2013 All-Big 12 Second Team 2013 Big 12 All-Defensive Team 2012 Big 12 All-Defensive Team 2012 All-Big 12 Honorable Mention 2011 Big 12 All-Defensive Team
Senior Year (2012-13) Notes: Finished career with 959 career points ... Started all 133 games at Texas Tech ... finished 4th all-time at Texas Tech in career assists (514) ... finished tied for 3rd all-time in career steals at Texas Tech (303) ... scored career-high 22 points at New Mexico ... scored in double figures eight times ... had season-high 10 assists vs Oklahoma ... 28 games with three turnovers or less ... 1.92 career assist-to-turnover ratio (515 to 270) ... second in Big 12 Conference with 2.7 assist-to-turnover ratio.
Season Highlights: Started all 32 games ... scored career-high 22 points at New Mexico ... scored 14 points and had four assists vs Lipscomb ... scored 12 points and had three assists at Oklahoma State ... scored nine points, six assists and had four steals at Texas ... scored 17 points, seven assists and three steals at West Virginia ... scored 12 points and six rebounds at Iowa State ... scored 13 points vs West Virginia ... scored 11 points at Kansas ... scored 12 points at Kansas State ... scored six points, six rebounds and five assists in NCAA Tournament First Round vs South Florida.
Junior Year (2011-12) Notes: 2012 Big 12 All-Defensive Team for second consecutive season ... 2012 All-Big 12 Honorable Mention ... No. 5 among all NCAA Division I players and No. 1 in Big 12 Conference with 2.4 assist-turnover ratio ... No. 39 among all NCAA Division I players and No. 2 in Big 12 Conference with 2.71 steals per game ... No. 78 among all NCAA Division I players and No. 7 in Big 12 Conference with 4.3 assists per game ... tied career-high mark of 15 points in a game, three times ... set a career-high with 11 assists vs UT-Arlington ... has started all 101 games at Texas Tech.
Season Highlights: Started all 35 games ... Had 11 points, seven steals and three assists vs New Mexico ... Recorded nine points, eight assists and six rebounds at Houston ... Tied career-high 15 points with seven assists and eight rebounds vs Penn State ... Had seven points, career-high 11 assists and four steals vs UT-Arlington ... Scored 10 points and four assists vs CSU Bakersfield ... Scored 10 points and six assists vs Baylor ... Had 13 points and five rebounds at Iowa State ... Tied career-high 15 points and had eight assists and five steals vs Texas ... Had 13 points, seven rebounds and four steals at Baylor ... Scored 12 points at Kansas ... Had 15 points, six steals and six rebounds at Kansas State ... Scored 12 points and five assists in Big 12 Championship First Round vs Texas ... Had 13 points and seven assists in WNIT First Round vs Eastern Illinois.
Sophomore Year (2010-11)
Started all 33 games ... named to the Big 12 All-Defensive Team ... scored four points, grabbed three rebounds and had five assists and a season-high five steals at New Mexico ... had three points, three rebounds, three assists and two steals vs. Samford ... scored 10 points, grabbed two rebounds and added four steals and two assists vs. Idaho State ... had seven points, five rebounds, four steals and an assist vs. Mississippi Valley State ... tallied four assists and four steals vs. Charleston Southern ... had season-high seven rebounds, seven assists and three steals vs. Sam Houston State ... dished out seven assists vs. UTSA ... had nine points, one three-pointer, three assists and tied career-high six steals at Penn State ... had seven points, three rebounds, five assists and three steals vs. Northwestern State ... scored 11 points vs. California ... had nine points, four rebounds, five assists and two steals at Western Kentucky ... had six points, four rebounds, four assists and two steals vs. Houston Baptist ... had 10 points and five rebounds at Kansas ... had 10 points, three assists and four steals vs. Missouri ... had eight points, four rebounds and tied career-high two three-pointers vs. Texas ... had six rebounds and five assists vs. Texas A&M ... tied career highs of eight assists and two three-pointers vs. Iowa State ... scored 11 points and tied season-high seven rebounds vs. Baylor ... had 10 points, five assists and tied career-high six steals at Texas A&M ... had nine points, six rebounds, seven assists and three steals vs. Oklahoma State ... tied season-high 11 points, added four assists, four steals and a season-high one block at Texas ... scored 13 points vs. Oklahoma ... scored a career-high 15 points and added five assists, four rebounds and four steals vs. Oklahoma State in the first round of the Big 12 Championship ... tied career-high 15 points vs. Oklahoma in quarterfinals of Big 12 Championship.
