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03/18/2017

Sunday Brunch: Program Building/Irish Women's Hoops

03/17/2017

Irish Cruise Past Colonials, Advance to NCAA Second Round

Notre Dame defeats Robert Morris, 79-49, on home court, will host second round game on Sunday

03/05/2017

Irish Win Fourth Straight ACC Championship

Notre Dame becomes second school to win four consecutive regular season and ACC tournament titles

01/12/2017

Sharp Shooting Pushes Irish Past Pitt

Arike Ogunbowale scores a game-high 19 points in Notre Dame ACC win

06/13/2016

Irish Draw Central Michigan In Preseason WNIT Opener

Notre Dame plays host to Chippewas in season opener Nov. 11 at Purcell Pavilion.

12/21/2016

Instant Reaction with Brianna Turner

Junior Forward, Brianna Turner, speaks with @NDSportsBlogger, Tamara Brown, following the 79-61 win over Michigan State.

03/05/2017

Notre Dame 84, Duke 61 (ACC Championship)

The Fighting Irish captured the ACC tournament title for the fourth consecutive year.

03/04/2017

USATSI Gallery - No. 14 Louisville @ No. 3 Notre Dame

USATSI Gallery - No. 14 Louisville @ No. 3 Notre Dame

02/06/2017

Notre Dame vs. Louisville

Feb. 6, 2017

01/29/2017

No. 8 Notre Dame vs. UVA

No. 8 Notre Dame vs. UVA January 29, 2017

01/22/2017

#6 Notre Dame vs. UNC

#6 Notre Dame vs. UNC Women's Basketball January 22, 2016

CAREER HONORS
2017:
• WBCA All-American
• USBWA All-American
• AP Second Team All-American
• EspnW Second Team All-American
• Wooden Award Late Season Top-20 / National Ballot
• Naismith Trophy Semifinalist (Top 10)
• Ann Meyers Drysdale Award Midseason Watch List
• WBCA All-Region Team]
• ACC Defensive Player of the Year (Coaches)
• First Team All-ACC (Blue Ribbon & Coaches)
• ACC All-Defensive Team (Coaches)
• ACC All-Tournament Second Team
• ACC Player of the Week (12/12)
• Preseason AP All-American
• Naismith Trophy Watch List
• Wade Award Watch List
• Wooden Award Preseason Top-30
• Preseason EspnW No. 2 Player in the Nation
• Preseason All-ACC (Blue Ribbon & Coaches)

2016:
• WBCA All-American 
• USBWA All-American
• John R. Wooden Award All-American
• Sports Illustrated All-American
• Associated Press Second Team All-American
• EspnW Second Team All-American
• Honda Sport Award Finalist (Top 4)
• WBCA Wade Trophy Finalist (Top 12)
• Naismith Trophy Semifinalist (Top 10)
• John R. Wooden Award National Ballot (Top 15)
• USBWA Ann Meyers Drysdale Award Watch List 
• ACC Player of the Year (Coaches)
• ACC Defensive Player of the Year
• WBCA All-Region Team
• First Team All-ACC (Blue Ribbon & Coaches) 
• ACC All-Defensive Team
• All-ACC Tournament First Team

2015:
• Full Court Press National Freshman of the Year 
• Full Court Press Freshman First Team All-American 
• Full Court Press Third Team All-American 
• Associated Press Honorable Mention All-American
• WBCA All-America Team (honorable mention)
• WBCA All-Region Team
• ACC Freshman of the Year (Blue Ribbon & Coaches)
• First Team All-ACC (Blue Ribbon & Coaches)
• All-ACC Defensive Team (Coaches)
• All-ACC Freshman Team (Blue Ribbon & Coaches)
• NCAA Women’s Final Four All-Tournament Team
• All-ACC Tournament First Team
• Two-time USBWA National Freshman of the Week (Dec. 30; Jan. 20)
• Six-time ACC Freshman of the Week (Nov. 17; Nov. 24; Dec. 29; Jan. 5; Jan. 19; Jan. 26)
• ACC Player of the Week (Jan. 19)

CAREER HIGHS
Points: 31 (at Syracuse, 2/19/17)
Rebounds: 18 (at UNC, 1/15/15)
Field Goals: 13, 2x (last at Syracuse, 2/19/17)
Field Goals Attempted: 18 (vs UMass Lowell, 11/14/14)
Three-Point Field Goals:
Three-Pointers Attempted:
Free-Throws: 9 (at UNC, 1/15/15)
Free-Throws Attempted: 16 (at UNC, 1/15/15)
Assists: 4 (vs Wake Forest, 1/5/17)
Steals: 4, 2x (at Boston College, 1/19/17)
Blocks: 7, 4x (last vs Boston College, 2/23/17)
Minutes: 40 (vs Louisville, 3/4/17)

