Talented and versatile post player who seamlessly transitioned into the starting lineup in 2015-16 after a productive freshman season as a reserve ... high basketball IQ makes her ideal fit for Notre Dame's Princeton-based offense ... has ability to stretch defenses as either a scorer or passer ... can post up or step outside and knock down jumper with range to three-point line ... active in the paint at both ends of the court ... handles ball well and one of team's best post passers ... excellent feel for the game with skill set that will continue to blossom with added experience at the college level.
SOPHOMORE SEASON (2015-16):
Started all 33 games she suited up for (missed two with injury) … averaged career highs of 7.9 points, 5.6 rebounds and 2.0 assists per game with a .528 field-goal percentage that was good for 11th in ACC … scored in double figures in 13 games and had one double-double … in conference play, ranked 18th in rebounding (6.1 rpg.) … made first career start in season opener against Bucknell, tallying nine points and team-high six rebounds … started and looked sharp in win over Toledo with game-high 13 points (6-9 FG) … turned in third double-digit scoring effort in as many games this season with 10 points and six rebounds in starting role at South Dakota State … got Irish rolling at Valparaiso, scoring nine of 16 points (7-8 FG) in opening four minutes — made first five shots from field and ended up one point off career high; also tied (then) career best with four assists, all in 16 minutes … collected 13 points (5-7 FG) and game-high five rebounds in Junkanoo Jam opener vs. Denver … nearly had double-double in Junkanoo Jam title game win over UCLA, finishing with 12 points and team-high nine rebounds in career-high 38 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 lead for good … grabbed team-high eight rebounds and tied (then) career best with four assists at No. 1 UConn … paced Irish to road win at TCU with second career double-double, gathering 12 points (5-7 FG) and career-high 14 rebounds, along with (then) career high-tying four assists in only 23 minutes … piled up 16 points (7-11 FG) in victory at Saint Joseph’s … matched (then) career high with four assists, while adding eight points and team-high five rebounds in ACC opener against Georgia Tech … collected eight points, eight rebounds and three assists in ACC road win at Virginia … played key role in Big Monday victory over No. 18/15 Tennessee with 13 points (6-7 FG) and six rebounds … tallied eight points, game-high 12 rebounds and (at the time) career high-tying four assists in win over No. RV/24 Syracuse … tied career high with four steals against N.C. State … piled up six points and game-high eight rebounds in victory over No. 19/17 Miami … logged 10 points (5-8 FG) and five rebounds in win at Wake Forest … missed final two regular-season games (Clemson and Boston College) with ankle injury suffered at No. 12/9 Florida State … returned to double figures in ACC Tournament semifinal win over No. 21 Miami with 10 points (5-9 FG) in 19 minutes … 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) and tying (then) career high with four assists … 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 … handed out career-high five assists, while adding six points and three rebounds in NCAA Sweet 16 game against No. 13/16 Stanford.
