Notre Dame to hold ninth annual Teddy Bear Toss at halftime of Sunday matinee (2 p.m. ET; live on WatchND).
Energetic veteran guard who has blossomed into integral part of Notre Dame lineup during her career ... has been starter for better part of the past two seasons ... known more for her strong defensive abilities and often draws assignment of opponent's primary backcourt threat ... quickness has made her not only a threat on defense, but in transition as well ... after slow start to career, has developed a reliable offensive game that includes long-range arsenal as well as slashing drives through the lane ... even-keeled demeanor makes her a solid on-court leader for the Irish in 2006-07.
JUNIOR SEASON (2005-06)
Played in all 30 games (22 starts), averaging 4.5 points and 2.3 rebounds per game ... had six points (4-4 FT) in season opener vs. Michigan ... added six points in victory at Western Michigan ... was key factor in win at Indiana, replacing injured Tulyah Gaines early in first half and going on to score 14 points (6-11 FG, 2-5 3FG); 10 of her markers came in first half ... made first start of the season vs. No. 24/21 USC, collecting career-high eight rebounds and matching personal standard with three steals ... had seven points at Wisconsin, including three-pointer that put Irish ahead to stay with 6:03 left, and had critical offensive rebound of missed FT with 21 seconds remaining to settle matters ... enjoyed successful homecoming at Duel in the Desert in Las Vegas -- scored 12 points in opening-day win over Arkansas State; came back with 11 points, including two early three-pointers, in Gray Division title victory vs. No. 22/21 Utah ... scored five points and grabbed two rebounds at Louisville ... returned to double figures with 10 points (4-9 FG, 2-3 3FG) vs. No. 10 DePaul; also hit three-pointer to ignite 20-1 second-half run ... tallied two points, four assists and two steals at Georgetown; second theft came with 14.9 seconds left and Irish leading by two ...back in the lineup at No. 10/9 Rutgers, finishing with eight points (3-4 FG, 2-3 3FG); second trey with 16:07 left in game capped 23-8 run that pulled Irish within four ... turned in solid shooting day vs. Providence with 10 points (3-5 FG, 2-3 3FG, 2-2 FT) ...snared six rebounds (second-highest total of season) at No. 17/15 DePaul ... got back into double digits with 12 points (5-7 FG, 2-2 3FG) against No. 8/6 Connecticut.
SOPHOMORE SEASON (2004-05)
Started all 33 games, averaging 5.5 points and 3.3 rebounds per game ... came up with four points, six rebounds and career-high three steals in victory over Illinois State ... piled up 12 points and career-high tying seven rebounds vs. Nebraska ... had six points vs. No. 6 Duke ... six rebounds and three assists vs. No. 10/9 Ohio State (third six-rebound game in four Preseason WNIT outings) ... canned first career three-point field goal in win over Colorado State ... buried clutch jumper with shot clock winding down in final minute to help seal win at USC ... collected six points and three rebounds in victory at Valparaiso ... distributed four assists in career-best 35 minutes against No. 15 Michigan State ... rolled up 12 points (all in second half) in win at Dayton ... scored 11 points (5-6 FG) and grabbed five rebounds in 31 minutes vs. Washington ... erupted for career-high 17 points (6-12 FG) and tied personal best with seven rebounds vs. Syracuse ... dished out career-best five assists and knocked down second career three-pointer against No. 20 Purdue ... put up eight points and three assists vs. St. John's ... contributed eight points (including 2 FT in final second) and five rebounds in win at No. 9/10 Connecticut ... added eight points (4-5 FG) at Providence ... nailed two important free throws with 23 seconds remaining in win at No. 25/22 Boston College ... notched six points and five rebounds in regular-season finale at Seton Hall ... returned to double figures with 11 points (3-4 FG, 5-6 FT) and six rebounds in BIG EAST quarterfinal victory vs. West Virginia ... registered 10 points (4-8 FG) and had key steal and breakaway layup with 2:24 left to help clinch NCAA first-round victory over UC Santa Barbara.
FRESHMAN SEASON (2003-04)
Appeared in 29 games for the Irish, averaging 2.2 points and 1.6 rebounds in 11.4 minutes per game ... saw four minutes vs. Auburn and grabbed two rebounds ... dented scoreboard for first time with four points in five minutes at Michigan State ... played eight minutes at Tennessee, pulling down two rebounds ... connected on three of four free throws in seven minutes vs. Wisconsin ... turned in strong all-around effort with nine points (4-8 FG) and five rebounds in 25 minutes vs. Dayton ... carded five points and four rebounds against USC ... notched four points and five rebounds at Colorado State ... grabbed season-best six rebounds against Marquette ... had four points and two rebounds at Purdue ... added three points and two steals at Georgetown ... logged two points and two rebounds in 22 minutes vs. Villanova ... scored four points at Miami ... had four points on perfect shooting night (1-1 FG, 2-2 FT) in second Georgetown matchup ... logged first career blocked shot at Seton Hall ... picked up two points and two rebounds at Pittsburgh ... collected five points (2-2 FG) in second meeting with Miami ... erupted for season-high 11 points in the regular-season finale vs. Syracuse, knocking down all four of her shots from the field -- seven of her points came in a game-clinching 9-4 run early in the second half.
Averaged 16.3 points and 6.0 rebounds per game during her prep career at Bishop Gorman High School, including 17 ppg. and 6.8 rpg. as a senior ... four-time all-state selection (first team - 2001; honorable mention - 2000, 2002, 2003) ... leading scorer in southern Nevada as sophomore in 2001 (21.7 ppg., 521 points) ... 2003 Sunset League MVP ... one of three players in school history to score more than 1,600 career points ... guided team to state semifinals three times in four-year career ... also an accomplished track star, winning Nevada state championship in 400-meter run in 2002 after placing second in same event in 2001.
Born Jan. 2, 1985 in Las Vegas, Nev. ... older of two children ... daughter of Dedra Edmond and Edward Gray, Jr. ... joins junior Tulyah Gaines as first Nevada residents ever to play for Notre Dame ... cousin, Vanesha Bailey, played soccer at the University of Arizona ... mother, Dedra Edmond, is a blackjack dealer at the Aladdin Casino in Las Vegas ... spent time as volunteer coach for Nevada Special Olympics, as well as Candlelighters Children's Cancer Center ... classmate at Bishop Gorman High School with current Notre Dame senior women's tennis players Catrina and Christian Thompson ... spent summer 2006 as a marketing/promotions intern with the Elkhart Express, an expansion team in the International Basketball League (team won IBL title and led league in attendance) ... enrolled in the College of Arts and Letters with a double major in sociology and computer applications ... team representative on Notre Dame Student-Athlete Advisory Council (SAAC) and school representative on BIG EAST SAAC ... some former Notre Dame players who wore No. 32 include Jane Politiski, Comalita Haysbert and Julie Henderson.
2006: BIG EAST Academic All-Star Team.