• Tuesday, Nov 25
    Johnson & Wales University at
    60
    Edward Waters
    68
  • Tuesday, Nov 25
    Dillard at
    48
    Loyola
    73
  • Tuesday, Nov 25
    Faulkner at
    68
    Talladega
    70
  • Monday, Nov 24
    Philander Smith at
    67
    Texas College
    61
  • Saturday, Nov 22
    Talladega at
    70
    Arkansas Pine-Bluff
    66
  • Saturday, Nov 22
    Fisk University at
    50
    Philander Smith
    86
  • Saturday, Nov 22
    Dillard at
    62
    St. Thomas - Houston
    58
  • Saturday, Nov 22
    Warner Southern College at
    59
    Xavier
    71
  • Friday, Nov 21
    SUNO at
    91
    Judson College
    41
  • Thursday, Nov 20
    Tougaloo at
    59
    Grambling
    98
  • Wednesday, Nov 19
    Louisiana State University Shreveport at
    51
    Dillard
    59
  • Wednesday, Nov 19
    Oakwood College at
    39
    Talladega
    76
  • Tuesday, Nov 18
    Edward Waters at
    57
    University of North Florida
    62
  • Tuesday, Nov 18
    SUNO at
    84
    Nicholls State
    87
  • Tuesday, Nov 18
    Xavier at
    53
    Louisiana-Lafayette
    69
  • Monday, Nov 17
    Tougaloo at
    50
    William Carey
    53
  • Monday, Nov 17
    Talladega at
    43
    Tennessee Wesleyan College
    72
  • Sunday, Nov 16
    Xavier at
    80
    Louisiana State University Shreveport
    69
    LSUS Classic, Shreveport, La.
  • Saturday, Nov 15
    Bryan College at
    76
    Talladega
    63
  • Saturday, Nov 15
    Our Lady of the Lake University vs
    77
    Xavier
    76
    LSUS Classic, Shreveport, La.
Women's Basketball
Jazzmin Smith has maintained above a 3.5 GPA going on four years.
Jazzmin Smith has maintained above a 3.5 GPA going on four years.
Women's Basketball - Tue, Oct. 2, 2012

Dillard University senior Jazzmin Smith has been selected to the women's GCAC Preseason All-Conference team.  Last year Smith averaged 14.7 points per game, 7.3 rebounds per game, 1.8 assists and steals a game, and earned All-American Honorable Mention honors. 

The 5'11" forward had her best numbers during her sophomore year when she averaged 16.1 points per game and 7.5 rebounds a game and shot an astonishing 61 percent from the field, which earned her All-American Honorable Mention honors as well.

This year Smith is focused and determined to have an outstanding final season at Dillard.

"Personally I feel like I'm going to have a promising season," said Smith.  "In my four years, I have grown mentally, because the mental aspect was big coming here to Dillard." 

When asked about the rest of the Lady Bleu Devils, Smith was confident in her answer.

"We have a bunch of people who are on the same page," said Smith.  "We are here for a reason, and that is to win."

Smith was then provided with a list of the others who made the women's preseason GCAC All-Conference team, and she humbly gave her thoughts.

"I feel like all of them are great athletes, as well as myself, so I am striving to be player of the year," said Smith.  "I've been working hard for three years and if I do what my coaches tell me, I feel like I have a very high chance of getting it and I won't step down from the challenge." 

Lady Bleu Devils head coach Kiki Baker Barnes agrees.  "She is going to do her job, and she plays much bigger than she is, that's why she is the best post player in the conference," said Barnes.

Sometimes being a post player has its disadvantages, where the norm for most of these tall or lanky athletes is that they have a dominant presence inside the paint, however, if asked to step back and hit a deep jump shot, they cannot do it on a consistent basis.  Smith is obviously unique in her very own way due to her improved range throughout her collegiate career at Dillard.

"She has really improved her outside shot which makes her a threat," said Barnes.  "Off the court she is a leader, people respect her, she is smart and she is very mature.  She has wisdom beyond her years."  

Smith is a current Academic All-American as well, as she has maintained above a 3.5 GPA in college.