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).
Notre Dame to meet current Pac-12 school in NCAA tournament for third time in four years.
A preseason All-American candidate who enters her senior year as one
of the nation's elite shooting guards ... owns one of the purest
outside shooting touches in the nation ... also deadly accurate from
the free throw line ... elevated her game to another level last
season, taking her offensive attack inside the arc and developing an
uncanny ability to create an open shot ... ranks ninth on Notre
Dame's all-time scoring list with 1,375 career points ... holds Irish
records for career free throw (.867) and three-point percentages
(.480), marks that currently stand among the top 10 in NCAA history
... needs to make 38 three-point field goals to become Notre Dame's
all-time leader in that category ... one of the most durable players
ever to put on an Irish uniform, she has not missed a game in her
first three seasons, starting all but one (97 of 98) - she needs to
start 28 games and play in 35 contests to break the school records in
those areas ... only two assists away from becoming the fifth player
in school history to amass 1,000 points, 500 rebounds and 200 assists
in her career.
Junior Season: Associated Press honorable mention All-America choice ... All-BIG
EAST Conference First Team selection ... Notre Dame National Monogram
Club Team Co-MVP ... Verizon Academic All-District V Second Team pick
... two-time BIG EAST Player of the Week (Feb. 18 & 25) ... only
player to start all 30 games for Notre Dame, averaging a team-high
33.8 minutes per game (three 40-minute games) ... ranked third in BIG
EAST in scoring (15.4 ppg.), second in free throw percentage
(school-record .882), and 11th in three-point field goals made (1.93
pg.) ... also placed 15th in nation in free throw percentage ... made
team-high 58 three-point field goals ... was solid in BIG EAST play,
ranking first in free throw percentage (.882), second in scoring
(16.8 ppg.), and 18th in rebounding (5.9 rpg.) ... scored in double
figures 24 times during '01-02 season (eight 20-point games and one
30-point game), earning game-high scoring honors 12 times ... nearly
came up with a double-double in season opener against Valparaiso,
finishing with 11 points and nine rebounds while playing all 40
minutes ... rang up game-high 16 points (6-7 FT) at Colorado State
... connected for team-best 19 points (3-5 from three-point range)
and added seven rebounds at Arizona ... canned 4-of-6 three-point
attempts and scored 12 points in victory over Army ... scored 19
points and grabbed seven rebounds against Michigan ... became 19th
Notre Dame player to score 1,000 career points with her 12-point
night at Purdue ... posted 16 points and tied for team lead with
season-high four assists against DePaul ... erupted for 23 points and
tied career high with seven three-point field goals at Miami ...
registered 22 points at Villanova ... scored 22 points (19 in second
half) against Virginia Tech - also banked in 48-foot heave at
halftime horn against Hokies ... dumped in game-high 21 points (4-7
3FG, 7-8 FT) with eight rebounds at Pittsburgh ... registered her
first double-double of the season (and fourth of her career) with 14
points and a season-high 10 rebounds against St. John's ... rang up
25 points at Rutgers, hitting 10-of-15 shots from the field - scored
16 of her points in second half ... poured in season-high 31 points
vs. West Virginia, hitting career-best 11-of-13 free throws in 40
minutes ... notched 24 points (20 in the second half) at Georgetown
... tallied 22 points in regular-season finale vs. Villanova ...
dumped in 29 points, including seven three-pointers, in BIG EAST
quarterfinal vs. Syracuse ... chalked up game-high 14 points in NCAA
Tournament first-round victory over New Mexico ... scored 145 points
(24.2 ppg.) in six-game stretch from Feb. 16-March 15 - scoring total
was second-highest six-game run in school history (161 by Katryna
Gaither in 1996-97).