MISCELLANEOUS
Double-figure scoring games: 81
20-point games: 16
Double-figure rebound games: 26
Double-doubles: 21

ACC RECORD BOOK
• Her .622 career field goal percentage ranks fourth all-time in the ACC. In addition, her 263 career blocks ranks ninth all-time, while her 2.6 career blocks per game ranks sixth.
• Set ACC single-season record for field-goal percentage by a freshman (.652; previous mark was .647 by Wake Forest’s Lisa Dodd in 1987-88), and ranks eighth on overall league list for field-goal percentage in one season 
• Ranks third on conference’s freshman single-season list for double-figure rebounds (12) and total blocks (89), sixth in double-figure scoring games (28) field goals made (202) and 10th in rebounds (283)

NOTRE DAME RECORD BOOK
• Her 14.6 career scoring average ranks seventh in school history
• Ranks second in program history with her .622 field goal percentage
• Tops all-time among Notre Dame freshmen after shooting .652 in debut year - best since Ruth Riley’s record-setting .683 mark as a sophomore in 1998-99
• Her 7.4 rebounds per game is tied for seventh all-time
• Ranks second with 263 career blocks, sitting only behind Ruth Riley’s 370 mark. Meanwhile, her 2.6 career blocks per game also ranks second.
• Claims the No. 4, 5, and 6 spot on Notre Dame’s single-season blocks list (89 in 2014-15; 88 in 2015-16; 86 in 2016-17 - joins Riley as only Fighting Irish players with multiple 80-block seasons)
• Places fourth on school’s single-season blocked shot average list (3.03 bpg in 2015-16; highest since Riley’s school-record 3.14 bpg in 2000-01 - fourth Notre Dame player to average three blocks per game in one season along with Riley, Shari Matvey in 1979-80 and Amanda Barksdale in 2001-02)
• Also boasts two seasons in which she averaged 2.5 bpg, which are tied for seventh all-time
• Tied for seventh on program’s single-season rebounding list with 283 – marked the second most by a freshman, only behind Shari Matvey’s 305. 
• Freshman Records Only: Second in single-season charts for field goals made (202), rebounds (283), blocked shots (88) and blocked shot average (2.5). Third in points (496), rebounding average (7.9) and double-doubles (10). Fourth with Jacqueline Batteast and Skylar Diggins on program’s freshman single-season scoring average list (13.8)

JUNIOR SEASON (2016-17)
• Started all 35 games, averaging 28.7 minutes per game
• Had a career high 38 assists
• Was named ACC Defensive Player of the Year for the second straight season, standing ninth in league history in blocks (263)
• Was sidelined after tearing the anterior cruciate ligament in her left knee against Purdue in the NCAA Second Round
• Led the ACC in field goal percentage (.619) and ranked eighth nationally. Was first in the conference in blocks (86) and blocks/game (2.46), seventh in rebounds (247) and 11th in points per game (15.3)
• Scored in double figures 29 times and recorded seven double-doubles
• Only five games this season where she didn’t reach double-digit points
• Saw less than 20 minutes of action only four times
• Had back-to-back double-doubles in wins over Washington and UL-Lafayette totaling 26 points and 24 rebounds
• Recorded her 1,000th career point on Nov. 30 at Iowa. She became the 36th Irish player to accomplish the feat and second Irish player that season (also Lindsay Allen on Nov. 17 vs. Green Bay)
• Shot .846 from the field at Toledo on Dec. 18, resulting in 26 points
• Was named ACC Player of the Week on December 12, 2016.
• Snapped a streak of 31 consecutive games with double-figure points, including 13 straight games this season, with seven points in the team’s loss at North Carolina State on Dec. 29
• Secured 25 points, 12 rebounds and two steals vs Duke on Jan. 26
• Scored a career-high 31 points with nine rebounds in 38 minutes, leading the Irish to top Syracuse on Feb. 1
• Tied her career high of seven blocks vs Boston College on Feb. 23
• Opened up ACC tournament play by knocking down 16 points in 29 minutes in win over Virgina
• Played a career high 40 minutes against Louisville in the ACC Championship Semifinal. Notched 16 points while grabbing five rebounds
• Recorded her 100th game played in against Purdue in the 2nd Round of the NCAA Tournament

