No.5 Vikings meet Nova Southeastern in first-round game Tuesday
No.5-ranked Vikings open tourney with 70-50 win over Academy of Art
Vikings face Academy of Art in opening round Saturday at 7:30 p.m.
Championship contest to be televised on ROOT Sports at 5:15 p.m. , Sat.
Top seed at NCAA II West Regional on line for Vikings
COLLEGE: Played in 27 games as freshman in 2012-13, averaging 1.8 points and 1.0 rebounds ... Had season highs of 9 points vs. Alaska Anchorage on 2/2/13, making all three field goals, one a 3-pointer, and all four free throws ; 8 rebounds vs. Alaska Fairbanks on 1/31/13, and 4 assists and 3 steals, both vs. Northwest Nazarene on 2/21/13 ... One letter.
HIGH SCHOOL: First-team all-Greater Spokane League choice for third straight year as senior at Shadle Park High School ... Helped Highlanders to District 8 championship and first round of Class 3A state tournament ... Led team in points (12.7 avg.), rebounds, assists, steals and three-point percentage ... Team captain and squad MVP for three years ... Averaged 14.0 points and 10.0 rebounds as junior ... As sophomore, played on team that won district title and placed third at state ... Received all-state honorable mention ... As freshman, competed on team that finished second at state ... Starter for three seasons and top reserve as frosh ... Earned four letters ... Also lettered one year in volleyball and track and field
PERSONAL: Plans to major in biology ... Had 4.0 grade point average (4.0 scale) in high school and one of seven valedictorians ... Competed in AAU Spokane Stars program for five years ... Plans to join Peace Corps after completing college degree ... Her late father, Randy Smith, played basketball at Eastern Washington University and Whitworth University.
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