Fighting Irish celebrate 36-3 season that included fourth NCAA championship game berth in five years and second consecutive ACC title.
Notre Dame making its fifth appearance in national championship game, fourth in five years (8:30 p.m. ET on ESPN/WatchESPN; listen on WatchND).
Notre Dame is fourth team in NCAA Division I history to make five consecutive Final Four appearances (6:30 p.m. ET on ESPN/WatchESPN; listen on WatchND).
Notre Dame making its fifth consecutive Elite Eight appearance, seventh in school history (8:30 p.m. ET on ESPN/WatchESPN; listen on WatchND).
Two traditional women's basketball powers to meet on hardwood for first time in more than 23 years (10 p.m. ET Friday on ESPN).
The Notre Dame Women's Basketball team arrives in Denver for the Final Four.
WBB: Elite 8 Highlights - Notre Dame defeats Maryland to advance to the Final Four
A look at the 2014-15 women's basketball season
NCAA Women's Basketball: Pittsburgh at Notre Dame (USATSI)
Women's basketball USATSI Gallery - 11/24/14
Fighting Irish open the 2014-15 season at home with a 105-51 win over the River Hawks.
A Season In Photos: 2013-14 Notre Dame Women's Basketball
Overview: Nicknamed "Whit" ... prototypical point guard who made up for her size with exceptional speed and athleticism ... highly-developed sense of court awareness and did an excellent job of putting teammates in a position to score ... also punished opponents if left open on the perimeter ... thrived in Notre Dame's up-tempo offense and transition game ... quickness and bulldog determination on defense made her a pest for opponents to deal with ... one of three captains on 2014-15 Fighting Irish roster who provided leadership on the court and in the locker room.
SENIOR SEASON (2014-15): Team captain … ACC Academic Honor Roll selection … played in 18 games, earning her first career start … averaged 0.8 points, 0.6 rebounds and 0.6 assists per game … played 13 minutes in season opener against UMass Lowell … totaled two points, two assists and a rebound against Holy Cross … came back with two points, two rebounds, an assist and a steal versus Harvard … scored season-high five points (including first three-pointer of year) against Quinnipiac … made two free throws and dished out two assists in win over Boston College, the 100th game of her career … injured right foot in practice Jan. 14, causing her to miss a month of action … made return to hardwood in closing moments of victory over No. 10/11 Duke … made first career start on Senior Night against Pittsburgh, posting season highs of three assists (no turnovers) and three rebounds in 14 minutes … received playing time in Notre Dame’s first three NCAA Championship games, scoring a basket late in first-round win over Montana.
JUNIOR SEASON (2013-14): Saw action in 32 games, averaging 1.1 points, 0.4 rebounds and 0.9 assists per game ... dished out three assists and grabbed two rebounds in season opener against UNC Wilmington ... tallied two assists and two steals against Duquesne ... scored first three points of season and had season-high four assists against UCLA ... produced a season-high four points and tied season high with four assists against Central Michigan ... tied season highs for points (4), assists (4) and steals (2) against South Dakota State ... scored four points and grabbed three rebounds against Boston College ... nailed a three-pointer at Pittsburgh .. hit only shot attempt and stole a pass at No. 3 Duke ... matched season high with four points and grabbed pair of rebounds against Syracuse ... had two points and a rebound in late-game action at Boston College ... collected two points against No. 14/11 North Carolina ... delivered two assists in regular season finale at No. 13/17 North Carolina State ... tallied season high-tying four points (season-high 4-4 FT), a rebound and an assist in ACC semifinal win over No. 14/17 North Carolina State ... scored two points (1-3 FG) in six minutes of NCAA first-round win over Robert Morris ... handed out two assists in NCAA national semifinal victory over No. 11/9 Maryland.
2013 EUROPEAN TOUR: Appeared in all three games (starting once) while averaging 5.0 points, 3.0 rebounds, 3.7 steals and 2.7 assists per game ... ran circles around Barking Abbey in tour-opening win with 11 points, eight steals and four assists.
SOPHOMORE SEASON (2012-13): Played in 27 games, averaging personal bests of 2.7 points, 1.2 rebounds and 1.0 assists per game ...collected two points, one rebound, one assist and one steal in home opener against Massachusetts ... had productive 17 minutes vs. Mercer with four points (2-3 FG), one rebound and one assist ... turned in a (then) career game against Utah State, tying career highs in points (6), rebounds (4), field goals (2), free throws (2) and steals (3) in a career-high 24 minutes of action ... set career highs in points (15), field goals made (6), field goals attempted (9) and steals (4) and tied career high in three-point field goals (1), free throws (2) and minutes played (24) against Alabama A&M in Las Vegas ...made most of 17 minutes against Saint Francis (Pa.) by scoring nine points (2-3 FG, career-high 5-6 FT) and adding career high-tying four assists and three steals ...scored six points and grabbed two rebounds in 14 minutes at Pittsburgh ... set new career standard with five assists against Providence, while adding six points, three rebounds and two steals ...had seven points on a perfect shooting day (3-3 FG, 1-1 3FG) at Marquette; also dished out two assists in 17 minutes ... tallied two points, two rebounds and two steals in 12 minutes at DePaul ...enjoyed another perfect shooting day at Providence (2-2 FG, 4-4 FT), finishing with eight points in 17 minutes ...scored a basket in NCAA Championship first-round win over Tennessee-Martin.
