Taylor Smith
Taylor  Smith

Kailua, Hawaii

High School:
Kalaheo HS




CAREER: Played in 99 games and started 24 over her four seasons ... Averaged 4.5 points and 2.5 rebounds in 14.0 minutes.

PEPPERDINE 2008-09: Averaged 7.1 points and 3.1 rebounds as a senior ... Played in all 29 games, starting 17, and averaged 19.1 minutes ... Started the first 16 games of the season ... Scored in double-figures 10 times ... Had a season-high 19 points vs. UC Santa Barbara ... Posted a double-double with 18 points and a career-high 10 rebounds at Hawaii ... Had 16 points in the WCC Tournament game vs. San Diego ... Other season highs were three assists (twice), three blocked shots (vs. Loyola Marymount), three steals (twice) and 32 minutes (at Hawaii).

PEPPERDINE 2007-08: Appeared in 19 games and started two as a junior ... Averaged 3.4 points and 2.9 rebounds in 14.4 minutes ... Scored 14 points on two occasions: at San Francisco and at Santa Clara ... Her other season highs were 32 minutes (at Portland), eight rebounds (at Santa Clara), four assists (at Portland), two blocks (at San Diego) and four steals (at Portland).

PEPPERDINE 2006-07: Played in 24 games, starting five, as a sophomore ... Averaged 3.7 points and 1.9 rebounds in 12.3 minutes ... Made 82.6% of her free throws ... Reached double-figures in scoring three times ... Had 12 points vs. Fresno State, 11 points vs. Tennessee Tech and 10 points vs. Rhode Island ... Other season highs were six rebounds (vs. UC Santa Barbara and vs. Fresno State), three assists (at UNLV and at San Diego State), two steals (several times) and 27 minutes (vs. Rhode Island and vs. Fresno State).

PEPPERDINE 2005-06: Came off the bench in 27 games as a sophomore ... Averaged 3.3 points and 2.1 rebounds in 9.8 minutes ... Made 75.7% of her free throws ... Scored 12 points twice: vs. Indiana State and at Long Beach State ... Had season highs of six rebounds (several times), three assists (at Saint Mary's), two blocks (vs. Indiana State) and 23 minutes (vs. Hofstra) ... Played eight minutes in the NCAA Tournament game vs. Oklahoma and pulled down two rebounds.

HIGH SCHOOL: Graduated from Kalaheo High School, located in Kailua, Hawaii, in 2005 ... Was tabbed the Hawaii OIA Player of the Year ... A McDonalds All-American nominee ... Named to the all-state first team as a senior and second team as a junior ... Attended the Adidas Top Ten All-American Camp ... Spent her first two years at Middletown (R.I.) High School ... Earned Street & Smith's All-American honorable mention honors in 2003 ... A 2002 Rhode Island all-division first team honoree ... Also played volleyball and soccer.

PERSONAL: Born in Myrtle Beach, S.C. ... Daughter of Wade Smith and Sabrina McLamb ... Has one sibling, Wiley ... Father was a commander in the Navy and also a professional surfer ... Has lived in Florida, California, Japan, Rhode Island, Spain and Hawaii ... An uncle, Ashley McLamb, played football at Clemson ... Majoring in intercultural communications ... Lists her most thrilling sports moment as winning the WCC championship her freshman year ... Chose Pepperdine for "its great academic reputation, the basketball program, the proximity to Los Angeles and the sunny weather."

FAVORITES: Hobbies include anything involving the beach, traveling, being active and reading ... Favorite pro basketball player is former teammate Daphanie Kennedy ... Favorite pro basketball team is the San Antonio Silver Stars ... Favorite musical artists are Missy Higgins, Sia and Adele ... Favorite movies are Forrest Gump and Braveheart ... Loves basketball because "of the competitive nature of the game and the opportunities and experiences it has afforded me."

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