Nicole Smiley
Nicole Smiley
Birth Date: 06/20/1997
Year: Senior
Hometown: Dublin, Ohio
High School: Dublin Coffman

2018-19: Competed in all 10 events for the Bobcats…Finished the season with a 76.26 stroke average, placing her sixth in the MAC. In 27 rounds, Smiley registered 2,059 strokes. Smiley shot a personal career low of 69 in the second round of the Lady Colonel Classic. During the same tournament, Smiley finished tied for second place after shooting a 54-hole best, 216 to finish even par at the event. Smiley was named the MAC Golfer of the Week on April 4 for her performance at the Lady Colonel Classic. Then a at the Dolores Black Falcon Invitational, Smiley finished in second place for the second-straight tournament. Smiley finished with a first-round score of 73 before finished the tournament with a 74, giving her a two-round total of 147 (+3). Smiley finished with two top-10 finishes and five top-20 performances for the Bobcats this season.  Smiley finished the 2019 MAC Championships in 26th place.

2017-18: Played in all nine events for the Bobcats during the season…Finished the season with 1,858 strokes in 24 rounds for a 77.41 stroke average, the lowest on the Bobcat squad during the season…At the 2018 MAC Championships, Smiley finished tied for 26th place after finishing to tournament with a total of 239 (+23)…Shot a low round of 71 in the Nittany Lion Invitational…Highest finish came at the KZoo Classic where she finished tied for third place after going 76+77+72 to finish the tournament with a 225 (+9)…next highest finish was at the Dolores Black Falcon Invitational where she finished tied for sixth place after shooting a 75 and a 75 to finish +7 (151)…Next highest finish came at the Nittany Lion Invitational where she finished tied for 8th place. In the first round she shot a 74, followed that up with a 73 and then concluded that with a 71 for a grand total of 218 (+2). Smiley's finish of 218 is the lowest three-round total of her career… Finished in the top-10 three times and in the top-50 seven times…Named Academic All-MAC. 

2016-17: Smiley competed in all 11 events for the Bobcats during the 2016-17 season…In her 30 rounds, Smiley complied 2,362 total strokes for a 78.73 average…Smiley shot a low round of 70 in the third around of the Colonel Classic…Smiley also shot a 54-hole low round of 225 at the Colonel Classic…Smiley’s best finish came at the Dolores Black Falcon Invitational where she helped the Bobcats to a tournament win by finishing tied for third place….At the Dolores Black Falcon Invitational, Smiley shot a 75 to open play and followed that up with a 78 to finish with a tournament total of 153 (+9)... At the Colonel Classic, Smiley finished tied for fifth place after shooting a 78 in the first round, followed by a 77. She then wrapped up play with her low round of 70 to finish with a 225 (+9)….At the 2017 MAC Championships, Smiley opened play with a 77 and then shot a 75 in the second round. She wrapped up play with a third round score of 84 to give her a total of 237 (+21), helping her finish the Championships tied for 26th place…Smiley was named Academic All-MAC. 

2015-16: Smiley played in nine events for the Bobcats during her first full season...In 26 rounds, Smiley registered 2,092 strokes for an average of 80.46...She shoe a low round of 74 at the Rocket Classic...Smiley's best finish came at the Rocket Classic on Oct. 5-6 when she opened play with a 74 and then followed that up with a 76 and a 79 to finish with a tournament total of 229 (+13) and a seventh place finish...Smiley finished 11th at the Snowman Classic where she opened play with an 88 and then finished with an 85 for a 36-hole total of 173 (+29). 

Prior to Ohio: Four year Varsity Letter winner in golf … two year Varsity Letter winner in basketball … her 2013 basketball team played in the Final Four D1 Tournament … Averaged 79 in her senior season … First Team All Ohio Capital Conference player for three years … Second team All-District player for two years … Her team came in fourth in their division tournament in 2012 and 2013 … Team placed third in division one state tournament in 2014 … Team won sectional championships during all four of her years … Played at the 2015 Hudson Open and set a personal record with a 71 (-1) … Finished 10 out of 23 in the American Junior Golf Association memorial junior.

Personal: Intended major, Marketing … Interested in spending time with friends and family, working out and playing basketball.