Second-seeded NC State will face top-seeded Florida State on Saturday at 6 p.m. for the ACC Softball Championship. The game will be broadcast on ESPN2.
NC State softball has won nine straight games and has moved into second place in the ACC standings. Sophomore Renada Davis has moved into a tie for the NCAA lead with her 24th homer of the season and her first career grand slam. Sophomore pitcher Emily Weiman picked up her 28th win of the season, breaking Abbie Sims' single-season record of 27 from 2007.
As a Freshman (2005): Named Rookie of the Year on the Wolfpack team, stepped in as the starting shortstop part way through the season and was impressive ... Ranked sixth in the ACC in batting average in conference games and led the team with a .341 mark ... Fourth in conference games in hits ... School record two triples on the season and a Wolfpack career best ... Was fourth on the team in batting average (.286), hits (46) and doubles (seven) ... Fifth in extra base hits with 12 (seven doubles, two triples and three home runs) ... Set single season records in stolen bases (nine) and stolen base percentage (.900), a percentage that ranks first all-time in the Wolfpack career records ... Fourth on the team with 11 multiple hit games, including a 4-for-4 performance against Miami (Ohio) ... Sixth-longest hit streak on the season with a four-game stretch that saw her hit .417 (5-for-12) ... Have five RBIs, two home runs, one double and scored three runs in that stretch.
High School: Three-time letterwinner and two-time captain in softball under coach Anne Etienne at Albemarle High School ... Hit .385 with 11 doubles, five triples and five home runs, collecting 40 RBIs ... Received all-conference honors ... Was named best offensive player and all-conference in softball, as well as in basketball and volleyball ... A member of the 2003 state champion Carolina Cardinals ... Member of the National Society of High School Scholars ... Helped coach the JV basketball team at Albemarle.
Personal: Born on March 17, 1986, to Jeffrey and Denise Smith ... Majoring in parks, recreation and tourism management with a concentration in sports management.