Notre Dame faces former BIG EAST rival for fourth consecutive year at Final Four, and fifth overall (8:30 p.m. ET on ESPN/WatchESPN; listen on Michiana's Pulse FM or nationwide on Westwood One/NCAA Radio Network).
The Notre Dame Women's Basketball Team tops the Valparaiso Crusaders, 88-47, on Saturday, December 12
OVERVIEW: Returning tri-captain for 2009-10 ... hard-working, versatile guard who can play either of the backcourt positions for the Irish ... leader by example through uncompromising work ethic and drive to succeed ... brings scorer's mentality with ability to convert off the dribble ... also can extend defenses with perimeter shooting ability ... fearless when matching up with larger opponents and more than willing to mix it up in the paint ... one of two 1,000-point scorers on this year's roster (Lindsay Schrader), ranking 20th with 1,107 points ... ranks among top 10 at Notre Dame in five career statistical categories (steals, steals per game, free throw percentage, three-point field goals made and attempted) ... one of four players in school history with three consecutive 60-steal seasons (others are Mary Gavin (1985-88), Coquese Washington (1989-93) and Niele Ivey (1997-2001)) ... enters senior season needing 30 rebounds to join former teammate Charel Allen as only players in program history with 1,000 points, 500 rebounds, 200 assists and 200 steals in their careers.
JUNIOR SEASON (2008-09): Team tri-captain ... played in 29 games (28 starts), leading team in scoring (12.7 ppg.) and steals (2.4 spg.), ranking second in assists (2.8 apg.) and three-point percentage (.364), and third in rebounding (4.8 rpg.) ... ranks 19th in BIG EAST in scoring, fourth in steals, ninth in free throw percentage (.779) and 14th in three-point percentage ... in conference play, ranked 20th in scoring (12.9 ppg.), second in steals (2.44 spg.) and seventh in three-point percentage (.391) ... game-high 19 points in State Farm Tip-Off Classic win at No. 24/22 LSU, including 10 in 14-4 Irish run early in second half ... game-high 19 points (3-5 3FG), six rebounds and four steals vs. Evansville ... seven steals and career-high six assists at Boston College ... game-high eight rebounds vs. Georgia Southern ... tied career high with six assists vs. No. 24 Michigan State, but came out in final minute after knocking heads in pile-up ... missed next two games (Eastern Michigan and Purdue) ... returned to action in reserve role at Michigan with team-high 14 points ... back in starting lineup at Valparaiso, tallying 15 points; put Irish ahead to stay on jumper in lane with 5:18 left and rattled home three-pointer at 4:31 mark as part of game-ending 13-5 run ... season-high nine rebounds at No. 20/19 Vanderbilt ... team-high 14 points in BIG EAST opener at Seton Hall, including key foul-line jumper with 1:36 left and two free throws with 22.5 seconds left, both with ND up two ... matched career high with six assists vs. Georgetown ... team-high 15 points, six steals and six rebounds at Marquette ... team-high 11 points in career-high 39 minutes at Villanova ... 18 points vs. Rutgers ... career-high eight steals (tied for second in school/arena history) in win over Cincinnati ... team-high 19 points to spark victory over No. 25 DePaul ... 16 points and team-high eight rebounds vs. No. 10/12 Louisville; scored 1,000th career point on free throw with 37 seconds to play, pulling Irish within three points ... 16 points and eight rebounds in win at South Florida ... team-high 18 points (career-high 4-6 3FG) at No. 1 Connecticut; also converted four-point play at 11:10 mark of first half (first by ND player since Feb. 16, 2003 - Ratay at PC) ... tied career high with six assists vs. Syracuse ... scored season-high 20 points in NCAA opener vs. Minnesota.
