2016: WBCA Coaches' All-America Team ... USBWA All-America Team ... John R. Wooden Award All-America Team ... Sports Illustrated All-America Team ... Associated Press All-America Second Team ... espnW All-America Second Team ... 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 I Team ... All-ACC First Team (Blue Ribbon Panel/Coaches) ... ACC All-Defensive Team ... All-ACC Tournament First Team.
2015: Full Court Press National Freshman of the Year ... Full Court Press Freshman All-America First Team ... Full Court Press All-America Third Team ... Associated Press Honorable Mention All-American ... WBCA Coaches' All-America Team (honorable mention) ... WBCA All-Region II Team ... ACC Freshman of the Year (Blue Ribbon Panel/Coaches) ... All-ACC First Team (Blue Ribbon Panel/Coaches) ... All-ACC Defensive Team (Coaches) ... All-ACC Freshman Team (Blue Ribbon Panel/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).
Remarkably gifted post player who has emerged as one of the top young talents in the country ... only NCAA Division I player to rank among top 10 in nation in field-goal percentage past two seasons ... led nation in field-goal percentage as a freshman in 2014-15, the third rookie ever to lead the NCAA in that category (first since 1996-97) and the third Notre Dame player to earn an individual statistical national championship (first since 2000-01) ... versatile, athletic and quicker than virtually any other post player in the nation, making her incredibly dangerous in transition game ... soft hands and superb footwork give her dynamic presence on the block ... can also stretch a defense with developing mid-range game ... handles the ball particularly well for a player of her size ... strong defensive force with sizable wingspan that makes her a formidable rebounder and shot blocker ...can also be a nightmare for opposition in traps and presses ... continues to blossom under the tutelage of the nation's top post coach, veteran Notre Dame associate head coach Carol Owens.
IN THE ACC RECORD BOOK (THROUGH 2015-16):
Ranked in top 10 on several ACC single-season lists as a rookie in 2014-15 ... 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 field goals made (202; most since Wake Forest's Tracy Connor in 1992-93), blocked shots (89; fourth time in six years ACC rookie placed in top six) and double-figure rebounding games (12; tied with two others) ... tied for sixth on ACC freshman single-season rundown for double-figure scoring games (28) and blocked shot average (2.5 bpg.).
IN THE NOTRE DAME RECORD BOOK (THROUGH 2015-16):
Ranks second in school history for career field-goal percentage (.624 - also fourth among active NCAA Division I players entering 2016-17) ... stands second in Notre Dame annals for career blocked shot average (2.72 bpg. - sixth among active NCAA Division I players entering 2016-17) ... ranks third in program history for career blocks (177) ... places eighth on school's career rebounding average list (7.6 rpg.) ... ranks second on school's single-season field-goal percentage list, and tops all-time among Notre Dame freshmen (.652; best since Ruth Riley's record-setting .683 mark as a sophomore in 1998-99) ... ranks fourth and fifth on Notre Dame single-season blocked shot chart (89 in 2014-15; 88 in 2015-16 - 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) ... tied for seventh on program's single-season rebounding list (283; fourth time in five seasons Fighting Irish player finished among top six all-time) ... places second on school's freshman single-season charts for field goals made, rebounds, blocked shots and blocked shot average (most since Matvey's record-setting 237 field goals, 305 rebounds, 94 blocks and 3.1 bpg. in 1979-80) ... stands third on Notre Dame freshman single-season rundowns for total points (496; most since current associate coach Beth (Morgan) Cunningham scored 518 points in 1993-94), rebounding average (7.9 rpg.; most since Matvey's 10.2 rpg. in 1979-80) and double-doubles (10; most since Jacqueline Batteast had 11 in 2001-02) ... tied for fourth with Batteast and Skylar Diggins on program's freshman single-season scoring average list (13.8 ppg.; most since Diggins' similar total in 2009-10).
