2015 Camps
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13 Vanessa Smith

Junior Year (2015-16): Appeared in all 29 games, making 28 starts ... Back-to-back six rebound outings to begin the season (Nov. 13-15) ... Registered 11 points at Seton Hall (Nov. 19) on a career-high 7-of-12 from the free throw line ... Career-best four steals vs. Michigan (Dec. 6) ... Finished one rebound shy of a double-double, scoring 11 points vs. Pittsburgh (Dec. 12) ...  Four straight games of double-figures in scoring (Dec. 20-Jan.9) ... Had 10 points, seven rebounds at Penn (Jan. 9) ... Grabbed five offensive rebounds and 11 points at Brown (Feb. 20) ... Put up 12 points, seven rebounds at Cornell (Feb. 27) ... Scored 12 points vs. Penn (Mar. 8) ... Tallied six points, three rebounds and two assists vs. No. 23 West Virginia in the first round of the NCAA Tournament (Mar. 18). 

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
2015-16 29-28 728 82-197 .416 0-3 .000 73-104 .702 48 76 124 4.3 72 41 58 12 28 237 8.1
Career 91-28 1,721 146-289 .469 5-24 .208 168-261 .644 125 188 313 3.4 163 100 134 42 69 629 6.9

 

  Career Highs
 Points 
19, at Hampton (1/5/15)
 FG 7, at Hampton (1/5/15)
 FG Attempted
12, at Penn (1/9/16)
 3FG Made
2, at Binghamton (12/11/13)
 3FG Attempted
4, 2x MR at Binghamton (12/11/13)
 FT Made
7, 3x MR - at Seton Hall (11/19/15)
 FT Attempted
12, at Seton Hall (11/19/15)
 Rebounds 11, at Hampton (1/5/15)
 Assists 5, 2x MR - vs. Seattle (11/28/15)
 Blocks 2, 6x MR - at Brown (2/20/16)
 Steals 4, vs. Michigan (12/6/15)
Position: Guard
Height: 6'1"
Year: Junior
Hometown: Twinsburg, Ohio
High School: Hathaway Brown School
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