Sophomore Season: Earned third-team all-BIG EAST honors ... only sophomore voted to any
of the three all-conference teams ... second-leading scorer for the
second consecutive year as she averaged 12.9 points and was the
team's third-leading rebounder with a 5.1 average ... averaged 12.5
points and 6.2 rebounds in Notre Dame's six NCAA tournament wins ...
scored 20 points (13 in the second half) and grabbed eight rebounds
in Notre Dame's Final Four win over Connecticut ... set the NCAA
single-season record for three-point field goal percentage for 80
three-pointers made (54.7 percent) ... also broke the NCAA record for
three-point field goal percentage by a sophomore ... selected to the
Midwest Region all-tournament team after averaging 14.0 points and
7.0 rebounds and shooting 55.5% from the field and 60.0% from
three-point range against Utah and Vanderbilt ... scored 17 points
and grabbed five rebounds in regional championship game vs. the
Commodores ... scored 11 points and grabbed nine boards in semifinal
win over Utah ... named to BIG EAST all-tournament team with 14.0
scoring average in three games ... shot 8-10 from three-point range
in the tournament, including 3-3 in the final and 4-5 in the
quarterfinals ... made a season-high six three-point field goals in
season opener (Valparaiso) while leading the Irish in scoring with 20
points .. led scoring attack vs. Arizona with 26 points after
shooting 80 percent from the field and 100 percent from the free
throw line ... went 4-4 from three-point range against Arizona in the
first half ... scored with 1:39 left in the game vs. Georgia to put
the Irish up for good, followed by a key steal with 1:18 left that
sealed the game ... perfect from behind the three-point arc in two
games (Western Michigan and Fordham) ... led the Irish in scoring
against Purdue with 19 points ... last two three-pointers in that
game sparked a 14-5 run that put the Irish up by 11 at the end of the
game ... spending more time on the court than any teammate, averaging
31.6 minutes per game ... had first double-double of season with
game-highs of 17 points and 10 rebounds vs. Virginia Tech (Jan. 13)
... poured in 24 points vs. West Virginia, second-highest point total
of season ... had 12 points to go along with eight rebounds vs.
Georgetown ... led team with 89.0 free-throw shooting percentage ..
led the team in scoring in five of first 10 games ... started 35 of
36 games ... did not start vs. Georgetown on Senior Day (the only
"non-start" of her career) ... scored 13 points in 24 minutes of play
against Alcorn State in the 1st round of the NCAA tournament ...
pulled down team-high eight rebounds and scored 11 points against
Michigan in second round of the NCAA tournament ... one of 45 players
invited to the USA Basketball Summer Development Camp/R. William
Jones Cup Team Trials in May, 2000.
Freshman Season: Earned Associated Press honorable mention All-America honors ...
named the 2000 BIG EAST Rookie of the Year ... also earned BIG EAST
all-rookie team honors ... team's second-leading scorer (14.0) ...
along with Kelley Siemon, finished as the team's second-leading
rebounder (5.0) ... only player who started all 32 games ... third
all-time among Notre Dame freshman in points scored (447) and scoring
average ... averaged 11.5 points and 5.0 rebounds in BIG EAST
tournament ... scored 15 points in semifinal loss to Rutgers ...
scored eight points and grabbed seven rebounds in quarterfinal win
against Miami ... set the BIG EAST single-game three-point field goal
percentage record as she hit all seven of her three-point attempts at
Rutgers ... two of those seven came in the final 16 seconds of the
contest with the Irish down six ... made first to pull Notre Dame to
within three and then tied contest with four seconds left in
regulation ... finished game with 26 points and 10 rebounds in 44
minutes of action to record her second double-double ... leading
scorer for the Irish in 10 contests and tied for game-high scoring
honors in two others ... scored in double figures in 20 games ...
