McBride, Achonwa Drafted in 1st Round

Notre Dame Women's Basketball | Apr. 14, 2014| Notre Dame Athletics

Women's Basketball - WNBA Draft 2014

UNCASVILLE, Conn. - For the third consecutive year, the Notre Dame women's basketball program was represented near the top of the first round in the Women's National Basketball Association (WNBA) Draft, and for the second time in three years, two Fighting Irish players were chosen in the first round of the Draft, as senior guard/tri-captain Kayla McBride (Erie, Pa./Villa Maria Academy) was selected by the San Antonio Stars with the No. 3 overall pick, and senior forward/tri-captain Natalie Achonwa (Guelph, Ontario/St. Mary's Catholic) was chosen ninth overall by the Indiana Fever in the 2014 WNBA Draft that was held Monday night at Mohegan Sun Arena in Uncasville, Conn.

At No. 3, McBride matches former teammates Devereaux Peters ('11) and Skylar Diggins ('13) as the highest-drafted Notre Dame player in program history -- Peters went third overall in the 2012 WNBA Draft to the Minnesota Lynx, and Diggins followed suit last year when she was chosen third by the Tulsa Shock. 

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