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13 Vanessa Smith

Sophomore Year (2014-15): Appeared in all 30 games for the Tigers ... netted 11 points, knocking down 7-of-10 free throws against Wake Forest on Nov. 27 ... had 11 points against Charlotte on Nov. 29 ... had 10 points on 5-of-6 shooting against Delaware on Dec. 16 ... finished with 10 points and eight rebounds versus Monmouth on Dec. 21 ... scored a career-high 19 points and pulled down a personal-best 11 rebounds against Hampton on Jan. 5 ... scored 14 points and had five rebounds against Harvard on Jan. 30 ... posted nine points and nine rebounds versus Harvard on Feb. 21 ... dished out a career-high five assists at Columbia on Mar. 7 ... scored 10 points off the bench in regular season finale against Penn on Mar. 10 … had 11 points on 4-of-6 shooting in an NCAA First Round win over Green Bay … poured in 15 points on 6-of-9 shooting in the second round against Maryland on Mar. 23.

Freshman Year (2013-14): Made her career debut off the bench, tallying seven points, a rebound and a steal at Rutgers on Nov. 10 ... scored in double figures for the first time in her career with 11 points (5-for-8) and six boards against Marist on Nov. 17 ... Had a season-high 17 points, going 6-for-10 from the field and 5-for-7 from the stripe at Portland State on Nov. 30 ... was a perfect 3-for-3 from the floor and 4-for-4 from the free throw line to finish with 10 points versus Delaware on Dec. 15 ... tallied a career-high 10 rebounds in 19 minutes against Alabama on Dec. 28 ... scored 11 points, going 4-for-8 from field and 3-for-4 from the line with five rebounds at Virginia on Dec. 29 ... tallied nine points after going a perfect 7-of-7 from the charity stripe in 13 minutes at Penn on Jan. 11.

Before Princeton: A 2013 graduate of the Hathaway Brown School ... a four-year letterwinner and starter ... two-time team captain ... 2013 McDonalds All-America nominee ... Ohio Girls Division II Player of the Year and first-team selection ... Sun Press MVP ... as a junior, was named the 2012 District Player of the Year ... team won state championship throughout career ... played club basketball with All-Ohio Black for five years ... participated in an overseason trip with Athletes in Action in the summer of 2013.

Personal: Full name is Vanessa Joy Smith, born Oct. 27, 1995 ... youngest child of Tiffany and Charles Smith ... has an older brother, Phillip, who is a member of the Brown football team ... mother played basketball at Ohio Wesleyan and Franklin University ... served on school senate as president ... a designated global, and business and finance scholar ... majoring in anthropology with a certificate in latin american studies.

 Season  GP-GS  Min  FG  FG%  3FG  3FG%  FT  FT%  O
 D
 Tot  Avg.  PF  A  
 TO  Blk  Stl  Pts  Avg
2013-14 30-0 397 52-125 .416 4-15 .267 44-71 .620 30 47 77 2.6 46 16 29 12 17 152 5.1
2014-15 32-0 596 94-164 .573 1-6 .167 51-86 .593 47 65 112 3.5 45 43 47 18 24 240 7.5
Career 62-0 993 146-289 .505 5-21 .238 95-157 .605 77 112 189 3.0 91 59 76 30 41 392 6.3

 

  Career Highs
 Points 
19, at Hampton (1/5/15)
 FG 7, at Hampton (1/5/15)
 FG Attempted
10, at Portland State (11/30/13)
 3FG Made
2, at Binghamton (12/11/13)
 3FG Attempted
4, 2x MR at Binghamton (12/11/13)
 FT Made
7, 2x MR vs. Wake Forest (11/27/14)
 FT Attempted
10, 2x MR at Hampton (1/5/15)
 Rebounds 11, at Hampton (1/5/15)
 Assists 5 at Columbia (3/7/15)
 Blocks 2, 4x MR vs. Green Bay (3/21/15)
 Steals 3, vs. Cornell (3/7/14)
Position: Guard
Height: 6'1"
Year: Junior
Hometown: Twinsburg, Ohio
High School: Hathaway Brown School
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