Indiana Women's Basketball Selects 2007-08 Team Captains
Sept. 24, 2007
BLOOMINGTON, Ind. - The Indiana women's basketball team has announced senior Nikki Smith and juniors Kim Roberson and Whitney Thomas as the team captains for the 2007-08 season. Smith and Thomas were also two of IU's three captains last season as they shared the honor with former Hoosier Leah Enterline.
Smith returns as IU's leading scorer after netting 12.0 points per game during her junior campaign. The 5-9 shooting guard from Sylvania, Ohio also led the Hoosiers from beyond the arc sinking 34.9 percent (67-of-192) of her 3's.
Roberson ended the season ranked second in the Big Ten in steals with 86 thefts. The 5-10 guard from Indianapolis also averaged 10.1 points per game, the fourth highest average from last season's squad, 4.0 rebounds and 2.2 assists per game.
Thomas returns as IU's leading rebounder, grabbing 8.5 boards per game. The 6-0 forward from Bloomington, Ind. also averaged 8.1 points per game and tallied 62 steals.
Indiana tips off the season with its annual Hoosier Hysteria on Friday, Oct. 12 before its first official practice on Sunday, Oct. 14. The Hoosiers host a pair of exhibition games on Nov. 3 and 6, before opening the regular season on Friday, Nov. 9 against Albany in Assembly Hall.
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