OVERVIEW: Athletic post player who enjoyed good offseason development ... has potential to be a significant member of Irish front-line rotation ... biggest contributions thus far have come at defensive end of court (rebounding and blocked shots) ... uses long arms, deceptive quickness and agility to block or alter shots, as well as grab rebounds in traffic ... also counted on for production in presses ... has effective array of offensive post moves, while also displaying a solid mid-range shot ... adds depth and versatility to the Irish lineup ... with continued growth and development, possibilities are limitless for her.
SOPHOMORE SEASON (2009-10): Played in 11 games before choosing to turn her full attention to her academic pursuits ... averaged 3.4 points and 1.3 rebounds per game ... made season debut at #21 Michigan State after missing Arkansas-Pine Bluff season opener with sprained ankle suffered in practice ... grabbed four rebounds in each of three games at Paradise Jam ... scored season-high nine points against South Carolina at Paradise Jam ... tied career best with two assists, in addition to seven points, vs. No. 20/17 Oklahoma at Paradise Jam ... turned in solid weekend at Paradise Jam, averaging 7.3 ppg. and 4.0 rpg. in three-game set ... Played season-high 16 minutes against Charlotte, dropping in eight points ... collected four points, career-high-tying two assists and two steals in BIG EAST opener against Villanova.
FRESHMAN SEASON (2008-09): Appeared in all 31 games, averaging 6.0 points and 4.5 rebounds per game ... led team and ranked ninth in BIG EAST (second among freshmen) in blocked shots (1.2 bpg.) ... also ranked 10th in blocks during league play (1.3 bpg.) ... grabbed team-high 70 offensive rebounds ... made college debut in State Farm Tip-Off Classic at No. 24/22 LSU, chalking up six points in 11 minutes ... turned in "point-a-minute" performance in third collegiate game at Boston College, finishing with season-high 15 points (5-5 FG, 5-7 FT) in just 14 minutes ... played 19 minutes vs. Georgia Southern, logging 12 points and five rebounds ... tossed in 12 points in 19 minutes against No. 24 Michigan State ... extended double-digit scoring streak to four games with 12 points at Eastern Michigan, adding nine rebounds and season-high four blocks ... grabbed eight rebounds against No. 17/20 Purdue ... collected five points, seven rebounds, three blocks and season-high three steals at Valparaiso; had layup, two blocks and key steal in final five minutes to help preserve win ... picked up six points and five rebounds in win over Loyola-Chicago ... played key role in win at No. 20/19 Vanderbilt with eight points (4-4 FG) and seven rebounds in 21 minutes off the bench; also blocked potential game-tying shot with 49 seconds left and came up with rebound, allowing Irish to come down and hit important insurance bucket ... scored 13 points (5-6 FG) in season-high 24 minutes of BIG EAST debut at Seton Hall ... corralled eight rebounds in 13 minutes at DePaul ... chalked up seven points and two blocks against Georgetown ... made major contributions down the stretch in win over St. John's, putting Irish ahead to stay on layup with 1:25 to play before adding two rebounds (one at each end) and an insurance free throw with 26 seconds left; finished with nine points and eight rebounds ... pulled down season-high 10 rebounds and added five points at Villanova ... piled up 14 points (season-best 6-11 FG) and eight rebounds at No. 22/24 Pittsburgh ... collected six rebounds against No. 10/12 Louisville ... came off bench to score 10 points in season-high-tying 24 minutes at South Florida ... scored six points at No. 1 Connecticut ... nabbed seven points and six rebounds in BIG EAST second-round win over St. John's.
HIGH SCHOOL: Averaged 12.0 ppg., 9.0 rpg. and 4.0 bpg. as a senior at Detroit Country Day School in Beverly Hills, Mich., playing for coach Frank Orlando ... helped Yellowjackets to 25-1 record and 2008 Class B state title, in addition to state semifinal appearance in 2007 ... not often seen by recruiting services because Michigan had fall basketball season prior to 2007-08 ... ranked 18th in nation (fifth among power forwards) by Dan Olson Collegiate Girls Basketball Report ... ranked 52nd in nation by Blue Star Basketball ... ranked 68th in nation by All-Star Girls Report ... ranked 70th in nation/four-star player (seventh among posts) by ESPN Hoopgurlz ... two-time Street & Smith's preseason honorable mention All-America selection ... 2008 Associated Press Class B Co-Player of the Year ... runner-up for 2008 Michigan Miss Basketball ... 2008 Detroit News Dream Team ... four-time all-state selection (first team in 2006 and 2008) ... four-time all-county selection ... team was ranked regionally or nationally in USA Today Super 25 poll each of her three seasons ... limited much of junior season while recovering from knee injury (torn ACL in February 2006) ... as a sophomore in 2005-06, averaged 15.0 ppg., 12.0 rpg. and 5.0 bpg. for DCDS ... won 2004 Class C state title as freshman at Saint Martin de Porres High School before school closed and she transferred to Detroit Country Day ... played AAU ball for Motor City Suns, where she was coached by Willie Riley ... also competed in high jump while at Detroit Country Day, setting school record (5 feet, 6 inches).
PERSONAL DATA: Born Nov. 10, 1989, in Charleston, W.Va. ... youngest of three children ... sister, Stephanie, played basketball at Saint Louis ... brother, Christopher, played football at Northwood (Mich.) ... daughter of Debbie Solomon ... comes from same high school as NBA standouts Chris Webber and Shane Battier ... pairs with freshman Ariel Braker to give Notre Dame 17 women's basketball players from the state of Michigan in program history (second only to Indiana's 19 players) ... Solomon and Braker are among first Michigan natives to join Irish since Ann Arbor resident (and Huron High School graduate) Julie Henderson suited up from 1996-2000 ... enrolled in College of Arts and Letters where she is a anthropology major ... only the second player in program's history to wear No. 1, following in the footsteps of point guard Tulyah Gaines (2004-08).
2009: BIG EAST All-Freshman Team.
Solomon's Career Statistics
Solomon in the BIG EAST Conference