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Alanna Smith

School

Stanford University

Position
Forward
Major
Psychology

Classroom

Alanna Smith is a psychology major with a 3.49 cumulative GPA, and she has twice earned Pac-12 all-academic recognition.

Character

Intensely interested in early childhood development, Smith spent a quarter last year at the Bing Nursery School on campus as part of her PSYCH 147 class. A supervised experience with young children, Smith was active in the seminar on developmental issues in the teaching and learning environment at Bing, which is a program within the School of Humanities and Sciences at Stanford with a mission to promote understanding of child development and improve the lives of young children.

Community

Smith is involved in charitable causes throughout the community. She visits Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital, playing games, interacting and spending time with patients at one of the country’s foremost pediatric care facilities. She also has given her time at St. Anthony’s Padua Dining Room, which provides hot, nutritious meals 52 weeks a year, charges no fees and turns no one away. Smith has also volunteered at Children’s Champions, an annual family-friendly event benefitting at-risk children in the Bay Area featuring drills, clinics, obstacle courses, relay races, games and arts and crafts.

Competition

A 2017-18 All-Pac-12 pick, Smith is Stanford’s leading returner in scoring (13.5), rebounds (7.0) and blocks (1.77). Eighth in the conference last season with seven double-doubles, she had the nation’s first 30-point, 15-rebound double-double against an AP top-10 team in four seasons when she earned 33 points and 16 rebounds against No. 9 Ohio State on Nov. 25, 2017. Smith averaged a team-high of 18.7 points in the 2018 NCAA Tournament and was named to the 2017 Pac-12 All-Tournament Team after averaging 10.3 points in Stanford’s run to its 12th conference tournament title. In September, she won a silver medal with Australia at the 2018 FIBA World Cup after averaging 6.3 points and 2.3 rebounds in six games—one of only a handful of collegians at the tournament in Tenerife, Spain. She scored a team-high 10 points in the final against the United States to cap off the event, which was her fifth international tournament for her country.