FRESHMAN SEASON (2014-15):
Appeared in all 39 games, tying Natalie Achonwa's 2010-11 school record for games played by a freshman ... 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 ... snared team-high seven rebounds against Chattanooga ... posted (then) career highs of 15 points and three assists against Holy Cross ... totaled eight points and eight rebounds against Harvard ... had first career double-double with 10 points, career-high (game-best) 12 rebounds and three assists against Quinnipiac ... filled up stat sheet with six points, team-high seven rebounds, career-high (and team-best) four assists and two steals against Kansas ... proved to be one of the unsung heroes in win over No. 15/10 Maryland with nine points (3-5 FG, 3-4 FT), five rebounds and career high-tying four assists in place of injured teammate Brianna Turner ... totaled five points and five rebounds against No. 3 UConn ... came close to recording another double-double with 13 points (6-9 FG) and team-high eight rebounds in career-best 31 minutes against Michigan ... posted six points (3-4 FG), two rebounds and two steals against ACC debut against Florida State ... productive all-around game at No. 21/22 Syracuse featured seven points, four rebounds, three assists and three steals in only 11 minutes (shortened by foul trouble) ... came off bench to score five points, snare eight rebounds and dish out career high-tying four assists at Miami ... had outstanding (and near-perfect) shooting day against Boston College (5-7 FG, 5-5 FT), tying (then) career high with 15 points in only 17 minutes ... scored eight points (4-4 FT) and had two assists in foul-shortened eight minutes at No. 12/10 North Carolina ... gathered eight points (4-6 FG), four rebounds, three assists and two steals against Georgia Tech ... totaled 11 points (4-6 FG, 3-3 FT) and six rebounds in just 16 minutes at Clemson ... scored game- and career-high 17 points (personal-best 8-14 FG), and added two steals and career-high two blocks at Virginia Tech ... efficient game against Wake Forest saw her score 10 points (4-5 FG) and grab three rebounds ... collected six points (2-3 FG) and four rebounds against Virginia ... returned to double figures at Boston College with 12 points (5-7 FG) ... tallied eight points (4-5 FG) and team-high seven rebounds in win over No. 10/11 Duke ... contributed seven points, four rebounds, two assists and two steals in regular-season finale at N.C. State ... scored 10 points (4-6 FG) and grabbed four rebounds in postseason debut against Miami in ACC Tournament quarterfinals ... filled up stat sheet in ACC Tournament semifinals against No. 16 Duke with four points, nine rebounds, three assists and career high-tying three steals ... totaled six points (2-3 FG) and three rebounds against No. 7/6 Florida State in ACC Tournament title game ... delivered impressive NCAA Championship debut with eight points (3-3 FG), game-high 10 rebounds and career-best four steals in first-round win over Montana ... efficient performance in NCAA second-round win over DePaul included eight points (4-5 FG), seven rebounds and two assists ... grabbed five rebounds and scored two points in NCAA Sweet 16 win over No. 14/17 Stanford ... tallied four points (2-3 FG) 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), where she was coached by Lacy Romine (senior season) and Tim Cogan (first three seasons) ... career per-game statistical averages of 15.2 points, 9.3 rebounds, 2.6 assists and 1.6 blocks with .598 field-goal percentage ... as a senior in 2013-14, 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 in 2012-13, led her team to 27-1 record and Ohio Division I state championship (13 points/12 rebounds in title game), 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 while averaging 15.1 ppg., 9.8 rpg., 2.3 apg. and 1.8 bpg. with .532 field-goal percentage ... as a freshman in 2010-11, helped school to 22-3 record and Ohio Division I state semifinals while collecting 13.2 ppg., 7.6 rpg., 2.5 apg. and 1.5 bpg. with .590 field-goal percentage ... team won three regional and four Greater Western Ohio Conference (GWOC) 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 (joining Notre Dame classmate Brianna Turner); had two points and two rebounds for East Team in 80-78 loss to Turner's West Team at the United Center in Chicago ... one of eight McDonald's High School All-Americans on 2016-17 Notre Dame roster ... 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 in Class of 2014 by Blue Star Basketball ... ranked No. 21 (five-star player) by espnW Hoopgurlz, All-Star Girls Report
and Collegiate Girls Basketball Report
... ranked No. 33 by Peach State Basketball/JumpOffPlus.
Daughter of Susan and Jim Westbeld ... third of five children ... the 11th player from state of Ohio to suit up for the Fighting Irish, and first since Perry native Amanda Tsipis played from 2004-08 (first Dayton-area resident since All-America point guard Megan Duffy from 2002-06) ... three-year letterwinner in volleyball in high school ... currently enrolled in Notre Dame's top-ranked Mendoza College of Business but has not yet declared a major ... some other Fighting Irish players who have worn No. 33 include current associate coach/recruiting coordinator Niele Ivey, Rosanne Bohman and the program's first 1,000-point scorer, Shari Matvey.