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  Michelle Smith
Michelle Smith

Player Profile
Position:
Student Assistant Coach

Experience:
First Season

Alma Mater:
Stanford '08


Michelle Smith, a former All-American infielder for Stanford, joins the Cardinal staff for her first year as a student assistant coach in 2008-09.

"We are very happy to have Michelle back in a different role this year," said head coach John Rittman. "She's been valuable in helping our young kids make the adjustment to Stanford and a great help for us both on and off the field."

Smith finished her career on The Farm in 2008 as one of the most accomplished players in school history. The corner infielder started all 240 games of her career and etched her name on the Cardinal career top-10 charts in five offensive categories with 190 hits, 33 doubles, 40 homeruns, 80 walks and 177 RBI.

As a freshman in 2005, Smith wasted no time showing her potential, ripping a school record 19 homeruns, and becoming the school's 11th All-American. By the end of her career, she had joined Olympian Jessica Mendoza as the only players in school history to hit 40 or more career homers. Defensively, Smith was a four-year fixture of the Cardinal infield. As a senior, she became just the fourth Stanford player to reach 400 career assists.

Smith earned All-Pac-10 honors all four years, the 11th player in program history to do so, and was a three-time conference all-academic pick.

A native of Agoura Hills, Calif., Smith finished her degree in human biology in June and is currently finishing classes in preparation for medical school.

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