Tip off for Herd vs. Rams set for 6 p.m.
2007-08 All-Conference USA Defensive Team Member
Named to 2007-08 All-Conference USA Defensive Team....named C-USA Player of the Week on Dec. 17, 2007....led C-USA averaging 3.23 steals per game in the regular season....started 32-of-33 games....led team in steals (105), assists (137), free throws (95) and FT attempts (138)....was second on the Herd in points (392), scoring average (11.9 PPG), blocked shots (14) and minutes/game (30.5)....recorded three or more steals in 18 out of 33 games last season....led team in steals 23 times....notched 105 steals in 07-08, the second best single season total in the MU record book....failed to record a steal in just two out of 33 contests in 07-08....dished out 137 assists, tied for the 8th best singles season in MU history....had 19 double digit scoring efforts....averaged 4.7 rebounds per game, third best on team, top total amongst guards....grabbed three or more boards in 25 2007-08 games.....was prone to foul trouble in 07-08, fouling out of 11 games while having four fouls on 11 other occasions...had two double-doubles, 12/4/07 at North Texas (11rebounds, 14 pts) and 2/21/08 against Memphis (11 assists, 15 points)....came just two rebounds short of the program's first triple-double against Memphis....opened the season with ten points and four steals at Evansville....notched consecutive 18-point performances at Morehead State and in the home opener against Niagara....notched first career double-double and first double-digit rebounding performance at North Texas....recorded third 18-point performance in six games against Ohio U....from 12/1 game against Pitt through 12/28 game against Missouri, notched 34 steals in six contests....recorded ten assists, nine steals, six rebounds and four points in Jam The Cam game against Navy....set then-career high of 22 points in consecutive games against UT Arlington and Missouri....played career-high 40 minutes in 3OT win at UT Arlington....from 12/4 game at North Texas through 1/18 game vs Tulsa, hit double-digits in scoring in 8-of-10 games....recorded stellar all around contest against Tulsa with 12 points, six assists, five rebounds, five steals and three blocks....after averaging 3.08 assists/game in her first 13 games, Baker averaged 4.85 in her final 20, including a career high of 11 coming in the 2/21/08 game against Memphis....set current career high of 28 points in regular season finale win over Houston....that total was the most scored by an MU player all season....was 8-of-10 from the free throw line at Houson, both career highs....averaged 12.67 PPG in three C-USA Tournament games....scored 18 points to go with eight boards and six steals in opening round win over Tulane....notched 12 points and three rebounds in overtime quarterfinal win over UAB before scoring eight in loss to SMU.
Prior to Marshall:
Attended Lincoln Trail (Ill.) Community College where she was coached by Chad Kininger...named to the All-Area Team in 2005...career leader at Lincoln Trail with 346 career assists, 188 single season assists, 275 career steals and 163 single season steals...All-American Honorable Mention...Lincoln Trail's only player to notch a quadruple double...went to Bradenton Southeast High School where she played for coach John Harder.
Born on February 4, 1986...daughter of Donna Smith...has four brothers and one sister...major is psychology.