Women's Basketball



    4 Nikki Smith  
    Nikki Smith

    Class:
    Senior

    Hometown:
    Sylvania, Ohio

    High School:
    Northview

    Height:
    5-9

    Position:
    Guard


    SENIOR YEAR (2007-08)
    Scored 17 points on 5-of-11 shooting from beyond the arc in IU's win over Penn State on March 2 ... tallied four steals and three rebounds in IU's win over Ohio State on Feb. 25 ... sank a pair of 3-pointers in IU's win over Michigan on Feb. 17 ... netted 12 points off the bench on 4-of-6 shooting from the 3-point line ... also grabbed three rebounds and recorded two steals ... tallied six points, three steals, two assists and one blocked shot against Northwestern on Feb. 7 ... led all players with 21 points on 4-of-9 shooting from the 3-point line in IU's double-overtime win against Minnesota on Jan. 17 ... also tallied five assists, three steals and two rebounds vs. the Gophers ... sank two 3-pointers and a free throw to tally seven points at Purdue on Jan. 14 ... registered 11 points on a trio of 3-pointers and a pair of free throws at Northwestern on Dec. 31 ... sank four 3-pointers and a trio of free throws to end up with 15 points in the Hoosiers' win over No. 13 West Virginia on Dec. 22 ... scored a 17 points at Cincinnati on Dec. 20 ... sank 5-of-9 from the 3-point line in win over Bearcats ... netted 11 points on 3-of-6 shooting from the 3-point line against Bowling Green on Dec. 16 ... scored 16 points on 6-of-9 shooting from the field against Wichita State on Nov. 23 ... also sank three 3-pointers against the Shockers off the bench ... recorded 14 points on three 3-pointers and 5-of-6 shooting from the free throw line against Ball State on Nov. 17 ... also tallied two rebounds and two assists against the Cardinals in 39 minutes on the court ... netted 14 points on 5-of-7 shooting from the floor and 3-of-5 from the 3-point line against Arkansas-Pine Bluff on Nov. 13 ... scored eight points against Albany on Nov. 9, shooting 6-of-8 from the free throw line.

    JUNIOR YEAR (2006-07)
    Averaged a team-high 12.0 points per game to go along with 2.2 rebounds and 1.8 assists per game ... netted 34.9 percent (67-of-192) from the 3-point line and 79.6 percent (90-of-113) from the free-throw line ... averaged 11.6 points per game against Big Ten foes ... was ranked fourth in the league in 3-point field goals made per game with 2.00 treys ... also ranked ninth in the Big Ten in 3-point field goal percentage ... averaged 15.0 points per game in the Hoosiers' pair of WNIT games, including a team-high 18 points vs. Iona on March 19 ... scored 15 points at Penn State on Feb. 25 ... netted 15 points, which included a perfect 7-of-7 shooting from the free-throw line, at Wisconsin on Feb. 8 ... scored a team-high 22 points in the Hoosiers' 83-56 win over Wisconsin on Feb. 1, hitting her first five shots and finishing 8-for-11 from the field and 4-for-7 from 3-point range ... registered 16 points at Michigan on Jan. 28, including two 3-pointers made ... sank a perfect 4-of-4 from the free-throw line vs. the Wolverines ... netted a team-high 13 points at Purdue on Jan. 14 ... sank 5-of-6 from the free-throw line in the Hoosiers' win at Illinois on Jan. 7 ... scored a team-high 16 points vs. Michigan State on Jan. 4 ... was one of three Hoosiers to score in double figures when she tallied 12 points against Michigan State on Dec. 28 ... also picked up her first block of the season in the win and dished out three assists ... scored a career-high 24 points in IU's 73-66 win over Southern Illinois on Dec. 16 ... sank four 3-pointers and was a perfect 6-of-6 from the free-throw line ... tallied six points, all of which came from the free-throw line, and pulled down three defensive rebounds at IPFW on Dec. 10 ... earned IU Athlete of the Week honors after leading the Hoosiers with 18 points in a 54-51 win at Notre Dame on Dec. 3 ... sank a jumper with 35 seconds left in the game that sealed the win against the Fighting Irish ... was named to the all-tournament team following the Miami Thanksgiving Tournament ... picked up her fifth consecutive double-digit scoring effort with 15 points vs. Evansville on Nov. 30 ... scored 19 points vs. Wright State in the first game of the Miami Thanksgiving Tournament on Nov. 24 ... sank 5-of-6 from the 3-point line against the Raiders ... recorded 16 points vs. Valparaiso on Nov. 15 ... added a season-high two assists against the Crusaders ... boarded a career-high seven rebounds against Wake Forest in the opening game of the Women's Sports Foundation Classic on Nov. 10 ... also scored 13 points vs. the Demon Deacons.

    SOPHOMORE YEAR (2005-06)
    Was the lone sophomore on the team ... made vast improvement from her freshman campaign, starting in 30 of IU's 33 games ... netted a career-high 18 points twice during the year, both against Minnesota (Feb. 23 and March 3) ... equalled her career high of five rebounds against Rice on March 18 in the first round of the WNIT ... ranked 11th in the Big Ten in 3-point percentage with a .356 clip (58-of-160) ... her 58 3-pointers were the most of any Hoosier since the 1997-98 season ... averaged 7.2 ppg, good for third on the team ... hit a career-high five 3-pointers on three occasions (Belmont, Eastern Michigan, Minnesota) ... led IU in scoring with 15 points against Penn State on Jan. 1, becoming the first Hoosier other than Cyndi Valentin or Jenny DeMuth to lead IU in scoring dating back 13 straight games ... matched her career high with four assists on Feb. 2 against Wisconsin.

    FRESHMAN YEAR (2004-05)
    Missed the last seven games of the season after sustaining a stress fracture in her left leg ... notched a season-high 11 points on a 3-of-6 shooting effort from 3-point range on Jan. 23 at Michigan ... saw action in 18 games, playing a season-high 28 minutes against Arkansas on Dec. 1 ... scored nine points vs. Arkansas on a 3-for-5 3-point-shooting effort; also had two assists ... scored her first collegiate points against Belmont, going 2-of-2 from the 3-point line to finish with six points ... saw eight minutes of action against No. 8/8 Baylor on Nov. 19, recording one assist and one block.

    PREP
    Excellent shooter and passer who was a second team All-Ohio honoree as selected by the Associated Press after a senior year in which she averaged 10.2 points per game ... three-time first team Division I all-district selection as well as a first-team All-Northern Lakes League selection by Northwest Ohio PrepSportsZone.com ... led her team to three straight district championships and a berth in the 2004 state semifinals, earning all-tournament team recognition as well as Player of the Week honors for her efforts ... averaged 20.0 points per game as a junior en route to earning Associated Press special mention all-state and Northern Lakes League Player of the Year honors for the second consecutive year ... a proven winner at Northview, Smith led the team to a 65-10 record during her three years there, starting all but one varsity game since arriving as a freshman (she forfeited her starting spot to allow a senior to start on Northview's Senior Day) ... Smith eclipsed the 1,000-point mark for her career and led the team to a pair of league championships and a district title ... she scored as many as 30 points in a game and scored 21 points in the first half alone in a regional semifinal game against Wooster High her junior year.

    PERSONAL
    Birth date is June 7, 1986 ... daughter of Bruce and Terri Smith ... major is telecommunications.


       

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