Notre Dame tangles with its former BIG EAST foe to close out month of January (7 p.m. ET on ESPN3/WatchESPN; live radio on WatchND).
Exceptionally creative player with talent to play both inside and outside ... multi-dimensional post with the capability to step in at any of the front line positions ... see court particularly well and had strong feel for the game ... untimely injuries have limited her ability to completely blossom at Notre Dame ... features numerous post moves and works well with her back to the basket ... not afraid to be a physical presence on the blocks at both ends of the floor ... can also face up defenders and has a quick first step ... has shown range out to the three-point line ... her contributions as either a starter or key reserve will be vital to Notre Dame's success in 2004-05.
AS A JUNIOR: Appeared in 29 games for the Irish, starting four and averaging 12.1 minutes per game ... carded 3.6 points and 2.2 rebounds per game ... collected season-best 17 points, canned a career-high three three-point field goals (on six attempts) and tied career best with six free throws made (on six tries) vs. Auburn ... added eight points at Colorado ... came off bench to tally nine points at Michigan State ... chipped in with eight points off the bench vs. Wisconsin ... missed three games (Washington, Dayton, USC) with sprained right ankle (suffered in practice Dec. 6) ... saw first meaningful action since injury against Virginia Tech, coming off bench to score seven points (all in critical 22-6 second-half run) and grab four rebounds in 19 minutes .. had game-high two steals vs. Connecticut ... dished out season-high two assists and scored three points at West Virginia ... contributed six points and five rebounds at Syracuse ... piled up seven points, three rebounds and season-high three blocks at Miami ... chalked up four points, four rebounds and two assists vs. Providence ... pulled down five rebounds at St. John's ... carded seven points (2-3 FG, 3-3 FT) in rematch with Miami ... tossed in eight points and grabbed season-high seven rebounds in BIG EAST quarterfinal vs. Rutgers ... notched season-high three assists vs. Middle Tennessee in NCAA second-round game ... knocked down three-pointer and added two assists in NCAA regional semifinal against Penn State.
AS A SOPHOMORE: Appeared in 30 games for the Irish, starting 15 times, averaging 23.3 minutes per game ... third on team in steals (1.37 spg.) and field goal percentage (.442), fifth in rebounding (4.1 rpg.) and sixth in scoring (7.0 ppg.) ... scored in double figures in nine games (three double-figure games in '02-03) ... had one double-double ... earned game-high rebounding honors twice ... opened season with a bang, tallying a career-best 22 points (8-14 FG, 6-10 FT) and a game-high eight rebounds vs. Cleveland State ... came off the bench to score 13 points, block a career-best two shots and deal team-high three assists at USC ... added 13 points and nailed her first career three-point field goal at Valparaiso ... notched 10 points (5-6 FG) and six rebounds at Arizona State ... collected 11 points and seven rebounds vs. Temple ... did not play at Marquette or St. John's (lower back injury) ... chipped in with seven points (3-4 FG) and five rebounds at West Virginia ... carded five points and five rebounds vs. Rutgers ... logged seven points and five rebounds at Boston College ... registered first double-double of season (second of career) with 12 points and career-high 12 rebounds vs. Georgetown ... picked up second straight double-digit game with 11 points (4-4 FG) at Virginia Tech ... returned to starting lineup for St. John's rematch, setting new career highs with five assists and four steals ... carded 10 points and five rebounds at Connecticut ... added nine points vs. Pittsburgh ... sank two game-winning free throws with two seconds left against Seton Hall ... registered 10 rebounds, eight points and career-best four steals in career-high 37 minutes at Syracuse ... rang up 14 points and career-high four blocks in BIG EAST Championship opener vs. Pittsburgh.
AS A FRESHMAN: Played in 27 games (eight starts) for Notre Dame, averaging 14.5 minutes per game ... tallied 4.9 points and 3.3 rebounds per game ... had solid return to home state with six points and eight rebounds at Colorado State ... carded nine points and six rebounds in season-best 28 minutes at Arizona .. chalked up seven points (3-5 FG) and six rebounds in win over Marquette ... tossed in nine points and led team with career-high four assists vs. DePaul ... scored seven points against Seton Hall ... tallied eight points vs. Syracuse ... made first career start at Seton Hall, scoring nine points (4-6 FG), including first seven Irish points of contest -- also joined Allison Bustamante and Kelsey Wicks as first Notre Dame freshman trio in starting lineup in two decades ... recorded her first career double-double against St. John's, registering 12 points and a career-high 10 rebounds ... logged eight points (6-8 FT) and six rebounds vs. West Virginia ... carded career-high 14 points (6-9 FG) at Georgetown ... named BIG EAST Rookie of the Week on Feb. 25 for her efforts in WVU and Georgetown games ... rang up 12 points (4-6 FG) in BIG EAST quarterfinal vs. Syracuse ... started last seven games of season in place of injured Jacqueline Batteast, averaging 6.7 ppg. in those contests.
HIGH SCHOOL CAREER: Third team Parade All-American in 2001 ... named All-American by WBCA, Nike and Street & Smith's following both her junior and senior seasons ... earned Colorado Miss Basketball honors following her junior season (2000) ... Colorado's USA Today player of the year in 1999-2000 ... played in 2001 WBCA All-America Game ... averaged 18.6 points and 7.4 rebounds in final scholastic season as she guided her Highlands Ranch team to its second consecutive 5A state championship ... named MVP of the state tournament after averaging 19.4 points and 10.4 rebounds in six games ... squad finished 13th in the USA Today Super 25 poll with a final 24-1 record ... two of her 2000-01 teammates at Highlands Ranch were current Irish sophomore Susie Powers and current Connecticut junior Ann Strother ... averaged double figures in scoring in each of her four seasons ... played in 90 career games and finished with career averages of 15.4 points and 7.6 rebounds per game ... scored 1,388 points and grabbed 684 rebounds during her career ... four-time Continental League all-conference selection ... led her Colorado Hoopsters AAU team to the 2000 national championship.
PERSONAL DATA: Born Jan. 10, 1983 in Highlands Ranch, Colo. ... oldest of two children ... mother Teresa was a springboard diver at Creighton ... joins sophomore Susie Powers as two of three Colorado natives to play for Notre Dame, following in the footsteps of Grand Junction product Carol Elliott (1987-88) ... enrolled in the College of Arts and Letters as an anthropology major ... selected to the 2002 and 2004 BIG EAST Academic All-Star Teams ... some former Notre Dame players who wore No. 33 include Rosanne Bohman and 2001 Frances Pomeroy Naismith Award winner and All-American Niele Ivey.