2014 USA 3x3 National Championship
Colorado Springs, Colo.
May 9-11
2014 USA 3x3 National Championship
Colorado Springs, Colo.
May 9-11

Katie Smith

Position: Guard
Height: 5-11' / 181 cms.
Weight:
173 lbs. / 82 kgs.
WNBA Team: Detroit Shock
School: The Ohio State University '96

NOTE: As of November 11, 2008

USA Basketball Notes:

Gold Medals: 2000, 2004 & 2008 Olympics; 2008 FIBA Diamond Ball Tournament; 2007 FIBA Americas Championship; 1998 & 2002 FIBA World Championships; 2002 & 2006 Opals World Challenge; 1999 U.S. Olympic Cup; 1997 and 1999 USA Basketball International Invitational; 1996 R. William Jones Cup; 1994 Goodwill Games.

Silver Medals: 2008 Good Luck Beijing Tournament, 2007 FIBA World League Tournament, 1997 World Championship Qualifying Tournament, 1995 World University Games.

Bronze Medal: 2006 FIBA World Championship.

  • Member of the 2008 U.S. Olympic Team that captured the USA's fourth consecutive gold medal with a perfect 8-0 record; started all eight games and averaged 4.9 ppg., 2.5 rpg. and 1.9 apg.
  • Aided the USA National Team to the 2008 FIBA Diamond Ball gold medal and a 3-0 slate prior to the Olympics against Latvia and eventual Olympic bronze and silver medalists Russia and Australia, respectively; averaged 5.7 ppg., 1.3 rpg. and 1.7 apg.
  • Aided the USA to a 4-2 mark and the silver medal at the 2008 Good Luck Beijing Tournament, averaged a team third-best 12.5 ppg. and added 2.7 rpg., while connecting on 51.6 percent (16-31 3pt FGs) of her tries from 3-point.
  • Assisted the USA to a 2-0 mark in its 2008 Spain training, averaged 9.0 ppg., 5.0 rpg. and 2.0 apg.
  • Aided the 2007 USA Select Team to a 3-2 record and the silver medal at the 2007 FIBA World League Tournament in Ekaterinburg, Russia, averaged 10.0 ppg., 3.4 rpg. and 3.0 apg.
  • Member of the 2007 USA FIBA Americas Championship Team that competed in Valdivia, Chile, posted an unblemished 5-0 slate, captured the gold medal and qualified the U.S. for the 2008 Olympics; averaged 9.6 ppg. and 3.0 apg.
  • Aided the 2007-08 USA Basketball National Team to a 4-0 slate during its 2007 Tour of Italy, averaged 6.5 ppg.
  • Named to the 2007-08 USA Basketball Women's National Team on March 6, 2007.
  • Member of the 2006 USA Basketball Women's World Championship Team that posted an 8-1 record and took home the bronze medal, joined the squad in Brazil upon the conclusion of the WNBA Finals.
  • One of only two players to compete in all 11 of the 2006 USA National Team's spring training contests; aided the U.S. to a 10-1 slate, including 4-1 at the Australia-hosted Opals World Challenge where the U.S. claimed first prize.
  • Started all 11 games and averaged 12.5 ppg., 1.6 rpg. and 1.4 apg., shot 47.5 percent (19-27 3pt FGs) from 3-point.
  • Member of the 2004 U.S. Olympic Team that won the gold medal with an unblemished 8-0 record in Athens.
  • Started all 13 of the USA's 2004 spring training games in Cuba, Europe and the United States, averaged 7.8 ppg. and 1.6 apg. as the U.S. went 13-0.
  • Started all nine games at the 2002 World Championship, averaged a team fifth-best 6.0 ppg. in helping the U.S. to a perfect 9-0 record and the gold medal in China. The squad, which was named the 2002 USA Basketball Team of the Year, also captured the Australia-hosted Opals World Challenge title prior to China, averaged a USA fourth-best 5.5 ppg.
  • Returned from Poland where she was playing to join the 2002 USA team on March 30 during its Spring Training. After watching the team's first quarter assault against the 2002 WBCA All-Stars, stepped in to record 11 points, three assists and two steals in just 12 minutes of action and remained with the U.S. squad through the rest of its Spring Training.
  • Member of the gold medal winning 2000 U.S. Olympic Team that went 8-0 in Sydney, averaged a team fifth-best 6.8 ppg.
  • Helped the 1999-2000 USA National Team to a 38-2 pre-Olympic record, started 31 of 40 games and averaged 8.9 ppg., during that time helped the USA capture the 1999 U.S. Olympic Cup gold medal and the USA Basketball International Invitational championship.
  • Member of the gold medal winning 1998 USA World Championship Team, which finished with a perfect 9-0 record in Germany and was named the 1998 USA Basketball Team of the Year, aided the U.S. to a 12-1 record in its 13 game pre-World Championship tour.
  • Member of the 1998 USA Women's National Team that rebounded to win its final two games and finish with a 2-3 record against Australia in September 1998.
  • Member of the 1997 USA Basketball Women's International Invitational Tournament Team that earned the tourney title.
  • Won a gold medal as a member of the 1994 USA Goodwill Games Team that went 4-0 in St. Petersburg, Russia.
  • A 1996 USA Women's Olympic Team and 1994 World Championship team finalist.
  • Member of the 1993 Junior World Championship (U19) Team.

