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Voorhees High School:
1981-85 All State in Softball  (46-6)
1982-85 All Conference, basketball
1982-85 All Conference, field hockey
Oklahoma State University:
1986,88,89 All Big 8 Conference Honors
1988,89 Big 8 Conference All Tournament Selection
1988,89 NCAA All American, All Academic Big 8 Conference, All Region, Honda Award runner-up, Dean’s List
1989 State of Oklahoma College Athlete of the Year named by USA Today

1986 Pitching – Single Season Records:
  • #24 All Time Earned Run Average (1.28 – 131.1 innings pitched)
  • Tied for #15 All Time Shutouts – 8
Named All Time Cowgirl

1987 Pitching – Single Season Records:
  • #16 All Time Earned Run Average  (.83 – 161.0 innings pitched)
  • #12 All Time Win-Loss Percentage .783 (18-5)
  • Tied for #17 All Time Victories – 18
Named All Time Cowgirl


1988 Hitting - single season records:
  • #7 All Time Batting Average - .393 (57-145)
  • #3 All Time Slugging Percentage - .669 (97-145)
  • #9 All Time On-Base Percentage - .457
  • #20 All Time Hits – 57
  • #7 All Time Home Runs – 9
  • #6 All Time Runs Batted In – 43
  • #10 All Time Total Bases – 97
Pitching - single season records:
  • #10 All Time Earned Run Average (.58 – 218.2 innings pitched)
  • #11 All Time Win-Loss Percentage - .813 (26 – 6)
  • Tied for #3 All Time Victories – 26
  • Tied for #12 All Time Appearances – 36
  • Tied for #9 All Time Starts – 30
  • Tied for #6 All Time Complete Games – 26
  • #4 All Time Complete Games – 16
  • #10 All Time Innings Pitched – 218.2
  • #9 All Time Strikeouts - 218
  • Pitched 4 No-Hitters
Named All Time Cowgirl


1989 Hitting - single season records:
  • #13 All Time Batting Average - .379 (55-145)
  • #11 All Time Slugging Percentage - .586 (85-145)
  • Tied for #23 All Time Hits – 55
  • Tied for #16 All Time Runs Batted In – 33
  • Tied for #5 All Time Triples – 6
  • #18 All Time Total Bases – 85
  • Individual Single-Game Record for Runs – 4
  • Individual Single-Game Record for Runs Batted In - 5
Pitching - single season records:
  • #8 All Time Earned Run Average (.53 - 196.1 innings pitched)
  • #13 All Time Fewest Walks/7 innings – 1.43 (196.1 innings pitched)
  • #6 All Time Most Strikeouts/7 Innings – 8.56 (196.1 innings pitched)
  • #3 All Time Win-Loss Percentage - .897 (26-3)
  • #15 All Time Innings Pitched – 186.1
  • Tied for #3 All Time Victories – 26
  • #3 All Time Shutouts - 17
  • Tied for #15 All Time Starts – 27
  • Tied for #9 All Time Complete Games - 25
  • Pitched 4 No-Hitters of which 2 were perfect games
Named All Time Cowgirl


Hitting - Career Records:
  • #6 All Time Career Batting Average - .343 (148-432)
  • #5 All Time Career Slugging Percentage - .539 (233-432)
  • #10 All Time Career On-Base Percentage - .412
  • Tied for #14 All Time Career Hits – 148
  • Tied for #19 All Time Career Doubles – 20
  • Tied for #2 All Time Career Triples – 10
  • #8 All Time Career Home Runs – 15
  • Tied for #16 Career Runs Scored – 75
  • #7 All Time Career Runs Batted In – 87
  • #9 All Time Career Total Bases – 233
  • #17 All Time Career Bases on Balls – 46
  • #23 All Time Career Games Played – 171

