One of the fastest players in the BIG EAST Conference, if not the country ? has been a mainstay in the starting lineup the past two years ? could see extensive time at shooting guard this year ? strong passer with creative playmaking abilities ? has active hands that make her a threat on defense as well ? can knock down the open jumper and has range extending beyond the three-point line ? the 15th two-year team captain in school history.
AS A JUNIOR: Started all 32 games for the Irish, averaging 30.6 minutes per game ? led team in assists (3.8 apg.), steals (2.15 spg.) and three-point percentage (.500), ranked second in free throw percentage (.807), fourth in field goal percentage (.438) and fifth in scoring (7.3 ppg.) ? among Top 15 in BIG EAST in assists, steals and free throw percentage ? scored in double figures in 11 games (seven double-figure games in career prior to ?02-03 season) ? knocked down 5-7 FG (including three 3FG), scored 13 points and added four assists and four steals in win over Cleveland State ? chipped in 11 points and six rebounds at USC ? tallied 15 points and five steals, and sank a career-high 11-14 FT at Valparaiso ? 14 FTA ties for fifth-highest in school history ? collected 11 points and six assists at Arizona State ? logged five steals vs. Temple ? tallied 11 points vs. Tennessee ? scored 20 points (5-5 FG, 10-11 FT) and dished out six assists at Marquette ? added 10 points, seven rebounds and six assists vs. Purdue ? piled up career-high 21 points (6-9 FG, 8-9 FT), six rebounds and five steals at West Virginia ? notched 12 points, six rebounds and six assists vs. Miami ? chipped in nine points and six rebounds vs. Connecticut ? canned two crucial FT with 27 seconds left to help ice win at Villanova ? carded 12 points and career-high eight steals vs. Georgetown ? most steals by ND player since ?91 ? grabbed team-high six rebounds at Virginia Tech ? distributed five assists at Providence ? passed out six assists vs. Pittsburgh ? booked seven assists vs. Seton Hall ? dealt season-high eight assists at Syracuse ? one of the driving forces behind Notre Dame?s Sweet Sixteen run, averaging 8.7 points and 6.7 rebounds in the three-game set ? largely responsible for NCAA second-round win at Kansas State, rolling up team highs of 17 points eight rebounds and four assists in her first career 40-minute game.
AS A SOPHOMORE: Appeared in all 30 games (24 starts), averaging 29.8 minutes per night ? third on team with 6.6 points per game and led squad with 4.9 assists per outing, ranking seventh in BIG EAST in latter category ? also places sixth in conference in steals (2.0 spg.) and 14th in assist/turnover ratio (1.22) ? scored in double figures seven times, the first double-digit outings of her career ? picked up game-high assist honors 19 times and handed out five-or-more assists in 16 games ? made first career start in season opener vs. Valparaiso, tallying seven points, six rebounds, four assists and two blocks ? cracked double figures for first time with 15 points on 6-of-12 shooting (3-5 3FG) at Colorado State ? added 12 points (8-10 FT) and six assists at Arizona ? chipped in with 13 points vs. Army ? dished out six assists against Michigan ? added eight rebounds and eight assists at Purdue ? notched new career highs with 17 points and five steals against USC ? distributed eight assists against Western Michigan ? scored 10 points (6-6 FT) at Rice ? came off bench for first time against Providence, responding with five points and six assists ? added seven assists in reserve role vs. Seton Hall ? scored 13 points as substitute at Providence ? dealt a game-high seven assists in 25 minutes off the bench at Connecticut ? distributed six assists vs. Virginia Tech ? charted career-highs of nine assists and five steals against Syracuse ? added five assists at Seton Hall and Pittsburgh ? scored nine points and grabbed six rebounds vs. Boston College ? scored seven points and dealt six assists against St. John?s ? carded 12 points and career-high nine rebounds vs. West Virginia ? distributed eight assists at Georgetown ? matched career best with nine assists in BIG EAST quarterfinal vs. Syracuse.
AS A FRESHMAN: Started the season on the bench after surgery to repair a stress fracture in her right leg ? made her debut against Western Michigan, scoring two points and grabbing three rebounds in 13 minutes of action ? played in seven games after her return before missing Virginia Tech (Jan. 13) with sprained left knee ? saw action in 22 contests overall, including three NCAA tournament games ? scored season-high seven points vs. Rice ? pulled down season-high seven rebounds vs. Providence ? scored six points vs. Miami ? played 24 minutes vs. Georgetown in BIG EAST quarterfinal and had four points ? scored four points and grabbed four boards in NCAA first-round game vs. Alcorn State ? netted two points in second-round win over Michigan.
HIGH SCHOOL CAREER: Played final season at Fort Lauderdale High School after attending Flanagan High School her first three seasons ? averaged 12.7 points, 5.1 rebounds, 6.1 assists and 4.4 steals in her final prep campaign ? third-team all-state selection as a senior, she also was a first-team all-county selection ? named MVP of the Big 8 county championship .. best game was against Boca Raton ? 33 points, 11 rebounds, 10 steals, four assists and four steals ? set several records at Flanagan, including single-game marks for three-point field goals made (6), assists (8) and steals (12) ? also established the Fort Lauderdale single-game assist record (12) .. played in Nike Broward/Dade County All-Star Game ? member of the Gold Coast Lady Players AAU club team for three years ? led Sobe Lizards to a ninth-place finish at AAU Nationals in 1999.
PERSONAL DATA: Born May 20, 1982 in Downey, Calif. ? enrolled in College of Arts and Letters with a major in anthropology ? has earned Dean?s List recogntion twice ? named to BIG EAST Academic All-Star Team twice ? women's basketball representative on the Notre Dame Student-Athlete Advisory Committee ? the second Notre Dame player to wear No. 4 after Audrey Gomez.
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