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Smith Named An Outstanding Graduate

Jamie Smith is UNLV's all-time career rebounder.

May 11, 2012

LAS VEGAS ( - UNLV women's basketball forward Jamie Smith will be honored as a Outstanding Graduate at Saturday's Spring Commencement Ceremonies at the Thomas & Mack Center at 2 pm.

Smith, a native of Kailua, Hawaii, is one of just six undergraduates that were selected by UNLV President Neal Smatresk as an Outstanding Graduate. She will be honored during Saturday's afternoon ceremony as she earns her bachelor's degree in criminal justice with a 3.9 cumulative grade point average.

"I definitely feel very honored to receive this recognition on Saturday, it was a big honor to be selected, especially with so few being named," said Smith. "I'm very happy also that my family will be here for the graduation. It's good to see that all the hard work I've put in at UNLV over the past four years has paid off, and I want to give thanks to all that have helped me though the years, including the women's basketball staff, the university, my professors, and of course my family."

The three-time All-Mountain West selection broke the career rebounds record for both the Lady Rebels and Mountain West conference this season. Off the court, she represented the Lady Rebel program on the conference Student-Athlete Advisory Committee, regularly visited Sunrise Children's Hospital as a Lady Rebel ambassador and guided members of her team to volunteer with Three Square.



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