A military brat, a sworn “tomboy,” Smith-Cotton senior Jac Greer has traveled the globe, played numerous sports and loves fishing and hunting.
Her father is a retired Master Sgt. the United States Air Force. Hence the Greer family has called a lot of places home. However, Jac and her family landed in Sedalia when Jac was in the sixth grade and her father was stationed at Whiteman.
Greer has played four sports in her lifetime, beginning in the third grade with softball in rec leagues and eventually competitive softball. She started playing soccer at a very young age and hopes the sport lands her in college. Last spring for the Lady Tigers she made All West Central Conference, All District and All Central Region. In her three years as a forward and midfielder for S-C, Greer has score between 20 and 30 goals.
Greer, who is in her fourth year of basketball at S-C, started playing roundball in the seventh grade at the Smith-Cotton Junior High School and in traveling leagues. Greer played junior varsity as a freshman. She was the place kicker for the football Tigers her freshmen and sophomore years.
As a freshman, Greer made 50 of 52 extra points and was 5-for-5 on field goal attempts. Her performance really dropped off her sophomore year, where she made less than half her extra point attempts and field goal tries.
“There were problems with the snapper and holder,” she said. “My freshman year, we had Dominique (Smith) holding and we had no problems.”
Greer is a good student with a 9.883 grade point average on an 11.0 scale. She is ranked 98st academically out of 301 students in her senior class. She scored a 19 on the ACT and plans to take it again.
Greer is looking at Columbia College and Midland University in Nebraska as possible college choices.
She plans to major in veterinary medicine and wants to play soccer in college.
Greer is taking weighted courses: Pre-Calculus/Trigonometry and dual-credit Public Speaking through State Fair Community College. She is a two-year member of the Student Council and a past member of the National Junior Honor Society.
“Academics are more important,” said the18-year old Greer. “They will take you farther to what you want to do in life.”
When Greer is not playing sports or practicing sports or going to school, she said you could find her fishing or hunting or hanging around her home.
Greer has an older sister, Jessica, 22, a former S-C soccer player and now a student and soccer player at the University of Missouri-Columbia. She also has a younger sister, Olivia Greer, 14 and an eighth grader at the Smith-Cotton Junior High School.
Greer is the daughter of Kim and Tracy Greer, Sedalia.