SOPHOMORE SEASON (2015-16):
Started all 29 games she was healthy (missed six games with shoulder injury) ... led ACC in both field-goal percentage (.593 - fifth in nation) and blocked shots (career-high 3.0 bpg. - 13th in nation), while ranking 10th in rebounding (7.3 rpg.) and 11th in scoring (career-high 14.6 ppg.), along with 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 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 .566 FG% 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) and 11 in her career to date ... scored game-high 21 points (9-14 FG) and added four rebounds and game-high three blocks in season-opening win over Bucknell ... sparkled on defensive end against Toledo with game highs of seven rebounds and five blocks ... collected team-high 20 points (8-12 FG) and game-high nine rebounds, along with two blocks in road win at South Dakota State ... earned deserved rest during win at Valparaiso, playing 14 minutes while still registering 11 points (5-9 FG), seven rebounds and game-high five blocks -- recorded her 100th career block 51 seconds into game ... missed next six games after injuring right shoulder during practice Nov. 24 ... returned to action (and starting lineup) at Saint Joseph's, scoring two points in foul-plagued eight minutes ... contributed eight points, team highs of nine rebounds and four blocks, and career high-tying three steals in victory over No. 10/9 Oregon State -- her free throw with 1:51 left put Irish ahead for good ... chalked up third 20-point game of the season (first since return from injury) with game-high 20 points (6-9 FG, 8-9 FT) in ACC opener against Georgia Tech ... posted second consecutive 20-point game (fourth of year) with game-high 20 points (7-11 FG) at Pittsburgh ... recorded game highs of 19 points (7-9 FG) and nine rebounds in ACC road win at Virginia ... narrowly missed yet another double-double in victory over North Carolina with 11 points, team-high nine rebounds, game-high five blocks and career high-tying three steals ... logged eight points, season-high 13 points and game-high four blocks in win at Boston College ... led the way for Irish in Big Monday victory over No. 18/15 Tennessee with team highs of 14 points (7-10 FG), nine rebounds, five blocks and career-high three assists ... sparkled again in win over No. RV/24 Syracuse with 19 points (8-10 FG) and game-best five blocks ... piled up team highs of 18 points (7-10 FG), six rebounds, career high-tying three steals and two blocks in victory over Virginia Tech ... registered game-high 15 points, seven rebounds and game-high five blocks at Georgia Tech ... turned in first double-double of season with 12 points and season high-tying 13 rebounds, along with four blocks, in Big Monday win at Duke ... dropped in 14 points (6-8 FG) in 19 minutes of win over N.C. State ... collected 13 points and six rebounds in victory at No. 13 Louisville -- had three consecutive baskets in 1:20 span in fourth quarter to highlight game-ending 17-6 Irish run ... logged 15 points (7-10 FG), six rebounds and season-high six blocks in win over No. 19/17 Miami ... picked up second double-double of year in victory at Wake Forest with game highs of 19 points (including 12 in first quarter), 11 rebounds and three blocks ... scored game-high 15 points (7-10 FG) and grabbed six rebounds in road win at No. 12/9 Florida State ... helped set the pace in victory over Clemson with 14 points (6-7 FG) and team-high eight rebounds in 23 minutes ... solid in regular-season finale against Boston College with 15 points, eight rebounds and two blocks ... collected 10 points, seven rebounds and four blocks in ACC Tournament quarterfinal win over Duke ... nearly had double-double in ACC Tournament semifinal win over No. 21 Miami, finishing with game highs of 17 points, nine rebounds and two blocks ... 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 (7-8 FG) -- field-goal percentage was third-best by Notre Dame player in NCAA postseason game (best since 3/17/01 - Riley 6-6 FG vs. Alcorn State) ... 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 (her fifth double-double in nine career NCAA tournament games).
