Smith’s Shooting Garners More Attention

Posted: December 30, 2012 at 2:59 a.m.

Christine Smith admitted it only feels like “a few days ago” when she was helping Shiloh Christian’s girls basketball team win a state championship. That feat actually took place in 2009.


Christine Smith


CLASS: Senior



NOTABLE: A Bentonville native who played at Shiloh Christian, where she earned all-conference honors and helped the Lady Saints win the Class 4A State Championship in 2009. ... Averaged 10.3 points through 10 games this season, helping the Lady Scots earn an 9-1 record and a No. 24 national ranking among NAIA schools. ... Hit 18 of 42 (42.5 percent) from 3-point range, which ranks her 24th among NAIA women’s players.

At A Glance

Treacher Collins Syndrome

It’s a rare genetic disorder characterized by distinctive abnormalities of the craniofacial area due to underdevelopment (hypoplasia) of certain bones of the head, including the cheekbones and nearby structures (zygomatic complex and the jaw. The specific symptoms and physical characteristics associated with Treacher Collins syndrome may vary greatly from case to case. Craniofacial abnormalities tend to involve the cheekbones, jaws, mouth, ears, and/or eyes. In addition to the various facial abnormalities, affected individuals may have malformations of the external ears and middle ear structures and eye (ocular) abnormalities including an abnormal downward slant to the opening between the upper and lower eyelids (palpebral fissures). Affected individuals may develop hearing loss and breathing (respiratory) difficulties. In some cases, affected individuals may have mild symptoms and may go undiagnosed.


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