Professional Notes:

WNBA

  • Allocated: to the Minnesota Lynx by the WNBA on March 3, 1999 after the ABL folded; traded to the Detroit Shock on July 30, 2005.
  • WNBA titles: 2006, 2008
  • WNBA Finals MVP: 2008
  • All-WNBA first team: 2001, 2003
  • All-WNBA second team: 2000, 2002
  • All-Star Games: 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2005, 2006
  • WNBA All-Decade Team: 1997-2006
  • Is the all-time leading scorer in USA women's professional basketball history with 6,510 points.
  • Through the 2008 season, ranks third among the league's all-time leaders for points (5,077), 12th for points averaged (15.9 ppg.), 10th for assists (895) and 11th for free throw percentage (.861).
  • Earned the 2008 WNBA Finals MVP award after averaging 15.3 ppg., 4.0 rpg. and 2.4 apg. throughout the playoffs in helping lead the Shock to the -08 title; averaged 21.7 ppg. and 3.3 apg. during the Shock's sweep of San Antonio in the Finals.
  • Averaged 13.2 ppg., 3.8 rpg. and 3.6 apg. in helping the Shock to a league-best 24-10 mark; averaged 12.2 ppg., 3.2 rpg. and 3.6 apg. during the WNBA Playoffs in helping the Shock to the 2007 WNBA Finals.
  • Helped the Shock earn the 2006 WNBA title, averaged 14.7 ppg. and 4.0 apg. throughout the playoffs; averaged 11.7 ppg. and 3.3 apg. during the regular season.
  • Led the WNBA in scoring in 2001 with 23.1 ppg.
  • In 2003 helped Minnesota to a Western Conference playoff spot, the Lynx' first playoff berth in franchise history, where the Lynx took the series to three games before being bested by Los Angeles, the two-time defending champions.
  • Set seven single-season WNBA records in 2001, including scoring average (23.1 ppg.), points scored (739), free throws made (246), free throws attempted (275), 3-point field goals attempted (240), minutes played (1,234) and minutes averaged (38.6 mpg.); on June 4, 2002, surpassed the league's all-time 3-point field goals made record (287).

ABL (American Basketball League)

  • ABL titles: 1997, 1998
  • All-ABL first team: 1998
  • All-Star Games: 1997, 1998
  • Began her pro career with the ABL Columbus Quest and helped lead her club to a pair of ABL titles in 1997 and 1998.

International

  • Competed during the 2001-02 season for Lotos VBW Clima in Gdynia, Poland, where she helped her team to a 2002 EuroLeague runner-up finish, averaged a team third best 13.0 ppg. and added 3.1 rpg. and 1.7 apg.

Collegiate Notes:

  • All told, during her four seasons (1993-96) Ohio State compiled an 80-34 (.702) overall record and advanced to two NCAA Tournaments (1993, 1996), including the 1993 NCAA championship game.
  • Capped her collegiate career as the Big Ten Conference's all-time career scoring leader with 2,578 points and now lists second in that category.
  • Following her senior season, was a member of the WBCA College All-Star Team that lost 92-57 to the USA National Team in Atlanta, Ga. (4/6/96) and recorded seven points and three rebounds in 17 minutes.
  • In 1993 helped lead the Buckeyes to the NCAA title game, where they fell to Sheryl Swoopes' Texas Tech squad; named Kodak All-American first team, Sports Illustrated National Freshman of the Year, Big Ten Freshman of the Year, All-Big Ten second team, and to the 1993 NCAA All-Final Four and East Regional All-Tournament Team.
  • Named by the Columbus Touchdown Club on Jan. 22, 2002, the Ohio State Female Athlete of the Century, with the Male Athlete of the Century honor going to Olympic track and field legend Jesse Owens.
  • Was a 1996, 1995 and 1994 All-Big Ten first team and Academic All-Big Ten.
  • Named 1996 Big Ten Player of the Year, GTE co-Academic All-American of the Year and All-America second team by the Associated Press, United Press International and College Sports Magazine.

