CALIFORNIA: Enters her third season as a middle hitter for the Golden Bears...
as a JUNIOR in 2005 tallied a career-high six kills and 13 attempts at UCLA Nov. 26...sparked Cal off the bench in game four of a 3-1 win versus Arizona Nov. 10, notching four kills in seven attempts with no errors for a .571 hitting percentage, all in game four...
as a SOPHOMORE in 2004 recorded 18 kills in 15 games played...had a season-high four kills with two block assists versus Washington State Nov. 18...had 13 block assists on the year...was honorable mention Pac-10 All-Academic...
as a FRESHMAN in 2003 played in 12 games in nine matches...had four kills with one error in six attempts versus Texas Christian Nov. 28...had two block assists at Washington Oct. 24...recorded three kills at Washington State Oct. 23...had five kills with no errors in five attempts versus UCLA Oct. 17.
HIGH SCHOOL: At Durango High School was a three time Sunset Region first-team selection and was named state championship MVP and Athlete of the Year as a senior in 2002...helped her team to three consecutive Sunset Region championships and the 2002 Nevada state title...was on the 2001 USA Junior National Team that traveled to Puerto Rico.
PERSONAL: Natalie Nicole Smart was born September 28, 1985 in Las Vegas, Nev....mother, Alecia Ellis, is deceased... has a sister, Carla, 30...is majoring in social welfare.
Career Highs Kills: 6 at UCLA, 11/26/05 Attempts: 13 at UCLA, 11/26/05 Service Aces: 0 Digs: 2 at Washington State, 10/23/04 Block Solos: 0 Block Assists: 4 vs. Oregon, 10/28/05 Total Blocks: 4 vs. Oregon, 10/28/05