Women's Basketball



Notre Dame vs. UNC (USATSI)

Notre Dame vs. UNC (USATSI)


Notre Dame vs. Tennessee

NCAA Women's Basketball: Notre Dame vs. Tennessee


Notre Dame vs. Boston College (USATSI)

Images from the Notre Dame vs. Boston College women's basketball game


ND WBB vs. Wake Forest (USATSI)

The second-ranked Irish hit the road for an ACC matchup with the Demon Deacons.


Notre Dame vs. Michigan State (USATSI)

Photos from Notre Dame Women's basketball vs. Michigan State - Wednesday, Dec. 6, 2017

• 2016 ACC Academic Honor Roll
• 2015 ACC Academic Honor Roll

Points: 13 (vs Pittsburgh, 1/12/17)
Rebounds: 9 (vs Central Michigan, 11/11/16)
Field Goals: 5 (vs Wake Forest, 2/18/16)
Field Goals Attempted: 10 (vs Central Michigan, 11/11/16)
Three-Point Field Goals:
Three-Pointers Attempted:
Free-Throws: 7 (vs Pittsburgh, 1/12/17)
Free-Throws Attempted: 10 (vs Pittsburgh, 1/12/17)
Assists: 5 (vs Wake Forest, 1/5/17)
Steals: 2, 4x (last vs Purdue, 3/19/17)
Blocks: 4 (vs Valparaiso, 12/4/16)
Minutes: 24 (vs Valparaiso, 12/4/16)

Double-figure scoring games: 3

• Played in 34 games, averaging 11.4 minutes
• Boasted a free throw percentage of .618
• Collected a career-high nine rebounds and two steals in the team’s season opener versus Central Michigan on Nov. 11
• Flirted with a double-double against Fordham in the Preseason WNIT on Nov. 14, notching nine points and seven rebounds
• Recorded nine five-plus rebound games this season and 14 such games in her career
• Played a career high 24 minutes against Valparaiso
• Surpassed her 2015-16 rebound total (73) with four rebounds in the team’s win at UNC on Jan. 22
• Achieved a career high 13 points against Pittsburgh on Jan. 12 - made a career best seven throws as well
• Contributed to a close 84-80 victory at Clemson where she scored eight points
• Went 4-for-6 from the field, knocking down eight points in NCAA Tournament victory over Robert Morris on 3/17/17

• Appeared in 31 games, averaging 8.4 minutes 
• Scored in double figures twice
• Saw first official game action in 20 months in season opener against Bucknell, posting two points and four rebounds
• Scored in double figures for the first time in her career during the victory at Valparaiso with 10 points (4-for-5 shooting) in 15 minutes
• Tallied eight points, five rebounds, two assists and one steal assists in victory over North Carolina on Jan. 10
• Notched 10 points (5-for-6 FG) and grabbed four rebounds in victory at Wake Forest on Feb. 18
• Shone in ACC Tournament quarterfinal win over Duke, finishing with eight points (3-for-3 FG) and six rebounds in 14 minutes 
• Logged four points, four rebounds and two assists in NCAA Championship first-round victory over North Carolina A&T
• Played pivotal role in NCAA Sweet 16 game against No. 13/16 Stanford with eight points (4-for-6 FG) in nine minutes

• Did not play while recovering from shoulder surgery during summer of 2014

• Played in 32 games, averaging 4.0 minutes
• Ranked second on team with a .560 field-goal percentage 
• Made college debut in opener against UNC Wilmington with nine points (4-for-5 FG) and four rebounds
• Contributed six points (3-for-4 FG) and three rebounds against Valparaiso on Nov. 16
• Scored four points and blocked two shots (first of her career) against UCLA on Dec. 7
• Handed out season-high two assists at Michigan on Dec. 14
• Added eight points (3-for-4 FG) against South Dakota State
• Totaled five points (2-for-4 FG) and two rebounds against Virginia Tech on Jan. 30
• Scored first postseason points of career with basket (and assist) in ACC quarterfinal win over Florida State  on March 7
• Had two points (1-for-1 FG) and a blocked shot in NCAA Tournament debut (first-round win over Robert Morris on March 22)

• Graduated from Buford High School in Buford, Georgia, where she attended her final two years
• Spent her first two prep seasons at Greater Atlanta Christian School in Norcross, Georgia
• Combined career per-game statistical averages of 13.1 points and 6.4 rebounds
• Saw limited action as a senior due to shoulder injury
• As a junior, was instrumental in Buford’s run to the Georgia Class 2A state championship game and regional title with a 22-8 record, averaging 10.6 ppg. and 6.0 rpg.
• As a sophomore at GACS, helped her team to a spot in the Class 2A title contest and a 17-7 record while averaging 15.5 ppg. and 6.8 rpg.
• Also helped GACS to 20-5 record, Class 2A state semifinals and a regional championship as a freshman in 2009-10, when she logged her career scoring high of 28 points
• Experienced great deal of success on the AAU circuit with Georgia ICE and head coach Antonio Davis
• Helped Georgia ICE to the summer 2009 age-group state and national titles

• 2012 Associated Press honorable mention all-state pick 
• Three-time all-region/metro choice (2010, 2011, 2012)
• Ranked No. 32 in Class of 2013 by Peach State Basketball/JumpOffPlus 
• Ranked No. 39 by ESPN Hoopgurlz 
• Ranked No. 44 by Blue Star Basketball
• Ranked No. 48 by All-Star Girls Report

• Daughter of Nanette and Herb Nelson. Oldest of three children
• Was member of high school’s Student-Athlete Leadership Team (SALT) 
• Attended same high school as Notre Dame quarterback Montgomery VanGorder (son of Fighting Irish defensive coordinator Brian VanGorder)
• Wore No. 5 as a freshman, but switched to No. 21 prior to the 2014-15 season in honor of her late brother, Jeremy 


Kristina Nelson
Kristina  Nelson

Graduate Student

Buford, Ga.

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