Quiet, philosophical leader of the team ? a solid contributor as a shooting guard who will be asked to provide perimeter punch this season ? her career has been limited to date by various injuries ? when healthy, she is a key weapon ? has a quick release and keen eye from the three-point line ? also a superb ballhandler and passer with excellent court awareness ? ranks seventh on Notre Dame?s all-time three-point percentage list, hitting at a .369 career clip.
AS A JUNIOR: Sat out season while rehabilitating numerous leg injuries.
AS A SOPHOMORE: Appeared in 24 games (eight starts) for Notre Dame, averaging 16.6 minutes per outing ? logged 3.4 points and 1.5 rebounds per game ? made 18 three-point field goals, one of five Irish players with at least 10 treys ? tallied seven points and three assists in win over Army ? poured in season-high 11 points on 4-of-8 shooting (including three three-point field goals) against Michigan ? tossed down nine points and three more treys at Purdue ? made first career start against USC, hitting all three of her shots and finishing with seven points in a career-high 33 minutes ? grabbed career-high four rebounds vs. Marquette ? notched nine points and added season highs of four rebounds and four assists in BIG EAST opener at Miami ? missed six games with strained left Achilles? tendon ? returned to action vs. Boston College, scoring six points on two three-point field goals ? tallied five points and two assists at Rutgers.
AS A FRESHMAN: Played in 25 games as a freshman and averaged 5.2 points ? started off her career with 11 points in 19 minutes against Valparaiso ? matched that performance with 11 points at Boston College on 4-8 shooting (3-5 3PT) ? scored 13 points in 23 minutes of action vs. Miami ? played 57 minutes in first four games of season without a turnover ? missed 11 of next 12 games ? returned to action in win over Connecticut with eight points in 16 minutes ? played 18 minutes in first-round action against Alcorn State, scoring five points and chipping in three assists ? scored career-high 14 points in second-round matchup with Michigan, netting four three-point shots ? scored five points in national semifinal game against Connecticut, playing critical minutes when Niele Ivey temporarily left game with injury ? scored two points in national championship game against Purdue .. played season-high 24 minutes vs. Pittsburgh ? averaged 20 minutes per game in three BIG EAST championship games with two three-point shots per game (6-13, .462) ? third on team in three-point field goals made (30) and attempted (79).
HIGH SCHOOL CAREER: Third-team Parade All-America selection ? a two-time Street & Smith?s All-America honoree, she also was named to the adidas and Nike All-America squads ? ranked as one of the top 30 prep players in the nation as a senior ? finished her career as the all-time leading scorer at Washburn Rural High School with 1,549 points ? averaged 21.1 points, 4.3 rebounds, 2.4 assists and 1.8 steals in senior season ? scored a career-high 32 points in Emporia State tournament ? helped Lady Blues to state crown in 1999 after finishing in runner-up spot in 1998 ? led WRHS to a 23-2 record during the 1998-99 championship campaign ? team won four Centennial League titles and finished third at state tournament in 2000 ? played in L?adidas Roundball All-Star Game in Knoxville, Tenn., and KBCA All-Star Game in Topeka ? named Gatorade Player of the Year for state of Kansas and was chosen KBCA Miss Kansas Basketball ? three-time league MVP ? copped all-state, all-city and all-conference her last three years ? member of high school?s National Honor Society and a Kansas Honor Scholar.
PERSONAL DATA: Born Sept. 15, 1981 in Topeka, Kan. ? joins Anne Weese as first two Kansans to play for Irish ? enrolled in College of Arts and Letters with a major in psychology ? has earned Dean?s List recognition four times ? named to the BIG EAST Academic All-Star Team the last three years ? was two-year member of the Notre Dame Student-Athlete Advisory Council ? the only Notre Dame player ever to wear No. 5.
CAREER HONORSBIG EAST Academic All-Star Team - 2003
BIG EAST Academic All-Star Team - 2002
BIG EAST Academic All-Star Team - 2001
Joyce's Career Statistics
Did not play (injured)