Personal Notes:

  • Born on June 4, 1974, in Logan, Ohio, currently resides in Columbus, Ohio.
  • Daughter of Barbara and John Smith, a dentist, has two brothers, John and Tom.
  • Her father played football at Ohio University; brother John was a member of the Mount Union College (Ohio) 1993 NCAA Division III national championship football team; Tom ran track and played football at Ohio University; Tom's wife played basketball at the University of Minnesota and in the ABL for the Columbus Quest.
  • Began playing basketball in the 5th grade on a boys team and was a tap and ballet dancer as a young girl.
  • Majored in zoology and returned to Ohio State to take classes in preparation for application to dental school.
  • Worked in the OSU women's basketball office as an assistant in 2004-05. The Inside Scoop:
  • Morning routine: let the dog out, shower, eat breakfast and brush my teeth.
  • Evening routine: read or watch TV before going to sleep.
  • Favorite takeout food: Chinese, sesame chicken.
  • Favorite meal to make at home: stir-fry.
  • I drive: a 540 BMW.
  • If I could trade in my car for anything it would be: for a Range Rover.
  • Favorite basketball announcer: Clark Kellogg.
  • Most people don't know: I'm not as tough as I look.
  • Most interesting place ever visited: Cuba.
  • I can't live without: my loved ones.
  • Favorite food: homemade pizza.
  • The one obsolete thing I can't ever part with: cassette tapes.
  • Favorite personal mementos: my Olympic gold medals.
  • When I was five I wanted to be: a veterinarian.
  • On my bedside table is: lip balm and water.
  • Favorite magazine: Women's Health.
  • Always on my fridge: pictures of my family and Logan.
  • One piece of clothing I can't live without: sweat pants.
  • Most prized possession: my dog, Logan.
  • Favorite basketball player: Steve Nash.
  • Favorite non-basketball Olympian: Blain Wilson.
  • Strangest place ever played hoops: in Radio City Music Hall and my high school gym.
  • Favorite sport aside from basketball: football.
  • Best player I ever faced: five-time Olympian Teresa Edwards.
  • I want to go one-on-one against: Bill Laimbeer.
  • The most impressive person I have ever met: my parents and my grandmother.
  • If I could be a standout athlete in any other sport it would be: golf.
  • If I could live in any city in the world it would be: Columbus, Ohio.
  • Always in my fridge: skim milk, berries, eggs, pink lady apples.
  • When not playing hoops: I am spending time with my friends and family, walking the dog, riding bikes and watching movies.
  • My first overseas trip: In 1993 the Junior World Championship was in Seoul, South Korea. It was awesome to experience another culture and the international game.
USA Basketball Statistics:
TEAM
G/S
FGM-FGA
PCT
3PM-3PA
PCT
FTM-FTA
PCT
REB/AVG
PTS/AVG
AST
BLK
STL
08 OLY
8/ 8
16- 38
.421
4- 18
.222
3- 3
1.000
20/ 2.5
39/ 4.9
15
0
5
08 DIAM
3/ 3
6- 13
.462
3- 7
.429
2- 3
.667
4/ 1.3
17/ 5.7
5
0
0
08 WNT
8/ 8
33- 65
.508
17- 38
.447
10- 12
.833
26/ 3.3
93/ 11.6
13
2
2
07 FWLT
5/ 5
20- 44
.455
5- 17
.294
5- 7
.714
17/ 3.4
50/ 10.0
15
0
6
07 TOA
5/ 5
19- 47
.404
5- 16
.313
5- 5
1.000
9/ 1.8
48/ 9.6
15
2
4
07 WNT
4/ 4
11- 37
.297
4- 12
.333
0- 0
.000
5/ 1.3
26/ 6.5
6
0
8
06 WC
9/ 0
14- 33
.424
8- 21
.381
5- 7
.714
14/ 1.6
41/ 4.6
9
0
6
06 WNT
11/ 11
50- 103
.485
19- 40
.475
19- 27
.704
18/ 1.6
138/ 12.5
15
0
13
04 OLY
3/ 0
0- 2
.000
0- 0
.---
0- 0
.---
1/ 0.3
0/ 0.0
1
0
0
04 WNT
13/ 13
38- 84
.452
15- 39
.385
11- 13
.846
42/ 3.2
102/ 7.8
21
1
16
02 WC
9/ 9
20- 55
.364
12- 35
.343
2- 2
1.000
27/ 3.0
54/ 6.0
15
0
7
02 OWC
4/ 4
8- 25
.320
2- 9
.222
4- 5
.800
11/ 2.8
22/ 5.5
4
1
2
02 WNT
1/ 0
3- 6
.500
2- 2
1.000
3- 4
.750
1/ 1.0
11/ 11.0
3
0
2
00 OLY
8/ 0
20- 39
.513
12- 20
.600
2- 3
.667
5/ 0.6
54/ 6.8
9
1
4
99-00 WNT
40/ 31
134- 281
.477
50- 115
.435
39- 46
.848
66/ 1.7
357/ 8.9
59
4
31
98 WC
9/ 9
30- 75
.400
8- 24
.333
16- 22
.727
25/ 2.8
84/ 9.3
7
3
10
98 WCP
13/ 2
37- 68
.544
7- 18
.389
24- 31
.774
25/ 1.9
105/ 8.1
15
3
10
98 WNT
5/ 5
19- 44
.432
7- 11
.636
16- 21
.762
16/ 3.2
61/ 12.2
2
2
6
97 WNT
4/ 1
4- 12
.333
0- 2
.000
6- 8
.750
5/ 1.3
14/ 3.5
7
0
0
97 WCQ
4/ -
8- 19
.421
0- 0
.---
3- 3
1.000
16/ 3.2
19/ 3.8
1
10
2
97 WCQP
13/ 0
19- 30
.633
3- 5
.600
19- 25
.760
16/ 1.3
60/ 5.0
8
0
5
96 JC
9/ 7
22- 51
.431
4- 18
.222
13- 18
.722
15/ 1.7
61/ 6.8
9
1
10
95 WUG
7/ 3
8- 27
.296
2- 12
.167
13- 14
.929
9/ 1.3
31/ 4.4
9
0
6
94 GWG
4/ 0
6- 15
.400
4- 9
.444
4- 7
.571
9/ 2.3
20/ 5.0
5
0
3
93 JWC
7/ 2
24- 60
.400
9- 22
.409
12- 17
.706
17/ 2.4
69/ 9.9
0
0
0
TOTALS
197/131
555-1240
.448
194- 489
.397
231-296
.780
405/ 2.1
1535/ 7.8
259
30
152

