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02/25/2016

Inside The Game: #2/3 Notre Dame 71, Clemson 52

01/24/2016

Inside The Game: #3 Notre Dame 80, #NR/RV Virginia Tech 41

12/08/2015

#3 Irish Welcome #18/17 DePaul To Town Wednesday

Notre Dame set to face Blue Demons in 42nd edition of Midwest derby.

11/27/2015

#3 Irish Duel With UCLA Saturday In Bahamas

Notre Dame seeking sixth regular season tournament title since 2009-10.

11/27/2015

Inside The Game: #3 Notre Dame 94, Denver 52

02/25/2016

#2 Irish Coast by Clemson, 71-52

Fighting Irish 71, Tigers 52

12/28/2015

Notre Dame vs. Oregon State, 62-61

NCAA Basketball: No. 3 Notre Dame squares off against No. 11 Oregon State.

10/12/2015

2015-16 Women's Basketball Media Day

The Notre Dame women's basketball team held its 2015-16 Media Day on Oct. 12, 2015, at Purcell Pavilion.

04/04/2015

NCAA Final Four Practice and Media Session

Notre Dame players and coaches prepare for the Final Four

04/03/2015

A Season in Photos: 2014-15 Notre Dame Women's Basketball

A look at the 2014-15 women's basketball season

OVERVIEW:

  • Athletic, lanky post player who has made significant development to her game under watchful eye of longtime Fighting Irish associate head coach/post guru Carol Owens
  • Not only brings height but length to Notre Dame front line, making her an important contributor on defense through rebounding, steals and shot blocking 
  • Solid finisher at the rim 
  • Has good fundamental skill set to build from 
  • Provides depth for Irish post corps

SENIOR SEASON (2016-17):

  • Played in 11 games for the Irish, starting one
  • Tied her career high with six points against Central Michigan in the team’s season-opener
  • Was sidelined for six straight games due to a minor injury from 12/29/16-1/16/17
  • Set a career high in minutes (16), rebounds (6) and steals (2) on Senior Night, when she made the first start of her career against Boston College
  • Added to her career games with 5-plus rebounds (2) by grabbing six against Boston College

JUNIOR SEASON (2015-16):

  • Played in career-high 23 games, averaging career bests of 1.1 points and 0.9 rebounds per game on a perfect 9-of-9 shooting
  • Posted career highs of six points (2-2 FG) and four rebounds (tied) in seven minutes at Valparaiso
  • Tied career high with six points (2-2 FG) and set new career best with team-high five rebounds in personal-best 15 minutes played during Junkanoo Jam opener vs. Denver
  • Scored two points in four minutes at Saint Joseph’s
  • Collected two points and two rebounds in four minutes of victory over North Carolina
  • Tallied four points (1-1 FG, 2-2 FT) in closing moments of victory over Virginia Tech 
  • Had two points, a rebound and a steal (her first of season) in win over North Carolina State 
  • Scored two points in five minutes of victory over No. 19/17 Miami
  • Pulled down three rebounds and added blocked shot in late in win at Wake Forest
  • Registered career-high (and game-best) two blocks, along with a point and a rebound in victory over Clemson 
  • Logged one point and two rebounds in NCAA Championship first-round win over North Carolina A&T

SOPHOMORE SEASON (2014-15):

  • Appeared in 17 games, averaging 0.9 points and 0.5 rebounds per game
  • Tied (then) career high with four points (2-3 FT) against Holy Cross
  • Suffered calf injury on Dec. 10 during morning shoot around prior to DePaul game (missed four weeks)
  • Returned to action in closing four minutes against Boston College
  • Posted first statistics since coming back from injury in win at Clemson, logging one point, two rebounds and an assist in five minutes
  • Collected one point and one block in closing minutes of win over Wake Forest
  • Scored two points and added a block, a rebound and first career steal at Boston College
  • Registered a blocked shot late in NCAA first-round win over Montana

FRESHMAN SEASON (2013-14):

  • Played in 16 games, averaging 0.5 points and 0.8 rebounds per game
  • Saw first action of career against Valparaiso, scoring two points and grabbing three rebounds
  • Had two points and two rebounds in late-game action against Duquesne
  • Grabbed season-high four rebounds in just two minutes against Miami
  • Tallied third block of career at Boston College
  • Made the most of her postseason debut against No. 14/17 North Carolina State in ACC semifinals with season-high four points (2-2 FG) and one rebound in four minutes

2013 EUROPEAN TOUR:

  • Appeared in two games
  • Had two rebounds in tour-opening win over Barking Abbey
  • Recorded a blocked shot in first of two wins over French All-Star Team

HIGH SCHOOL:

  • Graduated from Wheaton Warrenville South High School in Wheaton, Illinois, which she attended as a senior
  • Spent first three prep seasons at Montini Catholic High School in Lombard, Illinois, where she was a teammate of former Notre Dame guard Whitney Holloway in 2009-10 and 2010-11
  • Helped Broncs to 102-8 (.927) record and three consecutive Illinois Class 3A state titles from 2010-12 (first three in school history)
  • Became sixth Illinois girls' basketball team in history (across all classes) to win three state championships, and only the second to do so consecutively
  • In final two years at Montini Catholic, averaged 5.7 points, 3.2 rebounds and 2.5 blocks per game in limited action 
  • Played AAU ball with Illinois Lady Lightning and head coach Michael Seberger

PREP AWARDS/HONORS:

  • Ranked No. 73 in Class of 2013 by Blue Star Basketball
  • Ranked No. 85 by Collegiate Girls Basketball Report 
  • Ranked No. 97 by All-Star Girls Report
  • Ranked as 10th-best center in Class of 2013 by ESPN Hoopgurlz

PERSONAL DATA:

  • Daughter of Annette Thompson and Mario Crawford
  • Currently enrolled in Mendoza College of Business as a management-consulting major

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Diamond Thompson
Diamond  Thompson

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Wheaton, Ill.

High School:
Wheaton Warrenville South

Height:
6-5

Position:
Center

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