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Austin Smith
Year: Senior
Hometown: Columbus
High School: North
Experience: 3 Letters
Austin Smith
Courtesy: Ball State Athletics
Release: 09/23/2010

BALL STATE:  Majoring in pre-medicine . . . 2012-13:  Earned Academic All-MAC Honorable Mention . . . Posted the best overall singles mark on the team with a 28-8 ledger . . . Went 17-5 in dual action . . . Was the lone Cardinal to have an unblemished 5-0 MAC record, beating all of his league opponents in straight sets . . . Earned a 9-2 mark on court six, went 7-3 on court five and 1-0 on court four . . . Won eight of his last nine matches of the season . . . Defeated Will Davis of No. 50 Michigan State 4-6, 6-2, 10-6 (2/23) . . . Captured a 6-1, 6-3 victory over Elliott Yee of No. 33 Indiana (3/3) . . . Defeated Akhil Mehta 7-6 (8-6), 6-1 at Buffalo helping the Cardinals capture the 2013 Mid-American Conference regular season championship, which is the 37th MAC regular season or tournament championship in the 41-year tenure of Bill Richards.

2011-12:  Captured an overall mark of 23-14 for the season while earning a 14-11 record in dual action along with a 3-2 Mid-American Conference mark . . . Went 10-10 in doubles play . . . Opened fall action with three straight victories over Marquette, Wisconsin and Northwestern . . . Recorded nine straight wins during spring competition from Jan. 28 to March 4 . . . Earned straight set MAC regular season victories against Toledo given Bill Richards his 200th career conference win and Buffalo to end the season. 

2010-11:  Earned an over dual mark in the spring of 5-8 with his first collegiate win over IPFW in straight sets. 

HIGH SCHOOL: Four star recruit out of five stars on tennisrecruiting.net . . . ranked 133rd in the nation after completing his senior season this fall . . . owned a No. 16 ranking in the Midwest and was ranked No. 1 in the state as a senior . . . garnered First Team All-State all four years . . . helped North High School to a fourth place showing in 2007 and third place in 2008.

PERSONAL:  Son of Greg and Terralin Smith . . . born on June 7, 1991 in Columbus, Ind. . . . has two sisters Allie and Aubrey . . . full name is Austin Larden Smith . . . Smith continues a family tradition by signing with Ball State . . . his mother, Terralin Schurr Smith, is a Muncie native and lettered in tennis at Ball State from 1981-84 . . . she played under former head coach Eloise Wiertel . . . Smith's grandfather Terry Schurr is a retired Ball State professor and lettered for the Ball State men's basketball team from 1956-58.