Payton  Smith

Payton Smith


Ooltewah, Tenn.

High School:
Chattanooga School for the Arts and Sciences

Environmental Science

2011-12 - Freshman
  • Rowed in the 2V8+ at Princeton
  • Spent most of spring with first varsity eight
  • Guided the V8+ to fourth place in the petite final at the San Diego Crew Classic
  • Rowed with the V8+ at Central Florida, defeating the Knights on Lake Pickett
  • Part of the V8+ at the Oak Ridge Invitational, winning one gold and two silver medals
  • Finished sixth at the Chattanooga Head Race with the Collegiate 8+
  • Won bronze in the Collegiate Pair with Jessica Burns at the Chattanooga Head Race

High School
  • Graduated from Chattanooga School for the Arts and Sciences
  • Competed with Chattanooga Junior Rowing
  • Won gold in mixed-double pair at the 2010 Head of the Hooch
  • Took another gold in the lightweight pair at 2010 Southeastern Youth Regionals
  • Won gold at Lake Lanier Sprints in the lightweight pair
  • Finished seventh in lighweight double at 2011 Youth Nationals
  • Award 2011 Best Female Sculler award, and 2011 Best Lightweight Female Rower
  • Excelled in cross country at CSAS
  • 2010 All-State Cross Country honoree
  • 2010 Best Female Runner Award recipient
  • Won Patriot CC Award in 2007, `08 and `09
  • Honored in 2009 for academic achievements
  • Received several distinctions for her academic accomplishments in the subjects of English, French, physics and world studies

  • Majoring in kinesiology, with aspirations of becoming a doctor or physical therapist
  • Loves Tennessee because of the mountains


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