Debuted each year at the OSCARS - the year-end highlight video provides a look back at all 26 varsity sports competed at the University of Notre Dame and is created in cooperation with the Student Welfare and Development Office and LeSea Broadcasting.
Head coach Muffet McGraw and the Irish players discuss the Elite Eight matchup with Duke.
OVERVIEW: Nicknamed "K-Mac" ... powerful, athletic wing player who made seamless transition to starting lineup last year ... blends sharp scoring mentality and polished playmaking with rugged physicality ... danger on the perimeter with a reliable three-point shot, and a threat in the paint with her fearless nature driving the lane and attacking the rim ... also a smooth ballhandler with good court vision and solid passing skills, while her defensive presence and determination make her a threat at both ends of the floor ... elevates her play in pressure situations ... expected to take on a larger role in the offense this season as a complement to All-America point guard Skylar Diggins ...now wearing No. 21 (her high school number) after sporting No. 23 her first two seasons.
SOPHOMORE SEASON (2011-12): Appeared in all 39 games, starting 36 times ... ranked fourth on team (13th in BIG EAST) with .496 field goal percentage ... fourth on team in scoring (27th in BIG EAST), averaging 11.6 points per game ... took BIG EAST regular-season free throw percentage crown (.919), first for Notre Dame player since Megan Duffy in 2004-05 ... piled up 15 points, four steals and seven boards against Akron ... had near-perfect shooting day (6-7 FG, 2-2 3FG, 2-2 FT) en route to 16 points against Indiana State ... came back from first-half foul trouble to chip in 13 points and two steals in Preseason WNIT final at No. 1 Baylor ... scored 12 points in Junkanoo Jam title game against No. 7/6 Duke, including key offensive rebound and free throw in final minute as Irish completed school record-tying 18-point comeback win ... pulled down nine rebounds (five offensive) in win over Penn ... one point short (19) of matching her career-high mark vs. Marquette (8-9 FG, 1-1 3FG, 2-2 FT) ... dropped 17 points in a home win over No. 8/7 Kentucky ... went 5-for-6 from the field for 11 points with three assists and three steals to help the Irish defeat Central Florida ... had 11 points and three steals at Mercer ... hit 6-of-7 shots from the field and totaled 14 points at Seton Hall ... registered first career double-double with 10 points and career-high 12 rebounds in a home win over No. 2 Connecticut -- also made game-tying layup with 20.2 seconds left in regulation and clinching basket with 1:01 left in overtime ... scored in double figures for fifth consecutive game with 16 points and seven rebounds at No. 18/17 Georgetown ... drained all six free throw attempts and pulled down game-high six rebounds in a home win over Villanova ... scored 17 points (including nine of team's first 11 on 4-4 FG) while adding six rebounds and career-best five assists in personal-high 38 minutes vs. No. 7/9 Tennessee ... snatched 11 rebounds and scored eight points at St. John's ... second double-double of the season came at No. 13/14 Rutgers (13 points, 10 rebounds) ... erupted for season high-tying 19 points (8-15 FG) at Syracuse ... scored 15 points (7-9 FG) in win at No. 16 Louisville ... scored 12 points (including three clutch buckets early in the second half) and had two key steals in victory at No. 4 Connecticut that clinched BIG EAST regular-season title ... had 14 points (6-11 FG) in BIG EAST quarterfinal win over No. RV/23 DePaul ... tallied 15 points in BIG EAST semifinal victory over No. 25 West Virginia ... posted 13 points and three steals in BIG EAST final at No. 4 Connecticut ... scored in double digits in all three BIG EAST tournament games (team-high 14.0 ppg.) ... tallied team-high 15 points and added three steals in NCAA Championship debut (first-round victory over Liberty) ... registered another double-digit scoring effort (10 points) in NCAA Sweet 16 win over No. 21/25 St. Bonaventure ... had 16 points in NCAA Raleigh Regional final victory over No. 5 Maryland ... scored eight points and tallied six rebounds in NCAA Final Four win over No. 3 Connecticut ... collected 11 points in NCAA national championship game against No. 1 Baylor.
FRESHMAN SEASON (2010-11): Appeared in 19 games, starting four times ... averaged 8.7 points (tops among Fighting Irish reserves) and 3.3 rebounds per game, and shot .557 from the field (third on team) ... collected eight points and three steals in college debut against New Hampshire ... dropped in game-high 14 points (7-11 FG) while adding six rebounds and two steals against Morehead State ... played 33 minutes against No. 15 UCLA, tallying 11 points (2-3 3FG), four rebounds and three assists ...made first career start at No. 9/10 Kentucky, dishing out season-high four assists while pouring in 10 points in season-best 34 minutes ... filled the stat sheet against Butler with 11 points, five boards, three assists and a pair of steals ... steady outing with nine points vs. Creighton ... tied season best with six boards at Valparaiso while adding seven points ... posted best day of young career vs. Loyola Marymount with personal highs of 20 points (9-14 FG) and six rebounds ... stayed hot with 17 points on 6-of-10 shooting with four boards against Southeast Missouri State ... tied for team-high scoring honors with 14 points, while adding season-high-tying six rebounds against Louisville ... had successful homecoming to western Pennsylvania in win at Pittsburgh, pouring in eight points along with five boards and three assists ... missed remainder of season to successfully attend to an off-the-court issue.
