Women's Basketball



Social Rewind: @ndwbb vs. Villanova - NCAA Tournament

The @NDSportsBlogger returns with the latest edition of Yesterday, Today & Tamara featuring @ndwbb's NCAA Second Round Victory.


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Three Irish players finish with 20-plus points for second straight game


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Irish Win Fourth Straight ACC Championship

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@ndwbb Post-Game Press Conference vs. Villanova - NCAA Tournament (03.18.18)

Notre Dame Women's Basketball Head Coach Muffet McGraw and players spoke to the media after the Second Round of the NCAA Tournament.


@ndwbb | Irish Access Extra vs. Villanova, 2nd Round NCAA Tournament (2018)


Instant Reaction | @ndwbb vs. Villanova: Kathryn Westbeld - NCAA Tournament (2018)

@NDSportsBlogger, Tamara Brown, spoke to Kathryn Westbeld following Notre Dame's 98-72 victory over Villanova in the second round of the 2018 NCAA Tournament.


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Notre Dame takes on Cal State Northridge in the First Round of the 2018 NCAA Tournament.


NCAA Tournament Selection Show

Notre Dame earns the No. 1 seed in the Spokane Regional during 2018 NCAA Tournament's Selection Show reveal.


Notre Dame vs. Louisville (USATSI)

Notre Dame vs. Louisville (USATSI) Women's Basketball


No. 5 Notre Dame Defeats Florida State

No. 5 Notre Dame beat Florida State in an ACC Tournament semifinal game.


Notre Dame vs. Florida State (USATSI)

Photos from Notre Dame women's basketball vs. Florida State - Saturday March 3, 2018

Points: 17 (at Virginia Tech, 1/29/15)
Rebounds: 14 (at TCU, 12/12/15)
Field Goals: 8 (at Virginia Tech, 1/29/15)
Field Goals Attempted: 14 (at Virgina Tech, 1/29/15)
Three-Point Field Goals: 2, 3x (last vs Florida State, 2/26/17)
Three-Pointers Attempted: 3 (vs Florida State, 2/26/17)
Free-Throws: 6 (vs Quinnipiac, 11/25/14)
Free-Throws Attempted: 9 (vs Quinnipiac, 11/25/14)
Assists: 6 (at Syracuse, 2/19/17)
Steals: 4, 3x (last vs TCU, 11/26/16)
Blocks: 2, 5x (last at Miami, 1/8/17)
Minutes: 38 (vs UCLA, 11/28/15)

Double-figure scoring games: 34
Double-figure rebound games: 7
Double-doubles: 4

• Started in 27-of-32 games played, averaging 23.7 minutes per game
• Notched 14 points with eight rebounds and three assists in Notre Dame’s Preseason WNIT Championship win over Washington on Nov. 20
• Tied her career high in steals (4) against TCU on Nov. 26
• Recorded her first double-double of the season and the third of her career with 12 points and 11 rebounds at Michigan State on Dec. 20
• Tied her career high in blocks (2) in the team’s win at Miami on Jan. 8
• Returned from injury on Ja. 26 vs. Duke and scored six points and collected seven rebounds
• Scored a season-high 15 points off of the bench at Virginia Tech on Feb. 2
• Set a career high with six assists in the team’s win at Syracuse on Feb. 19
• Recorded her second double-double of the season and fourth of her career with 10 points and 11 rebounds in the NCAA Sweet 16 win against Ohio State on March 24

• Started in all 33 games played, averaging 20.7 minutes
• Shot .528 from the field which was good for 11th in the ACC
• Scored in double figures in 13 games and had one double-double
• Ranked 18th in rebounding (6.1 rpg.) in conference play
• Made first career start in season opener against Bucknell, tallying nine points and team-high six rebounds 
• Got Irish rolling at Valparaiso on Nov. 23, scoring nine of 16 points in opening four minutes
• Delivered 14 points and six rebounds in win over No. 10/12 Ohio State — converted free throw with 26.2 seconds remaining to give Irish the final lead
• Paced Irish to road win at TCU with second career double-double, gathering 12 points (5-for-7 FG) and career-high 14 rebounds, along with four assists in only 23 minutes 
• Played key role in Big Monday victory over No. 18/15 Tennessee with 13 points (6-for-7 FG) and six rebounds 
• Played pivotal role in ACC Tournament championship game victory over No. 17 Syracuse, scoring eight of her 10 points in opening 4:28 of the game (making her first four shots)
• Continued solid late-season play with 12 points (6-7 FG) and game-high seven rebounds in NCAA Championship first-round win over North Carolina A&T 