SOPHOMORE SEASON (2015-16)
• Started all 29 games played (missed six games with shoulder injury)
• Led ACC in both field-goal percentage (.593 - fifth in nation) and blocked shots (3.0 bpg - 13th in nation), while ranking 10th in rebounding (7.3 rpg) and 11th in scoring (14.6 ppg)
• Secured five double-doubles
• Scored in double figures 25 times (including four 20-point games), had six games with double-digit rebounding totals and blocked at least five shots in seven contests
• One of two players to rank in the top 13 in nation in field-goal percentage and blocked shots per game (along with UConn’s Breanna Stewart)
• In league play, led ACC in field-goal percentage (.658) and blocked shots (2.9 bpg), while ranking eighth in scoring (15.4 ppg) and 12th in rebounding (7.3 rpg) 
• Averaged 15.0 points, 7.8 rebounds and 3.3 blocks per game with a .566 field goal percentage and two double-doubles against Top 25 teams
• Logged 16.7 points, 7.7 rebounds and 2.0 blocks with .575 field-goal percentage and two double-doubles in NCAA Championship 
• Second on team with six “5-5-5” games (posting at least “5” in three of five major statistical categories)
• Scored game-high 21 points (9-for-14 FG) and added four rebounds and a game-high three blocks in season-opening win over Bucknell 
• Shone defensively against Toledo with game highs of seven rebounds and five blocks on Nov. 18
• Collected team-high 20 points (8-for-12 FG) and game-high nine rebounds, along with two blocks in road win at South Dakota State on Nov. 21
• Recorded her 100th career block 51 seconds into game against Valparaiso on Nov. 23
• After returning from injury, posted back-to-back 20-point games in ACC wins over Georgia Tech on Dec. 30 and at Pittsburgh on Jan. 3
• Led the way for Irish in Big Monday victory over No. 18/15 Tennessee with 14 points (7-for-10 FG), nine rebounds, five blocks and three assists 
• Turned in first double-double of season with 12 points and 13 rebounds, along with four blocks, in Big Monday win at Duke on Feb. 1
• Picked up second double-double of year in victory at Wake Forest on Feb. 18 with 19 points (including 12 in first quarter) and 11 rebounds
• Piled up third double-double of season in ACC Tournament championship game victory over No. 17 Syracuse with 18 points, game-high 11 rebounds and four blocks
• Earned first-team All-ACC Tournament honors after averaging team-high 15.0 points, 9.0 rebounds and 3.3 blocks per game during three-game run to the title
• Made the most of her 15 minutes in NCAA Championship first-round win over North Carolina A&T with game-high 16 points (7-for-8 FG) -- field-goal percentage was third-best by Notre Dame player in NCAA postseason
• Notched fourth double-double of season in NCAA second-round victory over Indiana with 18 points, game-high 10 rebounds, three blocks and career high-tying three assists
• Picked up fifth double-double of year (third in final four games) in NCAA Sweet 16 contest against No. 13/16 Stanford with 16 points, team-high 10 rebounds and three blocks

