Notre Dame faces former BIG EAST rival for fourth consecutive year at Final Four, and fifth overall (8:30 p.m. ET on ESPN/WatchESPN; listen on Michiana's Pulse FM or nationwide on Westwood One/NCAA Radio Network).
Notre Dame takes on a conference opponent in national semifinals for the fifth time in six Final Four appearances (6:30 p.m. ET on ESPN/WatchESPN; listen locally on Pulse FM in South Bend or nationally on Westwood One/NCAA Radio Network).
Devereaux Peters scores 16 points and has 12 rebounds in the BIG EAST quarterfinals.
Overview: Nicknamed "Fred" ... lightning-fast guard who made her biggest contributions at defensive end of the floor ... quick hands and aggressive presence caused problems for opposing ballhandlers, particularly in pressure situations ... speed also allowed her to be a valuable contributor in transition game ... athleticism and leaping ability gave her the versatility to play in the post or on the perimeter ... tough-minded player who fought through chronic injuries with strong work ethic and quiet leadership that made her a key supporting veteran on Notre Dame's 2011 and 2012 NCAA national finalist teams.
SENIOR SEASON (2011-12): Saw action in career-high 36 games, earning first two starting assignments along the way ... averaged 1.9 points and 1.3 steals per game, as well as career bests of 2.5 rebounds and 0.9 assists a night ... part of six-player Fighting Irish contingent that each registered at least 45 steals ... scored in double figures twice ... had career-high seven steals in season opener vs. Akron ... posted second career double-figure scoring game with 10 points (plus six rebounds and four steals) in Preseason WNIT quarterfinal win over Indiana State ... sparked school record-tying 18-point second-half rally vs. No. 7/6 Duke by helping hold three starting Blue Devil guards (Shay Selby, Chloe Wells, Chelsea Gray) to a combined six points on 2-for-14 shooting with four turnovers in final 20 minutes ... matched career high with three assists vs. Marquette ... had first career "5-5-5" game in win over Longwood, chipping in 10 points, five rebounds, five steals and three assists ... made first career start in homecoming game at Mercer and nearly posted a double-double, coming away with career-high 11 rebounds and eight points in personal-best 27 minutes of action ... two steals and two assists at Cincinnati ... six rebounds and three steals vs. Villanova ... filled stat sheet against Providence with five points, five rebounds and two steals ... earned second career start on Senior Day against South Florida ... scored nine points (4-6 FG) in NCAA Championship first-round win over Liberty, posting her highest single-game scoring output in NCAA postseason play.
JUNIOR SEASON (2010-11): Played in 33 games (9.6 minutes per game) ... posted career high (or near-high) averages in scoring (1.9 ppg.), rebounding (2.1 rpg.) and steals (1.5 spg.) ... one of five Fighting Irish players with at least 45 steals (had 31 thefts in her first two seasons combined) ... if she played a full 40 minutes, she would have led the nation with 6.04 steals per game, nearly a full steal better than the next closest player ... nabbed three steals, two rebounds and two assists in season opener against New Hampshire .. nearly tallied first career "5-5-5" game with five points, five steals and four rebounds against Morehead State ... provided a huge spark while coming off the bench against Creighton with six boards, four points and three steals in 16 minutes ... eight points, three assists and five steals at Valparaiso ... chalked up six points (4-4 FT), five rebounds and two steals in 23 minutes against Loyola Marymount ... against Southeast Missouri State, set or matched (then) career bests in rebounds (10), assists (3) and steals (5) ... registered two rebounds, two assists and one steal vs. Louisville ... nabbed four points, three steals and three boards in the win over Pittsburgh ... added two boards and one steal and an assist vs. No. 16/17 Georgetown ... registered two steals to aid win over No. RV/23 St. John's ... posted one steal and one assist in win vs. No. RV/25 Syracuse ... reached for three boards to top South Florida ... put up seven points, five rebounds and two steals against Seton Hall ... had basket, two rebounds and team-high three steals at No. 2 Connecticut ... recorded a steal and an assist against Cincinnati ... provided energy off the bench in BIG EAST title game against No. 1 Connecticut with five points, two rebounds and two steals in 12 minutes ... grabbed three steals in NCAA tournament opener at Utah ... snared three rebounds in round two of the NCAA tournament against Temple ... was great contributor in NCAA Sweet 16 win over No. 21/20 Oklahoma with six points and three boards ... helped harass Tennessee's Meighan Simmons to two points (1-11 FG, 0-5 3FG) in NCAA Elite Eight win over No. 4 Lady Vols ... played 10 minutes in NCAA national championship game against No. 7/8 Texas A&M, collecting four rebounds, two assists and a steal.
