Center who played for the University of Illinois from 2006 to 2010, where she was a first team All-Big Ten selection in 2008 and 2009.
She was selected as Minnesota's Ms. Basketball her senior year at Kennedy High School.
As a junior at Illinois, she averaged 38.7 minutes, out of a possible 40, per game. She was a 2010 WNBA Draft pick of the Washington Mystics.
She was born to Frank Smith and Gigi Gilbert and has a brother named Frankie.
She was born in the same city as Olympic gymnast Shawn Johnson.