Freshman Year (2009-10)
Started all 33 games ... named to the Basketball Travelers Tip-Off Tourney all-tournament team ... had six points, three steals and four assists vs. Sam Houston State ... had four rebounds and one block vs. Tennessee ... dished out a career-high eight assists, scored six points, grabbed four rebounds and hit a career-high two three-pointers vs. Arkansas-Pine Bluff ... grabbed five rebounds and added five assists and three steals vs. San Francisco ... had eight points and five rebounds, tied career-high two three-pointers and tallied six assists vs. Texas-Arlington ... had six points, four rebounds six assists and a career-high six steals ... scored 10 points vs. Texas State ... had six points, three rebounds and two assists vs. New Mexico ... had six points, four rebounds, four assists and three steals vs. Lamar ... had six points, four rebounds, three assists and tied career-high two three-pointers at UCLA ... grabbed seven rebounds vs. Mercer ... scored 11 points, had five assists and one block vs. North Dakota ... had eight points and four rebounds at Tulane ... had seven assists and a career-high two blocks vs. Savannah State ... had seven points, four assists, three steals and three rebounds at Oklahoma ... had a career-high 10 rebounds vs. Colorado ... collected seven assists and four steals vs. Texas ... had six points, four rebounds, four assists and two steals at Texas A&M ... scored 11 points and grabbed six rebounds vs. Oklahoma ... had eight points, four assists and tied career-high six steals at Iowa State ... had nine points, four rebounds, three assists and four steals vs. Texas A&M ... had six points, six rebounds and tied career-high eight assists at Oklahoma State ... collected five assists at Baylor ... had five assists and five rebounds vs. Kansas ... grabbed eight rebounds at Kansas State ... had six points, four rebounds, three steals and tied career-high eight assists vs. Oklahoma State ... scored a career-high 13 points vs. Baylor ... grabbed six rebounds at Missouri ... had eight points and five rebounds vs. Kansas State in first round of Big 12 Championship ... had six assists and five rebounds vs. Houston in first round of WNIT ... had seven assists and five steals at Wyoming in second round of WNIT.
2009 graduate of Class 5A The Woodlands College Park High School ... As a freshman: Named district Defensive Player of the Year and first team all-district ... named the MVP of the Taco Bell Tournament ... team finished 20-12 ... As a sophomore: Selected District Defensive Player of the Year and first team all-district for the second year in a row... named to the all-region team ... helped lead her team to an undefeated district championship and advanced to the area playoff round ... As a junior: Was named to the TABC and TGCA all-state teams ... selected as the county MVP and district MVP as well as first team all-district ... recorded a career-high 29 points, 13 assists and nine steals against Cy-Fair ... named to the Academic All-District team ... As a senior: Was selected as district MVP and first team all-district ... honored as a McDonald All-American nominee ... named to the TABC and TGCA all-state teams ... selected to the All-Greater Houston Area first team ... helped her team to a regional final appearance before finishing the season 35-3 and undefeated district champions ... was named to the Academic All-District team ... averaged 12.7 points, 8.2 steals and 6.8 assists ... tallied 1,131 total steals in her high school career as she led the city in steals and assists all four years ... high school coach was Kip Anderson.
Monique Renee Smalls ... born July 29, 1991, in El Paso, Texas ... daughter of Wardell Smalls, Jr. and Shelley Prothro ... father is a member of the United States Army ... mother graduated from University of Texas-El Paso and is a teacher ... has one brother, Myca ... while in high school, was active in the Key Club and was a Camp Cavalier counselor for incoming freshmen ... enjoys listening to music and hanging out with friends ... majoring in architecture.