Women's Basketball



#3 Irish Tangle With Toledo Wednesday

Notre Dame to face its Midwest neighbor for first time since 1999.


#2 Irish Head To #3 Duke For ESPN Sunday Matinee

Notre Dame to play its third consecutive road game against a top-10 opponent (2 p.m. ET on ESPN; live audio at WatchND).

AS A SENIOR: Physical frontcourt player who is an excellent leader on the floor ... gives Notre Dame depth and experience up front ... versatile player with the ability to play both the forward and center positions ... provides great defensive intensity off the bench ... a consistent shooter, she has hit better than 54 percent of her shots during her career ... looks to become more involved offensively this season after her scoring average dropped a year ago ... a strong rebounder around the boards.

AS A JUNIOR: Missed the season opener against Duke because of an injury to her Achilles tendon ... scored a season-high nine points against Connecticut in the BIG EAST tournament championship game ... scored four points, grabbed six rebounds and dished off three assists in quarterfinal win over Villanova ... grabbed a season-high eight rebounds against Connecticut ... tied her career-high by playing 28 minutes against Providence in the first meeting between the two teams and also had seven rebounds ... scored a season-high six points in win over West Virginia ... had five points and three assists against Toledo ... grabbed five rebounds versus both Pittsburgh and Seton Hall and had four rebounds in the Georgetown game ... scored seven points and grabbed seven rebounds in second meeting against West Virginia ... played in 30 games ... averaged 1.9 points and 2.7 rebounds.

AS A SOPHOMORE: Played in 30 games as sophomore and started first six games of the season ... made first ever career start in season opener versus Butler ... scored a career-high 14 points and grabbed a season best eight rebounds in first round BIG EAST tournament win over St. John's ... it was her third double figure scoring effort of the season as she hit a personal best six of nine shots from the field while playing 25 minutes ... scored 11 points and grabbed four rebounds in win over Seton Hall ... netted 10 points against Duke hitting five of seven field goal attempts ... had nine points and four rebounds in loss at Wisconsin ... hit all three of her field goal attempts against the Badgers ... scored nine points, grabbed six rebounds and dished off a career-high five assists while playing a career-best 28 minutes against Butler ... also had five assists against San Francisco ... grabbed a season-high eight rebounds in win over Purdue coming off the bench ... had four rebounds against Providence and Pittsburgh ... was three-of-four from the field and scored six points against Miami ... grabbed seven rebounds in 15 minutes of action in second meeting against Georgetown ... netted four points in second round NCAA tournament game versus Texas Tech ... participated in a five-game tour of Austria, Slovakia and the Czech Republic with the BIG EAST/Nike All-Star team and averaged 9.0 points and 3.8 rebounds ... averaged 4.1 ppg. and 3.0 rpg. during the season.

AS A FRESHMAN: Played in all 38 games ... averaged 3.0 points and 2.3 rebounds ... played well for Irish in BIG EAST tournament as she averaged 16.3 minutes per game ... had hit 12 consecutive field goal attempts prior to Notre Dame's regional final contest versus George Washington ... scored nine points and grabbed four rebounds in 18 minutes of action in first round NCAA tournament victory over Memphis ... scored eight points as she hit on all four of her field goal attempts in semifinal win over Georgetown ... also had three rebounds and three steals in the contest ... netted six points and grabbed a career-high nine rebounds in championship game versus top-ranked Connecticut ... hit all three of her field goal attempts in that contest ... scored a career-high 12 points (first time in double figures) at Syracuse as she connected on all six of her shots from the field ... also had five rebounds in 15 minutes of action versus the Orangewomen ... had her second double figure scoring effort of the season when she scored 10 points in a season-high 26 minutes of action versus Boston College ... also grabbed six rebounds in the contest ... netted eight points in win over West Virginia ... also made a career-high three steals in the game ... had one of her best games of the season against Valparaiso in which she scored six points and grabbed seven rebounds ... hit three of seven field goals in the contest ... also dished off two assists in the contest ... scored six points and grabbed five rebounds in win over Providence ... scored four points in both the Kent and Bowling Green games ... grabbed three rebounds against Kent ... scored four points against Purdue as she was two for two from the field ... had two steals in the Wisconsin game ... grabbed three rebounds in the Indiana game ... had four points in win at Seton Hall ... scored five in victory over Rutgers ... also had her first career block against Scarlet Knights ... had five rebounds in win over Pittsburgh ... scored five points in 17 minutes of action versus St. John's ... also grabbed four rebounds against the Red Storm ... dished off two assists against Seton Hall ... connected on 56.2 percent of her shots from the field.

PREP AND PERSONAL DATA: Rated as one of the top three post players in the state of Michigan as a senior ... averaged 12.0 points and 13.0 rebounds in her senior season ... captained team to second straight South Central Conference championship ... led squad to 21-5 record in final scholastic campaign as Hurons won both district and regional championships in state tournament ... all-state selection four consecutive seasons while earning first--team all-state honors in '95 ... played two seasons at Greenhills High School before transferring to Huron ... two-time South Central Conference player of the year honoree and all-conference selection ... one of 10 finalists for Miss Basketball award in the state of Michigan ... four-time all-area selection ... was a starter at both Greenhills and Huron ... played on the BCAM (Basketball Coaches Association of Michigan) All-Star team in June ... helped Michigan AAU Junior Olympics team to silver medal in June of '95 ... led Detroit Motor City Blazers in scoring at national championships as squad finished ninth ... also helped same team to third-place finish at state tournament ... had over 1,000 points and rebounds during her high school career ... averaged 13.9 ppg. and 10.6 rpg. as a junior in leading her team to 19-3 record ... oldest of four children ... born July 21, 1978 ... enrolled in the College of Business Administration with a double major in marketing and .

Henderson's Career Statistics

Year GP-GS FG-FGA Pct. 3FG-FGA Pct. FTM-FTA Pct. OR DR TR Avg. A TO BLK S PF-D Min-Avg. Pts Avg.
1996-97 38-0 50-89 56.2 0-0 00.0 15-23 65.2 42 47 89 2.3 15 52 4 15 79-1 430-11.3 115 3.0
1997-98 30-6 51-91 56.0 0-0 00.0 22-43 51.2 31 58 89 3.0 19 40 4 19 64-2 401-13.4 124 4.1
1998-99 30-0 17-37 45.9 0-0 00.0 24-36 66.7 28 54 82 2.7 30 36 6 12 48-0 383-12.8 58 1.9
Totals 98-6 118-217 54.4 0-0 00.0 61-102 59.8 101 159 260 2.7 64 128 14 40 191-3 1214-12.4 297 3.0

Career Highs

Points 14 vs. St. John's, 2/28/98

Rebounds 9 vs. Connecticut, 3/4/97

Assists 5 vs. Butler, 1s1/18/97 5 vs. San Francisco, 12/28/97

Steals 3 vs. two teams

Blocks 2 vs. Rutgers, 12/3/97

Minutes 28 vs. Butler, 11/18/97 28 vs. Providence, 1/10/98

Field Goals 6 vs. St. John's, 2/28/97

FG Attempts 9 vs. St. John's, 2/28/98

Free Throws 4 vs. Boston College, 2/12/97

FT Attempts 6 vs. Boston College, 2/12/97 6 vs. Wisconsin, 12/8/97

Julie Henderson
Julie  Henderson


Ann Arbor, Mich.

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