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    Kayla McBride

    Class:
    Senior

    Hometown:
    Erie, PA

    High School:
    Villa Maria Academy

    Height:
    5-11

    Position:
    Guard


    04/14/2014

    McBride, Achonwa Selected In First Round Of 2014 WNBA Draft

    McBride goes third overall to San Antonio, Achonwa chosen ninth by Indiana.

    04/09/2014

    Irish Fall Short in Bid to Unseat Connecticut in NCAA Women's Basketball Title Game

    Irish Don't Have Enough Answers for Tall, Talented and Unbeaten Huskies

    04/08/2014

    #2 Irish Fall In NCAA National Championship Game, 79-58 To #1 Connecticut

    Notre Dame ends the 2013-14 season with a 37-1 record.

    04/08/2014

    McBride Has Final Chance at Missed Title

    AP Feature Story on the Senior Guard

    04/08/2014

    Unbeatens Notre Dame, UConn Set for Historic Title Game

    AP Preview of the NCAA National Championship Game (Tuesday, 8:30 p.m. ET on ESPN)

    05/15/2012

    2011-12 Athletics Highlight Video

    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.

    04/10/2012

    WBB: Season Highlight Video

    04/04/2012

    WBB: National Championship Recap

    Highlights from the National Championship game and player reactions to the legacy of the Notre Dame seniors.

    04/02/2012

    WBB: Baylor - Players Pregame Press Conference

    The players of the Notre Dame Women's Basketball team discuss the upcoming National Championship game against Baylor.

    04/02/2012

    WBB: Final Four - UConn Game Highlights

    Game highlights from Notre Dame's victory over UConn in the Final Four.

    04/06/2014

    NCAA Final Four: Notre Dame Vs. Maryland

    USATSI Gallery

    04/05/2014

    Final Four Gallery- Saturday

    Final Four Gallery- Saturday

    04/01/2014

    A Season In Photos: 2013-14 Notre Dame Women's Basketball

    A Season In Photos: 2013-14 Notre Dame Women's Basketball

    03/31/2014

    NCAA Regional Final: Notre Dame vs. Baylor (USATSI)

    The Irish topped the Bears 88-69 to advance to the Final Four for the fourth straight season.

    03/22/2014

    Notre Dame vs. Robert Morris - USATSI Gallery

    Notre Dame vs. Robert Morris - USATSI Gallery

    CAREER HONORS:

    2012: WBCA Coaches' All-America Team ...Associated Press Third-Team All-America ... First-Team All-BIG EAST ... BIG EAST Championship Most Outstanding Player ... NCAA Norfolk Regional All-Tournament Team ... BIG EAST Championship All-Tournament Team... NCAA Raleigh Regional All-Tournament Team ... BIG EAST Championship All-Tournament Team.

    OVERVIEW: Nicknamed "K-Mac" ... powerful, athletic wing player who has emerged as one of nation's most potent and versatile offensive threats ... blends sharp scoring mentality and polished playmaking with rugged physicality ... has remarkably efficient shooting stroke and is highly-skilled in the lost art of the mid-range jumper ... also quite reliable from beyond the three-point line, as well as a danger in the paint with her fearless nature driving the lane and attacking the rim ... incredibly consistent at the free throw line, currently shooting better than 88 percent for her career ... a smooth ballhandler with good court vision and solid passing skills, while her defensive presence and determination make her a weapon at both ends of the floor ... elevates her play in pressure situations ... has developed into a true leader by example, both on the court and in the locker room ... expected to be one of Notre Dame's primary offensive contributors in 2013-14.

    IN THE NOTRE DAME RECORD BOOK: Ranks 22nd in school history with 1,207 points ... became 31st Notre Dame women's basketball player to reach the 1,000-point milestone on Feb. 26, 2013, in home win over Syracuse ... ranks first in school history with .884 career free throw percentage -- at current rate, would rank eighth in NCAA Division I history (needs to make 60 more free throws to qualify) ... set school record by connecting at .900 clip from foul line in 2012-13 (breaking Megan Duffy's mark of .895 set in 2004-05) ... could become ninth player in program history to amass 1,500 points and 500 rebounds in her career. 2013 EUROPEAN TOUR: Appeared in all three games (starting twice) and averaging team-high 14.0 points and 5.3 rebounds per outing ... nearly posted double-double in first of two wins over French All-Star Team, finishing with 12 points and nine rebounds ... closed out tour with game-high 21 points and seven rebounds in second victory over French side.

