OVERVIEW: Athletic multi-sport talent in high school who will look to make the transition to the college level ... earned a place on the Irish roster as a walk-on through preseason tryout ... solid on-ball defender with good footwork and quickness ... intelligent player who understands new concepts quickly ... will see majority of her time as a contributor in practice, helping run scout team offenses ... also provides added depth in the Notre Dame backcourt.
HIGH SCHOOL: Averaged 13.3 points and 6.1 rebounds per game as a senior at John Adams High School in South Bend ... helped Eagles to one of their best seasons of late (10-11 overall) in rugged Northern Indiana Conference (NIC) ... was a three-year letterwinner for coach Jeff Hull's squad ... two-time all-NIC selection ... also earned letters in track (four) and soccer (three) ... two-time all-conference (first team) and all-district choice as a defender in soccer ... named to Metro girls' soccer team for 2005 South Bend SportsFest all-star event (team finished second) ... four-time state finalist and two-time all-NIC pick on the track as a sprinter ... competed in the hurdles, sprint relays (4x100 and 4x400), long jump and high jump during her high school career ... outstanding student as well, graduating among top 15 in her class with a 3.7 grade-point average and academic honors ... earned academic all-state citations in soccer (twice) and basketball ... National Honor Society and honor roll selection ... served as sophomore class vice president, followed by a two-year stint as a student government representative ... played in marching and concert bands at Adams during her freshman year.
PERSONAL DATA: Born Sept. 8, 1986 in South Bend, Ind. ... third of five children ... fourth South Bend native (and first Adams High School graduate) ever to play for the Irish; the most recent South Bend product to play for Notre Dame was former Washington High School standout Jacqueline Batteast (2001-05) ... comes from a family with a rich athletic heritage -- two of her cousins are Shannon Bolden (currently a senior guard/forward at Minnesota) and Stephanie Bolden (a former standout at South Dakota State, where she helped the Jackrabbits to the NCAA Division II title in 2002-03) ... writes poetry and has had her work published by the American Poets Society (Jan. 2004) ... enrolled in First Year of Studies program at Notre Dame ... some former Irish players who wore No. 14 include Lisa Kuhns (1985-90) and Sheila Liebscher (1979-81).