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Princeton W. Basketball BIO
25 Mariah Smith

Junior Year (2013-14): Suffered a stress fracture in her foot and only appeared in seven games ... made first career start, finishing with a career-high seven rebounds, three assists, two points and a block vs. Marist on Nov. 17 ... had five boards, two points, an assist and a block at Rider on Nov. 19 ... netted four points, a rebound, an assist, a block and a steal in return to action versus Harvard on Jan. 31 ... had a season-high six points, going 3-for-4, with three boards and an assist versus Dartmouth on Feb. 1 ... missed the remainder of the season due to injury.

Sophomore Year (2012-13): Made 28 appearances, averaging 5.1 points and 2.4 rebounds per game ... led the team with 21 blocks ... went 5-for-6 from the charity stripe and had seven points and four boards at Marist on Nov. 17 ... finished with eight points at then-No. 19 UCLA on Nov. 25 ... tallied eight points, two rebounds, two blocks and an assist vs. UMBC on Dec. 2 ... went 5-for-6 and scored a career-high 10 points at Yale on Feb. 10 ... matched a career-high with 10 points going 5-for-7 vs. Yale on Mar. 8.

Freshman Year (2011-12): Played in 24 games ... made collegiate debut and recorded two defensive rebounds, a free throw, a block and a steal at Lafayette on Nov. 14 ... grabbed three rebounds at Stanford on Dec. 17 ... scored seven points at Penn on Jan. 7 ... collected a season-best six rebounds, four assists and four steals against Columbia on Jan. 15 ... had two blocks at Dartmouth on Feb. 10.

Before Princeton: A two-year captain and four-year letterwinner at Richwoods ... helped Richwood to a 50-21 record by scoring 1,897 career points, averaging 14.1 points and 6.2 rebounds per game ... averaged 15.7 points, 5.3 rebounds, 2.4 steals, 1.9 assists and 1.5 blocks as a senior ... the Knights were the Class 3A State Champions in 2009 where she was named MVP of the semifinal game ... a McDonald’s All-America nominee ... named the Peoria Journal Star Player of the Year in 2010 and 2012 ... earned two first-team all-area honors from Peoria Journal ... named all-state by five organizations as a senior, four as a junior and three as a sophomore ... a three-time first-team all-Mid-State Six honors and one second-team ... named to eight all-tournament teams in her career ... played AAU with the Illinois Hustle since 2006.

Personal: Full name is Mariah Cherice Smith ... born August 21, 1993 ... parents are Solivian Furness and the late Mark Smith ... father played at Illinois in 1977-81 along with Eddie Johnson; ranks seventh all-time in scoring with 1,653 and 10th all-time in rebounds with 722; drafted by the Milwaukee Bucks in the 1981 NBA draft ... has two brothers, Mark and Dana, and one sister, Mikayla ... major is undeclared.

 

 Season  GP-GS  Min  FG  FG%  3FG  3FG%  FT  FT%  O  D  Tot  Avg.  PF  A  TO  Blk  Stl  Pts  Avg
2011-12 24-0 196 20-51 .392 6-20 .300 13-31 .419 16 21 37 1.5 20 15 13 4 13 59 2.5
2012-13 28-0 422 55-120 .458 5-13 .385 29-47 .617 33 33 66 2.4 35 37 40 21 12 144 5.1
2013-14 7-3 83 8-14 .571 0-1 .000 5-11 .455 6 13 19 2.7 11 9 6 3 2 21 3.0
Career 59-3 701 83-185 .449 11-34 .324 47-89 .528  55 67 122 2.1 66 61 59 28 27 224 3.8

 

   Career Highs Season Highs
 Points 
10. 2x MR vs. Yale (3/8/13) 6, vs. Dartmouth (2/1/14)
 FG 5, 2x vs. Yale (3/8/13) 3, vs. Dartmouth (2/1/14)
 FG Attempted
10 at DePaul (12/21/12) 4, vs. Dartmouth (2/1/14)
 3FG Made
1, 11x MR at Harvard (3/1/13) N/A
 3FG Attempted
3, 3x MR at UC Riverside (11/23/12) 1, vs. Marist (11/17/13)
 FT Made
5 at Marist (11/17/12) 2, 2x MR vs. Harvard (1/31/14)
 FT Attempted
6, 2x MR at UCLA (11/25/12) 5, vs. Harvard (1/31/14)
 Rebounds 7, vs. Marist (11/17/13)
7, vs. Marist (11/17/13)
 Assists 5, 2x MR vs. Harvard (2/16/13) 3, vs. Marist (11/17/13)
 Blocks 4 vs. Columbia (1/15/12) 1, 3x MR vs. Harvard (1/31/14)
 Steals 2, 3x MR vs. Harvard (2/16/13) 
1, 2x MR vs. Harvard (1/31/14)

 

 

Position: Guard
Height: 6'0"
Year: Senior
Hometown: Peoria, Ill.
High School: Richwoods
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