FRESHMAN SEASON (2014-15)
• Started in 35 of 36 games played, averaging 25.6 minutes
• Averaged 13.8 points, 7.9 rebounds, 2.5 blocks and 1.1 steals per game with 10 double-doubles, leading team in all categories except scoring and steals 
• Led nation and ACC in field-goal percentage (.652), becoming the third freshman in NCAA history to lead nation in field-goal percentage (first since Tennessee Tech’s Diane Seng in 1996-97) 
• Third Notre Dame player to earn any kind of NCAA individual statistical championship (Alicia Ratay - NCAA sophomore-record .547 3FG% in 2000-01; Ruth Riley - .683 FG% in 1998-99)
• Ranked fifth in ACC (30th in nation) in blocks, as well as ninth in conference in rebounding and 17th in scoring
• No other ACC freshman ranked in top 20 in more than three of those categories, and only one other ACC player in any class ranked in top 20 in all four categories
• During conference play, led ACC in field-goal percentage (.686), and ranked second in blocks (2.9 bpg.), seventh in rebounding (8.6 rpg.) and 16th in scoring (14.4 ppg.) 
• Ranked second among ACC freshmen and ninth among all ACC players in double-doubles
• Six 20-point games, good for third among ACC freshmen and 12th among all ACC players
• Averaged 14.5 ppg., 9.1 rpg., 3.9 bpg., with five double-doubles and .619 field-goal percentage in 12 full games against ranked opponents
• Just third Fighting Irish player with 80 blocks in a season, along with Shari Matvey and Ruth Riley
• First player in program history to earn USBWA National Freshman of the Week honors, let alone do it twice 
• Third player in program history to earn six conference freshman of the week honors (Alicia Ratay - 1999-2000; Jacqueline Batteast - 2001-02; both in BIG EAST) 
• First player in program history (and sixth in ACC history) to earn conference player and freshman of the week honors in the same week (Jan. 19) 
• Registered 22 blocks in four games from Dec. 21 - Jan. 4, which was the most by a Notre Dame player in a four-game span since Nov. 21-Dec. 2, 1998 (Ruth Riley - 22) 
• Became first player in program history to earn ACC Freshman of the Week honors after posting game highs of 29 points, nine rebounds and three blocks in season opener against UMass Lowell
• Broke school record for most points by freshman in debut game with Fighting Irish and was highest point total by Notre Dame player in season opener since Katryna Gaither had 31 against Indiana on Nov. 24, 1995
• Tabbed ACC Freshman of the Week for the second week in a row after leading the Irish to victories over No. 15/17 Michigan State, Chattanooga and Holy Cross (48 points, 19 rebounds and six blocks in the three games combined
• Recorded first double-double of career with 14 points and 16 rebounds at UCLA on Dec. 28; also added five blocks to post first “5-5-5” game of career and earn USBWA National and ACC Freshman of the Week honors
• Monster game at No. 21/22 Syracuse on Jan. 4 featured second double-double of career with 20 points, game-high 13 rebounds and career-high seven blocks; was Turner’s third consecutive “5-5-5” game and earned her ACC Freshman of the Week honors for fourth time
• Had her way at No. 12/10 North Carolina on Jan. 15, as she tallied 29 points (10-for-13 FG) and a career high seven blocks while grabbing a personal-best 18 rebounds 
• Just second NCAA Division I women’s basketball player since 1999-2000 with 29 points, 18 rebounds and seven blocks in one game; performance led to her sweeping ACC Player and Freshman of the Week honors, as well as claiming second USBWA National Freshman of the Week award
• Produced fifth double-double of season at Clemson on Jan. 24 with 15 points and 10 rebounds in only 20 minutes; earned sixth ACC Freshman of the Week award following performance, becoming 12th ACC rookie to be six-time weekly honoree (first since North Carolina’s Xylina McDaniel in 2012-13)
• Dominated paint against Virginia on Feb. 5, recording sixth double-double of season with game-high 26 points (11-for-14 FG) and team-high 13 rebounds, while adding two blocks
• Tied her career high-tying seven blocks against No. 8/7 Louisville on Feb. 23
• Secured All-ACC Tournament First Team honors with 10 points, game-high eight rebounds and two blocks in ACC championship game victory over No. 7/6 Florida State
Recorded ninth double-double of season with 12 points and team-high 10 rebounds, plus two blocks in NCAA Elite Eight win over No. 5/6 Baylor
• Chalked up 10th double-double of season with team-high 14 points (7-for-9 FG) and 10 rebounds in 37 minutes of NCAA national championship game against No. 1 UConn
• Earned spot on NCAA Final Four All-Tournament Team after averaging 15.5 points, 9.0 rebounds and 2.0 blocks with a .591 field-goal percentage in her first two games on college basketball’s biggest stage

INTERNATIONAL
• Five-time USA Basketball gold medalist 
• USA Basketball teams are a combined 37-2 with Turner on their rosters (22-0 in three age-group, non-3x3 tournaments)
• Helped USA to 5-0 record and gold medal at 2014 FIBA Americas U18 Championship in Colorado Springs, Colorado
• Served as the USA Basketball U18 team co-captain, starting all five games for the Americans and averaged 13.6 points and 5.4 rebounds with a .600 field goal percentage (27-of-45) during the tournament
• Led USA to 8-1 record and gold medal at 2013 FIBA 3x3 U18 World Championship in Indonesia
• Also in 2013, was second-youngest member (one of only three high school players on college-laden roster) of USA U19 squad that went 9-0 en route to FIBA U19 World Championship gold medal in Lithuania 
• Appeared in all nine games for Team USA, averaging 5.7 points and 5.1 rebounds per game with .500 field goal percentage
• Earned gold medal in 2012 with USA at FIBA 3x3 U18 World Championship in Spain (was youngest player on squad)
• Team went 7-1 with lone loss in overtime to China after squad only had two available players for extra period)
• Won first of four USA Basketball gold medals with 2012 USA U17 World Championship Team in Netherlands, going perfect 8-0 as a teammate of current Notre Dame teammate Lindsay Allen
• Averaged 8.5 points and 4.0 rebounds with a .569 field goal percentage that was second among all players in the 12-team tournament

