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.
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 shootaround 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 and was coached by Rob Kroehnke ... 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), becoming sixth Illinois girls' basketball team in history (across all classes) to win three state championships, and only the second to do so consecutively (Teutopolis won three Class A crowns from 1988-90), since tournament began in 1977 ... 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 ... the 15th player from state of Illinois to matriculate to Notre Dame, and the 14th to come from the Chicagoland area ... tallest player to play for Notre Dame since another 6-4 center, Erica Williamson (2006-10) ... currently enrolled in Notre Dame's top-ranked Mendoza College of Business as a management-consulting major ... some other Fighting Irish players who have worn No. 35 include Kelly Heath and Mary Leffers (the latter, who also played volleyball at Notre Dame, was the most recent Fighting Irish women's basketball player to sport that number in 1997-98).