University of Central Arkansas
- Right Side Hitter
- Digital Filmmaking
Chloe Smith attends UCA’s Honors College and is set to graduate in May 2011 with a degree in digital filmmaking. Her career goal is to professionally edit films. Smith has a 3.95 cumulative GPA and was a member of the 2009 ESPN the Magazine/CoSIDA Academic All-America Second Team. She was the 2008 and 2009 Southland Conference Student-Athlete of the Year.
Head coach Steven McRoberts says of Smith: “She has a great work ethic. She is always willing to put extra time in to make herself better. She encourages her teammates to come to the gym in the off-season to work out. She has also helped numerous classmates complete their film projects by volunteering her time to edit their films. She also asks the coaching staff what she can do to help the team, whether it be on or off the court. She is always conscious of her GPA and puts a lot of effort into her studies to try and make a 4.0. She takes responsibility for her bad performances on the court and looks for ways to improve so that it doesn’t happen again. She is the only player on the team that will ask to watch extra game footage (on her own) so she can make adjustments and get better.”
Smith participated in the Dig for the Cure (Breast Cancer Awareness) match. She has volunteered for two years of reading to elementary students, three years of working the kids triathlon on campus and visiting the elderly at College Square Retirement Home. She has participated in activities such as the sock donation to the Haven House and food donation to the Bethlehem House. She has worked the pancake breakfast to raise money for the UCA football player Che Jones who suffered from Crohn’s Disease.
Smith was named the 2008 and 2009 Southland Conference Player of the Year. She is a two-time All-SLC First Team and the 2007 SLC Freshman of the Year. Smith was the SLC Offensive Player of the Week five times and Defensive POW once. She ranks first in school history with 3.86 kills per set and second with 1,256 kills and third with a .293 hitting percentage. She helped UCA set a school record in winning percentage all three seasons. The 2009 team went 27-3 and 16-0 in the Southland Conference to win the regular season title.