Smith named Naismith finalist

LSU Aiysha Smith, a post player for the fourth-ranked Lady Tigers basketball team, was named one of 20 finalists for the 2002-03 Naismith Female Collegiate Player of the Year by the Atlanta Tipoff Club.

Smith is averaging 12.5 points and 5.7 rebounds per game, including 17.3
points and 7.0 rebounds against Top 25 opponents.

The senior from Detroit, Mich., is the second leading scorer and rebounder
on the team and has 24 blocks this season. She currently ranks 17th in the
Southeastern Conference in scoring and was named the SEC Player of the Week
for her 30-point performance against No. 20 Santa Barbara.

The Player of the Year will be selected in Atlanta on April 11, 2003 at a

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