CSU vs. UNLV in the 2011 MW Volleyball Championship finals. CSU won its fifth tournament championship.
AWARDS & HONORS: Academic All-Mountain West (2010, 2011, 2012)
2012 (JUNIOR): Appeared in 17 matches, earning two starts... In her first start of the season, she finished with a career-best 11 digs in a four-set home victory over Oklahoma (Sept. 2)... In her other start, at Northern Colorado (Nov. 13), she posted eight digs... For the year, she totaled 43 digs, in addition to a service ace (vs. Nevada on Sept. 27), which began a 7-0 CSU run... Earned Academic All-Mountain West honors for the third time.
2011 (SOPHOMORE): Was in on 79 sets as a sophomore, posting 58 digs (0.86 per set), 11 assists and two service aces... Notched her first career service ace, vs. Wyoming (Nov. 4)... Earned her first career start in win over Air Force (Sept. 22), recording 10 digs, setting a career high... Recorded two assists and five digs on back-to-back nights, vs. Nebraska and Albany (Sept. 2-3)... Named to the Academic All-Mountain West team for the second consecutive season.
2010 (FRESHMAN): Saw action in 13 sets as a freshman, recording 12 digs, one kill and one assist... Earned Academic All-Mountain West honors.
2009 (REDSHIRT): Did not see action as a redshirt during the 2009 season.
HIGH SCHOOL: Helped lead the Hilltoppers to three state championships... Named first-team all-conference for three years... A four-sport participant, lettering in all four... Varsity letterwinner for four years in volleyball... Named player of the year two years in softball... Two-year all-state honorable mention... Held captaincies in three sports for two years... Four-year academic honor roll member.
PERSONAL: Born on Dec. 25, 1990, in Burlington, Wis. ... Daughter of Tim and Sharon Smith... Has three sisters... Full Name is Michelle Mary Smith... Studying nutrition & food science at CSU.