Checking In With Women's Basketball Guard Shannon Smith
The Wolverines will rely on a talented group of young athletes and some new faces for the 2013-14 season, which officially begins with a home exhibition contest on Nov. 1 against Wayne State.
Michigan 86, Stony Brook 48
Junior (2013-14) ... Earned first varsity letter ... All-Big Ten Honorable Mention by coaches and media ... Appeared in 32 games, starting 27 times ... Averaged a team-best 13.8 points, 3.2 rebounds and 3.7 assists in 32.6 minutes per game ... Scored in double figures 25 times, including four 20-point games ... Scored 16 points with four assists against Indiana (March 6) ... Scored 21 points with four rebounds, four steals and three assists at No. 8 Penn State (March 1) ... Went for a game-high 23 points on 8-for-16 shooting at Indiana (Feb. 19), while recording a career-best four steals ... Scored 17 points with four rebounds, three assists and a steal against Illinois (Jan. 18) ... Scored 11 points, grabbed four rebounds and dished out three assists against Michigan State (Jan. 12) ... Scored a game-high 23 points against No. 4 Notre Dame (Dec. 14) ... Scored 14 points at Western Michigan (Nov.18) ... Scored a career-high 32 points, shooting five of six from the three-point range, and had eight rebounds and five assists at Detroit (Nov. 16) ... Scored 14 points against Xavier (Nov. 13) ... Scored 21 points with seven rebounds, six assists and two steals against Arizona (Nov. 9) ... Scored 17 points against Bowling Green (Nov. 8).
At Trinity Valley Community College (2012-13) ... Led Trinity Valley to the NJCAA national championship, earning tournament MVP honors ... 2013 WBCA All-American (NJCAA) ... Earned regular season All-Region XIV and Region XIV all-tournament honors ... Named Trinity Valley Female Athlete of the Year ... Team captain ... Earned all-conference honors after helping the Cardinals to the conference championship ... Two-time Region XIV Player of the Week ... Averaged 15.8 points, 3.8 assists and 2.1 steals per game.
At North Carolina (2010-12) ... Spent two seasons at North Carolina, redshirting the 2010-11 season after a lingering illness sidelined her after eight games ... Appeared in 33 career games, averaging 2.88 points per game ... As a redshirt freshman (2011-12), averaged 3.0 points and 1.72 assists in 13.0 minutes per game.
Prep ... Forestview High School (2010) ... 2010 North Carolina Miss Basketball ... Sporting News All-America honorable mention ... McDonald's High School All-America nominee ... Two-time 3A state championship most outstanding player ... Won the Kay Yow State Championship MVP after leading Forestview to the state title in 2010 ... Two-time AP all-state, including being named Co-Player of the Year in 2010 ... North Carolina East-West All-Star Game MVP ... Finished her career as the all-time leading scorer in Forestview and Gaston County history with 2,329 points.
Personal ... Full name: Shannon Maxine Smith ... Birthday: January 11, 1992 ... Daughter of Kevin and Ramada Smith ... Father, Kevin, was a two-time All-Big Ten selection and captain at Michigan State (1979-82) ... Enrolled in the College of Literature, Science and the Arts.
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