Julie Smith
3  Julie Smith
Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Cardston, Alberta

High School:
Cardston HS

Height:
6-0

Position:
F

Experience:
4V


At Utah Valley ...

Junior (2008-09): Started all 27 games for Utah Valley, averaging 18.3 points and 6.4 rebounds in a team-high 34.1 minutes per game ...was named Division I Independent Championship MVP after recording first triple-double in school history with 19 points, 10 rebounds and 10 assists in win over NJIT on March 5 ... scoring average ranked 39th among all Division I players and was fourth highest on school history ... named to D-I All-Independent 2nd Team for second straight season ... ranked third among all independent players in points, sixth in rebounds and third in field goal percentage (.517) ... named Great West Conference Player of the Week two times (Nov. 30 & March 8) ... had four double-doubles including 30 points and 10 rebounds in win over Idaho State on Dec. 13 ... scored 30 points in loss at Hawaii on Dec. 2 ... scored 20 points or more 13 times ... hit game-winning 3-pointer with three seconds left in win over USC at Hukilau Invitational in Hawaii ... scored in double figures in all but five games ... scored career-high 31 points on 13-for-18 from the floor in win over Utah State on Jan. 3.

Sophomore (2007-08):Named to the Division I All-Independent Second Team after finishing with an average of 15.3 points per game, second on the team and fourth among all independent players ... was fourth among independents in free-throw shooting, hitting 81.7 percent (67-82) and second in three-point percentage (43.2 percent, 41-95) ... also averaged 5.4 rebounds per game in 29.1 minutes per contest ... played in all 28 games, starting 27 ... scored double figures in all but four games ... had 12 points and 13 rebounds in win over Seton Hall on November 21, 2007 ... finished with 24 points and 13 rebounds in loss at Texas-Pan American on March 6, 2008 ... had 23 points, on 10-for-15 shooting, six rebounds and a school-record seven steals in a win at Southern Utah on November 15, 2007 ... had 20 points or more seven times including a new career high of 26 in a loss vs. NJIT on March 8, 2008 ... tied a school record with five 3-pointers made in win at Air Force on Dec. 1, 2007.

Freshman (2006-07):Named to the All-Independent Newcomer team and Honorable Mention All-Independent after averaging 8.3 points per game and 3.8 rebounds per game ... three-time Independent Newcomer of the Week award winner (Feb. 6, 20 and 27) ... played in all 28 games during the season and averaged 19.5 minutes per game ... was second on the team in field goal percentage (44 percent) and led the team in three-point field goal percentage (41 percent) ... also ranked second on the Wolverines in free throw percentage (81 percnt) ... tallied double figures in scoring in 11 of UV's 28 games including six times in the final eight games ... scored 20 points and pulled down 11 rebounds Dec. 11, 2006 against Idaho State ... scored a career-high 22 points in 30 minutes aganst IPFW Feb. 3, 2007.

Before Utah Valley ...
Prepped at Cardston High School in Cardston, Alberta in Canada ... helped Cougars to 2004 & 2005 Provincial Championships ... first team All-State three straight season after averaging 27 ppg as a junior and 22.5 ppg as a senior ... played on Jr. National Canadian team ... participated with teammate Robyn Fairbanks on the Cadet Women's (Under-18) Canadian National Team at the USA Basketball Women's Youth Development Festival in Colorado Springs in 2005 ... also played softball and volleyball in high school and was a team captain in all three sports.

Personal
Born June 10, 1988 in Lethbridge, Alberta ... daughter of Rob and Sandy McMurray ... married former UVU golfer Andrew Smith on May 16, 2009 ... named to the honor roll ... participates as a volunteer at youth basketball camps in Canada ... 12th Grade Chairman in high school ... also recruited by the University of Lethbridge, Calgary, Edmonton and BYU ... maiden name is McMurray.