HIGH SCHOOL: Graduated from Villa Maria Academy in Erie, Pa., where she was a three-year starter and four-year letterwinner under head coach Scott Dibble, helping Victors to combined record of 106-15 (.876) with two Pennsylvania Class AA state titles (2009, 2010) and a state runner-up finish (2007) in her prep career ... career per-game averages of 14.3 points, 7.6 rebounds and 3.3 steals ... in final two seasons (when VMA compiled 55-5 record and won back-to-back state championships), she averaged 19.1 ppg., 9.8 rpg. and 4.4 spg. ... as senior in 2009-10, led Villa Maria to a 28-2 record and its second consecutive state championship ... averaged 20.5 ppg., 11.8 rpg. and 5.6 spg., including 29 points and 11 rebounds in Class AA state final against York Catholic ... as junior in 2008-09, helped VMA to 27-3 record and state title, while team rose as high as 15th in ESPN Hoopgurlz East Region rankings during season ... posted team highs of 17.3 ppg., 7.8 rpg. and 4.6 apg., along with 3.1 spg. and .820 free throw percentage ... as sophomore in 2007-08, sparked top-ranked team in Pennsylvania to 24-5 record while averaging 13.0 ppg., 6.8 rpg., 4.5 apg., 3.1 spg. and shooting .730 from foul line ... as freshman in 2006-07, served as top reserve ("sixth man") on Class AA state runner-up squad that went 27-5; she averaged 6.7 ppg., 4.3 rpg., 1.6 spg. and 1.3 apg. with a .740 free throw percentage that season ... graduated as Villa Maria's all-time lead scorer with 1,727 career points ... tallied career highs of 32 points and 14 rebounds in the same game -- a 2009 victory over Oak Hill Academy (Va.), which was ranked 16th in the nation at tipoff ... also sharpened her skills on AAU circuit, playing final three years for Erie Irish AAU under head coach Doug Chuzie, following one season with the Western Pennsylvania Bruins (coached by Hal Kestler).
AWARDS/HONORS: 2010 McDonald's High School All-American ... 2010 Parade second-team All-American ... 2010 ESPN RISE second-team All-American ... 2010 MaxPreps fifth-team All-American ... 2010 ESPN Hoopgurlz All-Star Team ... 2010 Gatorade Pennsylvania High School Player of the Year ... two-time Pennsylvania Class AA Player of the Year (2009, 2010) ... three-time all-state selection (2008 - third team, 2009, 2010 - first team) ... three-time first-team all-region pick (2008, 2009, 2010) ... 2007 Western Pennsylvania Freshman of the Year and recipient of the Swintayla Cash Award ... ranked 20th by both ESPN Hoopgurlz (fourth among shooting guards) and Blue Star Basketball ... ranked 22nd by All-Star Girls Report (also fourth among shooting guards) ... ranked 68th by Collegiate Girls Basketball Report (11th among shooting guards).
INTERNATIONAL COMPETITION: Helped United States to a gold medal at the 2010 FIBA U18 Americas Championship in Colorado Springs ... started all five games for Team USA, averaging 8.2 points and 3.8 rebounds per game with a .500 field goal percentage and .846 free throw percentage (tied for fourth on team in scoring and free throw percentage).
PERSONAL DATA: Daughter of LuAnn and Lamont McBride ... oldest of four children ... one of two Pennsylvania residents on this year's Fighting Irish roster (along with sophomore Madison Cable), with the duo among six Keystone State natives who have suited up for Notre Dame in its 36-year history ... one of four McDonald's High School All-Americans on 2012-13 Irish roster along with Skylar Diggins (2009), Jewell Loyd (2012) and Michaela Mabrey (2012) ... hails from same hometown as Notre Dame associate director of operations & technology Angie Potthoff, who was a standout player at Mercyhurst Prep from 1989-93 (leading the school to a state title in 1991) and is a member of the Erie Metropolitan Sports Hall of Fame ... currently enrolled in Notre Dame's top-ranked Mendoza College of Business where she is a marketing major ... some other Fighting Irish players who have worn No. 21 include the program's all-time leading scorer (and current associate coach) Beth Morgan (Cunningham), and two-time All-Americans Jacqueline Batteast and Natalie Novosel.
2012: NCAA Raleigh Regional All-Tournament Team ... BIG EAST Championship All-Tournament Team.