2011-12: Played in all 29 games, starting 20 as a true freshman ... Made her first career start in the season opener at #19 North Carolina ... Averaged 6.4 points, 2.4 rebounds and 1.6 assists per game on the year ... Second on the team with 40 steals on the year ... Was third on the team with 45 assists ... Shot 70.4 percent from the free throw line for the season ... Scored in double figures six times for the season ... Poured in a season-high 14 points in the home loss to Charleston Southern ... Tallied 13 points in the loss at UNC Asheville and the loss at Longwood ... Scored 12 points at Davidson and 11 points in the home win over Coastal Carolina ... Dished out a season-high seven assists in the home win over Asheville ... Had five assists at home versus Charleston Southern and four assists at Presbyterian ... Recorded a season-high 35 minutes of play at Longwood ... Also had a season-high five rebounds in the loss to the Lancers ... Totaled four steals at Liberty and at UNC Asheville ... Was perfect from the free throw line in eight different contests on the year.
High School: Played and lettered at Huntington High School and St. Joseph Central Catholic High School in Huntington, West Virginia ... A 2011 McDonald's All-American nominee ... A Second-Team All-State selection her senior year and a Third-Team All-State selection as a junior ... An honorable mention All-State nominee her sophomore season ... Two-time Team Captain ... Helped to guide her team to back-to-back State Championships (Single A) in her sophomore and junior seasons ... A key member of the team that finished as State Runner-Up her freshman campaign ... A 2009 SJI All-Tournament Team selection and the Player of the Week for St. Mary's Hospital ... Averaged 16 points per game her senior season ... As a junior, she averaged 8.9 points, 4.9 assists, 4.5 rebounds and 3.7 steals per game ... Was also a member of the D-1 Greyhounds AAU Team coached by her father Kyle Sheffield, Sr. ... Also considered Cincinnati, Akron, Indiana-Purdue and West Virginia State before signing with the Runnin' Bulldogs.
Personal: LaKiah Reneé Smith was born August 9, 1993 in Huntington, West Virginia ... Daughter of Kyle and LaKisha Sheffield ... Has three younger siblings named Kyle, Jr., Kendall and Marquis ... Intends to major in Sport Management.
Favorite Bible Verse: Psalms 34:17