During his four-year college career Smith won the SEC javelin title three times and earned All-America honors three times.
As a senior in 2004, Smith shattered the school record and SEC meet record with a lifetime-best throw of 257-10. This record-setting launch of the javelin shattered two 14-year-old records. Smith's 257-10 mark bettered Florida's Tom Pukstys' previous SEC meet record of 255-4 set in 1990. Pukstys went on to set the American record in the javelin and a decorated professional career. Smith's effort also broke Tennessee's school record of 254-4 set by John Richardson in 1990.
Smith's 257-10 measurement -- best nationally among collegians at the time -- ranked as the NCAA's second-best throw by season's end. Moreover, Smith's mark is third-best among all American javelin throwers, including professionals, this year.
At the 2004 NCAA outdoor championships in Austin, Texas, Smith finished fifth with a 241-10 throw.
He hopes to win a spot on the the U.S. Olympic team during the upcoming Trials, thereby qualifying for a trip to the Games of Athens, Greece.
A forestry/wildlife major, Smith is also a good student who has made the SEC Academic Honor Roll two years in a row.
The SEC will announce the winners of the annual Male and Female Athlete of the Year Awards June 24.