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Shenneika Smith
Shenneika Smith

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Brooklyn, N.Y.

High School:
St. Michael Academy

Height:
6-1

Position:
Guard

Experience:
3V

Major:
Criminal Justice

On Smith:
A 2012-13 Preseason All-BIG EAST selection for the third-straight season and a Naismith Early Season Watch List candidate ... one of the best wings in the country and top defenders in the BIG EAST conference ... an athletic guard ... noted for her basketball knowledge ... a 2012 All-BIG EAST first team honoree and 2011 All-BIG EAST second team member ... the Metropolitan Basketball Writers Association Player of the Year and first team honoree in 2012 ... a two-time All-Met second team selection ... named to the 2012 WBCA Regional All-American team as a junior ... enters her senior year No. 12 on St. John's all-time scoring list with 1,242 career points and No. 8 in all-time blocks with 90 ... averages 12.5 points and 5.9 rebounds per game for her career ... started in 93-of-99 games played ... a unanimous selection to the 2009-10 All-BIG EAST Freshman team ... set the St. John's rookie scoring record with 412 points.

Joe Tartamella on Smith:
"Shenneika could have been the defensive player of the year in our conference last year. We need her to play consistently on both sides of the floor and be a great leader and teammate. She always wants to make sure the team is winning. We know what we are going to get from her each and every game. She is one of the smartest kids I've ever coached. Shenneika will have the ability to play at the next level and make a name for herself beyond St. John's."

As A Junior In 2011-12:
Stared in 33-of-34 games played ... led STJ in scoring for the second-straight season with 12.5 points per game ... No. 20 best scoring average in the BIG EAST Conference ... selected as a WBCA Regional All-American, as well as an All-BIG EAST first team and All-Met first team member ... the 2012 All-Met Player of the Year ... named to the BIG EAST All-Tournament Team, STJ's first since 1988 ... voted to the BIG EAST Weekly Honor Roll twice (Jan. 2 and Jan. 8) ... selected to the Preseason All-BIG EAST squad for the second-straight season ... named to the 2011 Junkanoo Jam and STJ-Chartwells Holiday Classic All-Tournament teams ... No. 1 on the roster in field goals with 182 ... led St. John's in scoring 11 times ... St. John's leading rebounder with 6.4 boards per game ... led STJ in blocks with 40 ... recorded two double-doubles ... No. 9 in the BIG EAST in defensive rebounds (4.6/game), No. 12 in blocks (1.2/game), No. 14 in rebounds (6.4/game), No. 15 in steals (1.9/game) and No. 5 in minutes played (35.1) ... approached a double-double with 18 points and nine rebounds at Hofstra (Nov. 18) ... stretched her double-figure scoring streak to four games with a 16-point performance against Wagner (Nov. 22) ... averaged 13.0 ppg, 15.5 rpg at the Junkanoo Jam Tournament in Freeport, Bahamas ... grabbed a career-high 21 rebounds and scored 18 points against Iowa (Nov. 25) for her first double-double of the season ... tallied eight points and pulled down 10 rebounds against Temple (Nov. 26) ... achieved her second double-double of the season with 10 points and 11 rebounds against Howard (Nov. 30) ... recorded 11 points, five rebounds and three blocks against No. 1 Baylor (Dec. 11) ... shot 8-of-14 from the field to lead the team with 18 points against Memphis (Dec. 18) in the STJ-Chartwells Holiday Classic championship game ... named to the STJ-Chartwells Holiday Classic All-Tournament Team as she averaged 13.0 points and 6.0 rebounds ... led all scorers with 18 points against Providence (Jan. 4) ... reached double figures with 11 points on 5-of-12 shooting against No. 14/12 Louisville (Jan. 8) ... led the team with 17 points against Syracuse (Jan. 11) ... tallied a team-high 13 points against Marquette (Jan. 15) ... went a perfect 6-of-6 from the free throw line against No. 7/8 Rutgers (Jan. 17) on her way to 14 points ... set a career-high with four blocks against Pittsburgh (Jan. 31) ... posted a 15-point, seven-rebound, six-assist and three-block performance against Seton Hall (Feb. 4) ... continued streak of double-digit scoring with 11 points at then-No. 17/16 Rutgers (Feb. 12) ... sunk the game-winning 3-pointer against then-No. 2 UConn (Feb. 18) to end the Huskies' 99-game home winning-streak ... knocked down a season-best two 3-pointers against West Virginia (Feb. 21) ... closed out the regular season with 12 points at then-No. 12/13 Georgetown (Feb. 27) ... logged a career-high 44 minutes and scored 24 points against then-No. 20/17 Louisville (March 4) ... played the full 40 minutes and scored 18 points against Oklahoma (March 20) in the NCAA Tournament Second Round ... had six points in the NCAA Tournament Sweet 16 appearance against then-No. 6 Duke (March 24).

