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Student Athlete Profile - Jake Smith, Baseball


March 9, 2005

Jake Smith
Baseball
6-3 * Freshman * LHP
Owensboro, Ky. (Owensboro)

Josh's Bio

Post college ambition: To play professional baseball or be a software engineer

Person with the Greatest Influence on Athletic Career: His father, Bernie Smith

Biggest Thrill in Sports: Being named Region Player of the Year as a high school senior

Athlete you most admire: Ken Griffey Jr.

What impresses you most about your coach: He's intense and always has us doing something

Hobbies and outside interests: Video games and billiards

Favorite Movies: Lord of the Rings

Favorite TV Show: Whose Line is it Anyway?

Favorite Food: Salmon

Favorite Musical Group: Linkin Park

Favorite Class: Psychology

Favorite Book: Lord of the Rings/The Hobbit

Favorite Funny Movie Quote: "Write that down." - Van Wilder

Favorite Professional Teams: Boston Red Sox / Seattle Mariners

Person he'd most like to meet: Nolan Ryan

Words that best describe him are: Laid back, Gifted

Best advice he's gotten about sports: Always keep your composure

What people should know about him but probably don't: He likes to sing

If he could have dinner with three people (current, historical or fictional) who would it be: Nolan Ryan, Ken Griffey Jr., Mickey Mantle

Why he chose U of L: The baseball team and the scholarship

If he won the lottery, he would use the money for: Luxuries that he doesn't need

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