Notre Dame women's basketball team shows promise on opening night in 105-51 victory over UMass Lowell.
AS A FIFTH-YEAR PLAYER:
Granted fifth-year of eligibility after missing the entire 1996-97 with a torn achilles tendon ... talented backcourt player with tremendous all-around versatility as both an offensive and defensive player ... one of four returning starters from a year ago ... along with backcourt mate Niele Ivey forms one of the best backcourt tandems in all of women's basketball ... tremendous scorer with a great ability to drive to the basket ... outstanding rebounder who ranks as one of the best rebounding guards in the game ... looks to become more of a leader on the floor this season and to expand her scoring role in order to take some of the pressure off of Ruth Riley ... will be among the team's leading scorers and rebounders again this season ... tenacious defensive player both inside and on the perimeter ... one of the team's most aggressive rebounders because she positions herself well underneath the basket ... gives the Irish tremendous speed and quickness in the backcourt ... knows how to penetrate to the basket ... has diligently worked to improve her perimeter game ... plays with a great deal of confidence.
AS A SENIOR:
Third-leading scorer and second-leading rebounder as she averaged 14.4 points and 7.2 rebounds ... averaged 15.5 points and 4.0 rebounds in the NCAA tournament ... scored 19 points in second round contest versus LSU and netted 12 points and grabbed five rebounds against Saint Mary's in first round action ... scored nine points and grabbed 12 rebounds in BIG EAST tournament game vs. Villanova ... scored five points and hauled in nine rebounds in semifinal win over Rutgers ... scored eight points in championship game versus Connecticut ... missed Syracuse game on February 17 with a sprained shoulder ... returned to the lineup against West Virginia and notched her sixth double-double of the season (seventh of her career) with 12 points and game-high 13 rebounds ... was the only Notre Dame player to score in double figures in the first 13 games of the season ... first time she did not score in double figures was against Providence when she netted seven points on January 10 as she hit only three-of-17 shots from the field ... scored in double figures in 24 of the 30 games she played ... the only other two games she failed to score in double figures was against Syracuse (Jan. 26) and Seton Hall (Feb. 6) ... scored 20-plus points in five contests ... had her fifth double-double of the season against Boston College on February 3 as she scored 14 points and grabbed 11 rebounds ... was a perfect eight-for-eight from the free throw line in the contest, but hit just three-of-14 field goals ... had 15 points and 13 rebounds in win at Seton Hall ... scored a career-high 28 points (fourth 20-plus point performance of the season) in win over West Virginia ... hit 11-of-16 shots from the field in the contest ... had game-winning 10-foot jump shot with 9.8 seconds remaining to lift Notre Dame to 63-62 victory over Villanova ... tied for game-high scoring honors as she finished with 18 points ... also grabbed seven rebounds in the contest ... had 17 points in the second meeting versus Villanova ... netted 20-plus points in first three games of the season ... had back-to-back career-high 23-point outings (formerly career bests) against UCLA and Butler ... hit 10-of-18 shots from the field against UCLA ... netted 20 points and grabbed a personal best 15 rebounds against Duke ... scored 12 points and grabbed 13 rebounds versus Toledo ... dished off career-high five assists against UCLA ... scored 16 points and grabbed seven rebounds versus South Florida ... recorded double-double against Michigan State as she scored 16 points and grabbed 10 rebounds ... recorded fifth 20-point outing of the campaign after scoring 20 points in win over St. John's ... scored 11 points, grabbed eight rebounds and tied her career-high with five assists against Rutgers ... had 12 points and seven rebounds in win over Miami ... earned co-BIG EAST Player of the Week honors for the week of November 23.