As A Sophomore In 2010-11:
Started in all 33 games ... led STJ in scoring with 12.2 points per game ... No. 19 best scoring average in the BIG EAST Conference ... an All-BIG EAST Second Team honoree and All-Met Second Team selection for the second-consecutive season ... named to the 2010-11 Preseason Naismith Trophy Award Watch List ... named the Mrs. Eleanor Taffner St. John's Chartwells Holiday Classic MVP after averaging 17.0 points in the two-day tournament ... named to the BIG EAST Honor Roll a team-best three times ... second highest team rebounding average with 6.0 per game ... led the team in scoring 10 times, as the Red Storm went 7-3 with Smith as the leading scorer ... scored 20 points or more three times, including a career and team-best 28 points vs. Liberty on Dec. 28 ... scored in double figures a team-best 22 times ... recorded three double-doubles on the year, STJ went 3-0 when Smith tallied a double-double ... scored in double-digits 21 times, including five-consecutive games from Dec. 8 through Dec. 28 ... also led the Red Storm in field goals (164), blocks (25) and points (404) ... scored 12 points and added five rebounds, one assist, one block and one steal against Marist (Nov. 12) ... notched 18 points, seven rebounds, three assists and three blocks vs. Manhattan (Nov. 16) ... recorded first double-double of the season with an 18-point, 11-rebound effort at Arkansas State (Nov. 22) ... recorded 22 points and added nine rebounds against Nicholls State (Nov. 26) ... tallied 10 field goals, including two 3-point buckets, and three blocks vs. the Colonels ... recorded third-consecutive double-digit scoring performance with 12 points at St. Bonaventure ... nabbed a career-high five steals at Boston University (Dec. 4) and added nine points and seven boards ... tallied double-double with 13 points, 10 rebounds in BIG EAST opener against Seton Hall (Dec. 8) ... picked up 15 points in win at Rhode Island (Dec. 11) ... recorded 19 points, eight boards and four steals in win over Southern Miss. (Dec. 18) ... registered fifth-consecutive double-digit scoring performance with 15 against UCSB (Dec. 19) ... made career-high 11 field goals, including a career-high four 3-pointers to tie a career-high with 28 points against Liberty (Dec. 28) ... recorded third 20-point scoring performance of the season at Louisville (Jan. 4) with 23 points ... scored a game-high 16 points, grabbed six boards and registered three assists and two steals at Seton Hall (Jan.15) ... scored a game-high 14 points on 6-of-12 shooting and picked up three steals against Cincinnati (Jan. 18) ... scored 11 points and grabbed seven boards in win at Providence (Jan. 29) ... scored nine points including a 5-for-5 effort from the free throw line against Rutgers (Feb. 1) ... tied a career-high with 39 minutes played and was one of four players to score in double figures with 11 points at Marquette (Feb. 5) ... registered her 40th career double-digit scoring performance with 10 points against Georgetown (Feb. 13) ... led the team in scoring with 18 points on 6-of-12 shooting at USF (Feb. 16) ... recorded third double-double of the season and sixth of her career with 10 points and 10 boards at Villanova (Feb. 22) ... scored 12 points against Pittsburgh (Feb. 26), all in the second half ... recorded 20th double-digit scoring performance of the season with a team-high 10 points at West Virginia (Feb. 29) ... scored 13 points, grabbed seven boards and tied a career high with three blocks against West Virginia (March 5) in the second round of the BIG EAST Conference Championship at the XL Center in Hartford, Conn. ... led the team with eight rebounds against DePaul (March 6) in the Quarterfinal Round of the BIG EAST Conference Championship ... pulled down nine rebounds and added three steals in the NCAA Tournament First Round matchup against Texas Tech (March 19).

