Erica Smith
    Erica Smith


    St. Louis, Mo.

    High School:
    Hazelwood West





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    Southern is 7-2 at home, the best record through nine games since 1994-95 (8-1).

    Updated Oct. 24, 2008


    -MVC Scholar-Athlete Honorable Mention
    -MVC All-Defensive Team
    Played in all 30 games with 29 starts at guard...led the team with 6.8 rebounds and 1.8 steals per game...posted a 10.2 points per game average...set a new career-high with 18 points three times...scored in double-figures in 16 out of 30 games...tied a career-best with 13 rebounds against Missouri State (Feb. 8)...tied a career-high with five steals against Central Arkansas (Dec.)...set a career-high with four blocked shots at Bradley(March 13)...set a career-high with seven assists against Illinois State (Jan. 5).


    -2007 Honorable Mention All-MVC
    -2007 MVC Scholar-Athlete Second Team Saw action in all 32 games, starting 23 at the point...led the team in rebounds with 5.4 per game, 10th in Valley play at 6.2 per game, considered the top rebounding guard in the league...also led her team in assists (85), ranking 13th in the MVC...she was second on the team in steals (46), ninth in The Valley at 1.44 per game...recorded a career-high 16 points against Tennessee Tech (Dec. 19) and a career-best 13 rebounds at Creighton (Feb. 18)...named MVC Scholar-Athlete of the Week Jan. 25.


    Played in all 28 games, starting seven...averaged 2.1 points, 1.9 boards per game as a freshman...posted a career-high 13 points, seven boards at Wichita State (1/14/06)...shot .329 from the field (23 of 70) and .462 from behind the three-point line (6 of 13).

    As a Prep

    Attended Hazelwood West High School, where she was named honorable mention all-state, all-conference and all-metro...was named her league's Player-of-the-Year as a junior...capped off her prep career by averaging 15.5 points and 12.4 rebounds a game...surpassed 1,000 career points and was the recipient of the Gateway Classic's Standout Athlete Award...was also one of the St. Louis American's "Fab Five."


    Full name is Erica Smith...carries a 3.72 GPA in Business Management and Marketing...born Feb. 6, 1987...daughter of Nevis Smith.