• Yesterday
    Talladega at
    63
    Philander Smith
    55
    **Senior Night**
  • Yesterday
    Dillard at
    57
    Xavier
    52
    Crosstown Classic
  • Yesterday
    Cumberland University at
    70
    Tougaloo
    64
  • Yesterday
    Morris College at
    53
    Edward Waters
    83
  • Monday, Feb 1
    Tougaloo at
    73
    Philander Smith
    84
  • Monday, Feb 1
    Xavier at
    75
    SUNO
    62
  • Saturday, Jan 30
    SUNO at
    (2OT) 77
    Philander Smith
    79
  • Saturday, Jan 30
    Tougaloo at
    66
    Dillard
    81
  • Saturday, Jan 30
    Edward Waters at
    46
    Talladega
    54
  • Wednesday, Jan 27
    Talladega at
    80
    SUNO
    73
  • Monday, Jan 25
    Edward Waters at
    68
    Dillard
    59
  • Monday, Jan 25
    Talladega at
    62
    Xavier
    55
  • Monday, Jan 25
    SUNO at
    66
    Tougaloo
    58
    Athletic Booster Club Night
  • Saturday, Jan 23
    Xavier at
    62
    Philander Smith
    66
  • Saturday, Jan 23
    Talladega at
    55
    Dillard
    35
  • Saturday, Jan 23
    Edward Waters at
    45
    SUNO
    58
  • Monday, Jan 18
    Tougaloo at
    41
    Xavier
    80
  • Monday, Jan 18
    Philander Smith at
    65
    Talladega
    74
  • Saturday, Jan 16
    Philander Smith at
    47
    Edward Waters
    69
  • Saturday, Jan 16
    SUNO at
    55
    Dillard
    54
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.