Jenni Smith recently concluded her fourth season with the Lions... a team leader...versatile player who offers coaching
staff many options...very nice shooting
touch...excellent ball handling skills...high basketball
I.Q...great feel for the game...has great vision
on the court...very competitive, loves to win... could
post up smaller defenders... brings confidence.
A mature team leader, Smith played well in WCC games... broke her career high with 15 points at Santa Clara... shot 42% from three-point range in WCC contests, and 45% from the field against WCC opponents...had a great season opening game against Arizona...scored four points and added four assists in 20 minutes of action...also grabbed two rebounds... was perfect from the field against Gonzaga, going 5-for-5 with three three-pointers for a career-high 13 points... also grabbed a season-high six rebounds against the Zags... made her first start of the season against Utah, and played a career-high 29 minutes... started every game for the rest of the season, for 24 starts... had four points and three rebounds against Weber State and Utah... fourth on the team with 45 assists... .broke her career-high with five assists at Long Beach State... averaged 4.6 points per game in WCC contests...
Valuable contributor off the bench, Smith played in 24
games and started two... averaged 18.8 minutes of
action... made 36.4% of 3-point attempts and averaged
4.8 points per game... scored a season-high nine
points three times... was 4-for-7 from the field for
nine points and grabbed six rebounds against Hofstra
in the Miami Holiday Classic (12/28/04)... made two
3-pointers, added three free throws and had five
rebounds in the opening game of the LMU Marina del
Rey Marriott Thanksgiving Tournament
(11/26/04)... was 3-for-4 from three-point range to
score nine points vs. San Diego (2/3/05)... missed
four games to injury during non-conference play.
Played in 26 games, averaging 2.4 points and 1.2
rebounds per game... had 12 points in win over UC
Riverside (12/5/03), going 4-for-4 from behind the
arc... hit a big three-pointer in NCAA tournament
against Baylor... her three-pointer tied the
LMU*Furama Thanksgiving Classic championship
game at 56-all with 3:19 remaining in the
game...with 90 seconds remaining in the victory over
Portland (2/7/04), she drew a foul and hit both free
throws to cut the Pilot lead to one...made her second
career start against Santa Clara (1/17/04)... played a
season-high 24 minutes against Portland (2/7/04),
dishing out a season-high three assists and scoring
played in 21 games and made her first career start
against San Francisco (2/28/03)... scored a season high
five points against San Francisco...picked up
four points, four steals and two rebounds against
Santa Clara (2/14/03).
Smith is a 2002 graduate of Broomfield High School
in Broomfield, CO...a four-year basketball letterwinner
...captained her junior and senior squads... was
an All-Boulder County selection four times...named
to the All-Skyline League team all four years... was
selected as Boulder County and 4A state Player of the
Year in 2002...a mainstay on the Honor Roll with a
3.5 GPA...four-time league All-Academic team member...
prep coach was Mike Croell.
Jenni Kay Smith was born on Aug. 15, 1984 in Denver,
CO...the daughter of Craig and Debbie Smith...has
one brother, Chad and one sister, Jodi...also recruited
by Georgetown, Colorado State and San Diego...
chose LMU because of the academic and basketball
programs...lists singing and writing as her hobbies...
enjoys watching movies and hanging out with
friends in her spare time...lists macaroni and cheese
as her favorite food...a business administration