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Ellie Smith
Ellie  Smith

Class:
Junior

Hometown:
Annapolis, Md.

High School:
Broadneck HS

Height:
5-3

Event:
Distance

Experience:
HS

07/19/2016

114 Waves Make WCC Commissioner's Honor Roll

Student-athletes were recognized for achieving a 3.0 grade-point average or better.

07/22/2014

77 Waves Earn WCC Commissioner's Honor Roll Status

More than 1,200 WCC student-athletes received the award.

ACADEMIC AWARDS: WCC All-Academic honorable mention as a sophomore and junior ... WCC Commissioner's Honor Roll "silver" honors in 2013-14 and "bronze" in 2014-15 and 2015-16 ... Pepperdine Scholar-Athlete in 2013-14, 2014-15 and 2015-16.

PEPPERDINE TRACK 2016 (JR): Did not run at any indoor or outdoor meets.

PEPPERDINE TRACK 2015 (SO): Did not participate in track this season.

PEPPERDINE TRACK 2014 (FR): Did not run at any track meets.

PEPPERDINE XC 2015 (JR): Competed at four meets ... Best 5k was 19:18.17 at the Highlander Invitational ... Ran 24:54.0 at the 6k WCC Championships.

PEPPERDINE XC 2014 (SO): Ran at four meets ... Was Pepperdine's #3 runner at the WCC Preview Meet ... Had a season-best 6k of 23:17.2 at the WCC Championships and a 5k of 19:39.3 at the Highlander Invitational ... Was the Waves' #5 runner at the WCC Championships.

PEPPERDINE XC 2013 (FR): Participated in three meets ... Was the Waves' top finisher in the Santa Clara Bronco Open (23:19.8) ... Ran the 5k her other two races (best of 19:08.0 at the Titan Invitational).

HIGH SCHOOL: Graduated from Broadneck High School, located in Annapolis, Md., in 2013 ... Ran four years of varsity cross country and four years of varsity track ... Named Runner of the Year in Anne Arundel County ... Was the county champion in the mile in outdoor track ... Earned team MVP honors in both sports all four years ... Helped Broadneck cross country win county and regional championships in 2012.

PERSONAL: Born in Annapolis, Md. ... Daughter of Tom and Dana Smith ... Both parents ran cross country and track at West Virginia ... Has one sibling, Sam ... Majoring in political science ... Chose Pepperdine because of "the people attending the school, the team, Coach Radnoti and the location."

FAVORITES: Enjoys going to the gym, swimming and reading ... Lists her sports hero as Tim Tebow ... Favorites include Venus Williams (pro athlete), Baltimore Ravens (pro sports team), The Great Gatsby (book), Forrest Gump (movie), House of Cards (TV show), Fleetwood Mac (musical artist), pasta (food) and swimming (sport other than running) ... Favorite things about running are "the feeling after finishing a race and the feeling of being part of a team."

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