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Chemar Smith
Chemar  Smith

Women's Soccer (Inducted 2006)


Chemar I. Smith won four varsity letters in as many years in women's soccer between 1994-97 and started 80 consecutive matches during than span. She is among the program's all-time leader in points (108) and goals (45) as well as assists (18). She was named Atlantic 10 Rookie of the Year in 1994 as well as earning A-10 All-Conference first team honors four straight seasons (94-97).

As an Olympic development player (from Long Island Lutheran HS), Smith was highly-touted as one of the top 20 recruits graduating from high school in 1994. Though recruited by many of the top soccer schools in the nation, Smith chose to come to GW and changed the program from the moment she set her foot on campus, including scoring 10 goals in her first 10 collegiate matches!

In her junior campaign, she was a member of the 1996 team which competed in the NCAA Tournament, the first one to do so. Playing for Coach Shannon Higgins Cirovski, also a GW Athletic Hall of Famer, she was named to the Atlantic 10 All-Championship Team that season as well as being named to the All-America regional third team. As a senior, she was named to the All-America regional second team after leading her teammates to a 13-6-2 record.

Smith, who majored in exercise science at GW, also holds a bachelor's ('99), master's (2001) and doctorate ('06) degrees in physical therapy from Touro College in Bayshore, N.Y. She worked in New York City as a pediatric physical therapist for the Board of Education.