HIGH SCHOOL
Graduated from Manvel High School in Manvel, Texas, after spending her freshman season at Westbury Christian School in Houston
• Combined career per-game statistical averages (both schools) of 21.0 points, 10.5 rebounds, 3.9 blocks, 3.1 steals and 3.0 assists
• Started all 153 games in prep career while helping teams to a combined 143-10 (.935) record
• As a senior, paced Manvel to 37-2 record and the Texas Class 5A state championship, defeating powerhouse Duncanville High School in the title game (behind Turner’s MVP performance with 17 points and 17 rebounds)
• Averaged 20.8 points, 11.5 rebounds, 4.2 assists, 3.9 blocks and 3.7 steals per game in her final prep season
• As a junior, led Manvel to a 33-4 record, the Texas District 22-5A championship (undefeated record) and a spot in the Class 5A regional quarterfinals;
• During her junior season she averaged 20.8 ppg., 10.4 rpg., 3.5 bpg., 3.5 spg. and 2.7 apg., while shooting 57 percent from the field
• As a sophomore, paced Manvel to a 34-3 record, Texas District 24-4A title (undefeated record) and a berth in Class 5A regional semifinals, all while averaging 20.4 ppg., 10.2 rpg., 4.7 bpg., 2.4 spg. and 2.2 apg.
• As a freshman at Westbury Christian, helped school to 39-1 record and the Texas Association of Private and Parochial Schools (TAPPS) Class 4A state championship, as well as another undefeated district championship
• Two career triple-doubles against LaMarque (23 points/13 rebounds/10 blocks) and Wheatley (15 points/11 rebounds/15 blocks), both in 2012
• Helped DFW Elite-TJack program to 2011 Nike National Championship, as well as titles at 2011 Basketball on the Bayou and 2012 Flava Jam

PREP AWARDS/HONORS
• 2014 Gatorade National High School Female Athlete of the Year 
• 2014 USA Today National High School Player of the Year
• Consensus prep All-America selection as a senior in 2014, including McDonald’s High School All-America honoree
• Finalist for Naismith Award and Morgan Wootten Award
• Second of three Notre Dame incoming freshmen (along with Diggins and a year later, current teammate Marina Mabrey) to be named Most Valuable Player of the McDonald’s High School All-America Game, winning 2014 award after collecting 10 points, 11 rebounds and three blocks, and scoring the game-winning basket in the West Team’s 80-78
• 2014 Texas Miss Basketball
Three-time MaxPreps All-America choice (second team in 2013 and 2014, honorable mention in 2012) 
• 2014 USA TodayHouston Chronicle (2012-14) 
• Three-time first-team all-region choice (2012-14)
• Three-time district MVP (22-5A in 2013 and 2014, 24-4A in 2012)
• Four-time first-team all-district honoree (2011-14; unanimous in 2012 and 2014)
• Two-time District 22-5A Defensive Player of the Year (2013 and 2014)
• Most Valuable Player of the 2014 Texas Class 5A state championship
• 2011 TAPPS Class 4A state all-tournament team 
• 2011 Nike AAU National Championship all-tournament team pick
• Ranked No. 1 in Class of 2014 by Blue Star Basketball
• Ranked No. 2 (five-star player) by espnW Hoopgurlz and Collegiate Girls Basketball Report
• Ranked No. 3 by Peach State Basketball/JumpOffPlus
• Ranked No. 4 by All-Star Girls Report & No. 5 by Prospects Nation 
• Ranked as top power forward in the nation in Class of 2014 by Blue Star Basketball and All-Star Girls Report, while others ranked her second

PERSONAL
• Daughter of Kellye and Howard Turner
• Both parents played collegiately, father at Lamar University in Beaumont, Texas, and mother at University of Houston
• Uncle, Shannon Jones, was a linebacker on the football team at the University of Southern California 
• Was competitive swimmer up to age 11 
• Volunteered regularly at Houston Food Bank 

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Brianna Turner
Brianna  Turner

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Pearland, Texas

High School:
Manvel

Height:
6-3

Position:
Forward

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