SOPHOMORE SEASON (2007-08): Appeared in all 34 games (32 starts), averaging 12.1 points, 4.7 rebounds and team-high 2.0 steals per game ... ranked 29th in BIG EAST in scoring and sixth in both free throw percentage (.804) and steals ... during conference play, ranked ninth in BIG EAST in free throw percentage (.797) and tied for ninth in steals (1.94) ... looked strong in season opener vs. Miami (Ohio), scoring 19 points ... paced Irish with game-high 18 points against Western Kentucky ... played just 12 minutes at No. 3 Maryland due to first-half foul trouble and being shaken up during collision under basket in second half ... bounced back well at Central Michigan, posting second career double-double with 12 points and 11 rebounds in 18 minutes ... chalked up 13 points, seven rebounds and four steals in win over Boston College ... had well-balanced effort against Canisius with game highs of 18 points, seven rebounds, career-best six assists and four steals ... scored 10 points before fouling out late in regulation of OT win at Bowling Green ... erupted for (then) career-high 22 points, including 19 in the second half of program's first-ever win at Purdue; sparked 17-5 second-half run with 11 points, including trio of three-pointers (two in 32-second span, second of which put Irish ahead to stay with 12:08 left) ... collected game-high 19 points in just 22 minutes vs. Valparaiso, scoring 15 points in the first half ... scored 12 points in only 14 minutes against Saint Francis (Pa.) ... contributed 16 points, including 12 in a pair of key first-half runs, and tied career high with six steals in victory at Richmond ... led Irish with team-high 16 points against Villanova, while also adding four steals and three assists ... dropped team-high 21 points at Georgetown ... rang up career-high (and game-best) 23 points and seven rebounds against No. rv/25 DePaul ... led team in scoring for fourth consecutive game with 15 points (13 in second half) against No. 1 Connecticut ... tallied 11 points and six rebounds in win at Cincinnati ... tied career high with six assists and added nine points in win over Marquette ... came off bench in victory at DePaul, collecting 10 points and three steals ... chalked up second double-double of season (third career) with 18 points and 11 rebounds in regular-season finale St. John's ... had 11 points in BIG EAST quarterfinal vs. Pittsburgh ... recorded first postseason double-double with game-high 20 points and career-best 12 rebounds in NCAA opening-round win over SMU ... had 16 points in NCAA second-round win vs. No. 14/13 Oklahoma; scored eight points in OT, adding crucial steal and two FT with 38 ticks left and ND leading by one before two game-clinching foul shots with 1.6 seconds to play ... notched 11 points and seven rebounds in NCAA regional semifinal game against No. 3 Tennessee.
FRESHMAN SEASON (2006-07): Came off bench in 29 of 32 games ... finished second on team in scoring (10.3 ppg.; fourth among BIG EAST freshmen) and rebounding (5.4 rpg.) ... ranks seventh in BIG EAST in free throw percentage (.826) and steals (1.97 spg.) ... notched first career double-double with 19 points and game-high 10 rebounds in overtime victory over Bowling Green; scored six of team's seven points in extra period, including two game-clinching free throws with 3.8 seconds left ... scored 14 of her team-high 17 points in second half vs. Western Michigan, hitting 7-of-10 shots from the field in the game; also registered personal-best six steals ... had seven points, six rebounds and team highs of three assists and five steals at USC; first Irish player to have back-to-back five-steal games since March 30-April 1, 2001 (Niele Ivey vs. Connecticut and Purdue in NCAA Women's Final Four) ... tallied 11 points, including seven in second-half run to help team pull past Richmond ...posted 14 points and team-high seven rebounds at Michigan, including key three-pointer with 47.3 seconds left that ignited game-ending 10-2 run ... scored eight points and snared five rebounds in win over No. 10/9 Purdue ...nearly came up with second double-double of year with 11 points and team-high nine rebounds vs. IUPUI ...logged 12 points, six rebounds and career-high-tying four assists in win at Valparaiso ... notched 21 points and nine rebounds in 23 minutes vs. Prairie View A&M; also tied school and Joyce Center records by going 13-13 from free throw line (best by any freshman in country during '06-07 season) ... tallied eight points and five rebounds in BIG EAST debut at Seton Hall ... had another near double-double in OT loss at USF, finishing with 12 points and nine rebounds before fouling out late in regulation ... scored 14 points in victory over St. John's ... registered 12 points and six rebounds at No. 17/18 Marquette; acrobatic fastbreak layup in first half rated sixth on ESPN SportsCenter's "Top 10 Plays" that night ... piled up 17 points and eight rebounds in win vs. West Virginia ... had 15 points and six rebounds in win over No. 17/16 Louisville ... made first career start vs. DePaul and responded with 13 points and three steals ... reached double figures for season-best fourth consecutive game, scoring 15 points at Villanova while adding six rebounds and game-high five steals ... had near double-double at Providence with eight points and game-high nine rebounds ... notched seven points, six rebounds and four assists vs. Georgetown ... tied (then) career high with 21 points and added team-best eight rebounds in regular-season finale at DePaul ... scored nine points and grabbed game-high seven rebounds in BIG EAST Tournament loss vs. DePaul; had seven points in 9-0 Irish run that tied game late in second half ... matched career highs with team bests of 10 rebounds and four assists in NCAA Tournament debut vs. California ... had game-high three steals in NCAA second-round game against North Carolina ... participated in 2007 USA Basketball Junior National Team Trials that selected players for U19 World Championship and Pan American Games teams.