Professional Statistics:
YEAR
G/S
FGM-FGA
PCT
3PM-3PA
PCT
FTM-FTA
PCT
REB/AVG
PTS/AVG
AST
BLK
STL
2008#
34/ 34
157- 410
.383
76- 211
.360
110- 124
.887
94/ 2.8
500/ 14.7
137
3
32
2007#
34/ 34
128- 355
.361
61- 196
.311
133- 157
.847
128/ 3.8
450/ 13.2
124
3
42
2006#
34/ 34
123- 302
.407
59- 161
.366
93- 102
.912
92/ 2.7
398/ 11.7
112
4
25
2005#
36/ 32
140- 368
.380
53- 159
.333
97- 124
.782
83/ 2.3
430/ 11.9
87
5
30
2004#
23/ 23
137- 318
.431
60- 139
.432
98- 109
.899
84/ 3.7
432/ 18.8
52
6
23
2003#
34/ 34
208- 455
.457
78- 200
.390
126- 143
.881
138/ 4.1
620/ 18.2
84
6
25
2002#
31/ 31
162- 401
.404
62- 188
.330
136- 153
.824
92/ 3.0
512/ 16.5
79
7
32
2001#
32/ 32
204- 519
.393
85- 240
.354
246- 275
.895
122/ 3.8
739/ 23.1
70
5
23
2000#
32/ 32
203- 482
.421
88- 232
.371
152- 175
.869
93/ 2.9
646/ 20.2
90
7
44
1999#
30/ 29
113- 292
.387
52- 136
.382
72- 94
.766
88/ 2.9
350/ 11.7
60
10
19
1999*
2/ -
14- 32
.438
3- 3
1.000
5- 11
.455
6/ 3.0
36/ 18.0
8
n/a
2
1998*
44/ -
243- 523
.465
87- 217
.401
191- 214
.893
149/ 3.4
764/ 17.4
108
n/a
61
1997*
40/ -
214- 459
.466
93- 216
.417
112- 136
.824
134/ 3.4
633/ 15.8
102
n/a
60
Totals#
320/315
1575- 3902
.404
674- 1862
.362
1253- 1456
.861
1014/ 3.2
5077/ 15.9
895
56
295
Totals*
86/ -
471- 1014
.464
183- 436
.420
308- 361
.853
289/ 3.4
1433/ 16.7
218
n/a
123
Totals&
406/315
2046- 4916
.416
857- 2298
.373
1561- 1817
.859
1303/ 3.2
6510/ 16.0
1113
56
418
#WNBA *ABL &Combined
College Statistics
YEAR
G
FGM-FGA
PCT
3PM-3PA
PCT
FTM-FTA
PCT
REB/AVG
PTS/AVG
AST
STL
1996
34
230- 527
.436
80- 210
.381
205- 235
.872
174/ 5.1
745/ 21.9
145
46
1995
30
196- 433
.453
57- 155
.368
190- 225
.844
174/ 5.8
639/ 21.3
108
37
1994
28
211- 428
.493
45- 119
.378
149- 182
.819
170/ 6.1
616/ 22.0
87
32
1993
32
189- 375
.504
36- 80
.450
164- 203
.808
186/ 5.8
578/ 18.1
104
59
Totals
124
826-1763
.469
218- 564
.387
708- 845
.838
704/ 5.7
2578/ 20.8
444
174