Pitching – Career Records:
  • #6 All Time Career Earned Run Avenue - .75 (707.1 innings pitched)
  • #3 All Time Career Win-Loss Percentage - .804 (82-20)
  • #1 All Time Career Victories – 82
  • Tied for #3 All Time Career Appearances – 108
  • #3 All Time Career Starts – 97
  • #3 All Time Career Complete Games – 75
  • #2 All Time Career Shutouts – 46
  • #3 All Time Career Innings Pitched – 707.1
  • #4 All Time Career Strikeouts – 600
  • #9 All Time Career Strikeouts/7 innings – 5.94 (707.1 innings)
  • #9 All Time Career Fewest Walks/7 innings – 1.78 (707.1 innings)
USA Softball/American Softball Association:
1989
  • 3rd Team All American Pitcher, Bronze Medal
1990
  • Canada Cup MVP
  • ASA First Team All American, winner Bertha Tickey Award for Outstanding Pitcher
  • Bronze Medal at U.S. Olympic Festival
  • Michele had a 3-1 record with a 1.45 ERA, and hitting .455, including a final-inning grand slam in the bronze medal game.
1991
  • Bronze Medal at U.S. Olympic Festival
1990,93,94
  • USOC Softball Sports Person of the Year
1991 – 2002
  • Member of Team USA Softball
1992
  • Gold Medal at World Championships, Beijing, Japan
  • Participant in the Tri-National Challenge in Japan
1993
  • National Champions, All American Pitcher, MVP of tournament and Winner of Bertha Tickey Award
  • Gold Medal at Intercontinental Cup in Haarlum, Holland
1994
  • National Champions, All American Pitcher, Bertha Tickey Award
  • Bronze medal at U.S. Olympic Festival, St Louis, MO
  • Gold Medal at World Championships, St.Johns, New Foundland, Canada
    Michele went 2-0 with a 0.00 ERA and 26 strikeouts in 17 innings.
  • Gold Medal with Team USA at South Pacific Classic in Sydney, Australia
1995
  • Gold Medal with Team USA at Pan American Games in Parana, Argentina
    Helped the USA win the gold medal at the Pan American Games.  She went 3-0 including a 4-0 shutout over Puerto Rico in the title game, with a .36 ERA.  She also hit .429 (12 for 28) with three inside-the-park home runs, a triple and two doubles.  Smith finished with a team-high 14 RBI and 5 runs scored.
  • Gold Medal with Team USA at Superball Classic, Pre-Olympic qualifier
  • National Champions, All American Pitcher, MVP, Bertha Tickey Award
  • Bronze medal with West team at the US Olympic Festival in Denver, CO
1996
  • Pre-Olympic Tour
    Michele went 12-0 on the pre-Olympic tour with a 12 – 0 record and 0.00 ERA.  She hit .326, with five doubles, two home runs, one triple and 24 RBIs.
  • Gold Medalist of 1996 Olympic Softball Team, Atlanta, Georgia
    Michele went 2-0 with 1.50 ERA and 23 strikeouts in 14 innings.  At the plate, she hit .211 (4 for 19, with a double) with two RBIs and 3 runs scored.
  • National Championships, First Team All American
  • Number 2 pick – Women’s Professional Fastpitch League
1997
  • Named to National All-American Team ASA Softball
    Lead the West squad to the bronze medal at the USA Softball National Team Festival in Midland, MI. Posed a 2-1 record with .31 ERA and 22 strikeouts. She also hit .231 with one home run and four RBIs.
  • Silver Medal at Superball, Columbus, GA
    Posted a 1-1 record with a .50 ERA and 22 strikeouts.  At the plate she hit .400 (4 for 10) with one home run.
  • American Challenge Series vs Olympic silver medalist China and bronze medalist Australia.  US was 10-0 in the series and Michele went 2-0 with .41 ERA and 25 strikeouts.  She also hit a team-high .423.
1998
  • Gold Medal at South Pacific Classic, Christchurch, New Zealand
    Posted a 1-1 record with a 1.87 ERA and 25 strikeouts.  Smith hit .267 (4 for 15) and scored one run.
  • Gold Medal at World Championships, Fuji, Japan
    She went 2-0 with a 0.00 ERA and 36 strikeouts.  She hit .444(8 for 18) with three home runs, 8 RBIs and 4 runs scored.
1999
  • Gold Medal at Canada Cup
    She went 3-0 with a 0.47 ERA, striking out 26 batters and walking just three in 15 innings.  She also recorded three hits and three runs scored.
  • Gold Medal Pan American Games, Winnipeg, Canada
    Posted 4-0 record – including a complete game two-hitter in a 1-0 eight-inning win over Canada in the title game – with a 0.00 ERA and 46 strikeouts recorded in 29 innings.
  • Gold medalist at the Coca-Cola USA Softball women’s National Team Festival in Fresno, CA
2000
  • Gold Medal 2000 Sydney Olympic Games
    Finished tournament with 0.00 ERA and 37 strikeouts in 27.2 innings.  Threw a 14-inning two-hitter against China, but a defensive error allowed two unearned runs to score to end the game.  Errors also cost Smith against Japan, when she threw 5.2 innings of relief before three errors in the top of the 11th generated two unearned runs.  Pitched eight shutout innings against China in the first playoff game before being relieved.
2002
  • ISF World Championships
    Hitting .500 (5 for 10, one HR, 4 RBIs) and 1-0 on the mound
Professional:
2001
  • Played for WPSL Gold, a professional team consisting of 2000 Olympians

