Name: Ashley Smith
Athlete of the week achievement: Smith collected 23 points and nine rebounds in a win over Bellefonte and had 24 points and 20 rebounds in a victory over Philipsburg-Osceola.
Season update: Smith is averaging 19.6 points and 10.2 rebounds per game for the 6-5 Lady Dragons.
Coach Mike Horton's quote: "Ashley has done everything we have asked her to do and more. She missed most of last season with an injury and has come back strong. She is hard to guard when she is being aggressive and she is our leader. Our young players are lucky to have the opportunity to watch and learn from her during every practice and game, and I am lucky to have the opportunity to coach her once again.''
Favorite teacher: Mrs. Cafferty and Mrs. Leidy
Favorite subject: Anatomy
Favorite movie: "The Blind Side''
Favorite food: Mashed potatoes
Favorite song: "Dark Horse'' by Katy Perry
Outside interests: Softball, volleyball
Favorite professional team: Pittsburgh Steelers
Favorite college team: Penn State
Pro athlete most admired: Kevin Durant
Best athlete I ever played with: Lindsay Smith
Best athlete I ever competed against: Hollidaysburg's Morgan Griffith
Most influential person on my athletic career: My parents
Proudest athletic achievement: 2013 Class AA third base all-state selection in softball
How I got my start in basketball: Biddy basketball at the YMCA in kindergarten
Future goal: To attend college and major in athletic training