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Joanna Smith
Joanna Smith

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
North Vancouver, B.C.

High School:
Argyle

Height:
5-10

Position:
Guard

Birthdate:
12/05/1977

Experience:
3V



SMITH'S WASHINGTON STATE CAREER

CAREER: Third in three-point field goals (122) and third in three-point field goal percentage (39.5).

JUNIOR (1999-2000): Played in 20 games, two as a starter...Scored season-high 11 points at #17 UCLA (Jan. 9) on 4-for-6 shooting, including 3-for-3 from three-point range...Tallied seven points at Toledo (Dec. 19) and recorded six points on three occasions...Handed out season-high three assists in opener at Utah (Nov. 20).

SOPHOMORE (1997-98): Played in 23 games after missing the first four of the season due to a series of injuries...Early in the fall suffered a stress fracture in her right foot...Then during fall practice underwent emergency appendectomy operation...The two injuries halted her conditioning process and kept her out of the first four contests...Led WSU in three-point goals, 39...Her 46.4% shooting from outside the arc a WSU record...Second best shooting percentage from three-point range in the Pac-10...Best outing came in a win against Mississippi State at the Kona Classic in Hawaii, where she drilled six treys in 10 attempts, scored 18 points and had a season-high five assists...In two games against Cal hit 10-of-14 treys and scored 30 points, including 4-for-4 and a 6-for-10 games (also 18 points)...Five rebounds against Oregon at the Kona Classic.

FRESHMAN (1996-97): Named to the All-Pac-10 All-Freshman team (five players) by the league coaches...Played in all 27 games, starting 25...Scored 272 points, third most on the team...Established herself as a starter at the shooting guard position early in the year...led the team with a then school record 68 treys, breaking Heather Norman's record of 61...Set mark against Cal Feb. 22...Finished sixth in the Pac-10, shooting 37.6% from outside the arc, which ranks eighth on WSU's one-season list...Fourth on the team in scoring average, 10.1, and third in total points, 272...Best outing 23 points at Arizona State in late January...Scored 20 points in back-to-back games against Southern Utah and at Washington...Hit double figure scoring 11 times...One double-double, scoring 23 with 10 rebounds against ASU...Six assists against Colorado State and at ASU...Hit six treys (one short of the WSU record) against both Southern Utah and Stanford...Second on the team with 55 assists.

SMITH'S HIGH SCHOOL CAREER: Attended Argyle Secondary, where she played volleyball, soccer and basketball...Coached by Jack Tasaka during hoop season...Team captain senior year...SOPHOMORE year team's MVP winner, averaging 22 points and 13 rebounds, along with five assists and four steals...Team finished 13-8...Earned tryout with the provincial under-17 team...School's athlete of the year...As a JUNIOR averaged 18 points and 10 rebounds for 22-17 team...Led team in almost every offensive category...Picked to every all-tourney squad team played in...Member of the North Shore all-star first team...School's athlete of the year for a second year...Member of the provincial under-19 team, earning silver medal finish at the national tournament...SENIOR year averaged 22 points, eight rebounds, six assists, two steals and 2.5 blocked shots while shooting 47% from the field and 70% at the line...Team finished 32-11...Played in all 43 games...North Shore all-star first team...Lower Mainland all-star first team...Member of the British Columbia all-star team and the U-19 provincial team.

PERSONAL: Joanna Alison Smith...Born 12-5-77 in Windhoek, Namibia, Africa...Parents and Katharina/Brian Collins and Peter Smith and Sylvia Kaveneau...Two brothers, Kevin, 23, and Andrew, 18, and one sister Aileen...Honor student with 3.3 GPA last two years of high school...English major and a Fine Arts minor.

SMITH'S WSU CAREER HIGHS

POINTS: 23 at Arizona State, Jan. 30, 1997

FGM: 8 at Washington, Jan. 18, 1997

FGA: 14 (twice), at Washington, Jan. 18, 1997*

3-FGM: 6 (four times), vs. California, Feb. 19, 1998*

3-FGA: 12 vs. Southern Utah, Jan. 13, 1997

FTM: 4 (twice), at Arizona State, Jan. 30, 1997*

FTA: 6 at Arizona State, Jan. 30, 1997

REB: 10 at Arizona State, Jan. 30, 1997

ASST: 6 (twice), at Arizona State, Jan. 30, 1997*

BLOCKS: 1 (six times), vs. Washington, Jan. 3, 1998*

STEALS: 3 (three times), vs. Arizona State, March 1, 1997*

MIN: 37 (twice), at California, Feb. 22, 1997*

*indicates most recent occurrence

SMITH'S YEAR BY YEAR SUMMARY

                                   3-PT FG
YEAR   GP-GS PTS-AVG  FGM-FGA  PCT FGM-FGA  PCT FTM-FTA PCT OR DR  TR AVG PF  A  TO BS ST  MIN
1997   27-25 272-10.1  94-238 .395  68-181 .376  16-26 .615 27 48  75 2.8 31 55  80  5 21  737
1998   23-0  129-5.6   43-104 .413  39-84  .464   4-7  .571  7 32  39 1.7 29 26  32  1  6  330
2000   20-2   51-2.5   16-59  .271  15-44  .341   4-6  .667  6 10  16 0.8 15 11  24  0  2  182
Career 70-27 452-6.5  153-401 .382 122-309 .395  24-39 .615 40 90 130 1.9 75 92 136  6 29 1249

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