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Mary Smith-Jones, Women's Basketball



Mary Smith-Jones played women’s basketball at MCCC in 1988 and 1989.  Smith-Jones was the second MCCC women’s basketball All-American in program history and the first African-American All-American in MCCC women’s basketball history. 


In her first season at MCCC, Smith-Jones tied the single-game scoring record, scoring 46 points in a game.  Smith-Jones earned All-State and All-American honors at MCCC in 1989.


After two seasons at MCCC, Smith-Jones transferred to Cheyney University, where she earned All-State and All-Conference honors both seasons and was also the top rebounder in the country. 


After her two seasons at Cheyney, Smith-Jones played professional women’s basketball in Switzerland. 


Smith-Jones has been inducted into the Athletic Hall of Fame at Allentown High School, MCCC and Cheyney University.



Mary Smith-Jones became the first African-American All-American in MCCC women's basketball history in 1989.