Katie Smith Nears WNBA Scoring Record

By Kyle Rowland on June 14, 2013 at 9:00a
A titan of the game.

Ohio State great Katie Smith is close to breaking another record. With one point in her next game, she will tie Lisa Leslie for second all-time in points scored in the WNBA. Her 6,263 points will trail only Tina Thompson's 7,042. 

Smith has enjoyed an illustrious career that dates to high school. She was named the Gatorade National Player of the Year as a senior and led Logan High School to the state championship game. At Ohio State, she became an instant legend when she orchestrated a trip to the national title game as a freshman. Smith left school as a two-time All-American and the program's all-time leading scorer. She is the only female athlete in school history to have her number retired. 

Her professional career includes a plethora of championships — three gold medals, three ABA titles with the Columbus Quest and two WNBA titles with the Detroit Shock. Now 39, Smith admits that this is probably her final year of basketball. But that hasn't caused her enthusiasm for the game to wane.  

“I love the whole game,” Smith said. “I can’t stay in the gym all day like I did back when I was a kid. My body won’t let me. I’m not dropping 20 points anymore, but I enjoy the competition and doing whatever it takes to win, whether it’s setting a pick, playing defense or hitting a three.”


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TMac's picture

Making Buckeye Nation proud for 21 years!

ONE Not Done!

trock's picture

She was in one of my classes at OSU. Very nice and well deserved

osubuck57's picture

Class act on and off the court!! Hope they recognize her at some point before the end of the season for all her accomplishments. Al time favorite woman Buckeye for sure!!Congratulations Katie!!


CarolinaBuck's picture

Not to be bossy, but Katie needs to go home and have some kids. Somebody has to produce the next crop of basketball players.

cplunk's picture

One hell of a ball player

Michael Citro's picture

I still want to punch that Sheryl Swoopes guy. I was so ready to celebrate a women's hoops title.

cajunbuckeye's picture

Haahahahahahahahahahahahahaha. Classic

An angry fan...rooting for an angry team...led by angry coaches

BuckeyeChief's picture

The most slept on baller of all time. Keep doing your thing Katie!

"2014 National Champions...deal with it!!!"

Colby3333's picture

Remember watching her in high school.  Great player & person.  

redfox's picture

Hope to see her on the OSU coaching staff someday. Katie is the best all time womens basketball player ever at OSU.

BuckeyeChief's picture

I think she is already.

"2014 National Champions...deal with it!!!"

OSUinFl's picture

Is she going be a dentist like  her father?

fanosu99's picture

Does anyone know where she grew up? It seems that Lancaster, Logan, and Sugar Grove all seem to claim her.

redfox's picture

I think she went to school in Logan.

fanosu99's picture

Thanks for the help.

CentralFloridaBuckeye's picture

An all time great Buckeye!!  Outstanding career and really has represented OSU with a lot of class. 
Go Bucks!