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Dec. 16, 1997

Ivey Named Big East Player of the Week

NOTRE DAME, Ind. -- Sophomore guard Niele Ivey (St. Louis, Mo.), who averaged 13.7 points , 5.0 rebounds, 5.0 assists and 4.3 steals in leading Notre Dame to a 2-1 record last week, has been named the BIG EAST Conference Player of the Week. Ivey earns the honors for the first time in her career and is the first Irish player to be honored by the Conference this season.

In three games, Ivey shot 48 percent from the field (13-27), including 66.7 percent from three-point range (eight-of-12). In a 88-79 loss at 17th-ranked Wisconsin, Ivey finished with a career-high 16 points and seven rebounds. She recorded double figures for the third straight game in Notre Dame's 77-71 victory over Purdue, she recorded her second straight 16-point outing on five-nine-shooting from the field, which included four three-pointers.

Ivey closed out the week with nine points, six rebounds, eight assists and seven steals in a 73-50 victory over South Florida in making her first-ever career start.

Notre Dame has a 5-4 record this season. Ivey is the team's fifth-leading scorer averaging 7.9 ppg. and 2.9 rpg. She leads the team with 25 steals (2.78 per game) and is second in assists (3.0 per game).

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