Tracy Smith
Tracy Smith
Induction: 2011
Category: ATHLETE
Sport: Volleyball (2001-2005)

Tracy Smith 

Although she was a very quiet person, her actions spoke volumes to her leadership on the volleyball court. Her play on the court over a four-year career garnered much attention from her peers and coaches around the league.

In 2004, she came into her own as one of the top three scorers and most skilled players in the OCAA. Not only did she become the best back court player this program has ever had, but also became one of the top offensive players in the OCAA. She was considered to be the best middle in the Western Region. With her offence leading the way, the Knights in 2004, set new OCAA team scoring records - Most kills in a single-season with 578, and most points with 809.

Her personal accomplishments included:

  • Recipient of the OCAA All-Academic Award - 2002-03
  • Recipient of the Niagara College Athletic of Distinction Award 2004-05
  • Recipient of the Award of Excellence for four years of dedication in Intercollegiate sports
  • Team Captain for three consecutive years
  • Two-time team MVP in 2003-04 and 2004-05
  • OCAA West Region League All-Star for top middle player in the league - 2003-04
  • In the 2003-04 season she led the OCAA on defence with 50 stuffed blocks and tied the OCAA single-season record in the individual scoring for most blocks. In the same year she captured the OCAA West Region scoring title with 202 points and was the recipient of the OCAA West Region Top Achievers Award for her outstanding two-way play.
  • Tracy also received honorable mention for CCAA All Canadian honours.
  • Third all-time in OCAA stuffed blocks with 147; top ten in kills with 461, and in total points with 679 - a first in Niagara history

In 2004, Tracy received the greatest athletic honour that the College bestows: the Niagara College Knights Co-Female Athlete of the Year Award.

Tracy Smith is a graduate of the Correctional Worker program and Business Administration Accounting program at Niagara College and is currently a member of the Niagara Regional Police Service.