Mark Smith '83
A highly-productive guard for the Grove City College menís basketball team from 1979 to 1983, Butler, Pa., native Mark Smith helped lead the Wolverines to the winningest season in program history while also graduating as one the programís all-time leading scorers.
Smith co-captained the 1982-83 team that started 11-0 and finished 21-4. He averaged a team-leading 19.2 points and 5.6 rebounds per game that season while shooting 57.3 percent from the field. His 481 points ranked as the fourth-highest total in program history.
Grove City finished the season as the nationís No. 7-ranked team in NCAA Division III.
Smith also ranked second on the team in scoring in his sophomore and junior seasons, concluding his career with 1,171 points. He ranked seventh all-time in scoring at Grove City upon graduation.
He capped his career at the College by earning the 1982-83 Sportsman of the Year award. Smith also earned CoSIDA Academic All-America honors during his senior season. The Pittsburgh Press named him to its All-District Team for the 1982-83 season.
Smith entered the Butler Area Sports Hall of Fame in 2004.
He graduated magna cum laude from Grove City with a bachelorís degree in chemistry. Smith then added a masterís in business administration from the University of Pittsburgh in 1986.
Mark is married to Jody (Imbrie í83) and they have three children: Kara, Erik and Kylee. Jody is also a Grove City College Athletic Hall of Fame member (í07).