One of the co-team captains, Jessica Smith enters her fourth season in the USC program... a 2006 Pac-10 All-Academic Honorable Mention... rowed from the No. 3 seat in the JV Eight boat in 2006 for all races except UCLA and the Pac-10 Championships in which she rowed from the No. 7 position... in 2005, rowed with the Varsity Four and JV Eight boats... helped lead her boat to a fourth place finish at the Pac-10 Championships and a tenth place finish at the NCAA Championships in the No. 3 seat... a member of the eleventh place NCAA squad, the first USC women's crew in history to receive a team bid to the NCAA Championships.
Jessica Meyers Smith was born in Mission Viejo, Calif.... a 2003 graduate of Capistrano Valley High in Mission Viejo, Calif.... a member of the cheerleading squad as a sophomore, junior and senior, leading her squad to the COA (Cheerleaders of America) Championship in 2002... listed among the 2003 Who's Who Among America's High School Students, a three-year member of the National Honors Society (2000-03) and seven-year member of the National Charity League (1997-2003)... her father, Doug Smith, played football for Bowling Green (1978) and the NFL's then-Los Angeles Rams (1978-91)... majoring in Sociology with a minor in Advertising.