Honors and Awards:
- 2012 Jayhawk Classic All-Tournament Team
- Athletic Director[apos]s Honor Roll (Fall 2011)
- Big 12 Commissioner[apos]s Honor Roll (Fall 2011)
2012 (Freshman): Played in 41 games, making 38 starts in the outfield … Batted .248 with 10 doubles, two home runs and 19 RBIs … Added 17 runs scored and three stolen bases … Recorded four multi-hit games and three multi-RBI games … Reached base at a .429 clip when leading off an inning … Collected seven two-out RBIs … Went 4-for-4 with a double, a homer and four RBIs in second collegiate start, against Louisiana (March 3) … Had two six-game hitting streaks (April 14-April 22 and May 4-May 13) … Batted .293 with five doubles and a homer during the month of May … Went 6-for-9 with two doubles, two runs scored in a three-game series at Kansas State (May 11-13) … Hit a two-run homer in the Big 12 Championship against Texas A&M (May 25).
High School: Lettered two years at Lansing High School for head coach Harley Douglas and two yearsat Leavenworth High School for head coach Joe Allison … Named All-Sunflower League twice and All-Kaw Valley League twice … A first team all-state selection as well as a Kansas City Star All-Metro pick … Batted .500 with nine homers and 35 RBIs with 15 stolen bases during his junior season … Recorded 21 steals in 20 games as a freshman … Played for the Mac-N-Seitz Indians for former Kansas City Royal Mike MacFarlane this past summer.
Personal: Dakota Smith was born in El Paso, Texas … Son of Gina and Forrest Smith … Has two older sisters, Tara and Alexandra … Father, Forrest, played lacrosse at West Point … Undecided on a major.