Netherlands Native To Join Hawks In 2013-14
Zampella Inducted Into SJU Women's Basketball Hall of Fame
Hawks and Commodores Open NCAA Tournament Play At 11 A.M. Saturday on ESPN2
269 Student-Athletes Garner Academic Honor
The Saint Joseph's women's basketball team will take on Vanderbilt in the First Round of the NCAA Tournament on Saturday, March 23. Tip-off is set for 11:05 a.m. at Gampel Pavilion in Storrs, Connecticut.
Clips from Wednesday night's win and Senior Night ceremony
Women's basketball senior guard Shelby Smith dishes on the differences between Iowa and Philadelphia, what her experience in Ireland was like, and more on this week's edition of Take Five.
The only Hawk to earn three-straight Big 5 All-Academic Team honors.
2011-12: Named to the Big 5 All-Academic Team...Recipient of the team's Reverend Emory Ross Award for Academic Excellence and Academic Award...Member of the Atlantic 10 and SJU Athletic Director's Honor Rolls...Shot a career-best 41.2 percent from the field (14-of-34) over 24 games...Scored a season-best six point at Vermont...Added five points and an assist against Rhode Island...Went 2-for-2 from the floor for four points in win over UCLA...Tallied three points against Princeton, Maryland, Lafayette and Saint Francis (Pa.), and Massachusetts...Scored two points versus Saint Louis, Dartmouth and Dayton...Added two assists in victories over Lehigh and Duquesne.
2010-11: Named to the Big 5 All-Academic Team...Member of both the A-10 Commissioner's Honor Roll and SJU Athletic Director's Honor Roll..Recipient of SJU's Rev. Emory Ross Award for Academic Excellence...Played in 26 games, making a start at Dayton...Scored a season-high nine points and added two assists in Atlantic 10 tournament win over La Salle...Added six points, two assists and two rebounds in victory at UMBC...Tallied two points in WNIT win over VCU...Scored three points in victory at Fordham...Grabbed a season-high four rebounds and handed out two assists in victory over Lafayette in the Hawk Classic title game.
2009-10: Big 5 All-Academic Team selection...Appeared in 31 games, making two starts...Ranked third on SJU in three pointers (17)...Led the Hawks in assists four times...Scored 14 points on 5-of-7 shooting in collegiate debut at New Hampshire...Went 3-of-4 from three-point range for nine points against Vanderbilt...Grabbed a season-high four rebounds to go with six points against UMBC...Scored six points and added a pair of assists against Drexel...Tallied six points and had two rebounds and a steal in win over Dayton....Handed out a season-best four assists against Duquesne and versus Fordham in the Atlantic 10 Tournament...Earned team's Scholar-Athlete Award, Academic Award and Rev. Emory Ross Award for Academic Excellence...Member of the Atlantic 10 and SJU Athletic Director's Honor Roll in the fall and the spring.
HIGH SCHOOL: A 2009 Sporting News Preseason Honorable Mention All-American...Set both the career and single-season assist records at Des Moines East...As a senior at Waterloo West, averaged 15.0 points and 4.0 assists per game in earning Third Team All-State, Second Team All-Conference, All-District and Academic All-State honors...Three-year letterwinner, was a two-time All-Conference and Academic All-Conference, and helped Des Moines East to its first appearance in the Iowa state tournament in 25 years in 2006-07...Ranked 52nd nationally among guards according to ESPN's HoopGurlz rankings and in the McDonald's Top 100...Named MVP of the 2009 Iowa All-Star game...Also lettered in cross country and track.
PERSONAL:Born October 26, 1990...Daughter of Sondra and Dennis Smith...Her mother ran track at Iowa State and Texas Women's University...Majoring in psychology.