Nov. 27, 2017
NOTRE DAME, Ind. – The Atlantic Coast Conference announced Notre Dame guard Jackie Young as its women’s basketball Player of the Week on Monday. Young earned her first ACC weekly honor after spearheading the Irish to the 2017 Gulf Coast Showcase Championship with wins over ETSU, No. 17 USF and No. 3 South Carolina.
The conference honor is fresh off of Young being named the Gulf Coast Showcase MVP after averaging 19.3 points and 7.7 rebounds over the course of the three games. Young set a career high 23 points in Notre Dame’s 76-66 win over USF, finishing the game strong with nine points in the fourth quarter.
The sophomore then played a major role in the Irish offense scoring the most points against South Carolina since December of 2009, earning 22 points on 8-of-16 shooting. It marked the first back-to-back 20+ point performances of her career, and first career double-double after reeling in 10 rebounds.
Young and the rest of the Irish return to action on Wednesday, Nov. 29, when they travel to Ann Arbor to battle No. 22 Michigan as part of the ACC/Big Ten Challenge. Tip-off is slated for 6 p.m. ET on the Big Ten Network.