Honors: First Team All-Big 12 - Fort Worth Star-Telegram; Second Team All-Big 12 - Austin American Statesman and Big 12 Coaches - Named to the Johnny Bench Award Watch List.... Ended the season with a team-leading .377 batting average...16 doubles (team leader), one triple, seven home runs, 46 RBI...totaled 22 multiple-hit games, 12 multiple-RBI games...made 39 starts behind the plate and 10 as the desingated hitter...Suffered an MCL injury to his left knee in the second game of the KSU series on April 14th and after missing nine games he returned to the Tech lineup where he spent the remaining of the season as the designated hitter.... Took over the starting catching job in the season opener against Louisiana-Monroe, a position occupied by former Red Raider Cooper Fouts for the last three seasons...Smith made 13 starts behind the dish as a true freshman in 2005... Led the team in batting average in the three-game series against UL-Monroe to start the season...Totaled a .667 average (8-for-12) along with two home runs and eight RBI. His two home runs over the weekend tied his entire home run total from 2005.... Nominated for Big 12 Player of the Week on Sunday, Feb. 26 after hitting .889 over four games the previous week...Against Eastern New Mexico and three teams in the Midland Classic, Smith went 8-for-9 at the plate with seven walks and eight RBI...he picked up his first career grand slam against Oral Roberts in the Midland Classic finale that helped Tech defeat the Golden Eagles 7-4...Hit .417 in the weekend series against UNC Asheville while collecting two home runs and five RBI...Went 6-for-11 (.545) in the three-game series at No. 24 Kansas...added two more doubles to his collection along with two RBI...Made his return to the Tech lineup for the first time in nearly a month at New Mexico after suffering MCL damage in his left knee against Kansas State on April 14th...went 3-for-6 at the plate with one RBI as the designated hitter...Continued his hot hitting in the three-game series against Missouri as he went 6-for-10 (.600) at the plate with four RBI...his sacrifice fly in the bottom of the ninth of game-two capped a three-run rally as Tech clinched the series with a 5-4 win.
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