For the second time in his two-year collegiate golf career, David Smith’17 earned first team all MIAA honors. Though this season was somewhat similar to last for Smith, he enjoyed himself a little bit more as he broke a 27-year standing K scoring record.
Smith is originally from Highland, Mich. where he attended Everest Collegiate High School. After four years of varsity golf in high school Smith brought his highly sought after talents to Kalamazoo. Needless to say, he has settled in nicely at Kalamazoo College.
Last season Smith averaged 76.6 in his first MIAA campaign. He finished 0.2 strokes behind the then standing K scoring record. This season Smith put forth a superb individual effort inspired by coach and teammates and finished the MIAA season with a record 74.6 scoring average.
He broke the school’s former MIAA scoring average by nearly two whole strokes.
However, Smith’s record-breaking golf performance is not his only admirable quality. He is also a fine business student here at K. He particularly enjoys his classes with Professor Hannah McKinney. Smith says, “I love the way she teaches. She’s so upfront with the way she presents the information. It makes learning fun.”
Outside of class and golf Smith is also a lively participant in on-campus activities. He regularly enjoys intramural basketball on campus and he led the golf team to a third place finish in the first ever Kalamazoo College Dodge ball tournament.