Women's Basketball

Janielle Dodds
Janielle Dodds


Fairfax, Va.

High School:
West Springfield




Senior (2007-08): 2007-08: Associated Press All-America honorable mention honoree, 2007-08 first-team All-Conference USA honoree, 2008 Conference USA Tournament Most Valuable Player, Conference USA All-Academic selection and two-time Conference USA Co-Player of the Week (once winning the award outright and once sharing with UTEP point guard Jareica Hughes) who started all 33 games for the Mustangs in her senior season, averaging 27.4 minutes ... SMU's all-time leader in points (1,861), rebounds (974) and free throws made (478) ... Broke all-time scoring and rebounding records at Tulane (3/1/08) ... Winner of team Rebounding Award and Most Valuable Player Award at season-ending banquet ... All-America honor kept her as the only player in program history to earn All-America honors (Freshman All-America honorable mention by WBCA in 2004-05) ... First player in program history to earn all-conference honors all four seasons ... Led Mustangs to Conference USA Tournament title, earning tournament MVP honors and ensuring SMU's NCAA bid ... Scored 20 or more points 11 times during senior season: 11/24/07 vs. Kansas (29 points), 12/21/07 vs. Hofstra (22 points), 11/23/07 vs. Western Michigan (21 points), 11/28/07 vs. Stephen F. Austin (20 points), 1/05/08 (20 points) vs. Tulsa, 1/18/08 at East Carolina, 1/31/08 vs. UTEP, 2/2/08 vs. Tulane, 2/21/08 vs. Rice, 2/2308 vs. Houston and 3/8/08 vs. Marshall, and scored in double figures a team-leading 26 times this year, including in the NCAA Tournament against Notre Dame, all three C-USA Tournament games and the last five games of the regular season ... Recorded nine of the 10 highest scoring games in 2007-08 by an SMU player ... One of just six active Conference USA players with more than 1,000 career points, finishing her career more than 400 points ahead of the No. 2 active conference scorer (UAB's Crystal McFadden) ... Ranked No. 5 in Conference USA in scoring (all games), averaging 15.0 points per game ... Tied for fifth in CUSA scoring in conference games (16.0) ... Ranks third in Conference USA and No. 20 in the nation in free throw shooting percentage (.849) ... One of two SMU starters (along with Jillian Samuels) to shoot better than .800 from the free throw line (Dodds has hit 126-of-146 / .863) ... Scored a season-high 29 points (one point shy of her career high) in SMU's win over Kansas (11/24/07), hitting a season-high 11 field goals to tie her career high set last year (3/2/07) against East Carolina ... Was perfect from the free throw line in 11 games this year: a career-best 13/13 vs. Tulane (2/2/08), 9/9 vs. Texas A&M (11/09/07), 6/6 vs. Hofstra (12/21/07), 6/6 vs. Texas A&M-Corpus Christi (11/13/07), 6/6 vs. Rice (2/21/08), 4/4 vs. Western Michigan (11/23/07), 3/3 at UTEP (2/28/08), 3/3 vs. UTSA (1/2/08), 2/2 vs. UCF 1/11/08), 2/2 vs. UTEP (3/9/08) and hit her only attempt from the line in SMU's win over Memphis (2/14/08) ... Scored a game-high 25 points (her second-highest scoring total this season) to lead Mustangs to win (2/2/08) over preseason Conference USA favorite Tulane, 24 (2/21/08) to lead SMU to sweep of season series against Rice, 22 points to lead SMU to win (12/21/07) at Hofstra, scored team-high 21 at East Carolina (1/17/08) and scored team-high 20 points in loss (1/5/08) at Tulsa ... Shot a season-best 80% (8-of-10) from the floor (11/23) en route to scoring 21 points in win over Western Michigan ... Had eight double-doubles in senior season, against Kansas (11/23), SFA (11/28), Tulsa (1/5/08), Tulsa (1/26/08), Tulane (2/2/08), UAB (2/17/08) and UTEP (3/9/08) ... Has 38 double-doubles in her career, more than double the total of any other player in Conference USA ... Hit career-high 13 free throws (on 13 attempts) in win over Tulane ... Drained 10 free throws (11/20/07) in win over TCU, one short of her then-career high (12/3/06 against UTA) ... Pulled down season-high 14 rebounds (11/28/07) against SFA, a standard she broke when she snatched 15 rebounds in SMU win (1/5/08) over Tulane ... Had season highs in steals (3) against Western Michigan (11/23/07) and Memphis (2/14/08) and steals (3) against Western Michigan (11/23/08), Houston (2/23/08) and Tulane (3/1/08) ... Matched total of three assists in a game (12/21/07) in SMU win over Hofstra.

