Smith recognized for academic and athletic achievement and community service
Aromashodu, Bertone Named Outstanding Athletes; Smith, Meyer Named Outstanding Student-Athletes
Baseball, Basketball represented
Award is given to 16 Conference USA student-athletes
Owls fall to Marshall 80-73
Versatile guard who can play multiple positions...key outside shooting threat who emerged as a defensive stopper among shooting and small forwards.
2012-13:Ranked first on the team in minutes per game, averaging 33.3 per contest...scored 9.1 points per game and pulled down 4.7 rebounds on average...made a team-high 46 three-pointers on the year...started all but the first two games of the season...scored a season-high 19 points against South Alabama on Nov. 28 while recording six assists.
2011-12:Key outside shooting option who led the team with 37 three-point field goals...made 32 percent of three-point field goal attempts (37-of-115)...scored in double figures in six games, led by a season-high 16 point effort against North Florida (12/14/11)...had 15 points in a road conference game at Western Kentucky (2/15/12)...made two free throws with six seconds remaining for her only points in a key home SBC win over South Alabama (2/22/12)...victory over South Alabama helped give team second-place finish in Sun Belt Conference's East Division with a 11-5 record...made five three pointers against WKU (2/15/12)...appeared in all 30 contest that featured 10 starts for team that appeared in the WNIT and first winning season since 2005-06 with a 17-13 record...had a season-high six rebounds against Stetson (12/21/11)...matched rebound total in WNIT contest at USF...scored 10 points in a road win over FIU (1/21/12)...had other double digit scoring performances against Saint Louis (12/9/11), Bethune-Cookman (12/20/11) and North Texas (2/11/12).
2010-11:Unselfish player who ranked second on team in assists (43) and fourth in total rebounds (73) as freshman...started career with a bang, scoring 23 points with five rebounds and seven assists in season-opening win over Webber International (11/12)...added 15 points at North Florida (11/19) and 14 points at Denver (2/9)...played third most minutes per game (23.5)...scored nine points in home Sun Belt Conference victory over Troy (2/23)...had nine points in conference tournament game against Arkansas State (3/5)...grabbed career-high seven rebounds in home win over the ASU (1/8)...one of three players to play in all 28 games (joining Teri Stamps and April Goins).
High School:Played at Clermont East Ridge High School in Minneola, FL, for head coach Angela House...averaged nine points, six assists, six rebounds and five steals per game during senior season...named the 2010 East Ridge Scholar Athlete of the Year and Most Athletic Female...was named Orlando Sentinel Varsity Sports Athlete of the Year and Lake Sumter County Athlete of the Year after her junior and senior seasons...named Orlando Sentinel Classroom Star in 2009...co-MVP following senior season...Brighthouse Network's Lake County Player of the Year after her senior season...was an all-county selection all four years and an all-Central Florida selection her junior and senior years...also played volleyball and softball...was MVP of volleyball team in 2009, and Offensive Player of the Year and Lake Sumter County Player of the Year for softball as senior.
Personal:Secondary education/social studies major...daughter of Kenny and Diane Smith...member of the 2010-11 FAU Honor Roll with a 3.0 or higher GPA...aspires to be a Division I women's head basketball coach...plays ping-pong in her spare time.
On the Court with Coach Jim Jabir: Part Two
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