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#25 Mariah Smith
Position: Guard
Height: 6'0"
Year: Freshman
Hometown: Peoria, Ill.
High School: Richwoods

Sophomore Year (2012-13): Played in 28 games, averaging 5.1 points and 2.4 rebounds per game ... led team with 21 blocks ... saw five minutes off the bench and had a layin, a rebound and a steal at St. Joe’s on Nov. 11 ... went 5-for-6 from the stripe and had seven points and four boards at Marist on Nov. 17 ... scored seven ponts, grabbed four boards, made two assists and two blocks at UC Riverside on Nov. 23 ... scored a career-high eight points at then-No. 19 UCLA on Nov. 25 ... made a career-high assists, while adding seven points and three boards vs. Rutgers on Nov. 29 ... tallied eight points, two rebounds, two blocks and an assists vs. UMBC on Dec. 2 ... scored five points, made five rebounds, four assists and two blocks in 29 minutes of work at Delaware on Dec. 9 ... tallied four points, two rebounds and a career-high three blocks at Illinois State on Dec. 19 ... scored seven points, dished four assists, made a rebound and a block at DePaul on Dec. 21 ... had three points, a rebound and two steals in 15 minutes of work vs. Drexel on Dec. 31 ... tallied six points, five rebounds, an assist and a block at Cornell on Feb. 1 ... tallied six points, five rebounds, two assists and a block at Columbia on Feb. 2 ... grabbed six rebounds, matching a career-high, and scored five points at Brown on Feb. 9 ... went 5-for-6 and scored a career-high 10 points at Yale on Feb. 10 ... tallied a team-high five assists, added four points, two steals, a rebound and a block versus Harvard on Feb. 16 ... scored eight points, going 3-for-4, vs. Columbia on Feb. 22 ... went 3-for-3 to score six points vs. Cornell on Feb. 23 ... scored seven points, had three boards and two assists at Harvard on Mar. 1 ... tallied 10 points, matching career high, going 5-for-7 vs. Yale on Mar. 8 ... saw 13 minutes of action and added three points and a rebound in NCAA First Round vs. Florida State on Mar. 24.

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 a career-high seven points at Penn on Jan. 7 ... made a season-best six rebounds, four assists and four steals versus 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 assist 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
Career 52-0  618  75-171   .439 11-33  .333  42-78  .538  49  54  103  2.0  55  52  53  25  25  203  3.9 

 

   Career Highs Season Highs
 Points 
 10. 2x MR vs. Yale (3/8/13)  10. 2x MR vs. Yale (3/8/13)
 FG  5, 2x vs. Yale (3/8/13)   5, 2x vs. Yale (3/8/13)
 FG Attempted
 10 at DePaul (12/21/12)  10 at DePaul (12/21/12)
 3FG Made
 1, 11x MR at Harvard (3/1/13)  1, 5x at Harvard (3/1/13)
 3FG Attempted
 3, 3x MR at UC Riverside (11/23/12)  3 at UC Riverside (11/23/12)
 FT Made
 5 at Marist (11/17/12)  5 at Marist (11/17/12)
 FT Attempted
 6, 2x MR at UCLA (11/25/12)  6, 2x MR at UCLA (11/25/12)
 Rebounds  6, 2x MR at Brown (2/9/13)  6 at Brown (2/9/13)
 Assists  5, 2x MR vs. Harvard (2/16/13)  5, 2x MR vs. Harvard (2/16/13)
 Blocks  4 vs. Columbia (1/15/12)  3 at Illinois State (12/19/12)
 Steals 2, 3x MR vs. Harvard (2/16/13) 
 2, 2x MR vs. Harvard (2/16/13)

 

 

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