In her first season as a full time assistant coach for the Indiana State women's golf team is Amanda Smith. Smith will assist head coach Greg Towne in all aspects of running the Sycamore golf program.
Smith wrapped up a highly successful career with the golf program in 2015. She posted a 77.8 stroke average as a senior as she played 25 rounds for the Sycamores. In 88 career rounds, Smith averaged a mark of 79.1 strokes per round. Her low round of 72 came in the final round of the Diane Thomason Invitational while she posted a 74 twice -- once on the final day of the ISU Spring Invitational and again during the first round of the MVC Championships.
Her 77.8 stroke average ranked 17th-best in the Missouri Valley Conference. At the MVC Championship, she posted rounds of 74, 82 and 79 to tie for seventh in her final collegiate event. She recorded 19 rounds in the 70's during her senior season and tied for second with a two-round score of 149 at the ISU Spring Invitational. She was named the Sycamores' Most Valuable Player following her senior campaign and also made an appearance on the MVC Women's Golf Scholar-Athlete Team.
As a junior, Smith was named a WGVCA All-American Scholar and earned a spot on the All-Missouri Valley Conference squad. She was named to MVC Scholar-Athlete team for second straight year. Smith tied for second at MVC Championships with career low 54-hole total of 219 and tied the school record with a career low round of 68 in the third round of MVC Championship.
Smith lettered in golf all four years at Jackson High School where she was named All-Ohio following her senior year with a fourth place finish in the State Championship. She was named D1 NE Ohio District First Team as a junior and a senior. Smith won the 2010 Northern Ohio PGA Junior Golf Kenny Novak Tournament.