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05/06/2018

Sunday Brunch: O'Connor Award Winners -- The Ideal Teammates

03/31/2018

Replay: Ogunbowale Dagger Beats UConn

03/26/2018

No. 1 Irish Advance to Eighth Final Four After 84-74 Win Over No. 2 Oregon

Westbeld scored a team-high 20 points

03/24/2018

No. 1 Irish Feeling Elite After 90-84 Win over No. 4 Texas A&M

Mabrey and Ogunbowale combined for 52 points

03/19/2018

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.

04/01/2018

NCAA National Championship: ND WBB 61, Mississippi State 58 (USATSI)

For the second time in program history, the Notre Dame women's basketball team are your NCAA National Champions.

03/30/2018

NCAA Final Four: ND WBB vs. UConn (USATSI)

The Fighting Irish pulled off a 91-89 overtime victory over the top-ranked and unbeaten Huskies in the national semis.

03/26/2018

NCAA Elite Eight: ND WBB vs. Oregon (USATSI)

The Fighting Irish take on the Ducks in the Spokane Regional Final with a trip to the Women's Final Four on the line.

03/24/2018

NCAA Sweet 16: ND WBB vs. Texas A&M (USATSI)

The Fighting Irish take on the Aggies in Spokane in a regional semifinal.

03/16/2018

No. 1-seed Notre Dame vs. CSUN - NCAA Tournament First Round

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

CAREER HIGHS
Points: 21 (at Florida State, 1/28/18)
Rebounds: 14 (at TCU, 12/12/15)
Field Goals: 9 (vs Oregon, 3/26/18)
Field Goals Attempted: 14 (at Virgina Tech, 1/29/15)
Three-Point Field Goals: 3 (vs Syracuse, 12/28/17)
Three-Pointers Attempted:4 (at Florida State, 1/28/18)
Free-Throws: 6, 2x (last at Wake Forest, 12/31/17)
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, 7x (last vs Virginia Tech, 2/22/18)
Minutes: 38, 2x (last vs UConn, 3/30/18)

MISCELLANEOUS
Double-figure scoring games: 45
20+ points: 2
Double-figure rebound games: 9
Double-doubles: 6

SENIOR SEASON (2017-18)
• Played in 37-of-38 games, including 31 starts. Averaged 26.3 minutes per game.
• Dubbed ‘The Glue’ of the team by Coach McGraw
• Led the team in rebounding in the championship game vs Miss State with nine boards. Also tallied six points.
• Played a career high 38 minutes in overtime win vs UConn. Tallied eight points and six rebounds.
• Finished one-point shy of her career high with a team best 20 points on 9-of-12 shooting vs Oregon in the Elite Eight. Converted a career high nine field goals.
• With the Irish just up 85-82 with 1:12 remaining against Texas A&M, Westbeld hit the game clinching jumper from the free-throw line that triggered a 5-0 Notre Dame run and eventual victory.
• After injuring her ankle vs CSUN on March 16, Westbeld did not play the first half vs Villanova on March 18. However, with the team needing the senior with the game tied at 45-all, Westbeld started the second half and finished with a +30 plus-minus (49-19) in 16 minutes of play. Also reeled in six boards.
• Became the 39th member in Notre Dame’s 1,000-point club with eight points at Virginia Tech on Feb. 22. Finished with 1,076 career points. 
• Ranked second in the ACC in overall (.592) shooting percentage and ranked second in ACC play only (.600). 
• Made her 91st career start vs Miss State. Irish were 82-9 when Westbeld started.
• Produced a very memorable Senior Day with a 16-point performance vs No. 21 NC State.
• Recorded the best game of her four-year career at No. 8 FSU on Jan. 28, earning a double-double with a career best 21 points and a season high 12 rebounds. Westbeld shot 8-for-11 from the field and 2-for-4 from beyond the arc. It marked her second double-double on the year and sixth of her career.
• Tallied 14 points on 5-of-6 shooting vs Clemson on Jan. 21, reaching 10 points by the end of the first quarter. Also came one rebound shy of a double-double.
• Registered double-digit points in five straight games from Dec. 17-Jan. 4 --- her career best was six set during 2015-16 season.
• Notched 16 points on a career high three treys vs Syracuse on Dec. 28. Also tied her career high of four steals.
• Secured her first double-double with 13 points and 10 rebounds in the overtime win vs Marquette on Dec. 20. Down 73-70 with 44 seconds left in regulation, Westbeld drew a foul and converted the first free throw before her second free throw went long, when she then grabbed the offensive board and made the put-back, evening the score at 73-73 and sending the game to overtime. Westbeld then added four more points in the overtime period.


JUNIOR SEASON (2016-17)
• 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

SOPHOMORE SEASON (2015-16)
• 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 

FRESHMAN SEASON (2014-15)
• 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

HIGH SCHOOL
• 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)

PREP AWARDS/HONORS
• 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

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


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Kathryn Westbeld
Kathryn  Westbeld

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Kettering, Ohio

High School:
Kettering Fairmont

Height:
6-2

Position:
Forward

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