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Four double-digit scorers, led by Shannon Smith's double-double, propelled U-M to a win over Wake Forest in the Big Ten/ACC Challenge.
U-M took care of Western Michigan Sunday, 74-47.
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
At Michigan ... Two-time All-Big Ten honorable mention ... Two-time Big Ten Honor Roll member ... Upon graduation, ranks 11th at Michigan with 273 assists accumulated in just two seasons ... Holds the WNIT and Michigan single-game record for assists with 13 ... Had four double-doubles, including three point-assist double-doubles and one point-rebound double-double ... Is one of two Wolverines in school history to have a point-rebound and point-assist double-double in a career ... Totaled 10 20-point games and two 30-point games ... Had 21 games with at least five assists.
Senior (2014-15) ... Earned second varsity letter ... Academic All-Big Ten ... All-Big Ten Honorable Mention by coaches and media ... Two-time Big Ten Honor Roll honoree ... Awarded Michigan's Unsung Hero Award at the team's banquet ... Finished her career with 1,015 points at Division I institutions (95 at North Carolina, 920 at Michigan) ... Appeared in all 35 games, starting 34 times ... Averaged 13.7 points, 4.5 rebounds and 4.4 assists in 31.2 minutes per game ... Had three double-doubles on the season, two point-rebound double-doubles and one point-assist double-double ... Scored in double figures 24 times, including six 20-point games and one 30-point game ... Had 13 games with at least five assists ... Scored 36 points in Michigan's overtime win over Ohio State (Jan. 11), the fourth-highest single-game total in program history ... Had 26 points, 10 rebounds and six assists against Wake Forest (Dec. 3) ... Had 14 points, 10 assists, four rebounds and three steals against Northwestern (Feb. 14) ... Went for 10 points and 10 rebounds against Michigan State (March 5) ... Finished as team leader in steals (60) and assists (107).
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 ... Tallied first career double-double with 13 points and a Michigan-record 13 assists in the WNIT against Stony Brook (March 21) ... The 13 assists tied the WNIT single-game record ... 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.