It's the sixth-straight year the Tigers' C-USA honor roll has increased.
It is sixth-straight year the number of Tigers C-USA honor roll has increased.
Commencement to be held at FedExForum
Memphis finishes season 22-1-1
Atkins Tallies Golden Goal in 103rd Minute.
Memphis defeats UTEP, 2-1 in double overtime for the C-USA Championship on November 6, 2011 in Memphis, Tenn.
2010 (Junior) - Rebounded from a season-ending MCL injury suffered in her junior season ... Saw action in 12 contests, scoring two points on four shots on goal ... Came on strong in the second half of the season ... Put together her strongest performance versus UCF in the 2010 Conference USA Championship, accounting for two points and scoring the game winning goal to lift Memphis to its fourth-straight C-USA Tournament title.
2009 (Medical Redshirt) - Saw action in six matches, starting one ... Missed the remainder of the season due to a MCL strain ... In her last match prior to injury, scored a goal and also notched an assist in the 4-0 victory over Evansville ... The match versus Evansville was an historic one for her, becoming the second Lady Tiger to register 10 shots in one match.
2008 (Sophomore) -Saw action in 18 matches ... Played a season-high 57 minutes against Mississippi State ... Scored the game winner in a 3-0 win versus Oklahoma ... Added goals against Colorado and Marshall ... Registered an assist to teammate Ashley Berra for deciding goal in the C-USA semifinal win against UCF ... Second on team with .188 shot percentage.
2007 (Freshman) -Played and started in every single match for the Lady Tigers, before being sidelined with an injury near the end of the season ... In just 15 games of play, netted five goals and four assists ... Scored at least one goal in five of first six matches ... Had game winners against Arkansas, Alabama and UT Martin ... Earned C-USA Offensive Player of the Week honors during the first week of competition, after scoring the game-winning goal in double overtime on the road against Arkansas and a goal against UALR.
Prior to Memphis -A member of the Forest United Flames team ... Helped the Flames to two Ontario Cup Championships and two Canadian National Silver Medals ... Served as team captain for her club team for two years ... Named MVP of high school team four seasons ... Scored over 30 goals in 2006 ... Played for Ontario Provincial Team in 2005.
Personal -Full name is Melissa Nicole Smith ... Parents are Robert and Barb Smith ... An honor roll student in high school ... Enjoys sports, music and hanging out with her friends.