at the Drake Relays

04/26/2013

Friday at the Drake Relays

Friday at the Drake Relays

01/26/2013

Redbird Invite

Redbird Invite

2011-12

Indoor: Took third at the NCAA Division I Indoor Track & Field Championships (March 9) in the weight throw with a mark of 68-06.50, earning All-America honors ... also qualified for nationals in the shot put, finishing 15th with a toss of 51-11.00 ... posted back-to-back second-place finishes at the Missouri Valley Conference Indoor Track & Field Championships (Feb. 25) in the shot put and weight throw with marks of 56-03.75 and 69-04.00, respectively ... took first in both the weight throw and shot put at the Big Meet (Feb. 10) with throws of 68-10.50 and 53-11.25, respectively ... recorded 14 top-three finishes throughout the season, sweeping the podium in first place in five different meets, including the Keck Invitational (Feb. 3), Indiana State Dual (Jan. 14), Boilermaker Invite (Feb. 18) and the Earl Bird Invitational (Dec. 3) ... broke every Illinois State throwing record, increasing her mark to 69-04.00 in the weight throw.

Outdoor: Finished as the NCAA Division I Runner-up in both the shot put and hammer throw with marks of 224-06 and 58-04.75, respectively, at the NCAA Division I Outdoor Track & Field Championships (Jun 6) ...her 16 points at the NCAA Championships single-handedly earned the women's team its highest finish at No. 14 ... finished 11th in the hammer throw (216-07) and 10th in the shot put (54-06.00) at the 2012 U.S. Olympic Track & Field Team Trials (June 21) ... won gold in the shot put at the 2012 North American Central American and Caribbean Under-23 Championships (July 6) with a mark of 55-10.50 ... followed that with a silver medal in the hammer throw at the same meet with a toss of 220-02 ... earned All-Valley honors in the shot put, hammer and discus at the Missouri Valley Conference Outdoor Track & Field Championships (May 11) with marks of 222-10, 56-08.75 and 176-04, respectively ... threw a personal-best and Illinois State record in the shot put at the Sea Ray Relays (April 11), landing the implement at 58-09.50 ... named the recipient of the Tony Wilson Award at the same meet for being the most Outstanding Field Athlete of the competition, after accumulating two seconds and first, with the seconds coming in the hammer (197-08) and the discus (180-11) ... holds the Illinois State throwing record in the hammer (224-06) and the shot put (58-09.50) ...named the Missouri Valley Conference Athlete of the Week April 17 and May 1 ... named a Missouri Valley Conference Scholar-Athlete (May 30) ... named to the Capital One Academic All-District V women's track & field team ... earned a spot on the U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA) All-Academic team.

2010-11

Indoor: Took five-straight first-place finishes in the shot put ... earned All-Valley honors in the shot put with a second place finish at the MVC Indoor Championships with a mark of 53-03.75 ... placed third at the NCAA Qualifier Meet in the shot put with a mark of 54-05.25 ... set a career-mark of 56-04.75 in the shot put to earn a third-place finish at the NCAA Indoor Championships ... All-American ... took first at the Early Bird Open in the weight throw with a toss of 61-07.75 ... finished first at the Redbird Invite with a mark of 61-04.25 in the weight throw ... set a career mark in the weight throw at the Keck Invitational to finish first with a mark of 65-01.50 ... took eighth at the MVC Indoor Championships with a mark of 60-11.25 ... tossed the weight 62-02.25 to earn a fourth-place finish at the NCAA Qualifier Meet.

Outdoor: Earned back-to-back first-place finishes at the EIU Big Blue Classic and Lee Calhoun Invite in the shot put with marks of 50-06.75 and 49-11.25, respectively ... finished fourth at the MVC Outdoor Championships in the shot put with a toss of 51-11.25 ... placed first at the Lee Calhoun Invite in the discus with a mark of 164-03 ... earned All-Valley honors, placing second at the MVC Outdoor Championships in the discus with a career-mark of 172-01 ... took first at the Lee Calhoun Invite in the hammer throw with a mark of 183-06 ... set a career-mark and school record at the NCAA Outdoor Championships in the hammer throw with a mark of 206-03 to earn second-team All-America honors.

2009-10

Indoor: Finished second at the Indiana State dual in the shot put with a throw of 47-05.25 ... took fourth in the shot put two weeks later at the Indiana Relays with a measurement of 47-08.00 ... finished fifth at the EIU Friday Night Special in the shot put with a throw of 47-00.75 ... set a career-best throw in the shot put at the MVC Indoor Championships with a throw of 48-01.75 to finish fourth ... won the weight throw at the Redbird Open with a throw of 55-00.75 ... finished in third and sixth place at the Indiana State Dual and Indiana Relays, respectively ... set a career-best in the weight throw at the MVC Indoor Championships with a throw of 58-07.50 for eighth place.

Outdoor: Qualified for the NCAA West Regional in the shot put, discus and hammer throw ... finished first at the EIU Big Blue Classic in the shot put with a throw of 50-09.50 ... took third place in the shot put at both the Sea Ray Relays and the Lenny Lyles Invite ... won the shot put event at the Redbird Spring Invite with a throw of 48-04.00 ... earned All-Valley honors in the shot put with a career-best throw of 52-05.25 ... finished 13th in the shot put at the NCAA West Regional ... competed at the USA Junior Outdoor Track and Field Championships and won the shot put with a throw of 50-06.75 and qualified for the IAAF World Junior Championships in Moncton, Canada ... took seventh at the IAAF World Junior Championships in the shot put ... won the discus throw at the EIU Big Blue Classic with a toss of 165-02 ... finished second in discus at back-to-back meets before taking first in the discus at the Redbird Spring Invite with a throw of 157-10 ... set a career-best throw in the discus at the at the Jesse Owens Classic with a throw of 170-02 for seventh place ... took second place in the discus at the MVC Outdoor Championships ... with a throw of 169-00 in the discus at the NCAA West Regionals, she qualified for the NCAA Championships ... took first place at the EIU Big Blue Classic in the hammer throw with a throw of 179-08 ... won the hammer throw at the Redbird Spring Invite with 179-04 ... finished fifth at the MVC Outdoor Championships with a career-best throw of 193-09, which set a school record and qualified her for the NCAA West Regional ...named 2009-10 ISU Female Athlete of the Year ... earned USATF All-American honors after winning the Junior National Championship.

PRIOR TO ISU

At Oak Park-River Forest High School: Placed fifth in the discus (143-2.6) and eighth in the shot put (41-0.75) at the 2008 Illinois High School Association (IHSA) Class AA Track and Field Championships ... broke the West Suburban Conference record in the discus ... won the discus throw at the 2008 West Suburban Silver Girls Indoor Conference Championship ... also a member of the basketball team.

Personal: Born: 3/25/1991 ... daughter of Mary Skryp ... siblings Melissa, Faith and Anthony ... cousin Casey Haywood attended ISU ... plans to major in secondary math education.