SOPHOMORE Season (2009-10): Appeared in 15 games, averaging 2.5 points, 2.0 rebounds and 1.1 steals per game ... enjoyed finest night of her career in season opener vs. Arkansas-Pine Bluff, logging personal bests in points (11), and field goals made-attempted (5-8), along with seven rebounds; was her first career double-digit scoring night (scored 17 points all of freshman year) ... provided spark off bench vs. Iona with two points and three steals in 11 minutes ... collected four rebounds and first career blocked shot vs. South Carolina at Paradise Jam ... made the most of her 16 minutes vs. IPFW with six points, six rebounds, two steals, two assists and one block ... nabbed five steals vs. Valparaiso, adding four points and four rebounds in 15 minutes ... had steal, assist and forced shot clock violation in lone minute late in first half of win over No. 18/16 Vanderbilt ... drove baseline for pretty reverse layup during five minutes of action at Purdue ... had two points (first two FT of season) and two steals in BIG EAST opener vs. Villanova ... underwent arthroscopic surgery Jan. 18 to repair meniscus injury in left knee (wound up missing final 15 regular season games) ... returned to action in BIG EAST second-round game vs. Louisville, playing six minutes while tallying two points and a rebound ... looked sharp in final two minutes of NCAA tournament first-round game vs. Cleveland State with four points, an offensive rebound and a steal.
FRESHMAN Season (2008-09): Appeared in 23 games, averaging 0.7 points, 0.6 rebounds and 0.7 steals per game ... saw limited action in first two road games at No. 24/22 LSU and Boston College, notching a steal at BC ... scored first career points on breakaway layup and added a steal vs. Evansville ... played 10 minutes vs. Georgia Southern, chalking up two points and picking up a steal for third consecutive game ... had steal and score in win at Eastern Michigan ... turned in best effort of career to date against Loyola-Chicago with personal bests of seven points (3-5 FG), five rebounds, three steals and two assists in 17 minutes ... gave Irish spark off the bench at No. 20/19 Vanderbilt with steal late in first half ... notched two points and two steals in four minutes at DePaul ... had two points and assist during nine minutes of action in victory over St. John's ... tied season high with two assists and added two steals in three minutes vs. Rutgers ...did not play vs. Cincinnati and No. 22/24 Pittsburgh (sprained right foot) ... returned to action vs. No. 25 DePaul, playing three minutes and grabbing two rebounds ... aggressive defense produced two steals and two rebounds in six minutes vs. No. 10/12 Louisville, sparking team's second-half comeback ...collected a rebound in each of BIG EAST Championship appearances vs. St. John's and Villanova, adding assist against St. John's.
High School: Averaged 10.0 points, 8.0 rebounds and 3.5 steals per game during her four-year prep career at The Marist School in Atlanta, Ga., under the guidance of coach Kim Hixon ... 2008 all-state selection (second team - Atlanta Journal-Constitution; honorable mention - Georgia Sportswriters Association) ... in 2008, was named one of top 30 players in state of Georgia by Atlanta Journal-Constitution ... first-team all-metro choice in 2008 ... as a senior in 2007-08, averaged team highs of 11.8 points, 6.8 rebounds and 3.5 steals per game with a .494 field goal percentage for the War Eagles, who went 24-4 and were ranked second in the state's Class AAAA ... also posted four double-doubles in final prep season, nearly notching a triple-double on Feb. 2 vs. Blessed Trinity (17p, 10r, 9a) ... scored in double figures 16 times as a senior, including three 20-point outings (season-high 21 points on Jan. 2 vs. Mays), and had eight double-digit rebounding nights, including a season-high 20 boards on Dec. 14 vs. Tucker ... helped Marist to 102-18 (.850) record during her career, along with back-to-back Class AAAA state title game appearances in 2006 and 2007 ... played AAU ball with FBC Georgia, where she was coached by Brian Harmon ... also competed in track & field during prep career, running sprints (100 meters, 200 meters, 400 meters) ... high school ranked 15th nationally in overall athletics excellence in 2005 by Sports Illustrated.
Personal Data: First name pronounced fruh-DARE-uh-kuh ... daughter of Melissa Stone-Miller ... served as president of Notre Dame's Student-Athlete Advisory Council (SAAC) for the 2011-12 academic year (second Fighting Irish women's basketball player in three years to hold the SAAC presidency, following Erica Williamson's tenure in 2009-10) ... member of Fellowship of Christian Athletes ... graduated in May 2012 from Notre Dame's top-ranked Mendoza College of Business with her bachelor's degree in accounting, while earning a second degree in film, television & theater ... dean's list honoree in spring 2009 with 3.667 semester grade-point average ... three-time selection to BIG EAST All-Academic Team (2009, 2010, 2012) ... earned certificate of merit for participation in Notre Dame's Rosenthal Leadership Academy in 2010-11 and 2011-12 ... wore No. 12 during her Notre Dame career, a jersey number previously worn by (among others) two-time All-American Katryna Gaither, Danielle Green and Teresa Borton ...now works in the Atlanta offices of Deloitte (internationally-renowned financial consulting/auditing firm) as a private company services specialist.
CAREER HONORS: 2012: BIG EAST All-Academic Team. 2010: BIG EAST All-Academic Team.
2009: BIG EAST All-Academic Team.