AS A JUNIOR:
Started 14 of the 30 contests she played in after missing the previous '96-'97 campaign with a torn achilles tendon ... earned starts in the first 14 games of the season ... missed West Virginia and Seton Hall games for personal reasons ... fourth-leading scorer and rebounder averaging 10.2 ppg. and 4.8 rpg. ... made first-ever career start in season-opener against Butler ... scored in double figures in 11 games during the season ... had a career-high 22 points (in 22 minutes of action) against Providence for her first-ever 20-point outing in addition to grabbing seven rebounds in the contest ... shot seven of 16 from the field against the Friars ... had back-to-back career-high 19-point outings against UC Santa Barbara and UCLA ... scored in double figures for the first time ever in her career against UC Santa Barbara ... recorded first-ever career double-double when she scored 18 points and grabbed a career-high 12 rebounds in 73-50 win over South Florida ... hit seven of 12 field goals in the game ... also had 18 points in 15 minutes in loss at Miami as she connected on seven of nine field goals ... scored 17 points and grabbed a career-high nine rebounds in BIG EAST season opener at Rutgers ... hit seven of 10 field goals in scoring 17 points and playing 26 minutes coming off the bench in first round BIG EAST tournament win against St. John's ... scored nine points and hauled in nine boards in BIG EAST tournament semifinal game versus Connecticut ... grabbed seven rebounds in double overtime win against the Bruins and made a career-high four steals ... had 14 points and six rebounds in loss at Wisconsin ... grabbed eight boards in win over Miami ... dished off a career-high four assists in second meeting against St. John's in addition to scoring 13 points ... played 23 minutes and scored seven points in first round NCAA tournament game vs. Southwest Missouri State ... scored six points and tied her career best with seven steals against Texas Tech in second round of the NCAA tournament.
AS A SOPHOMORE:
Tore her achilles tendon on October 15 (first day of practice) and was unable to practice or play with team the entire season.
AS A FRESHMAN:
Played in 27 games ... scored a season-high eight points in 21 minutes of action against Valparaiso ... netted six points against Syracuse ... had a career-high six rebounds against Boston College ... dished off a season-high two assists versus the Orangewomen ... also grabbed four rebounds against Syracuse ... hauled in a career-high six rebounds in 14 minutes of action in win over Boston College ... played 20 minutes in win over Pittsburgh ... scored three points and grabbed five rebounds in win at home versus Pittsburgh ... grabbed three rebounds in both NCAA tournament games against Purdue and Texas Tech.
PREP AND PERSONAL DATA:
Led high school team to 41-7 record in conference play during her four-year career ... team won two sectional crowns and a conference title ... averaged 27.0 points, 9.0 rebounds and 5.0 assists as a senior ... earned high school All-America honors as a senior ... selected to the honorable mention All-America team by USA Today ... invited to participate in Olympic Festival tryouts ... two-time all-state honoree ... earned all-city honors three years and was a four-time all-conference selection ... team finished 22-6 in junior season and was a perfect 12-0 in league play ... captained team as a senior ... named by the Chicago Sun-Times as the second best player in the Chicago area ... first player from high school to earn a scholarship to a Division I institution ... played for the Chicago Fires AAU squad ... selected to the all-star squad at the Indiana Blue Stars Camp ... finished career averaging 23 points, nine rebounds and four assists ... best performance came during her freshman season when she scored 42 points and grabbed 17 rebounds in leading Roosevelt to the conference championship ... selected to play in two all-star games in the Chicago area ... only female to win the boys' three-point shootout as a senior ... earned 11 letters in four sports - basketball (4), volleyball (3) and track and softball (2) ... led basketball team to undefeated (8-0) league record as a senior ... National Honor Society member ... Lt. Colonel of Junior ROTC as a senior ... treasurer of Student Council ... served as sports editor of school newspaper ... named to the BIG EAST Academic All-Star team following her freshman and senior seasons ... born January 9, 1977 ... graduated from the College of Arts and Letters with a degree in psychology in May of 1999 and is currently taking graduate school classes.
Green's Career Statistics
Points 28 vs. West Virginia, 1/17/99
Rebounds 15 vs. Duke, 11/21/98
Assists 5 vs. three teams
Steals 4 vs. UCLA, 11/30/97
4 vs. Texas Tech, 3/15/98
Blocks 1, five teams
Minutes 41 vs. UCLA, 11/30/97
Field Goals 11 vs. West Virginia, 1/7/99
Field Goals Att. 18 vs. UCLA, 11/14/98
Free Throws 8 vs. four teams
Free Throws Att. 12 vs. South Florida, 12/19/98