St. John’s junior Shenneika Smith was named to the 2011 Junkanoo Jam All-Tournament Team for her near back-to-back double-double performances against Iowa and Temple at the Junkanoo Jam at the end of November.
Smith averaged 13 points per game and 15.5 rebounds per game, helping St. John’s defeat Temple after losing to Iowa. Smith was two points shy of back-to-back double-doubles with 18 points, 21 rebounds against the Hawkeyes and 10 rebounds, eight points against the Owls.
Against Temple in the consolation game, Smith also added three steals, two assists and had no turnovers. Smith had 21 rebounds against Iowa, making her only the second player in St. John’s history to reach the 20-board plateau and the first player to do so since the 70’s. Mary Doyle holds St. John’s single game rebounding record with 24 against Brooklyn on January 29, 1976.
Smith joins, Jaime Printy and Samantha Logic of Iowa and Adaora Elonu and Sidney Carter of No. 5/4 Texas A&M on the Lucaya Division All-Tourney squad. Texas A&M were the divisional champions, defeating Iowa, 74-58, in the championship game. Carter was named the division’s MVP.