Bonnie

Smith

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Year: Senior
Hometown: Omaha, Neb.
High School: Omaha Northwest
Major: Elementary Education

Bio

Honors
Nebraska Most Valuable Runner (2015)(2017)
Nebraska Most Improved Runner (2014)
Big Ten Distinguished Scholar (2015, 2016, 2017)
Academic All-Big Ten (2015, 2016, 2017)
Nebraska Outstanding Scholar Award (2018)
Nebraska Scholar-Athlete Honor Roll (Fall 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017; Spring 2015, 2016, 2017)
Big Ten Sportsmanship Award (2016)
Nebraska Sam Foltz Hero 27 Leadership Award (2016, 2017)
Tom Osborne Citizenship Team (2015, 2016, 2017, 2018)

2017 (Senior)
Bonnie Smith opened the season leading the women's team at the Augustana Twilight, finishing 13th with a time of 18:15.35...led the women's team at the Greeno/Dirksen Invitational, placing seventh with a time of 22:20.0...finished 39th at the Sam Bell Invitational with a time of 22:08.71...placed eigth at the Bradley Classic with a time of 21:18.9...finished 66th at the Big Ten Championships with a time of 22:08.5...finished the season at the NCAA Midwest Regional in 75th with a time of 21:29.13.

2016 (Junior)
Smith opened the season at the Augustana Twilight, finishing 15th with a time of 17:18.66...placed 54th at the ISU Pre-National Invitational (22:23.6)...came in at 93rd at the Big Ten Championships (23:34.9)...posted a 111th-place finish at the NCAA Midwest Regional (22:03.8) and was the Huskers’ third finisher...earned a prestigious Sam Foltz Hero 27 Leadership Award for the second consecutive season...earned a spot on the Tom Osborne Citizenship Team for the third straight year...captured spots on the Nebraska Scholar-Athlete Honor Roll in the fall and spring semesters...captured Nebraska's Big Ten Sportsmanship Award for women's cross country in 2016.

2015 (Sophomore)
Smith competed in all six meets for the Big Red...completed the season as one of Nebraska's top three runners and earned Nebraska's most valuable runner award at the end of the season...claimed 81st at the Big Ten Championships (22:08.3)...ran a time of 21:52.5 at the NCAA Midwest Regional to finish 77th...finished third at the Augustana Twilight (16:48.4)...placed fifth at the Woody Greeno/Nebraska Invitational (22:29.3)...came in at 17th at the Kansas Rim Rock Classic (22:08.1)...took 29th place at the Bradley Classic (21:19.4)...claimed academic All-Big Ten honors and was named a Big Ten Distinguished Scholar...earned a prestigious Nebraska Student-Athlete HERO Leadership Award...earned a place on the Tom Osborne Citizenship Team...claimed spots on the Nebraska Scholar-Athlete Honor Roll in the fall and spring semesters.

2014 (Freshman)
Smith competed in all six meets for Nebraska...finished 83rd at the Big Ten Championships (22:04.3)...ran a time of 21:57.3 at the NCAA Midwest Regional...placed 15th at the Augustana Twilight (17:03.06)...added a 16th-place showing at the Woody Greeno/Nebraska Invitational (23:07.20)...was named academic All-Big Ten and earned a place on the Nebraska-Scholar Athlete Honor Roll in the fall...named Nebraska’s most improved runner.

Before Nebraska
Was a two-time state medalist at the Nebraska Class A State High School Cross Country Championships for Omaha Northwest High School...finished eighth at the state meet as a senior in 2012, after running to a ninth-place showing in 2011...also finished eighth in the 800 meters as a sophomore at the 2011 Class A state track meet...ran a personal-best 4K time of 15:14 in high school, while clocking personal bests of 11:50 in the 3,200 meters, 5:25 in the 1,600 meters and 2:24 in the 800-meter run...was named the class valedictorian and posted a perfect ACT score...was a four-year honor roll member and a member of the National Honor Society.

Personal
Smith was born May 3, 1996...parents are Robert and Carol...majoring in elementary education.

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Woody Greeno Invitational
Jarren Heng - After the Woody Greeno Invitational Sept. 21, 2013
Isabel Andrade - After the Woody Greeno Invitational Sept. 21, 2013