HIGH SCHOOL: Averaged 19.2 ppg., 5.4 rpg. and 3.6 apg. in prep career at Pike High School in Indianapolis ... ranked 24th in nation by Full Court Press ... ranked 55th in nation (10th among shooting guards) by All-Star Girls Report ... WBCA All-American (fifth future Notre Dame player to earn the honor since 1999) ... Street & Smith's honorable mention All-American (2006) ... third in 2006 Indiana Miss Basketball voting ... 2006 Indiana All-Star selection (teammate of fellow Notre Dame guard Melissa Lechlitner), leading team to two-game sweep of Kentucky All-Stars in annual border series; posted double-doubles in both games and averaged team highs in points (20.0 ppg.), rebounds (11.5 rpg.) and steals (4.5 spg.) while being chosen MVP and John Wooden Citizenship Award winner ... two-time all-state selection (2005, 2006) ... three-time all-county pick (2004, 2005, 2006) ... four-time all-Conference Indiana choice (2003, 2004, 2005, 2006) ... Indianapolis Star Marion County Player of the Year and Super Team Player of the Year (2006) ... Indianapolis Star All-West Player of the Year (2005) ... Hoosier Basketball Magazine Top 40 selection (2006) ... Regional Roundball Review Super Senior 25 Team (2006) ... as senior in 2005-06, ranked among the top 12 Class 4A players in state in scoring (25.1 ppg.), rebounding (9.2 rpg.) and assists (4.7 apg.), while also repeating as top scorer (all classes) in metro Indianapolis for second consecutive year (23.7 ppg. as junior) ... holds 12 school records, including marks for points in game (42), season (653) and career (1,726), as well as career scoring average ... scored 70 points in one day during senior season while playing at Marion County Tournament -- school-record 42 points in morning contest vs. Southport, followed by 28 points that night in semifinal game victory vs. 4A top-ranked North Central (Pike went on to win tourney title) ... also played for nation's top-ranked AAU program, The Family, which went 40-1 in summer of 2005 and won four of five tournaments it participated in (finished second in other) ... averaged team-bests of 13.4 points and 1.6 steals per game as The Family won the 2005 Nike Nationals ... Basketball on the Bayou AAU All-Tournament Team (2005) ... National Honor Society ... Women's Basketball Magazine National Scholar-Athlete of the Month (July/August 2005).
PERSONAL DATA: Born May 17, 1988, in Indianapolis ... third of four children ... daughter of Tia Jewell-Barlow and David Barlow ... family has rich athletic pedigree ... cousin, Ken, was standout forward on Notre Dame men's basketball team from 1982-86, serving as team captain his final two seasons while helping the Irish to two NCAA tournament berths (1985, 1986) and a runner-up finish at 1984 National Invitation Tournament (NIT) ... brother, David, was an all-conference point guard at IUPUI from 2003-07 ... great-uncle, Robert Jewell, is member of Indiana Basketball Hall of Fame and was first African-American winner of prestigious Trester Mental Attitude Award, presented at conclusion of Indiana state basketball tournament; Jewell starred on the 1951 state semifinalist squad from Crispus Attucks High School in Indianapolis and was teammate of Bailey Robertson, older brother of legendary Oscar Robertson (who attended Crispus Attucks from 1953-57) ... uncle, Ron, was fullback on Kansas State football team (1963-64) and later was selected by New York Jets in 1965 American Football League redshirt draft ... hails from same high school as former Notre Dame men's basketball great Chris Thomas (2001-05) and 2008 NBA first-round draft pick Courtney Lee of the Orlando Magic ... third Indianapolis native to play for Irish, joining Mary Beth Schueth (1981-85) and Dionne Smith (1989-93) ... enrolled in Mendoza College of Business, where she is working on a double major in management-entrepreneurship and sociology ... some former Irish players who wore No. 20 include Schueth, Karen Robinson and Sheila McMillen (all three are among the top 15 scorers in program history).
CAREER HONORS: 2009: Second Team All-BIG EAST ... BIG EAST Weekly Honor Roll (Nov. 24) ... BIG EAST All-Academic Team. 2008: Honorable Mention All-BIG EAST ... BIG EAST Weekly Honor Roll (Dec. 17, Jan. 21). 2007: BIG EAST All-Freshman Team.