Natasha Smith
Height: 5'9"
Year: Junior
Hometown: Long Beach, Calif.
Other College: University of Utah
Experience: Transfer

Prior to UNM:

Natasha Smith transferred to UNM from the University of Utah for the 2013-14 season. She played for Utah for the last two seasons. Smith competed in the semi-finals of the invitational draw at the Pac-12 championships in 2012. Smith held best conference record on the team during her freshman year (5-2). 

High School:

Natasha Smith graduated from Wilso HS in Long Beach, Calif. where she was coached by Peter Smith. She was named MVP in tennis for two consecutive years after she went undefeated at the No. 1 singles spot in 2010 & 2011. She was ranked No. 15 in California while attending Wilson. Before heading to Utah, Smith was ranked No. 67 in the nation.  

She took two years off tennis in high school to do cheerleading and play softball. 


She is the daughter of Alexandra and Geoffry Smith and younger sister to Tanya Smith, who is currently a rower at UCLA. Natasha is planning on majoring in accounting while at UNM. When she's not playing tennis, she enjoys spending time with her family and friends and napping. Her favorite food is sushi and her favorite athletes are Matt Kemp and Roger Federer. 

Head Coach Erica Jasper on Natasha Smith:

“We feel very fortunate to have Natasha Smith as a Lobo.  Natasha has a huge game and has become a physical presence on the court this fall—we expect a great spring for her.  A tremendous leader and communicator, Natasha is a vital part of our success, and we will look to her to push the underclassmen when the going gets tough.”