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Katie Smith

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CAREER CAPSULE:
Named one of the Top-15 Players in WNBA History ... Two-time WNBA Champion (2006, 2008) with the Detroit Shock ... Named Finals MVP in 2008 ... Seven-time WNBA All-Star (one of four players in league history) ... Ranks third as a WNBA All-time leader in total points (6,244) ... Leads the WNBA in total three point field goals made (2,377) ... Two-time First Team All-WNBA (2001, 2003) and two-time Second Team selection (2000, 2002) ... Named to the WNBA All-Defensive Team in 2008.

2012: Started 31 out of 34 games ... Averaged 6.7 points and 2.7 rebounds per game ... Reached double figures in points in nine games ... Scored a season high 19 vs. Sparks 6/3/12. Playoffs: Started all three games and averaged 9.3 points, 2.3 rebounds, and 2.0 assists.

2011: The Aug. 5 home game vs. Connecticut was Smith’s 400th WNBA game ... she contributed to a team season-high 12 three-pointers when she hit 2-of-3 in that game ... Scored nine of her season-high 15 points during the first quarter. She reached double figures for the fourth time this season ... against NY Aug. 20, her three-pointer with 1:12 to play proved to be the game-winning shot ... came off the bench at Tulsa, Sept. 2, and played 28 minutes ... scored a season-high 26 points at home vs. Phoenix, 9/9, putting her two away from 6,000 career points ... Scored her 6,000 point vs. Chicago on 9/11, becoming the third player in WNBA history to the milestone after Lisa Leslie and Tina Thompson. Playoffs: Played 20 minutes vs. Phoenix in Game 1 of the Western Conference Semifinals ... Hit 4-5 from behind the arc and finished with 14 points vs. Phoenix, 9/17.

2010: Averaged 9.5 ppg, 2.1 rpg, 2.6 apg & 30.8 mpg ... Hit the game winning three-pointer with 43.5 seconds left vs. Connecticut on 8/10 ... Played a season high 32 minutes vs. Connecticut on 8/8 ... Scored a season high 25 points including 5-for-10 from three point range and 8-for-8 from the free throw line vs. Indiana on 6/29 ... Reached her 1,000th career assist vs. Chicago on 6/25 ... Finished the season shooting 36.2 percent from three-point range. Playoffs: Averaged 7.0 ppg, 4.0 rpg, 1.0 apg and 27.5 mpg in two games.

2009: Played and started in 27 games ... averaged 33.1 minutes per game ... averaged 13.7 points per game ... shot 91.8% from the free throw line (ranks second in the league) ... scored a season high 31 points against the San Antonio Silver Stars (8/23) ... ranks 15th in the league in points per game (13.7) ... ranks 8th in the league in three-point field goals made (57.0) ... scored a season-high of six three-point goals made against the San Antonio Silver Stars (8/23)

2008: Started all 34 games and averaged 14.7 points, 2.8 rebounds and 4.0 assists in 33.9 minutes per game ... Dished out a career-high 137 assists ... Made her 600th WNBA three-pointer vs. Houston (5/17) ... Hit the 10,000-minute mark of her career vs. Houston (5/17) ... Scored 33 points, the most she’d scored in a Shock uniform vs. Seattle (6/4) ... Selected to the 2008 US Olympic team where she won her third consecutive gold medal ... Dished her 800th assist at Atlanta (6/22) becoming only the second woman to join the 4,000-point/800-assist club ... Moved into 10th place on the WNBA’s All-Time Assists list when she assisted on three shots at Chicago (6/28) ... Tied the franchise high for three pointers made in a game with seven vs. Washington (7/11) ... Pulled down her 1,000th-career rebound vs. New York (8/29) ... Scored her 5,000th career point while playing a season-high tying 43 minutes at Chicago (8/31), she is the third WNBA player to score 5,000 points and the second WNBA player to 5,000 points, 1,000 rebounds and 800 assists (behind Lisa Leslie) ... Awarded Player of the Week honors for the week ending 6/8 ... Named the 2008 USA Basketball Female Athlete of the Year. 2008 Playoffs: Won her second WNBA Championship with the Detroit Shock and was named Finals MVP ... Started all nine games and averaged 15.3 points, 4.0 rebounds and 2.4 assists in 34.3 minutes per game ... Led the Shock in the Finals scoring 21.7 points per game ... Pulled down her 100th career rebound while setting a career playoff high in rebounds (9) and points scored (25) at San Antonio (10/1) ... Dished out her 100th career assist vs. New York (9/29) ... Scored her 400th career playoff point at New York (9/26).

2007: Recorded the first point-assist double-double of her career with 10 pts and 10 assists vs. Connecticut on 6/15 ... Scored her 6,000th career point (ABL/WNBA) at Minnesota on 8/16... Led or tied for the team lead in scoring on eight occasions, in rebounding four occasions, and in assists 14 times...Handed out the 700th assist of her career...Scored her 4500th WNBA point. 2007 Playoffs: Finished second on the team in scoring with 12.2 ppg... Set career postseason highs in both minutes played (44; Aug. 28 vs. NY) and free throws made (12; Sept. 5 vs. Pho).

2006: Set a Shock franchise record for most three-point field goals made (55) and attempted (155) in a season... Established a career-high in assists per game with 3.3 ... Led or tied for the team lead in scoring on six occasions, in rebounding once and in assists 12 times. 2006 Playoffs: Led the Shock in assists (40), three pointers made (20) and three pointers attempted (50) while finishing second on the team in scoring (14.7).

