Posted by We Are Mizzou On 3:05 PM
Hunter is Mizzou's all-time leader in total assists with 6,907 during her four-year career and she also holds the school's single-season record with 1,690 helpers during the 2002 season; she also holds three of the top four single-season assist marks in program history. Hunter had 21 matches with 60 or more assists during her career - the next closest Tiger finished her career with nine such matches. Hunter was a First Team All-American in 2004, a three-time All-Big 12 First Team honoree and an honorable mention All-Big 12 selection in 2002.
What is even more impressive than her individual accomplishments is what she was able to help the Mizzou volleyball program achieve during her tenure in Black & Gold. She guided the team to four-straight NCAA Tournament appearances, three 20-win seasons, three third-place Big 12 finishes and helped guide the 2005 team within two sets from the program's first-ever Final Four appearance. During her four years at setter, Mizzou compiled a 90-33 overall record. The 90 wins were the second-most in a four-year span at Mizzou, trailing only the 1980-83 program which posted 97 wins. What is impressive about that is that from 1980-83, that team played in 20 more matches than Hunter's squad did from, making her squad's 90-33 clip the best winning percentage over a four-year span in school history.
Brad Smith was the first player in the history of the NCAA to pass for 8,000 yards and run for 4,000 yards in career, second player in NCAA history to pass for 2,000 yards and rush for 1,000 yards in the same season, and finished career at Missouri as the NCAA’s all-time rushing record holder for a quarterback with 4,289 yards.
Along the way he thrived in Pinkel's spread offense, including a 480-yard outburst against Nebraska this season. For some reason Smith's greatest moments seem to come against the famed Blackshirts, of whom this year's edition entered the game ranked No. 1 in the nation defending the run. Smith amassed 246 yards rushing and 234 passing, as well as scoring three touchdowns on the ground and tossing another one to Tommy Saunders.
Smith earned his degree in business administration and is currently playing professional football for the New York Jets. In his time at Mizzou, Brad Smith proved that he's not exactly just like everyone else. The funny thing is, it had nothing to do with football.
Congratulations to Lindsey and Brad!