Lanky playmaking guard who spent much of her freshman season adjusting to the college game ... has opportunity to fill role as perimeter scorer ... extends defense with her three-point shooting ability ... also passes well off the dribble and has a creative flair ... solid ballhandler who is well-schooled in fundamentals ... good court vision ... strong work ethic and burning desire to improve ... true student of the game ... year of experience makes her a valuable asset, providing critical depth in backcourt.
AS A FRESHMAN: Played in 21 games for the Irish, averaging 0.6 points and 0.9 rebounds per game in 5.9 minutes of action ... played seven minutes vs. Auburn in college debut ... handed out first career assist at Colorado ... had three points (first three-pointer), three rebounds and two assists in 13 minutes vs. Valparaiso ... made first two free throws of her career at Michigan State ... collected two rebounds at Washington ... saw a season-high 22 minutes vs. Dayton, coming up with personal bests of four rebounds and three steals ... saw seven minutes at Purdue ... played three minutes at West Virginia, grabbing a rebound ... scored season-high four points (2-3 FG) and matched personal best with four rebounds in 12 minutes at Syracuse ... had one assist vs. Villanova and one rebound against Boston College ... played three minutes at Seton Hall ... distributed season-high three assists against Providence ... made second career three-pointer and added two rebounds and two steals in second meeting vs. Miami ... made NCAA tournament debut in second round vs. Middle Tennessee, logging four minutes.
HIGH SCHOOL CAREER: Averaged 13.6 points and 6.8 assists per game during her prep career at Highlands Ranch High School ... carded a career-high 15.7 ppg. as a senior ... Parade All-America Honorable Mention (2003) ... Street & Smith's All-American (honorable mention - 2001, 2002) ... Nike All-America Camp (2001, 2002) ... CHSAA 5A All-State (honorable mention - 2001, 2002) ... All-Continental League First Team (2002) ... starting point guard on team ranked No. 1 in nation in 2002 ... participated in 2001-02 Denver Nuggets All-Star Game and 2002-03 Gold Crown/Nuggets All-Star Game ... attended 2002 USA Basketball Youth Development Festival as member of the West Team (teammate of current Irish sophomore Crystal Erwin) ... helped Highlands Ranch High School win three consecutive 5A state titles (2000-02).
PERSONAL DATA: Born Dec. 17, 1984 in Denver, Colo. ... fifth of six children ... comes from an athletic family -- cousin Mike played football at Kansas State, while second cousin Lindsey Wilson was a standout basketball player at Iowa State from 1999-2003, playing for former Notre Dame assistant Bill Fennelly ... one of three Colorado natives in Irish basketball history ... has not yet chosen a major ... named to BIG EAST Academic All-Star Team in 2004 ... some former Notre Dame players who wore No. 3 include Kristin Knapp, Mollie Peirick and Ericka Haney.
CAREER HONORSBIG EAST Academic All-Star Team - 2004
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