Notre Dame Athletics | Feb. 3, 2014 | Notre Dame Athletics
For the second time in her career, Notre Dame senior guard/tri-captain Kayla McBride (Erie, Pa./Villa Maria Academy) has earned a pair of major weekly honors, having been selected as both the espnW National Player of the Week and the Atlantic Coast Conference (ACC) Player of the Week, it was announced Monday.
McBride was chosen as the ACC Player of the Week via a vote of the conference's Blue Ribbon Panel. She becomes the first Notre Dame women's basketball player to earn the award in the program's inaugural ACC season.
The All-America wing, who also recently was named to the 16-player watch list for the Dawn Staley Award (given to the nation's top guard), previously earned espnW and conference honors (the latter from the BIG EAST) back on Jan. 7, 2013. That same week, she was chosen as the United States Basketball Writers Association (USBWA) Ann Meyers Drysdale National Player of the Week, an honor she is still in contention for this week (recipients are chosen from a candidate pool consisting of players of the week in all Division I conferences).