Fighting Irish Athletics | April 17, 2015
For the fourth consecutive year, the University of Notre Dame women's basketball program was represented near the top of the first round in the Women's National Basketball Association (WNBA) Draft, as junior guard Jewell Loyd (Lincolnwood, Ill./Niles West) was selected by the Seattle Storm with the No. 1 overall pick in the 2015 WNBA Draft that was held Thursday night at Mohegan Sun Arena in Uncasville, Connecticut.
Loyd is the first No. 1 WNBA draft selection in school history, with three Fighting Irish alumnae previously sharing the honor as the highest player chosen in program annals -- Devereaux Peters ('11) went third overall in the 2012 WNBA Draft to the Minnesota Lynx, Skylar Diggins ('13) followed suit in 2013 when she was chosen third by the Tulsa Shock, and Kayla McBride ('14) most recently was selected in that No. 3 spot last year by the San Antonio Stars.
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