34   Becky Smith
Becky Smith

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Janesville, Wis.

High School:
Parker

Height:
6-2

Position:
F


2007-08: Started 19 of 28 games for the Huskies, averaging 18.7 minutes a game...Scored in double figures twice, with 10 points at Miami (OH) (1-26-08) and against Kent State (3-10-08) at the MAC Tournament...Shot 53 percent from the field and 56.5 percent from the free throw line...Averaged 4.3 points and 3.5 rebounds per game...Was a perfect 4-4 from the field and 1-1 from the free throw line against St. Joseph's (12-9-07) at the Hawkeye Classic...Played a season-high 36 minutes against Western Illinois (11-15-07) going 5-6 from the free throw line, hauling in six boards and finishing with seven points...Grabbed a season-high seven rebounds against Kent State (2-13-08)...Blocked a career-high three shots against Northern Iowa (12-20-08) and dished out a career-high four assists vs. Buffalo (1-31-08)... Earned Victory Scholar (3.50-4.00 GPA) status within NIU's Academic Excellence program.

2006-07: Started 13 of 31 games for the Huskies...Made her first career start at Buffalo (1-27-07) and grabbed six rebounds...Set a MAC Tournament record by shooting 94 percent from the field (12-of-13) for the tournament...Averaged 18.5 minutes, 4.2 points and 3.9 rebounds a game on the season...She scored her first career double-double with a career-high 15 points and career-high 10 rebounds in the Huskies' semifinal loss to Ball State (3-9-07)...Shot 7-of-8 from the field in that game...She was a perfect 4-of-4 from the field against Akron (3-4-07) in the first round game of the MAC Tournament scoring nine points and nine rebounds...Led the Huskies in field goal percentage, shooting 61.3 percent from the field, and shot 68 percent from the free throw line...Played a season-high 36 minutes at Western Michigan (2-25-07), and had 12 points and six rebounds...Earned Victory Scholar (3.50-4.00 GPA) status within NIU's Academic Excellence program.

2005-06: Averaged over 5.3 minutes per game as a true freshman while playing in 22 games...Grabbed 25 rebounds to average 1.1 boards per game and scored nearly a point per game...Also dished out seven assists and had three steals... Hit eight-of-21 field goals on the year...Most productive outing of the season came versus IPFW with four points, four rebounds and an assist...Tallied a season best five rebounds in MAC Tournament season finale vs. Bowling Green (3-8-06)...Contributed four points, three rebounds and season-high two assists at Wichita State (12-19-05)...Also had a pair of assists versus Eastern Michigan (2-15-06)...Scored three points with a rebound and an assist vs. Western Illinois (11-22-06)...Played in 11 straight contests between Nov. 29 (Illinois) and Jan. 18 (Western Michigan)...Earned Victory Scholar (3.50-4.00 GPA) status within NIU's Academic Excellence program.

Prep: Academic and athletic standout for Janesville's (WI) Parker High School...Three-year varsity letterwinner and two-year starter for the Vikings...Ranked among Top 10 percent of class academically and earned recognition in school's Academic Excellence program all four years...Earned honorable mention All-State, first team All-Area by the Wisconsin State-Journal, Big Eight Conference Player of the Year and first team All-Conference her senior season...Member of South unit in Wisconsin Basketball Coaches Association summer all-star game...Led Vikings in scoring (18.1 ppg.), rebounding, blocks (45), and steals (43)...Helped Parker notch a record-setting 11th trip to the state tournament as the Big Eight Conference champions claimed regional and sectional titles prior to quarterfinal loss to Waukesha South which ended a 21-3 season...Tallied double figures in 14 of 16 conference (12-4) games...Senior co-captain's postseason team honors list included Most Valuable Player, Most Dedicated, Best Rebounder and top thief...Set tourney record for points in the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point's Sentry Classic and made all-tournament...Led the team in 13 of 20 categories -- total points (434), points in a game (31), field goals (175), single game field goals (15), field goal percentage (.619), free throws (79), free throws in a game (12), offensive rebounds (109), defensive rebounds (159), defensive boards in a game (15), steals (43), steals in a game (six), blocks (45), and blocks in a game (five)...Averaged 11.5 ppg. and 7.7 rpg. as a junior in 2003-04 for 18-7 Viking crew which claimed regional and sectional titles...Earned first varsity letter as a sophomore while playing every game and starting eight times.

Personal: Daughter of David and Melanie Smith...Older brother Bob and younger sister Lauren...Earned National AAU All-Tournament acclaim in Orlando, Fla., during summer of 2004 while playing for Mike Bleadorn's Viking Club Red Storm. Major: Kinesiology-Preventive and Rehabilitation Exercise Science. Birthdate: Jan. 9, 1987.