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    Fishers, Ind.

    High School:
    Hamilton Southeastern




    IRISH EXTRA: Patberg Found Promise In USA Debut

    Freshman guard lifted her game to higher level in first appearance on world stage.


    Patberg's Golden Dream Realized, USA Claims U19 World Title

    Irish freshman earns 16th gold medal by Notre Dame player in international competition.


    Achonwa Strikes Gold, Reimer Nabs Silver At Pan Am Games

    Irish duo play pivotal roles for their teams in Canada's historic title win over USA.


    Reimer, Achonwa Lead Countries Into Duel For Pan Am Gold

    Patberg has helped USA U19s to 2-0 record at World Championship.


    Irish Hoops Trio Tips Off Gold Rush This Weekend

    Reimer and Achonwa debut Thursday at Pan Am Games; Patberg opens U19 World Championships Saturday.


    Achonwa, Reimer at the Pan Am Games (USATSI)

    Natalie Achonwa helped Canada claim gold, while Taya Reimer and the U.S. brought home silver.


    Women's Basketball vs. UConn - National Championship

    Fighting Irish fall to top-ranked Huskies in national-title game for second year in a row, 63-53.


    NCAA Final Four Practice and Media Session

    Notre Dame players and coaches prepare for the Final Four


    A Season in Photos: 2014-15 Notre Dame Women's Basketball

    A look at the 2014-15 women's basketball season


    NCAA Regional Final - Notre Dame vs. Baylor (USATSI)

    Notre Dame beats Baylor 77-68 to reach a fifth straight Final Four.

    2014: ACC Newcomer Watch List (Blue Ribbon Panel/Coaches)

    Overview: Athletic and versatile post player who showed flashes of promise as a spot starter and key reserve during rookie season ... showed continued growth during offseason workouts ... 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 ... among several Fighting Irish players with experience playing in international ranks with USA Basketball ... looks to contend for starting role this season.

    FRESHMAN SEASON (2013-14): Appeared in all 38 games (starting six times), averaging 7.4 points, 4.6 rebounds and team-high 1.4 blocks per game (sixth in ACC, second among conference freshmen), with three double-doubles (all against ranked opponents) ... in six starts, averaged 10.5 points, 7.0 rebounds and 2.5 blocks per game with .510 field goal percentage ... third on ND single-season blocked shot list for freshmen (most by ND rookie since Ruth Riley's 71 in 1997-98) ... started season opener against UNC Wilmington and had six points, game-high 12 rebounds and three blocks ... continued strong start with first career double-double (19 points, game-high 13 rebounds) against No. 19/18 Michigan State ... scored 13 points and dished out season-best (and game-high) six assists against Valparaiso ... also had season highs with four blocks and two steals ... had third consecutive double-digit scoring effort at Penn by totaling 14 points (5-9 FG, 4-4 FT) ... produced second double-double with 15 points and game-high 14 rebounds against No. 25 DePaul ... had season highs for rebounds (14), free throws made (11) and free throws attempted (14) ... claimed another double-double with 12 points and game-high 10 rebounds (plus season-best three steals) at No. 10/11 Penn State ... scored eight points (4-7 FG) and grabbed six rebounds against South Dakota State ... returned to double figures with impressive 15-point effort (5-6 FG, 5-7 FT) in 16 minutes against Boston College ... filled in for regular starting forward Ariel Braker at Pittsburgh and had 10 points (4-4 FT), seven rebounds and a season high-tying four blocks ... put together efficient game against Virginia Tech, scoring 15 points (5-7 FG, 5-5 FT) while adding three rebounds, two steals and a block ... scored 12 points (5-8 FG, 2-2 FT) and grabbed three rebounds at Florida State ... filled up the stat sheet against Syracuse, totaling seven points, five rebounds, four assists, season high-tying four blocks and two steals ... had efficient day at Boston College, scoring nine points (2-2 FG, 5-7 FT) to go along with three rebounds, two assists and a block ... productive night at Wake Forest with 10 points, eight rebounds and two blocks ... collected six points, five rebounds and game-high three blocks against No. 14/11 North Carolina ... solid day in regular season finale at No. 13/17 North Carolina State with five points and seven rebounds ... sharp in postseason debut against Florida State in ACC quarterfinals with eight points (4-7 FG) and three assists ... tallied seven points (3-5 FG) and five rebounds in ACC semifinal victory over No. 14/17 North Carolina State ... had two points, five rebounds and game-high three blocks in ACC title game win over No. 10 Duke ... scored six points (2-3 FG, 2-2 FT) and dished out three assists in NCAA first-round win vs. Robert Morris ... contributed five points against Arizona State in NCAA second-round victory ... registered four points and four rebounds in NCAA Elite Eight win over No. 5/6 Baylor ... returned to starting lineup (in place of injured Natalie Achonwa) for NCAA national semifinal victory vs. No. 11/9 Maryland, collecting nine points, five rebounds and four assists ... started for Achonwa in NCAA national championship game against No. 1 Connecticut, tallying six points, four rebounds and a game-high three blocks

    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) ... 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) ... 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.

    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 College of Arts and Letters but has not yet declared a major ... earned spot on 2013-14 ACC Academic Honor Roll ... some other Fighting Irish players who have worn No. 12 include Katryna Gaither, Danielle Green, Teresa Borton and Fraderica Miller.

    Reimer's Career Statistics

    Season G-S Min-Avg FG-FGA Pct 3FG-3FGA Pct FT-FTA Pct Off Def Tot Avg PF-DQ A T B S Pts Avg
    2013-14 38-6 730-19.2 105-209 .502 0-0 .000 72-102 .706 64 111 175 4.6 90-2 61 66 52 25 282 7.4
    Totals 38-6 730-19.2 105-209 .502 0-0 .000 72-102 .706 64 111 175 4.6 90-2 61 66 52 25 282 7.4

    Reimer's Conference Statistics

    Season G-S Min-Avg FG-FGA Pct 3FG-3FGA Pct FT-FTA Pct Off Def Tot Avg PF-DQ A T B S Pts Avg
    2013-14 16-1 285-17.8 38-72 .528 0-0 .000 31-45 .689 20 45 65 4.1 36-1 25 27 20 9 107 6.7
    Totals 16-1 285-17.8 38-72 .528 0-0 .000 31-45 .689 20 45 65 4.1 36-1 25 27 20 9 107 6.7
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