Japan Professional League Softball:
 HONORS AND AWARDS
  • Oklahoma State University Alumni Association Hall of Fame (inducted 2011)
  • Oklahoma Sports Hall of Fame (inducted 2010)
  • ASA Softball Hall of Fame (inducted 2006)
  • All American ASA Women’s Major Fastpitch (1989 – 1998)
  • NJSIAA/Bollinger High School Hall of Fame (inducted 1998)
  • Shasta County Sports Hall of Fame (Redding Rebels, CA - softball)
  • ASA Sportswoman of the Year (1990 & 1994)
  • United States Olympic Committee (USOC) Sportswoman of the Year (1993 & 1994)
1993
  • Named Best Pitcher of the League
  • Japan Cup National Tournament Champions
1994
  • Team Championship in Japan League
  • Named MVP of the League, Named Best Pitcher of the League
1995
  • Japan Cup National Champions, MVP of the Cup
1996
  • Team championship in Japan League
  • MVP of the Japan League
1998
  • MVP of the Japan League
  • Team Championship in Japan League
1999
  • Team Championship in Japan League
  • Named MVP of the League, Earned Top Pitcher, Leading Hitter
2000
  • Named Best Pitcher of the League
2001
  • Team Championship in Japan League
  • Named MVP of the League, Earned Top Pitcher, Leading Hitter

PROFESSIONAL ENDORSEMENTS

  • 3N2 Sports - Orlando, FL (2009 – present)
  • Rip-It Sports – Orlando, FL (2008 – present)
  • Musco Sports Lighting – Oskaloosa, IA (1996 – present)
  • JUGS Sports, Inc. – Portland, OR (1996 – present)
  • Nike– Portland, OR (1996 – 2004)
    • First female softball player endorsed – Air MS Softball Cleat developed in honor of Michele
  • Worth Sports– St. Louis, MO (1994 – 2007)
    • Worth, Inc. – Michele Smith Signature Series of bats, balls, and gloves
Official spokesperson for Little League Softball and Baseball

Commercial appearances: Coca-Cola

Television Program Appearances:
Oprah
Regis & Kelly
Today Show

Print publication features:
Sports Illustrated for Women
ELLE Magazine,
Women’s Sports and Fitness
USA Today
Forbes

Named by President Clinton as an advisor for the National Council for Athletes Against Drugs & Tobacco
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