|High School:||Salisbury HS|
Freshman season (2008-09)
Played in all 10 tournaments ... was fourth on the team with a 79.57 stroke average ... tied for 23rd at the UNCW Lady Seahawk Classic in Wallace, N.C., for her best finish of the season ... tied for 24th at the Southern Conference Championship in Hilton Head Island, S.C. ... shot a season-low 72 in the third round of the JMU Eagle Landing Invite in Jacksonville, Fla. ... turned in a season-low 54-hole total of 230 at the John Kirk/Panther Intercollegiate in Stockbridge, Ga.
Four-time team Most Valuable Player at Salisbury High School in Salisbury, N.C. ... four-time Player of the Year in the North Piedmont Conference ... led Salisbury to state titles in 2005 and 2006 ... finished in the top six all four years at the North Carolina High School State Championship, including a runner-up finish in her sophomore year ... took Salisbury High's 2008 Citizenship Sportsmanship Award.
Advanced to the quarterfinals of the 2008 Carolinas Junior Girls' Championship ... was second at the 2007 North Carolina Junior Girls' Championship.
Lauren Alese Smith ... born April 4, 1990, in Charlotte, N.C. ... daughter of Keenan and Tracy Smith ... has a younger sister, Brooke ... grandmother and great grandmother both attended UNCG in its days as Women's College ... majoring in commercial recreation.