Kimberly Smith

About This Inductee

Kimberly attended Wyoming Valley west High School, where she excelled in basketball and softball. In 1976-1977 basketball, she accomplished the most assists and steals. In 1977 she was named MVP and in 1978 was a member of the Division AAA championship team. They were also champs of the third annual Marywood Invitational Basketball Tournament. In 1980 she was named to the Sunday Independent Class AAA Girls All Star team, Wyoming Valley Conference AAA Championship team and the East All Star Girls team. In 1976 she participated in the Plymouth Bicentennial Olympics, placing first in junior girls soccer kick and junior girls basketball throw and second in junior girls 440 yard relay run. AT Wilkes University, she was named 1981 Basketball Offensive MVP and 1982 Basketball Defensive MVP. In 1983-1984 she was selected to the ECAC Division III South Women’s Basketball team as a forward. In 1982 and 1984 she was named Wilkes’ Female Athlete of the Year. In four years of basketball she average 15.9 points per game, 11.8 rebounds, 1309 all time points (currently 6th in all time scoring at Wilkes), 970 total rebounds. She still holds the record for blocked shots in a game at Wilkes with 8. She was the 1983-1984 single season scoring leader with 414 points. In 2003 she was inducted into the Wilkes University Hall of Fame. Over the years Kimberly has also participated as a member of the Plymouth Rotary Girls Softball League (1982 summer league champs). In 1987 she pitched for the PA Class B State Slopitch champs with the Plymouth Women’s team. In 1988 she was assistant women’s basketball and softball coach at Luzerne County Community College. Employed by Pennsylvania American Water for the past 25 years, Kimberly resides in West Nanticoke area.