FRESHMAN SEASON (2014-15):
Played in 36 games, starting 35 times ... 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), 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 ... in 12 full games against ranked opponents (not counting injury-shortened four-minute stint against No. 15/10 Maryland, plus missed games against No. 3 UConn and No. 25 DePaul), averaged 14.5 ppg., 9.1 rpg., 3.9 bpg., with five double-doubles and .619 field-goal percentage ... just third Fighting Irish player with 80 blocks in a season, along with Shari Matvey and Ruth Riley (who did so three times, the last a school-record 113 in 2000-01) ... 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 ... scored 10 of her 17 points at No. 15/17 Michigan State in first 4:23 of the second half to help Irish erase one-point halftime deficit; also had game-high four blocks against the Spartans ... 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 ... collected 20 points (8-9 FG) in only 22 minutes against Quinnipiac ... suffered dislocated right shoulder in pileup for loose ball 3:45 into win over No. 15/10 Maryland, and did not return -- also missed next three games (No. 3 UConn, No. 25 DePaul, Michigan) ... returned from injury in impressive fashion against Saint Joseph's (Pa.), as she totaled a game-high 19 points on a near-perfect shooting night (7-8 FG, 5-6 FT), and added five blocks ... recorded first double-double of career with 14 points and a game- and career-high 16 rebounds at UCLA; also added five blocks to post first "5-5-5" game of career and earn USBWA National and ACC Freshman of the Week honors ... enjoyed successful ACC debut with 14 points (12 in second half), five rebounds and five blocks against Florida State, her second consecutive "5-5-5" game ... monster game at No. 21/22 Syracuse featured second double-double of career with 20 points, game-high 13 rebounds and career-high seven blocks (most blocks by Irish player since March 20, 2012, when Devereaux Peters had seven against California in NCAA Championship second-round game); was Turner's third consecutive "5-5-5" game and earned her ACC Freshman of the Week honors for fourth time ... posted third career double-double with 17 points and game-high 10 rebounds at Miami ... scored game-high 21 points (8-11 FG) to go along with six rebounds and two blocks against Boston College ... had her way at No. 12/10 North Carolina, as she tied career highs with 29 points (10-13 FG) and seven blocks while grabbing personal-best 18 rebounds (all three totals were game highs, leading to fourth double-double of the year) -- just second NCAA Division I women's basketball player since 1999-2000 with 29 points, 18 rebounds and seven blocks in one game (Oklahoma's Courtney Paris - 30 points, 20 rebounds and seven blocks vs. Missouri in Big 12 Tournament first-round game on March 11, 2008); 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 ... efficient from field against No. 5/6 Tennessee, scoring 13 points (6-8 FG) and adding game-high five blocks ... dodged foul trouble against Georgia Tech, finishing with 14 points in 17 minutes on near-perfect shooting night (6-7 FG, 2-3 FT) ... produced fifth double-double of season at Clemson 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, recording sixth double-double of season with game-high 26 points (11-14 FG) and team-high 13 rebounds, while adding two blocks ... offered key support in win over No. 10/11 Duke with 11 points (5-6 FG) and game-high four blocks ... collected 11 points (4-5 FG), nine rebounds and career high-tying seven blocks against No. 8/7 Louisville, with seven points, six rebounds and six blocks coming in second half ... again missed a double-double by one rebound, coming off bench on Senior Night against Pittsburgh to post 15 points (7-8 FG) and game highs of nine rebounds and three blocks ... recorded seventh double-double of season with 13 points (6-9 FG) and game-high 10 rebounds against Miami in ACC Tournament quarterfinals ... just missed out on a second consecutive double-double in the ACC Tournament with eight points and game-high 11 rebounds in addition to three blocks against No. 16 Duke in the semifinals ... 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 ... scored 12 points (5-8 FG) in NCAA Championship debut, a first-round win over Montana ... turned in eighth double-double of season in NCAA second-round win over DePaul with 14 points (6-9 FG), game-high 11 rebounds and game-best three blocks ... tallied 12 points (6-10 FG), seven rebounds and two blocks in NCAA Sweet 16 win over No. 14/17 Stanford ... 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 ... while dealing with foul trouble (and ultimately fouling out for first time in career), totaled 17 points (6-13 FG, 5-7 FT), eight rebounds and three blocks in NCAA Final Four win over No. 3/4 South Carolina ... chalked up 10th double-double of season with team-high 14 points (7-9 FG) and 10 rebounds in career-high 37 minutes of NCAA national championship game against No. 1 UConn -- first double-double by a Notre Dame player in Final Four game since Devereaux Peters (17 points/12 rebounds) in 2012 semifinal win over UConn, and the third double-double by a Fighting Irish player in NCAA title game (Ruth Riley in 2001 vs. Purdue; Peters in 2011 vs. Texas A&M) ... 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.
