Illinois Finishes 19-14, Its Best Winning Percentage Since 2007
Illini Head to Kansas State for WNIT Quarterfinal Tilt
Penn Nets Double-Double with 23 Points, 11 Rebounds
Illini Travel to Toledo for WNIT Round of 16
Penn Pours in 19 to Give Bollant 300th Career Win
Illinois lost to No. 7 Penn State 95-62
The Illini women's basketball team visited patients at the Carle Hospital pediatric wing on Friday, January 4.
The Fighting Illini women's basketball team beat the #6 Georgia Bulldogs 70-59 at Assembly Hall on Dec. 28, 2012.
The Illini women's basketball team hosting Colorado on 12/1/12 in Assembly Hall
2011-12 - Freshman: Saw time in 19 games, averaging 5.6 minutes of action per contest ... Scored her first collegiate points against South Carolina on Nov. 11, converting a pair of free throw attempts ... Played eight minutes against Alabama A&M on Dec. 28, going 2-for-3 from the field to score four points as a reserve point guard ... Scored four points and grabbed two rebounds in 11 minutes against Penn State on Jan. 19 ... Had two points and two rebounds in five minutes at Ohio State on Jan. 22 ... Saw 10 minutes at Indiana on Feb. 12, earning two steals, an assist and a rebound as part of the one-point victory ... Concluded the season with 12 minutes of action at the Big Ten Tournament, scoring two points while grabbing a rebound and dishing out one assist against Michigan in the first round on March 1.
Ranked as the No. 22 point guard in the nation by ESPN HoopGurlz ... Named First Team All-Long Island following the 2009-10 and 2010-11 seasons ... Has led team to two Nassau-Suffolk Catholic High School Athletic Association (NSCHSAA) championships ... Named Second Team All-Long Island in 2008-09 and is a two-time All-Catholic League selection ... Member of the 2008 CHSAA AA New York State Championship team, a squad that was ranked #13 in the nation by USA Today ... Plays on the same club team, Exodus, as fellow Illini signee Nia Oden ... Participated in the Metro Classic, Rose Classic and Nike Swoosh All-Star games ... Selected for Town of Islip Academic/Athletic Achievement Award in 2009 and 2010 ... Chose Illinois over Florida State, George Washington, Middle Tennessee State and South Carolina.
Born on Dec. 23, 1993 ... Parents are Anthony and Leslie Smith ... Comes from a collegiate sports family, with cousins Angela, Andrew and Michael Smith all participating in college athletics, with Angela running track and Andrew and Michael playing football ... Enjoys playing piano as one of her hobbies ... Cites Diana Taurasi as her favorite athlete because of Taurasi's passion and heart for the game ... Plans to attend medical school following graduation from the University of Illinois to become an anesthesiologist.