Kelly Smith, who helped lead the Pierce College Raiders to their second consecutive Western Division Title this spring, has been named an Adidas Golden Shoe award winner by the National Fastpitch Coaches Association.
Nine student athletes, one from each collegiate athletic division nationwide, are chosen to receive Adidas Golden Shoe awards annually in recognition of superior baserunning. Smith, who led the conference in stolen bases this spring, was chosen to represent the Northwest Athletic Association of Community Colleges.
Smith, 20, hit .367 on the season for the Raiders, going 62-for-169 with 47 runs scored, 10 doubles, six triples, two homeruns, 19 RBI, and 35 steals on 38 attempts.
In addition to winning the Golden Shoe award, Smith was also chosen for the NWAACC Western Division First Team All-Stars, the NWAACC All-Academic Sports Team for spring 2008, and the NWAACC Academic Leadership Award.
Smith, a Lacey native who graduated in 2006 from North Thurston High School, completed her associate of arts degree at Pierce College in June. She is now attending Missouri Valley College in Marshall, Mo.