UI women's basketball enjoying, thankful for Italian Tour experiences
Hawkeyes return 10 letterwinners, 4 starters, and plenty of confidence
Tight-knit Hawkeyes face Marist in the First Round of NCAA Tournament on Sunday
No. 23 Iowa faces Illinois in first round on Thursday at 1:30 p.m. (CT) on BTN
Hawkeyes, Illini tip at 3 p.m. (CT) on Sunday on BTN
The Iowa Hawkeyes take on the Purdue Boilermakers in the second round of the B1G Tournament
Shelter House Visits Women's Hoops Practice Carver-Hawkeye Arena Jan. 4, 2014
Iowa vs Concordia-St. Paul Exhibition game Carver-Hawkeye Arena Iowa City 11-03-2103
1st Practice of 2013-14 Sept. 30, 2013 Carver-Hawkeye Arena
Habitat for Humanity Women Build. Sept. 12, 2013
2014-15 as a Junior... Played in three games this season, averaging 2.7 minutes off the bench... recorded a rebound in four minutes played against USC Upstate on Nov. 14... scored her first two points of the season against Pepperdine on Nov. 21, going 1-for-1 from the floor.
2013-14 as a Sophomore... Played in five games... missed first 25 games of the season due to right knee injury... Illinois native saw first action of the season in home win over Illinois (Feb. 13), notching one rebound... scored first points of the season in win over Illinois during the first round of the Big Ten Tournament.
2012-13 as a Freshman... Played in seven games... tallied first career points against Missouri State (Dec. 19), finishing with four points... recorded one rebound in collegiate debut against Northern Illinois (Nov. 9)... finished season with six points and one rebound.
High School... Three-time all-state selection, including second team coaches poll honors... three-time all-conference pick... led her high school team to two-straight regional championships as a sophomore and junior and a conference title as a junior... averaged 15.8 points, 9.5 rebounds and 7.3 blocks as a sophomore, shooting 60 percent from the field... recorded a triple-double with 20 points (10-for-10 from the field), 10 rebounds and 10 blocks and also had 27 points, 10 blocks and nine rebounds in a regional victory... tied Illinois state record with 21 blocks in a single game a sophomore... played in 26 games as a senior before suffering an ACL injury, averaging 13 points, 7.5 rebounds, 5.2 blocks and shot 61 percent from the field... scholar athlete award.
Personal... Parents are Margaret Smith and William Smith... has one younger sister, Claire... pre-physical therapy major.