FRESHMAN SEASON (2011-12): Played in 31 games, averaging 1.0 points, 0.9 rebounds and 0.7 assists per contest ... scored first career points in Preseason WNIT quarterfinal against Indiana State, collecting five points and season-high three steals in season-best 22 minutes ... had season-high six points and grabbed pair of rebounds in Preseason WNIT semifinal win over Hartford ... logged personal bests of four rebounds and four assists with two steals in home rout of Marquette ... tallied four points, two assists and two steals against Central Florida ... registered two rebounds and two assists at Cincinnati ... scored two points and pulled down one rebound in BIG EAST Championship semifinal against No. 25 West Virginia ... made NCAA Championship debut in first-round win over Liberty, scoring two points in seven minutes.
HIGH SCHOOL: Graduated from Montini Catholic High School in Lombard, Ill., where she was coached by Jason Nichols ... four-year starter for the Broncos, helping them to a combined record of 125-14 (.899) during her tenure ... career per-game statistical averages of 11.8 points, 4.5 assists and 3.7 steals, with .640 field goal percentage and 2.82 assist/turnover ratio (631 assists/224 turnovers) while scoring 1,594 career points ... led Montini to the first two Illinois Class 3A state championships in school history in 2010 and 2011, following state third-place finish (semifinalist berth) in 2008 ... only the 12th school in Illinois girls' basketball history (across all classes) to win back-to-back titles since the tournament began in 1977 ... MCHS posted combined 69-3 (.958) record during those two championship seasons, with Holloway averaging 13.5 ppg., 4.9 apg., and 3.4 spg. in that two-year span ... team also won four consecutive Class 3A sectional titles (2008-11) and three supersectional crowns (2008, 2010, 2011), as well as four consecutive Suburban Christian Conference (SCC) championships (2008-11) during Holloway's career ... as a senior in 2010-11, led the Broncos to a sparkling 36-1 record and their second consecutive Illinois 3A title, finishing among the top 35 teams in the country according to national polls by MaxPreps and ESPN/RISE Magazine ... averaged 14.2 ppg., 4.6 apg., and 4.1 spg. with .792 free throw percentage in second championship season, including game-high 19 points in 3A title game win over Hillcrest ... team recognized on 2011 MaxPreps Tour of Champions (honor given to 10 teams nationwide, including Des Moines (Iowa) East High School, led by Notre Dame classmate Markisha Wright) ... as a junior in 2009-10, helped Montini to a 33-2 record (best in school history) and 3A state championship ... averaged 13.0 ppg., 5.0 apg., and 3.0 spg. ... had 19 points in semifinal win over Springfield, and 12 points and seven assists in championship game win over Hillcrest ... as sophomore in 2008-09, helped team to a 28-5 record while averaging 12.0 ppg., 6.5 apg., and 5.0 spg. ... as freshman in 2007-08, helped team reach state semifinals with 28-6 record, averaging 8.0 ppg., 3.0 apg., and 3.0 spg. ... sparkled on the AAU circuit, playing for Full Package/Midwest Elite and coach Ralph Gesualdo ... helped Midwest Elite to four titles during summer 2010 AAU season -- U.S. Junior Nationals (USJN) in Washington, D.C., USJN Mid-America Challenge (Champaign, Ill.), USJN Premier Invitational (Cincinnati, Ohio) and USJN Summer Final (Chicago) ... team also won Illinois under-17 AAU title and finished as runner-up at Nike Summer Showcase in Chicago.
AWARDS/HONORS: ESPN/RISE Magazine Underclass All-America Team (2010) ... three-time all-state selection (2010 and 2011 - first team; 2009 - second team) ... finished sixth in 2011 Illinois Miss Basketball voting ... Daily Herald DuPage County All-Area Team Captain (2011) ... two-time My Suburban Life all-area Most Valuable Player (2010, 2011) ... four-time all-area pick by numerous Chicago-area media outlets (2008-11) ... two-time Suburban Christian Conference Player of the Year (2010, 2011) ... four-time first-team all-conference choice (2008-11) ... four-time academic all-league pick (2008-11) ... twice attended Nike Skills Academy (2009, 2010) ... named Most Outstanding Player of 2011 MidStateHoops.com All-Star Game (game-high 32 points) ... ranked 20th by Collegiate Girls Basketball Report (fourth among point guards) ... ranked 29th by Blue Star Basketball ... ranked 45th by All-Star Girls Report (15th among point guards).
PERSONAL DATA: Daughter of Carla and Chris Holloway ... has one brother, CJ ... one of 15 players from state of Illinois to suit up for Notre Dame through end of 2014-15 season ... graduated in May 2015 from Notre Dame's College of Arts and Letters with her bachelor's degree in psychology ... earned three conference academic honors, making 2014-15 ACC Academic Honor Roll after twice garnering mention on BIG EAST All-Academic Team (2011-12 and 2012-13) ... spent final two seasons as team representative on Notre Dame Student-Athlete Advisory Council (SAAC) ... earned certificate of merit for her participation in Notre Dame's Rosenthal Leadership Academy during 2013-14 academic year.
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