Notre Dame Women's Basketball defeated Connecticut 96-87 in triple overtime on Monday, March 4, 2013.
OVERVIEW: Prototypical point guard who makes up for her size with exceptional speed and athleticism ... has highly-developed sense of court awareness and does an excellent job of putting teammates in a position to score ... can also punish opponents if left open on the perimeter ... should thrive in Notre Dame's up-tempo offense and transition game ... quickness and bulldog determination on defense will make her a pest for opponents to deal with ... has skill set and mental make-up to confidently develop and patiently grow at the college level under the watchful eye of former Fighting Irish All-America point guard/current assistant coach Niele Ivey, as well as current All-America floor general Skylar Diggins.
FRESHMAN SEASON (2011-12): Played in 31 games, averaging 1.0 points, 0.9 rebounds and 0.7 assists per contest ... scored first career points in Preseason WNIT quarterfinal against Indiana State, collecting five points and season-high three steals in season-best 22 minutes ... had season-high six points and grabbed pair of rebounds in Preseason WNIT semifinal win over Hartford ... logged personal bests of four rebounds and four assists with two steals in home rout of Marquette ... tallied four points, two assists and two steals against Central Florida ... registered two rebounds and two assists at Cincinnati ... scored two points and pulled down one rebound in BIG EAST Championship semifinal against No. 25 West Virginia ... made NCAA Championship debut in first-round win over Liberty, scoring two points in seven minutes.
HIGH SCHOOL: Graduated from Montini Catholic High School in Lombard, Ill., where she was coached by Jason Nichols ... four-year starter for the Broncos, helping them to a combined record of 125-14 (.899) during her tenure ... career per-game statistical averages of 11.8 points, 4.5 assists and 3.7 steals, with .640 field goal percentage and 2.82 assist/turnover ratio (631 assists/224 turnovers) while scoring 1,594 career points ... led Montini to the first two Illinois Class 3A state championships in school history in 2010 and 2011, following state third-place finish (semifinalist berth) in 2008 ... only the 12th school in Illinois girls' basketball history (across all classes) to win back-to-back titles since the tournament began in 1977 ... MCHS posted combined 69-3 (.958) record during those two championship seasons, with Holloway averaging 13.5 ppg., 4.9 apg., and 3.4 spg. in that two-year span ... team also won four consecutive Class 3A sectional titles (2008-11) and three supersectional crowns (2008, 2010, 2011), as well as four consecutive Suburban Christian Conference (SCC) championships (2008-11) during Holloway's career ... as a senior in 2010-11, led the Broncos to a sparkling 36-1 record and their second consecutive Illinois 3A title, finishing among the top 35 teams in the country according to national polls by MaxPreps and ESPN Rise ... averaged 14.2 ppg., 4.6 apg., and 4.1 spg. with .792 free throw percentage in second championship season, including game-high 19 points in 3A title game win over Hillcrest ... team recognized on 2011 MaxPreps Tour of Champions (honor given to 10 teams nationwide, including Des Moines (Iowa) East High School, led by Notre Dame classmate Markisha Wright) ... as a junior in 2009-10, helped Montini to a 33-2 record (best in school history) and 3A state championship ... averaged 13.0 ppg., 5.0 apg., and 3.0 spg. ... had 19 points in semifinal win over Springfield, and 12 points and seven assists in championship game win over Hillcrest ... as sophomore in 2008-09, helped team to a 28-5 record while averaging 12.0 ppg., 6.5 apg., and 5.0 spg. ... as freshman in 2007-08, helped team reach state semifinals with 28-6 record, averaging 8.0 ppg., 3.0 apg., and 3.0 spg. ... sparkled on the AAU circuit, playing for Full Package/Midwest Elite and coach Ralph Gesualdo ... helped Midwest Elite to four titles during summer 2010 AAU season -- U.S. Junior Nationals (USJN) in Washington, D.C., USJN Mid-America Challenge (Champaign, Ill.), USJN Premier Invitational (Cincinnati, Ohio) and USJN Summer Final (Chicago) ... team also won Illinois under-17 AAU title and finished as runner-up at Nike Summer Showcase in Chicago.
AWARDS/HONORS: ESPN RISE Underclass All-America Team (2010) ... three-time all-state selection (2010 and 2011 - first team; 2009 - second team) ... finished sixth in 2011 Illinois Miss Basketball voting ... Daily Herald DuPage County All-Area Team Captain (2011) ... two-time My Suburban Life all-area Most Valuable Player (2010, 2011) ... four-time all-area pick by numerous Chicago-area media outlets (2008-11) ... two-time Suburban Christian Conference Player of the Year (2010, 2011) ... four-time first-team all-conference choice (2008-11) ... four-time academic all-league pick (2008-11) ... twice attended Nike Skills Academy (2009, 2010) ... named Most Outstanding Player of 2011 MidStateHoops.com All-Star Game (game-high 32 points) ... ranked 20th by Collegiate Girls Basketball Report (fourth among point guards) ... ranked 29th by Blue Star Basketball ... ranked 45th by All-Star Girls Report (15th among point guards).
PERSONAL DATA: Daughter of Carla and Chris Holloway ... has one brother, CJ ... one of 14 players from state of Illinois to suit up for Notre Dame, with 13 of those coming from the Chicagoland area, a list that includes current senior guard Kaila Turner (Joliet/Marian Catholic HS) and freshman guard Jewell Loyd (Lincolnwood/Niles West HS) ... currently enrolled in Notre Dame's College of Arts and Letters as a psychology major ... earned spot on 2011-12 BIG EAST All-Academic Team ... some other Fighting Irish players who have worn No. 3 include Ericka Haney, Kristin Knapp and Mollie Peirick.