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04/01/2018

NCAA National Championship: ND WBB 61, Mississippi State 58 (USATSI)

For the second time in program history, the Notre Dame women's basketball team are your NCAA National Champions.

03/26/2018

NCAA Elite Eight: ND WBB vs. Oregon (USATSI)

The Fighting Irish take on the Ducks in the Spokane Regional Final with a trip to the Women's Final Four on the line.

03/12/2018

NCAA Tournament Selection Show

Notre Dame earns the No. 1 seed in the Spokane Regional during 2018 NCAA Tournament's Selection Show reveal.

03/02/2018

No. 5 Notre Dame vs. Virginia - ACC Tournament Quarterfinal

No. 5 Notre Dame defeated Virginia in an ACC Tournament quarterfinal game in Greensboro, NC.

11/19/2017

ND Women's Basketball at Oregon State (USATSI)

Images of the Fighting Irish hitting the road to face the Beavers in non-conference action

2017-18 SEASON
• Played in six games, averaging 13.2 minutes off the bench.
• Tore ACL in left leg in practice on Nov. 28 and redshirted the 2017-18 season.
• Tallied eight points for the second straight game vs ETSU on Nov. 24, setting a new high in steals (2). Scored six of her points in the fourth quarter.
• Her .622 field goal percentage ranked 4th in the ACC at the time.
• Despite coming off the bench, Vaughn still ranked first on the team in blocks (1.2), third in offensive rebounds (2.3) and fifth in rebounds (4.3).
• Scored 15 of her 17 total points in the second half at WKU on Nov. 14, helping the Irish to a 78-65 win. Vaughn went 8-for-9 from the field and collected seven rebounds.
• Made her debut vs Mount St. Mary’s on Nov. 11, recording nine points on 4-of-9 shooting. Reeled in the second most rebounds with seven.

MCGRAW ON VAUGHN
“Mikayla has a tremendous upside. She can run the floor, score around the basket and face up. She can rebound, block shots and will help us defensively by being a presence inside.”

HIGH SCHOOL
• Transferred to Paul VI Catholic High in Fairfax, Virginia, for her senior season where she was named co-captain
• Led Paul VI to a No. 1 high school national team ranking
• Achieved a 32-2 record in her senior season, earning the 2017 VISAA Girls State Championship
• Averaged 14.6 points per game as a senior
• Southeastern Pennsylvania scoring leader in both her junior and sophomore seasons
• Averaged 15 points, 10 rebounds and two blocks per game as a junior at Friends’ Central School
• Guided Friends’ Central to back-to-back league championships in her junior and sophomore seasons
• Led Friends’ Central to a PAISSA quarterfinals run in her junior year
• Averaged 18 points, 10 rebounds and three blocks per game as a sophomore
• Named Philadelphia All-City Classic Tournament MVP and ISAA New Year’s Classic Tournament MVP as a freshman
• Also played lacrosse as a freshman, where she contributed to the team’s PAISSA championship

PREP AWARDS/HONORS
• 2017 VISAA First Team All-State
• 2017 McDonald’s All-American candidate
• 2016 First Team Class A All-State in Pennsylvania
• 2016 First Team Friends’ School League All-League
• 2016 Comcast Sports Fan Base Networks Varsity Girls MVP
• 2015 Third Team Class A All-State in Pennsylvania
• Three-time All-Mainline First Team honors
• Recipient of the Jacqueline Frances O’Neill “Enthusiasm and Spirit” Award

PERSONAL
• Daughter of Terri and Martin Vaughn. Has two brothers and one sister
• Father was captain and quarterback of the football team at Penn
• Won first place in the MCATFL French Oral Proficiency Contest in 2013
• Volunteered with the Beckett Life Center and CEL Church

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Mikayla Vaughn
Mikayla  Vaughn

Class:
Freshman

Hometown:
Philadelphia, Penn

High School:
Paul VI

Height:
6-3

Position:
Center

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