ISU women's basketball signs Wisconsin transfer

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[December 20, 2012]  NORMAL -- Lindsay Smith, a guard from Wisconsin, has transferred to Illinois State to join the women's basketball team, as announced Wednesday by head coach Stephanie Glance. Smith will enroll in classes for the spring semester as a sophomore. She is currently a redshirt sophomore and will be eligible to play for the Redbirds after the 2013 fall semester is completed.

"We are excited to have Lindsay join our team," Glance said. "I had the pleasure of seeing Lindsay play in high school so I know what she is capable of doing on the floor. She is a very skilled, smart player and a great leader. She has a high basketball IQ. Lindsay is a great addition to our team."

Smith played in 26 games as a freshman at Wisconsin, with two starting assignments, and averaged 9.7 minutes per game. The DeWitt, Iowa, native earned her first career start at Iowa (Jan. 12), playing 12 minutes and recording three rebounds. She netted a career-high six points at Colorado (Nov. 26, 2011), playing a career-high 22 minutes, shooting 2 of 2 beyond the arc and pulling down a career-high six rebounds against Ohio State (Dec. 30, 2011). She averaged 1.8 points and 1.5 rebounds per game last season, scoring in 15 games.

Smith was a four-year letter winner at Central DeWitt High School. A four-time all-state and all-conference selection, she is the school's all-time leading scorer with 1,457 points. She is also the all-time leader in assists, steals and 3-pointers. She was a three-time team captain and led her team to two conference and district championships. Smith was also named a McDonald's All-American nominee and played in the IBCA Elite All-Star game.

Smith played for Team Iowa, a club team that became the 17U Iowa state champions. She was also an accomplished member of the cross country, track and field, and softball teams, earning 17 varsity letters in high school.

[Text from news release received from Illinois State University]



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