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#11 Nicole Smart
Position: Guard
Height: 5'8"
Year: Senior
Hometown: Ada, Minn.
High School: Ada-Borup High School
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#11 Nicole Smart
Courtesy: UNDsports.com
Release: 10/20/2011
2011-12 (Junior): Team captain ... Started all 32 games ... Named to the All-Great West Conference Second Team ... Team's top free-throw shooter, making 88.4 percent of her charity stripe attempts (61-69) ... Led the team in minutes (27.3 pg) ... Team's top scorer on nine different occasions ... Scored career-best 21 points with five triples in the win at Chicago State (Jan. 28) ... Finished with double-digit scoring totals a dozen times ... Opened the season with a then-career-high four three-pointers to finish with 12 points against Creighton (Nov. 11) ... Notched her first-career two-game double-figure scoring streak with 11 points against Duquesne (Nov. 20) and 12 points against Southern Utah (Nov. 25) ... Recorded two blocked shots and sank a career-best seven field goals en route to a 19-point finish against Montana State (Dec. 4) ... Was named the Dec. 19 GWC and CollegeSportsMadness.com Player of the Week after leading the team to wins over Northern Iowa (Dec. 17) and Bemidji State (Dec. 19) ... Against the Panthers, she swished a career-best seven free throws and went 3-for-6 from the field, including a three-pointer to finish with a team-high 14 points ... Against the Beavers, she went a perfect 6-for-6 from the free throw line, drained a three-pointer, and dished out a career-high five assists ... Tallied a second two-game double-digit scoring streak after finishing with 16 points at NJIT (Jan. 26) and a career-high 21 points at Chicago State (Jan. 28) ... Missed just two free throws from Dec. 18 to Feb. 25, going 35-of-37 ... Scored a then-career-high 19 points with seven rebounds, two blocks and two assists vs. Montana State (Dec. 4) ...  Earned a pair of Great West Conference Player of the Week honors, tied for most on the team (Wall) ... Member of the 2011 Winter Dean’s List ... Earned third letter.

2010-11 (Sophomore): Appeared in 30 games with 14 starts ... Scored a career-high 17 points and hit personal-highs in three-pointers made (four), three-pointers attempted (six), rebounds (six), steals (five) and minutes played (36) at Houston Baptist (March 3) ... Opened the season with six points, including a pair of three-pointers, five rebounds, and a career-high two blocked shots against New Mexico State (Nov. 13) ... Dished out a career-high five assists, nabbed four steals and shot a perfect 2-for-2 at the line against Vermont (Nov. 15) ... Made a season-high four three-pointers against South Dakota (Jan. 15) to finish with 12 points ... Swiped a season-high five steals against Houston Baptist (Jan. 29) ... Shot a career-best 6-for-6 from the free throw line to finish with 12 points and brought down five boards against NJIT (Feb. 26) ... In 15 minutes of work, finished with 10 points on 4-for-4 shooting from the field, including a three-pointer, against NJIT in the quarterfinal round of the 2011 Great West Conference Tournament (March 9) ... Scored 11 points on 3-for-4 shooting from the field, including a three-pointer, and went an unblemished 4-for-4 at the free throw line against Houston Baptist in the semifinal round of the GWC Tournament (March 11) ... Went perfect at the free throw line on nine occasions ... Finished the season ranked third on the team in free throw percentage (82.5), three-pointers made (0.9/game), and assists (2.0/game) and ranked fourth in three-point percentage (35.5), fifth in steals (1.0/game), and sixth in scoring average (5.1 ppg) ... Earned second letter.

2009-10 (Freshman):
Appeared in all 31 games with one start ... Scored her first collegiate point with six points at Gonzaga (Nov. 24) ... Shot a season-best 2-for-2 from the free throw line against Ball State (Nov. 29) ... Set personal highs in points (15), field goals made (six), field goals attempted (10), and steals (three) against Mayville State (Dec. 7) ... Went 2-for-2 from the charity stripe again against Northern Arizona (Dec.18) ... Received her first collegiate starting nod at Houston Baptist (Jan. 30) ... Banked a career-high four three-pointers and finished for the second time in double-figures (12 points) at Seattle (Feb. 16) ... Tallied a career-high six rebounds, four assists, and 24 minutes versus Houston Baptist (March 4) ... Finished her debut season ranked second on the team in three-point percentage (.392), fourth in three-point attempts (51) and three-pointers made (20), seventh in field goal percentage (.344), and eighth in scoring average (2.9 points/game) and free throw percentage (.667) ... Earned first letter.

Before UND: A 2009 graduate of Ada High School ... Five-year letterwinner in basketball ... Five-time all-conference and three-time all-state selection ... Named Minnesota Basketball Player of the Year as a junior and senior ... Finished her high school career with 20.9 points, 5.7 rebounds, and 4.7 assists per game ... Six-time letterwinner in track as a sprinter ... Lettered four times in volleyball ... Four-time all-conference ... Named academic all-state as a senior ... Three-year member of the National Honor Society.

Personal:
Majoring in visual arts ... Daughter of Dave and Becky Smart ... Father, Dave, played basketball at Minnesota State, Moorhead ... Sister, Kelli, plays basketball at Mayville State.

Season

GP-GS

MIN

AVG

FG-FGA

Pct.

3FG-A

Pct.

FT-FTA

Pct.

2009-10

31-1

401

12.9

32-93

.344

20-51

.392

6-9

.667

2010-11

30-14

641

21.4

46-140

.329

27-76

.355

33-40

.825

2011-12 32-32 874 27.3 86-235 .366 35-118 .297 61-69 .884

TOTAL

93-47

1,916

20.6

164-468

.350

82-245

.335

100-118

.847

Season

Reb.

Avg.

PF

Asst.

TO

Bl.

St.

TP

Avg.

2009-10

35

1.1

15

25

30

2

9

90

2.9

2010-11

53

1.8

26

61

50

3

31

152

5.1

2011-12 108 3.4 42 71 67 5 23 268 8.4

TOTAL

196

2.1

83

157

147

10

63

510

5.5