Junior (2006-07): 2006-07 second-team All-Conference USA selection...preseason All-America honorable mention selection by Street & Smith...preseason All-Conference USA selection...started in all 30 games...recorded her 1,000th-career point at the 9:40 mark in the second half vs. UTA (12/3), including a career-high 11 free throws...scored a career-high 30 points (28 in the second half) vs. Tulsa (1/2)...shot a season-best 75.0% field goal percentage (6-of-8) twice vs. Marshall (2/11) and at UTEP (2/24)...totaled seven double-doubles this season and now has 30 in her career...scored in double figures in 29 of 30 games...grabbed a career-high 16 rebounds vs. UTEP (1/12)...eighth in the league in scoring, seventh in rebounds and in free throw percentage (64th nationally), fourth in blocked shots and fourth in defensive rebounds.

Sophomore (2005-06): All-America candidate...selected first team All-Conference-USA...one of two Mustangs to start in all 30 games this season...team's top scorer (15.5 points) and top rebounder (8.4 rebounds)...earned Conference USA Player of the Week honors (Feb. 7)...scored in double figures in all but four games...totaled 12 double-doubles...scored a career-high 27 points at Tulane (1/6)...tied her career-high with 14 boards vs. Tulane (3/3)...tops the squad in scoring average, points, field goals made and attempts, free throws made and attempts, personal fouls, turnovers, and in field goal percentage...third on the team in average minutes per game...in C-USA games, tied for fifth in the league in scoring, third in rebounds, fourth in defensive rebounds and sixth in field goal percentage...SMU's representative on the Hoops for the Cure Classic All-Tournament team...picked by the league as one of the "Players to Watch"...earned team MVP honors.

Freshman (2004-05): Has seen action in all 30 games, including 28 starts...SMU's top scorer (14.1 ppg) and rebounder (8.2 rpg)...has recorded double-figure scoring in all but five games...totals 11 double-doubles...SMU's freshman record-holder for points in a single season as well as rebounds in a single season...tied two freshman game marks with 23 field goal attempts and 10 free throws vs. Hawaii...established a freshman season record in free throws and free throw attempts...scored a career-high 24 points vs. Rice and grabbed a career-high 13 rebounds vs. Boise State...named MVP of the DU Wells Fargo Classic...fourth in the WAC in scoring and rebounds, second in free throw percentage and fifth in defensive rebounds...team leader in scoring average, rebound average, field goals made and attempts, personal fouls, and field goal percentage...named WAC Player of the Week (Dec. 20)...earned WAC Newcomer of the Year honors as well as All-WAC first-team and WAC All-Freshmen team honors...named a finalist for the 2005 Kodak/WBCA All-America team, representing Region 7....was one of three freshmen nationwide to earn 2005 Kodak/WBCA All-America honorable mention honors...earned the team's Offensive Award at the season-ending banquet.

2003-04: Recipient of a redshirt year.

High School: Four-year letterwinner at West Springfield H.S....voted Northern Region and Virginia state Player of the Year by coaches...Washington Post All-Metro first team selection...led high school team to 55-5 record, including appearance in the state championship...claimed district and region championships...collected over 1,500 career points...averaged 18 points, nine rebounds, and three assists as a senior...voted "player to watch" in 2000 at AAU national tournament...also played varsity tennis and was a highly ranked national singles player by USTA until age 14.

Personal: Pursuing her master's degree in Liberal Arts...enjoys shopping, surfing the Internet and listening to music...favorite foods are lobster and crab legs...would like to switch places for one day with Jessica Simpson...favorite color is blue...has always wanted to own a Range Rover...has one brother and three sisters...parents are Blair and Dianne Dodds.

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