• Appeared in all 39 games, tying Natalie Achonwa’s 2010-11 school record for games played by a freshman - Averaged 17.3 minutes
• Averaged 6.7 points, 4.4 rebounds and 1.0 steals per game with .526 field-goal percentage and one double-double
• Scored in double figures nine times
• During ACC play, ranked third in the conference with .573 field-goal percentage 
• Scored nine points in college debut against UMass Lowell 
• Posted 15 points and three assists against Holy Cross on Nov. 23
• Had first career double-double with 10 points, career-high (game-best) 12 rebounds and three assists against Quinnipiac 
• Proved to be one of the unsung heroes in win over No. 15/10 Maryland with nine points, five rebounds and four assists in place of injured teammate Brianna Turner
• Came close to recording another double-double with 13 points (6-9 FG) and team-high eight rebounds in 31 minutes against Michigan on Dec. 13
• Had a near-perfect shooting day against Boston College (5-for-7 FG, 5-for-5 FT), resulting in 15 points in just 17 minutes of play
• Totaled 11 points (4-6 FG, 3-3 FT) and six rebounds in just 16 minutes at Clemson on Jan. 24
• Recorded a career-high 17 points (personal-best 8-for-14 FG), and added two steals and career-high two blocks at Virginia Tech on Jan. 29
• Tallied four points and six rebounds in NCAA Final Four victory over No. 3/4 South Carolina

• Graduated from Fairmont High School in Kettering, Ohio (combined record of 96-11, .897)
• Career per-game statistical averages of 15.2 points, 9.3 rebounds, 2.6 assists and 1.6 blocks with a .598 field-goal percentage
• As a senior, helped Fairmont to 23-3 record and Ohio Division I regional semifinals while averaging 17.9 points, 9.9 rebounds, 3.0 assists, 3.0 steals and 1.5 blocks per game with a .620 field-goal percentage
• As a junior, led her team to 27-1 record and Ohio Division I state championship, as well as No. 21 national ranking by MaxPreps; averaged 14.5 ppg., 9.7 rpg., 2.4 apg. and 1.7 bpg. with .663 field-goal percentage
• As a sophomore in 2011-12, paced Fairmont to 24-4 record and Ohio Division I state runner-up finish
• As a freshman in 2010-11, helped school to 22-3 record and Ohio Division I state semifinals
• Won three regional and four Greater Western Ohio Conference titles
• Holds school records for rebounds in a game (21) and season (275), as well as field goal percentage in a season (.663)
• Had tremendous AAU success, culminating in 2013 with All Ohio and head coach John Bethea, helping team finish second in country while winning Nike Orlando Super Showcase and Peach State Invitational
• In 2012, played for Sports City U and head coach Tom Jenkins, contributing to AAU national runner-up squad while earning titles at Las Vegas Nike Invitational and USJN Nationals in Washington, D.C.
• Started with West Virginia Thunder, helping team to 2010 AAU 13-and-under national championship alongside Notre Dame classmate Mychal Johnson (Westbeld had 17 points and 17 rebounds in title game win)

• 2014 McDonald’s High School All-America selection
• 2013 MaxPreps third-team All-America pick
• Four-time all-state selection (2011-14) 
• 2014 Dayton Daily News All-Area Player of the Year
Three-time Greater Western Ohio Conference Player of the Year (2012-14)
• Four-time district all-star (2011-14) 
• Four-time all-conference pick
• Ranked No. 16 by Blue Star Basketball & No. 21 by espnW Hoopgulrz

• Daughter of Susan and Jim Westbeld. Third of five children
• Three-year letter winner in volleyball in high school

Kathryn Westbeld
Kathryn  Westbeld


Kettering, Ohio

High School:
Kettering Fairmont



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