    JUNIOR SEASON (2012-13): Appeared in all 37 games (starting 36 times), averaging career highs of 15.9 points, 4.6 rebounds and 2.4 assists per game ... scored in double figures 32 times with one double-double ... ranked seventh in BIG EAST in scoring and led league in free throw percentage (school-record .900); would have tied for ninth in nation in free throw percentage, but was two made foul shots shy of minimum to qualify for national ranking (2.5 FTM/game) ... ranked 14th in the BIG EAST in field goal percentage (.453) ... opened year with 16 points and six rebounds in Carrier Classic win over No. 19/21 Ohio State ... had game-high 18 points (8-11 FG), six assists and career-high five steals in home opener against UMass ... scored 18 points, grabbed five rebounds and dished out four assists in win at No. 19/22 UCLA ... came off bench at Central Michigan after nursing mild ankle injury in preceding week, but still managed 12 points and five rebounds ... dropped in 18 points against No. 3 Baylor ... was off to a perfect shooting day vs. Utah State (3-3 FG, 2-2 FT) before being sidelined with ankle injury; finished with eight points, four assists in 17 minutes ... could make strong case for inclusion on World Vision Classic All-Tournament Team after averaging 15.7 points and 2.7 steals per game with a .512 field goal percentage (21-of-41) while helping Irish to tournament title ... tallied game-high 16 points (7-11 FG) in only 19 minutes of action against Alabama A&M ... scored 12 points (2-3 3FG) in second-round tournament win over Kansas State ... rang up 19 points (9-19 FG), six rebounds and three steals against No. 22 Texas A&M ... dropped in game-high 18 points (9-14 FG) against No. 11 Purdue, also tied season high with seven rebounds, dished out three assists and had two steals ... racked up impressive stat line in only 16 minutes of action against Saint Francis (Pa.), tying season high with 19 points (7-11 FG, 5-5 FT) and adding four steals ... led the way in Notre Dame's landmark win at No. 1 Connecticut with (then) career-high 21 points (10-21 FG) ... scored 11 points with two assists and two steals vs. Rutgers ... had productive game against Georgetown with team-high 17 points and four rebounds; went 7-of-8 from free throw line, with late first-half miss (back end of two technical foul shots) ending string of 22 consecutive made free throws ... scored team-high 19 points (career-best 9-10 FT) while matching season best with seven rebounds, three assists and three steals at Pittsburgh in her homecoming to western Pennsylvania ... tied career high with five assists against Providence ... nearly posted double-double in program's first-ever road win at No. 9 Tennessee, piling up nine points and 10 rebounds, along with three steals ... rang up game-high 19 points (9-12 FG) and five rebounds against Cincinnati, knocking down first seven shots of day ... packed the stat sheet at Villanova with 16 points, eight rebounds, four assists and three steals ...just missed double-double at Seton Hall with 12 points and nine rebounds ... collected 15 points (4-8 FG, 6-6 FT), four assists and three rebounds against No. 10/11 Louisville ... contributed 16 points and five rebounds at DePaul ... scored (then) career-high 25 points (9-20 FG, 7-8 FT) against No. 22/20 Syracuse while adding five rebounds and three steals ... rang up 24 points (10-15 FG) and six rebounds (five offensive) at Providence ... was major spark in triple-overtime win over No. 3 Connecticut with career-high 26 points (11-28 FG) in career-best 42 minutes; also hit dramatic game-tying 3FG with 5.2 seconds left in first overtime to keep Irish hopes alive and eventual clinch outright BIG EAST regular-season title ... scored 17 points and tied career high with five assists in BIG EAST semifinal win over No. 16/15 Louisville ...led the way in Notre Dame's BIG EAST Championship game victory at No. 3 Connecticut with game-high 23 points (11-25 FG)... was named the BIG EAST Championship Most Outstanding Player after averaging 16.7 ppg. in this year's tournament (the first ND player to be a conference tournament MOP since 1992, when Margaret Nowlin was named the Midwestern Collegiate Conference/Horizon League Tournament MOP) ... chalked up first double-double of season (third career) in NCAA first-round win over Tennessee-Martin with 22 points (10-13 FG) and game-high 10 rebounds; also tied career high with five assists and added a game-best four steals ... came out on fire in an NCAA second-round win at Iowa, scoring career-high 28 points (career-best 4-7 3FG) -- tallied 24 points in the first half alone (on 8-13 FG, 4-5 3FG), becoming first Fighting Irish player in a little more than a year to make four treys in one half (Kaila Turner vs. St. Bonaventure on March 25, 2012) ... tallied 13 points, seven rebounds and four assists in NCAA Sweet 16 win over Kansas ... collected 18 points (3-5 3FG) and career-high seven assists in NCAA Elite Eight win over No. 5 Duke ... scored team-high 16 points (3-4 3FG) and grabbed six rebounds in NCAA Women's Final Four semifinal game against No. 3 Connecticut, continuing her uncanny mastery of the Huskies (in four games against UConn in 2012-13, she averaged 21.5 points per game) ... scored at least 20 points in six of her final 11 games (20.2 ppg. in that stretch), after topping 20 points twice in her career to that point (a span of 84 games).