2005: Led or tied for the team lead in scoring on 14 occasions (three times with the Shock) and in assists on eight occasions (three times with the Shock) ... Due to her being traded from the Lynx to the Shock, Smith played in a total of 36 games (23 for Minnesota, 13 for Detroit) which set a WNBA season record for games played. 2005 Playoffs: Finished second on the team in scoring (10.5) ... Scored 13 points in Detroit’s game one loss to Connecticut.

2004: Would have ranked third in the league scoring, but she did not play in enough games to qualify for the WNBA’s leader board ... Ranked fifth in made three-pointers (60) and third in minutes per game (34.8) ... Led or tied for the team lead in scoring on 17 occasions in assist on four occasions and in rebounding once. 2004 Playoffs: Missed the entire postseason after tearing the meniscus in her right knee during the Olympic Games in Athens, Greece.

2003: Finished fifth in the league in scoring (18.2), third in made field goals (208), fifth in field goal attempts (455), first in made three-pointers (78), second in three-point field goal attempts (200), seventh in made free throws (126), seventh in free-throw percentage (.881), and sixth in minutes per game (34.9) ... Led or tied for the team lead in scoring on 22 occasions, in assists and rebounding on four occasions each. 2003 Playoffs: Led Minnesota in scoring (17.3) and was second in assists (3.0) against Los Angeles in the first round a three game series defeat ... Scored a game-high 23-point in the Lynx’ Game 1 win over the Sparks ... Her 18 points in Game 2 also were a team high.

2002: Finished eighth in the WNBA in scoring, 10th in field goal attempts (401), fifth in made three-pointers (62), third in three-point field goal attempts (188), seventh in made free throws (126), ninth in free throw attempts (153), and first in minutes played (36.7) ... Led the Lynx in minutes played, field goals (162), field goal attempts (401) ... Made at least one three-pointer in 28 of 31 games ... Led or tied for the team lead in scoring in 18 occasions, in assists on eight occasions and in rebounds one time.

2001: Set WNBA records for free throws made (246) and attempted (275) ... Established what were then WNBA single-season records for scoring average (23.1) and points (739), and three-point field goal attempts (240) ... Set what was then the league single-game mark for points scored (46) at Los Angeles on July 8 (OT) ... Led the WNBA in scoring, made three-pointers (85), three-point field goal attempts, free throws made and attempted ... Finished fourth in the league in made field goals (204) and second in field goal attempts (519) ... Led or tied for the team lead in scoring on 25 occasions.

2000: Set what was then a WNBA single-season record with 88 made three pointers ... Led the WNBA in three-pointers made and attempted (232) and in minutes played (37.3) ... Finished second in the league in scoring (20.2), fifth in made field goals (203), third in field goal attempts (482), third in made free throws (152), fourth in free throw attempts (175), ninth in free throw percentage (.869) and 19th in assists (2.8) ... Connected on at least one three-pointer in 31 of 32 games (0-6 vs. Phoenix on June 20) ... Scored 30 or more points on three occasions, 20 or more points on 18 occasions and in double-figures 31 times ... Led or tied for the team lead in scoring on 16 occasions, in assists on 10 occasions and in rebounds once.

1999: Finished sixth in the WNBA in made three-pointers and eighth in three-point field goal attempts (136) ... Led or tied for the team lead in scoring on six occasions, assists on three occasions, and in rebounding twice.

COLLEGE:
Finished her Ohio State career as the leading scorer in Big Ten women’s basketball history (2,598 points / 20.8 ppg) ... Named a Kodak First Team All-American in 1993 and 1996 ... Three-time All-Big Ten First Team selection (1994, ’95, ’96) ... Averaged 22.4 ppg as a senior ... Named the 1996 Big Ten Player of the Year and 1996 GTE Co-Academic All-American of the Year ... Named AP All-America Second Team ... As a junior, named All-America First Team member by the USBWAA ... Recorded 22.0 ppg and a career-high 6.1 rpg as a sophomore ... Led the Buckeyes to a runner-up finish in the NCAA Tournament as a freshman, scoring 28 points in the championship game loss to Texas Tech ... Named Big Ten Freshman of the Year and National Freshman of the Year by Sports Illustrated.

Personal

Full name is Katherine May Smith . . . Lists her parents and her late grandmother as her most admired people . . . Has two brothers, Tom and John . . . Graduated from Ohio State with a degree in zoology…received her bachelors of arts in Life and Human Sciences in the fall of ’08…Served as the spokesperson for United Way Race Relations Department in Ohio (1995-1997) . . . Enjoys playing pool and cooking . . . Took tap and ballet lessons as a youth . . . On Jan. 21, 2001, became the first female athlete in the history of Ohio State to have her number retired . . . Enshrined into the Women’s “O” Hall of Fame at Ohio State on Oct. 20, 2001 . . . Named the Ohio State female athlete of the century by the Columbus Touchdown Club in January 2002 . . . Served as an Olympic torchbearer in Columbus, Ohio for the 2002 Salt Lake Games on Jan. 2, 2002.

Career Transactions

Selected by the Columbus Quest in the third round (No. 21 overall) in the 1996 ABL Draft on June 19, 1996 … Signed by the WNBA and assigned to the Minnesota Lynx on May 3, 1999 … Traded to the Detroit Shock, along with Minnesota’s second-round pick in the 2006 WNBA Draft, in exchange for Chandi Jones and the Shock’s 2006 first-round draft pick on July 30, 2005 ... Signed with the Washington Mystics as a free agent on March 10, 2010 ... Traded to the Seattle Storm with Jacinta Monroe in exchange for Jasmine Thomas and first- and third-round picks in the 2012 WNBA Draft on April 29, 2011.