recorded first career double-double with 28 points and a career-best
12 rebounds against St. John's ... hit nine of 14 shots from the
field, including six three-pointers ... scored 20-plus points in six
games ... scored 20 points against Pittsburgh for fourth 20-point
performance of the season ... netted 32 points against North Carolina
in opening game of Wachovia Women's Invitational Tournament as she
went 12-15, including 6-8 from three-point range ... the 32 points
marked just the second 30-point performance ever by an Irish freshman
... also grabbed six rebounds while playing 34 minutes ... scored
20-plus points for third time that season when she tossed in a
game-high 23 against Georgetown ... saw 35 minutes of action against
USC and led team in scoring for second straight game with 19 points
.. scored 17 points versus Liberty in championship game of Wachovia
Women's Invitational Tournament ... named to Wachovia Women's
Invitational all-tournament team ... selected as game MVP of the
Orange Bowl Women's Basketball Fab Four vs. FIU after scoring 27
points (9-15 FG, 5-7 3PT) ... also grabbed five rebounds and made a
career-high five steals in 39 minutes .. scored a game-high 18 points
in collegiate debut vs. Toledo ... also tied for team-high rebounding
honors with seven ... scored all five of her field goals from
three-point range ... the 18 points were the most in a collegiate
debut since 1991 ... tallied 16 points and seven rebounds against
Butler in addition to dishing off a game-high seven assists ...
grabbed seven rebounds for third time against Marquette ... had 12
points and five rebounds against West Virginia ... had 17 points and
six rebounds against Seton Hall ... six-time BIG EAST Rookie of the
Week (Dec. 6 and 20, Jan. 10, Feb. 7, 14 and 21) ... her .480
three-point field goal percentage set Irish single-season mark and
ranked fourth in the nation.
High School: A 1999 Parade first-team All-America honoree ... rated the fifth best
high school player nationally ... was a third-team All-America
selection by USA Today ... played in the WBCA All-America Game,
marking the second consecutive year Notre Dame was represented by an
incoming player in that contest ... averaged 21.7 points, 5.0
rebounds, 4.0 assists and 3.0 steals in her final scholastic campaign
... finished her career as the all-time leading scorer at Lake Zurich
with 2,740 points ... also established career marks for
three-pointers (140) and steals (432) as well as single-season steals
record (141) ... scored in double figures in 122 games during her
career and finished with a 56.0 percent career shooting average from
the field and 79.7 career free-throw shooting percentage ... finished
her four-year career with 712 rebounds and 409 assists ... led Lake
Zurich to four Fox Valley Conference championships as well as four
regional titles ... two-time first team all-state selection ...
four-time Fox Valley MVP as well as an all-city honoree ... played in
Illinois Basketball Coaches Association All-Star contest following
her senior season ... represented the United States on the Under-17
Junior National Team at the Junior Olympics in Moscow, Russia and led
that team to the bronze medal in the summer of 1998 ... led her 1997
Illinois Hustle AAU squad to a sixth-place finish at the AAU
Personal Data: Born April 17, 1981 ... father Greg played basketball at Wichita
State ... cousin Steve recently completed a standout career with the
Notre Dame men's golf team ... enrolled in the College of Arts and
Letters ... owns a 3.46 cumulative grade-point average while pursuing
a double major in psychology and education ... has earned Dean's List
honors three times ... named to the BIG EAST Academic All-Star Team
the last three years ... some former Notre Dame players who wore No.
22 include Shari Matvey and Sherri Orlosky.
2002: Honorable mention All-American (AP) ... first-team all-BIG EAST
... two-time BIG EAST Player of the Week (Feb. 18 & 25) ... Verizon
Academic All-District V Second Team ... BIG EAST Academic All-Star
Team ... Notre Dame National Monogram Club Co-MVP Award.
2001: Third-team all-BIG EAST ... NCAA Midwest Regional all-tournament team
... BIG EAST all-tournament team ... BIG EAST Academic All-Star Team.
2000: Honorable mention All-American (AP) ... BIG EAST Rookie of the
Year ... BIG EAST All-Rookie Team ... six-time BIG EAST Rookie of the
Week (Dec. 6 & 20, Jan. 10, Feb. 7, 14 & 21) ... BIG EAST Academic