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).
OVERVIEW: Athletic and versatile post player ... can battle on the blocks or step out to perimeter to stretch defenses ... long frame makes her a true asset on defense as both a rebounder and shot blocker ... quickness allows her to be a weapon in either transition or half-court game ... one of the top post players entering the college ranks this season ... among several Fighting Irish players with experience playing in international ranks with USA Basketball ... will have opportunity to make important contribution to Notre Dame fortunes this season.
2013 EUROPEAN TOUR: Played in all three games (starting twice) and averaging 11.3 points and team-high 7.7 rebounds per outing with a .517 field goal percentage ... had double-double (16 points/12 rebounds) in tour-opening win over Barking Abbey ... collected 12 points and eight rebounds in first of two wins over French All-Star Team.
HIGH SCHOOL: Graduated from Hamilton Southeastern High School in Fishers, Ind., where she was coached by Chris Huppenthal ... career per-game statistical averages of 15.8 points, 8.3 rebounds, 2.2 blocks, 2.0 assists and 1.7 steals ... ranks fifth in Hamilton County (Indiana) history with school-record 1,374 career points ... as a senior in 2012-13, paced HSE to 19-4 record while averaging 20.6 ppg., 8.0 rpg., 2.4 spg. and 2.2 bpg. ... as a junior in 2011-12, led her team to a 20-1 record and No. 1 ranking in Class 4A for much of season before losing to eventual state champion North Central in sectionals; averaged 19.4 ppg., 9.6 rpg., 2.4 apg., 2.3 bpg. and 1.5 spg. ... as a sophomore in 2010-11, paced Hamilton Southeastern to a 15-6 record and sectional semifinals while averaging 14.2 ppg., 8.2 rpg., 2.3 apg., 2.1 bpg. and 1.4 spg. ... as a freshman in 2009-10, helped school to sectional semifinals and 12-10 record while collecting 9.1 ppg., 7.2 rpg., 1.4 apg. and 1.3 spg. ... has registered career highs of 28 points, 18 rebounds, 10 blocks, seven steals and six assists, all during the 2011-12 season ... posted triple-double (18 points, 10 rebounds, 10 blocks) against Warsaw on Dec. 27, 2011 ... most recently played AAU ball with Midwest Elite and head coach Ralph Gesualdo, helping team to consecutive USJN/Nike National Championships in 2010 and 2011 (only AAU club to win the title twice) ... previously played for Indiana Elite Central U15 and U17, Indiana's Finest U9 and U11 (AAU Division I Nationals runner-up), and Dayton Lady Hoopstars U10 teams.
AWARDS/HONORS: 2013 USA Today All-USA First Team selection ... two-time MaxPreps All-America pick (second team in 2013; honorable mention in 2012) ... four-time all-state selection (first team in 2011, 2012, 2013; honorable mention in 2010) ... 2013 Indiana Senior All-Star Team selection -- helped Indiana split pair of games with Kentucky counterparts, averaging 14.5 points and 7.5 rebounds in the two all-star contests (also averaged 19.5 points per game in two wins over Indiana Junior All-Stars prior to Kentucky series) ... 2012 Indiana Junior All-Star Team pick -- led Indiana to a sweep of its Kentucky Junior All-Star counterparts in two-game series in June 2012 (averaging 26.0 ppg. in two wins), plus sweep of Indiana Senior All-Star Team (averaging 22.0 ppg. in two wins) ... two-time Indianapolis Star Super Team member (2012, 2013) ... 2011 Indianapolis Star All-North First Team choice ... two-time Hamilton County Player of the Year (2012, 2013) ... four-time all-county selection (2010, 2011, 2012, 2013) ... four-time all-conference pick (first team in 2011, 2012, 2013; honorable mention in 2010) ... a consensus top-five selection (and the top power forward in the nation) by every major recruiting service, peaking at No. 3 in Class of 2013 ... 2013 Morgan Wootten National Player of the Year (presented by McDonald's) ... 2013 McDonald's High School All-America Team selection (first father/daughter combo in game's history - dad, Ben Davis, played in 1991) ... 2013 WBCA High School All-America Team selection ... 2013 Indiana Miss Basketball runner-up (finished second by five votes).
INTERNATIONAL COMPETITION: Three-time USA Basketball medalist (two golds, one honorary bronze) ... captain of 2012 USA Basketball Under-17 National Team (played alongside Notre Dame classmate Lindsay Allen) that went 8-0 and captured the gold medal at the FIBA U17 World Championships in Amsterdam, Netherlands ... started with Allen in all eight games for Team USA, averaging 9.8 points, 5.4 rebounds and 1.3 blocks per game while shooting .483 from the field; finished eighth among all tournament players in blocks, ninth in field goal percentage and 18th in scoring ... member of 2011 USA Basketball U16 National Team that posted 5-0 record on the way to gold medal at FIBA Americas U16 Championship in Merida, Mexico ... started all five games for United States, averaging 4.8 ppg., 5.0 rpg. and 0.8 bpg. for squad that won by average of 43.2 points per game ... also played for 2011 USA Basketball 3x3 Youth Team at inaugural FIBA 3x3 Youth World Cup in Rimini, Italy ... team went 7-2, received honorary bronze medal after forfeiting third-place game when Reimer and another teammate were sidelined by injuries (USA finished two-point semifinal loss to Italy with only two players) ... played in three games before being injured, averaging 5.0 points in those outings.
PERSONAL DATA: Name is pronounced TAY-uh RYE-mer ... daughter of Brenda Reimer and Ben Davis ... older of two children ... father, Ben Davis, was a power forward who played collegiately at Kansas and Arizona and was selected in 1996 NBA Draft (second round/43rd overall) by the Phoenix Suns; he played from 1996-2000 with both the Suns and New York Knicks as part of a 13-year professional career that also included stops overseas, as well as in the CBA and ABA ... 20th Indiana native to suit up for the Notre Dame women's basketball program, and first from Indianapolis metro area since Ashley Barlow (Pike HS) from 2006-10 ... currently enrolled in Notre Dame's unique First Year of Studies program ... some other Fighting Irish players who have worn No. 12 include Katryna Gaither, Danielle Green, Teresa Borton and Fraderica Miller.