Devonna Smith named to All-GLVC First Team, All-GLVC Defensive Team

Devonna Smith, senior forward on the UMSL women's basketball team

(Photo by Danny Reise)

University of Missouri–St. Louis senior forward Devonna Smith (pictured) has been named to the All-Great Lakes Valley Conference First Team, as announced earlier this month by the league office. In addition, Smith was tabbed to the conference’s All-Defensive Team for a second straight year.

Smith averaged team-bests of 13.5 points and 9.7 rebounds per game, while shooting 49.3 percent from the field. She also finished with 20 blocked shots, 35 steals and averaged 1.2 assists per game.

In GLVC-only contests, Smith led the league with 10.1 rebounds per game and was 12th with 13.6 points per game.

She pulled down 253 rebounds this season, which ranks fifth all-time on the UMSL single season charts and registered nine double-doubles. Her 42 career blocked shots ranks seventh in program history.

Smith, who is majoring in social work, is only the second women’s basketball player in program history to earn First Team All-GLVC playing honors and the first since Twanda Daniel did so during the 1999-2000 season.

UMSL posted a 15-12 record this year under first-year head coach Katie Vaughn, including a 10-8 mark in the GLVC. It was the UMSL Tritons most overall wins since the 2005-06 team finished 16-12 and also marked the first winning season since that same year. Additionally, UMSL put together its first winning GLVC record since 1999-2000 and equaled the third most GLVC wins in program history.


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