Earned "Best Defender" award at postseason banquet ... KU's lone four-year player ... Scored a career-best 12 points in the Jayhawks first Big 12 victory of the season over Colorado ... Averaged 20 minutes and 3.0 points per game in Big 12 play ... Started every game of the seasno after being installed in the starting lineup on Jan. 13 against Nebraska ... Tied a career-high with three steals against Missouri on Feb. 14 ... A three-time member of the Athletic Director's honor roll.
Stepped up as one of the team's primary defensive stoppers, seeing action in all but the final game of the season ... Registered four starting assignments including three of the last five games of the year ... Averaged 1.1 points and 1.3 rebounds in 12.0 minutes per contest ... Added totals of 26 assists, 10 steals and one block ... Played 15 or more minutes in nine games ... The first player off the bench in 10 contests ... Posted a season-high seven points versus Birmingham-Southern on Dec. 2 ... Improved her single game career-high rebounding total to seven, which she did at Iowa State on Feb. 18 ... Played a career-high 39 minutes and dished a career-high seven assists versus Missouri on Feb. 25 ... Passed out three or more assists on three occasions ... Drew four charges on the defensive end ... Named to the Athletic Director's 3.0-3.99 Honor Roll.
Played in all 28 games primarily as the back-up point guard ... The first player off the bench in a team-high 17 contests ... Posted averages of 2.8 points, 1.1 rebounds, 1.1 assists and 0.5 steals in 14.9 minutes per outing ... Knocked down 5-of-11 from the field to score a career-high 10 points to go with two assists and two rebounds vs. Dartmouth on Dec. 18 ... Upped her scoring average to 3.1 points per game in Big 12 play.
Suffered an injury prior to the season and did not see action until Jan. 3 vs. San Diego ... Played in 13 games and started one contest ... Connected on her first shot attempt of her collegiate career, a jumper from the baseline, in the San Diego game ... Averaged 2.1 points in 9.2 minutes per outing ... Started the Jan. 17 game at Kansas State ... Connected for a season-high nine points on two occasions ... Tallied nine points, one rebound, one assist and one steal vs. Iowa State on Feb. 17 ... Recorded nine points and an assist in the final game of the season vs. Baylor on March 9 in the Big 12 Tournament in her hometown.
A 2003 graduate of Lincoln High School in Dallas, Texas ... Garnered numerous accolades throughout her career both on the local and national levels including Showtime Nationals All-America (2002), Street & Smith All-America Honorable Mention (2002), Texas Sports Writers Association and Texas Girls Coaches Association 4A all-state second team ... As a junior, Smith averaged 16 points, six assists and four rebounds as she helped Lincoln reach the Class 4A state championship game for the second year in a row ... Chose Kansas over Oklahoma, TCU, Missouri, Stephen F. Austin and UNLV.
Daughter of Charva VanZant ... Born March 1, 1985 ... Majoring in sports management.
Career Honors 2004-05: Athletic Director's Honor Roll 3.0-3.99 GPA.