Inside the Herd: Kelli Smith
Friday, October 31, 2014
Inside the Herd: Kelli Smith

Why did you choose Lipscomb?

I was actually planning to go to Auburn because I didn't think I wanted to play in college. I changed my mind last minute. Sometime in the middle of June, I met with Coach Brown, and he gave me the opportunity to walk on to the basketball team here.

What is your favorite thing about Nashville?

No idea. I love everything about Nashville.

What do you want to do after college?

I plan to go to physical therapy school.

Who do you look up to most and why?

I would say my parents, but for different reasons. My mom has taught me to always find joy in life. She has the biggest heart, is always trying to do something for others, and loves with no barriers. My dad has been a spiritual rock for me growing up. He has taught me the true meaning of dedication and perseverance.

Favorite Bible verse

Jeremiah 29:11
"'For I know the plans I have for you,' declares The Lord. 'Plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you a hope and a future.'"

If someone played you in a movie, who would it be?

Jennifer Aniston

What is something interesting about you that a lot of people probably do not know?

I've been skydiving.

What do you like to do to get yourself prepared for a game?

I don't really do much. I listen to music. Also, my dad wrote out the prayer that he prays for me before each game, and I take a few minutes before games to say that prayer as well.

What is your favorite place to eat in Nashville?