As A Freshman In 2009-10:
A Full Court Press All-Freshman second team selection ... garnered All-Met second team honors ... a unanimous BIG EAST freshman team honoree and three-time BIG EAST Freshman of the Week selection ... second on the team in scoring, averaging 12.9 points per contests ... second on the team with 53 assists and 47 steals ... posted three double-doubles ... scored 17 points with eight boards in impressive college debut vs. Stony Brook (Nov. 15) ... reached double-digit scoring in second-straight game with 12 points vs. UMass (Nov. 18) to go with four rebounds, four assists and three steals ... totaled 12 points, four rebounds and four assists in home debut vs. Boston University (Nov. 21) ... strong all-around game vs. Florida (Nov. 27) with a team-high 17 points with eight boards and a career-best six assists ... contributed 15 points, five boards and four assists vs. Saint Joseph's (Nov. 29) ... earned all-tournament honors at FIU Thanksgiving Classic after averaging 16.0 points, 6.5 rebounds, 5.0 assists and 1.5 steals ... earned St. John's-Chartwells Holiday Classic all-tournament team honors after averaging 14.0 points and 4.0 rebounds ... finished with 11 points and five boards vs. USF (Jan. 23) ... scored a career-best 28 points against Syracuse (Jan. 27), including 18 in the second half and seven of STJ's final 12 points ... had eight boards against then-No. 18/16 Georgetown (Feb. 2) ... led the way offensively vs. Louisville (Feb. 10) with 21 points (second 20-plus game in five contests), seven boards and four assists ... recorded first-career double-double with 23 points and 10 boards vs. then-No. 4/3 Notre Dame (Feb. 15) ... came close to a double-double with 15 points and nine rebounds vs. Rutgers (Feb. 24), scoring nine points in the second half ... scored 15 points against Villanova (Feb. 27), marking her ninth 15-plus scoring effort of the season ... recorded 16 points and 10 rebounds at Pittsburgh (March 1) ... scored 23 points against then-No. 6/7 Notre Dame (March 7), marking fourth career game with 20-plus points ... had third double-double with 13 points and a career-high 12 rebounds against Princeton (March 20).

At St. Michael Academy:
Four-year letterwinner at St. Michael Academy ... rated the No. 7 national prospect and the No. 2 wing in the 2009-10 signing class by ESPN.com ... 2009 Slam Magazine Second Team All-American selection ... also named The Sporting News First Team All-American and Parade Magazine Fourth Team All-American ... averaged 20.0 points and 11.0 rebounds as a senior ... 1,000 point scorer ... led St. Michael's to a 26-2 record in 2008-09 as a senior ... 2007-08 Daily News All-City first team selection ... fueled the Warriors to two-straight Archdiocesan of New York Class AA Championships ... invited to the 2008 USA Basketball Women's U18 National Team Trials ... one of 19 players in the country to be invited to Nike's National Skills Academy

Personal:
Shenneika S. Smith ... daughter of Joan McIntosh and Rohan Smith ... has five siblings: Rosalie (31), Marsheene (27), Cornell (25), Yanni (11), Roleeke (11) ... played club ball for Exodus NYC ... a criminal justice major.

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