Gracie Smith
Gracie Smith
Height: 5'4"
Year: Junior
Hometown: Chattanooga, Tenn.
High School: Chattanooga Christian
Major: Biology

Honors:

  • USA South All-Academic (2015-16)
  • USA South All-Sportsmanship (2015)
  • USA South All-Academic (2014-15)
  • USA South All-Conference third team (2014)
  • USA South All-Academic (2013-14)

Career Match-by-Match Stats: 2013-14, 2014-15, 2015-16

2015-16 (Junior): Went 11-4 in singles play, going 8-3 from No. 4 and finishing with a 7-1 USA South record... Helped lead Covenant to a 6-3 win over N.C. Wesleyan in a USA South Tournament semifinal (April 16) with a 6-4, 7-6 (2) victory over Ana Diaz at No. 4 singles and a win at No. 2 doubles with partner Claire Luger... Went 13-6 in doubles play, with all wins coming with Luger... Won eight of her last nine singles matches on the year... Went 0-2 in singles and 0-1 in doubles at the ITA Regional tournament in the fall season... Broke the program's career record for singles wins during the year and enters her senior year with a 37-17 record in dual singles matches... Named to USA South All-Academic team for a third straight year

2014-15 (Sophomore): Playing predominantly out of the No. 4 singles slot, she collect 10 victories and went 7-3 in the USA South... Won 13 matches in doubles, going 12-3 with partner Jennie Spielman and 1-0 with Annie DeLuca... Her 13 doubles victories are second-most in a single-season in program history... Also went 9-1 in the USA South... Finished the year with 26 career singles wins, the most in a two-year span in program history... Was Covenant's representative on the USA South All-Sportsmanship team... Competed at the ITA South Regional in Atlanta (Sept. 20)... Won a match in the main draw to advance into the round of 32

2013-14 (Freshman): Set a women's program record with her 16 singles victories on the year, including a 10-2 record in USA South matches... Also accumulated 11 doubles wins... Earned a spot on the USA South All-Conference third team... Helped Covenant get into the semifinals of the USA South tournament with a 6-0, 6-2 singles win at No. 3 position and an 8-4 win in doubles with partner Claire Luger... Named to the USA South All-Academic team

High School: Attended Chattanooga Christian School… Helped lead her team to a second-place finish at state in her sophomore year…  As a senior, led CCS to a state title… Member of the National Honor Society.

Personal: Born on Sept. 13, 1994 in Chattanooga, Tenn. … Parents are Todd and Catherine Smith… Has three siblings, Andrew, Tyler, and Katie… Her brother, Tyler, was a pitcher for the Covenant baseball team from 2009-12 and holds the modern program record for wins (22)… Favorite Bible verse is Isaiah 41:10… Majoring in Biology… Aspires to work with children as a physical therapist… Has volunteered for various fundraisers… For a senior project, she put on a 5K walk to raise money for her brother, Andrew, who was injured while on duty in Afghanistan.