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Rebekah Smeltzer
Rebekah  Smeltzer

RS Senior

Monroe, Mich.

High School:



2012 Spring Academic All-Big Ten Selections Announced

102 Spartans student-athletes were recognized for having a 3.0 or better GPA.


31 Spartans to Participate in NCAA Regionals

17 members of the women's squad and 14 from the men's team will travel to Jacksonville.


O'Connor and Buchholtz earn All-Big Ten Honors

Smeltzer and Gillespie nominated for Big Ten Sportsmanship Awards.


Rohl, Gillespie lead Michigan State on Day 1

The Spartans earn points in the throws, 10,000-Meter Run.


Preview: 2012 Big Ten Track & Field Outdoor Championships

The Spartans will compete in Madison Friday through Sunday.

Personal Bests
• 10,000m - 36:56.23
• 1,500m - 4:41
• 5,000m - 16:54.77
• One Mile - 5:02.39
• 3,000m - 10:02.90

• Academic All-Big Ten
Did not compete.
INDOOR: Placed sixth in the mile with a time of 4:54.59 at the Kentucky Track & Field Invitational ... Recorded a fist-place finish with a time of 9:44.98 in the 3000m at the Notre Dame Invitational ... Posted a third-place finish at the Notre Dame Meyo Invitational in the 5000m with a time of 16:45.47 ... Ran the mile in 4:52.75 for a fifth-place finish at the GVSU Big Meet ... At the Big Ten Indoor Championships she ran the 5000m in 16:51.35.

• Academic All-Big Ten
OUTDOOR: Ran the 10,000m in 37:35.00 at the Big Ten Outdoor Championships ... Had a season-best in the 1500m with a time of 4:50.74 at the Spartan Invitational.
INDOOR: Ran the 5000m in 17:11.31 at the Big Ten Indoor Championships ... Ran the mile in 5:02.39 at the Notre Dame Invitational ... Posted a time of 10:02.90 in the 3000m at the Kentucky Track & Field Invitational ... Recorded a season-best time of 16:54.77 in the 5000m at the Notre Dame Meyo Invitational.

OUTDOOR: Competed in the 3,000m and 10,000m ... Ran a season-best time of 10:13.26 at the USF Quad Meet in the 3,000m ... Posted a time of 36:56.23 at the Big Ten Championships in the 10,000m.
INDOOR: Set personal-bests in both the 3,000m and 5,000m runs ... Clocked in at 10:25.38 in the 3,000m run at the Notre Dame Invitational and ran the 5,000m in 17:23.60 at the Big Ten Championships.

Regular in the 1,500m run ... Set a personal best time at the Spartan Invite after clocking in at 4:45.06. INDOOR: Competed unattached ... Finished the EMU Classic with a time of 10:37.39 in the 3,000m run.
CROSS COUNTRY: Redshirted.

High School:
Set school records in 5K, 4x800m, 1,600m and 3,200m ... State champion in cross country as a sophomore and junior, and an all-state honoree her freshman and senior years ... Three-time cross country league champion ... Four-time regional champion in cross country ... State champion in both the 1,600m and 3,200m in 2004 and 2006, and an all-state honoree in both events in 2005 ... Regional champion in 1,600m in 2004 and 3,200m in 2004, 2005 and 2006 ... Academic all-state selection in 2004, 2005 and 2006 ... Academic all-star in 2006.

Daughter of Joseph and Kathy Smeltzer ... Enrolled in the College of Arts and Letters at MSU ... Born June 18, 1989.

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