    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 ... 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 Dan Olson Collegiate Girls Basketball Report (11th among shooting guards) ... 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).

    INTERNATIONAL COMPETITION: Participated (along with 2013 Notre Dame graduate Skylar Diggins) in 2013 USA Basketball Senior Women's National Team mini-camp Oct. 4-6 in Las Vegas -- was one of six collegians invited to the camp, which was used to help identify player pool for selections to the 2014 USA World Championship Team and 2016 USA Olympic Team ... first active Fighting Irish player ever to compete with U.S. Senior National Team, and the first to join squad at any time since 2004 (when Ruth Riley earned gold medal with USA Olympic Team in Athens, Greece) ... helped United States to a gold medal at the 2010 FIBA Americas U18 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 ... sister, Karlee, is a freshman on the women's basketball team at Indiana University in Bloomington, Ind. ... one of two Pennsylvania residents on this year's Fighting Irish roster (along with junior Madison Cable), with the duo among six Keystone State natives who have suited up for Notre Dame in its 37-year history ... one of five McDonald's High School All-Americans on 2013-14 Fighting Irish roster along with Jewell Loyd (2012), Michaela Mabrey (2012), Lindsay Allen (2013) and Taya Reimer (2013) ... 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 ... elected vice president of Notre Dame's Student-Athlete Advisory Council (SAAC) for 2013-14 academic year (the third Fighting Irish women's basketball player in the past five years to serve in the school's SAAC officer rotation after presidents Erica Williamson (2010) and Fraderica Miller (2012)) ... also in her second year as a SAAC team representative (along with junior Whitney Holloway) ... received certificate of merit for her participation in Notre Dame's Rosenthal Leadership Academy in 2012-13 (she is once again enrolled in the Academy in '13-14, along with Holloway and junior Markisha Wright)) ... some other Fighting Irish players who have worn No. 21 include the program's second all-time leading scorer and current associate coach Beth (Morgan) Cunningham, as well as two-time All-Americans Jacqueline Batteast and Natalie Novosel.

    McBride's Career Statistics

    Season G-S Min-Avg FG-FGA Pct 3FG-3FGA Pct FT-FTA Pct Off Def Tot Avg PF-DQ A T B S Pts Avg
    2010-11 19-4 452-23.8 68-122 .557 4-17 .235 25-29 .862 20 43 63 3.3 22-0 29 33 3 18 165 8.7
    2011-12 39-36 1081-27.7 179-361 .496 19-50 .380 75-86 .872 58 120 178 4.6 75-0 67 71 4 60 452 11.6
    2012-13 37-36 1083-29.3 237-523 .453 26-82 .317 90-100 .900 60 110 170 4.6 74-2 88 73 8 57 590 15.9
    Totals 95-76 2616-27.5 484-1006 .481 49-149 .329 190-215 .884 138 273 411 4.3 171-2 184 177 15 135 1207 12.7

    McBride's Conference Statistics

    Season G-S Min-Avg FG-FGA Pct 3FG-3FGA Pct FT-FTA Pct Off Def Tot Avg PF-DQ A T B S Pts Avg
    2010-11 5-0 104-20.8 11-20 .550 1-1 1.000 5-6 .833 5 12 17 3.4 11-0 6 12 0 2 28 5.6
    2011-12 16-14 435-27.2 68-136 .500 6-17 .353 34-37 .919 24 56 80 5.0 35-0 24 26 3 22 176 11.0
    2012-13 16-16 480-30.0 96-208 .462 10-29 .345 49-55 .891 26 45 71 4.4 31-1 36 32 5 20 251 15.7
    Totals 37-30 1019-27.5 175-364 .481 17-47 .362 88-98 .898 55 113 168 4.5 77-1 66 70 8 44 455 12.3
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