Tavia Smith
Tavia Smith
Height: 5-5
Year: Sr.
Hometown: Frisco, Texas
Previous School: Frisco HS

2018 Junior Season: Finished as a First Team All-American in the all-around with a season high 38.750 at the USA Gymnastics Championships April 13… At the USA Gymnastics Championships, also received season highs on bars (9.725), beam (9.800), and floor (9.725)… Named All-Conference in the all-around by finishing fourth with a total of 37.375 at the Midwest Independent Conference Championships March 23… Competed in 13 meets on the year, including 10 times in the all-around… Received a season high 9.575 on vault to finish third at Illinois State March 4…  Finished in the top three in the all-around at seven meets for the season, including event crowns with a 37.175 against Texas Woman’s February 2 and a 38.400 against Southeast Missouri State February 23… Received Scholastic All-America honors from the Women’s Collegiate Gymnastics Association and Academic All-Conference honors from the MIC.

2017 Sophomore Season: Qualified for USA Gymnastics in the all-around... Competed in 12 meets for the season... Finished second twice in an event two times during the season – on vault with a season best of 9.650 at Alaska March 5 and with a 37.450 in the all-around against Wisconsin OshKosh January 27... Also finished third in the all-around with a 35.600 at Alaska March 3 and with a 37.125 at Arkansas March 10... Also received season highs of 9.675 on bars, 9.650 on beam, 9.625 on floor, and 37.975 in the all-around... Named a Scholastic All-American by the National Association of Gymnastics Coaches... Also earned Midwest Independent Conference Academic All-Conference status.

2016 Freshman Season: Started the season on just vault and eventually competed on every apparatus by seasons end... Took third in the all-around with a total on 36.200 at Lindenwood March 11... Had season highs of 9.400 on vault at Texas Woman’s February 27, 9.350 on bars and 9.225 on beam at Lindenwood March 11, and 9.350 on floor at Wisconsin-Whitewater February 19... Named an MIC Scholar Athlete and an NACGC/W Scholastic All-American, as she was one of 97 gymnasts in the nation to finish the year with a 4.0 GPA.

Prior to Centenary: Competed for Sky High Gymnastics and head coaches David and Wanda Lewis... Accomplishments include:

  • Regional Qualifier 2010, 2012, 2015
  • 2nd on beam and 3rd on vault at the Anna Brashear Invitational 2015
  • 2nd on bars and 2nd all around at Zenith Invitational 2015
  • Champion on beam, 3rd on bars and 2nd all around at the Candy Cane 2015
  • 2nd on vault and 3rd on bars and floor at the Sand Dollar Invitational 2015

 

Daughter of Shawn and Sheila Smith, and has a brother Tevon... At Frisco HS, was a member of the National Honor Society and the Honor Roll, a National Achievement Outstanding Participant and an AP Scholar with Distinction Award winner... At Centenary, majoring in biology and physical therapy.