Graduated from Manvel High School in Manvel, Texas, where she was coached by Bryan Harris, 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 in 2013-14, 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) to snap Duncanville's 105-game winning streak ... 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 in 2012-13, led Manvel to a 33-4 record, the Texas District 22-5A championship (undefeated record) and a spot in the Class 5A regional quarterfinals; 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 in 2011-12, 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., while shooting at a .580 clip from the floor ... as a freshman at Westbury Christian in 2010-11, 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 while collecting 18.9 ppg., 8.1 rpg., 2.3 bpg., 2.1 spg. and 1.6 apg., while shooting 64 percent from the field ... career highs of 37 points (against Ridgepoint in 2012), 22 rebounds (vs. Kempner in 2011) and 15 blocks (vs. Wheatley in 2012) ... two career triple-doubles against LaMarque (23 points/13 rebounds/10 blocks) and Wheatley (15 points/11 rebounds/15 blocks), both in 2012 ... outstanding on the AAU circuit as member of powerhouse DFW Elite-TJack program under the guidance of head coach Darryl Horton, helping team to 2011 Nike National Championship, as well as titles at 2011 Basketball on the Bayou and 2012 Flava Jam tournaments.
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 (was youngest member of that team, barely a month after her 16th birthday), 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 ... since her first appearance with USA Basketball, has played in five foreign countries (Italy, Spain [both mainland and Canary Islands], Netherlands, Lithuania and Indonesia).
2014 Gatorade National High School Female Athlete of the Year (third Notre Dame athlete in five years to earn honor after women's basketball's Skylar Diggins in 2009 and women's soccer's Morgan Andrews in 2013) ... 2014 USA Today
National High School Player of the Year ... will be one of four national high school players of the year (according to various outlets) who will suit up for Notre Dame in 2016-17 ... consensus prep All-America selection as a senior in 2014, including McDonald's High School All-America honoree (joining Notre Dame classmate Kathryn Westbeld in earning that accolade in 2014) ... one of eight McDonald's High School All-Americans on 2016-17 Notre Dame roster ... finalist for Naismith Award and Morgan Wootten Award (also given to the national high school player of the year) ... 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 win at the United Center in Chicago ... 2014 Texas Miss Basketball ... three-time MaxPreps All-America choice (second team in 2013 and 2014, honorable mention in 2012) ... 2014 USA Today
Houston 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 ... 10 all-tournament selections during in-season events in four prep seasons ... 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
... ranked 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.
Daughter of Kellye and Howard Turner ... both parents played collegiately, father at Lamar University in Beaumont, Texas, and mother at University of Houston (under her maiden name of Kellye Jones) ... uncle, Shannon Jones, was a linebacker on the football team at the University of Southern California ... the third Texan to join the Notre Dame women's basketball program, and the first since another Houston-area product, center Amanda Barksdale suited up for the Fighting Irish from 1999-2002 and was a member of the program's 2001 NCAA national championship team ... was competitive swimmer up to age 11 ... volunteered regularly at Houston Food Bank ... currently enrolled in Notre Dame's top-ranked Mendoza College of Business but has not yet declared a major ... participating in Notre Dame's renowned Rosenthal Leadership Academy during 2015-16 academic year ... some other Fighting Irish players who have worn No. 11 include Natalie Achonwa, Jeannine Augustin and Sara Liebscher.