Long, athletic wing player who is only beginning to scratch the surface of her talent ... showed glimpses of potential during her freshman season ... length and quickness make her an important contributor on defense as a rebounder and shot blocker ... active on the glass at both ends of the court ... has spent off-season working hard to expand her offensive skill set ... possesses reliable outside jumper that allows her to extend the defense.
FRESHMAN SEASON (2005-06)
Appeared in 20 games as a rookie, averaging 1.8 points and 1.9 rebounds per game ... made college debut at Indiana, playing three minutes (0-1 FG) ... had first collegiate stats vs. Iona, finishing with three points, two rebounds and a steal ... made only field goal attempt (two points) in three minutes at No. 24/23 Purdue ... set (then) new season highs with four points (2-4 FG) and four rebounds in 18 minutes against Arkansas State ... matched (then) personal best with four points (2-3 FG) and added three rebounds in victory over Valparaiso ... again had four points (1-2, 2-2 FT), this time at St. John's in BIG EAST opener; also registered her first career blocked shot in contest ... scored two points and tied (then) season high with four rebounds and two steals in a season-best 19 minutes at Louisville ... had breakout game at No. 10/9 Rutgers, finishing just shy of a double-double with season bests of nine points (3-7 FG) and 10 rebounds in 24 minutes ... turned in second consecutive solid outing, tallying six points, three rebounds and two steals in only 11 minutes (foul trouble) against South Florida ... played eight minutes vs. Boston College in NCAA Tournament contest, scoring two points and collecting three rebounds (all offensive).
Averaged 11.1 points, 6.1 rebounds, 2.4 steals and 1.7 blocks per game with a .565 field goal percentage during her high school career ... teams had a combined 117-13 (.900) record in her four-year prep tenure ... two-time Street & Smith's honorable mention All-American (2003, 2004) ... Student Sports All-American (2004) ... three-time adidas Top Ten Camp All-Star (Underclass - 2002, 2003; Upperclass - 2004) ... Nike All-America Camp (2003) ... National Association of Christian Athletes (NACA) Division I All-Tournament Team (2005) ... honorable mention Georgia Class 5A all-state (2004) ... first-team all-DeKalb County (2004) ... first-team all-area (2004) ... played her final prep season at Oak Hill Academy in Mouth of Wilson, Va., collecting 17.5 points, 6.2 rebounds, 4.5 assists, 2.3 steals and 1.5 blocks per game with a .540 field goal percentage (.611 on three-pointers) ... named team's offensive MVP after helping Oak Hill to a 20-6 record and third-place finish at NACA Division I National Tournament ... spent two seasons (2002-03 and 2003-04) at Stephenson High School in Stone Mountain, Ga., averaging 12.5 points, 8.1 rebounds, 3.5 steals and 2.4 blocks per game with a .620 field goal percentage at the school ... helped Lady Jaguars make consecutive trips to Georgia Class 5A championship game, including winning state title her junior year (2004) ... Stephenson posted a 69-3 (.958) record during Smith's two-year tenure at school ... began prep career at Wesleyan High School in Norcross, Ga., averaging 6.5 points and 3.8 rebounds per game with a .531 field goal percentage as a freshman ... field goal percentage mark remains third-best single-season figure in school history ... helped Lady Wolves to 28-4 record and their first-ever Georgia Class A state title ... earned bronze medal at 2004 USA Basketball Youth Development Festival with South Team after averaging 5.4 points and 2.6 rebounds per game ... rated as high as No. 29 in nation by All-Star Girls Report.
Born Feb. 25, 1987 in Atlanta, Ga. ... oldest of three children ... daughter of Danza and Mike Smith ... second Georgia native ever to suit up for Notre Dame, joining Marietta product Michelle O'Haren (played only in program's first varsity season of 1977-78) ... talented musician who plays piano and saxophone ... enrolled in the Mendoza College of Business, but has not yet declared a major ... some former Irish players who wore No. 21 include current associate head coach Coquese Washington, Notre Dame's career scoring leader Beth Morgan, and two-time All-American (and current member of the WNBA's Detroit Shock) Jacqueline Batteast
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