McBride, Diggins Join Team USA Pool

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

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Notre Dame senior All-America guard Kayla McBride (Erie, Pa./Villa Maria Academy) and former Fighting Irish All-America guard Skylar Diggins ('13) are among 33 players who have been named to the 2014-16 USA Basketball Women's National Team pool, from which the 2014 USA World Championship Team and (if the U.S. qualifies), the 2016 U.S. Olympic Team will be selected, it was announced Monday by USA Basketball.

McBride, who is one of six collegians in the 33-player pool, and Diggins both took part in the USA Basketball Women's National Team mini-camp in Las Vegas Oct. 4-6, with that camp used to identify the players that will make up the National Team pool for the upcoming cycle. The duo are seeking to become the first Notre Dame players to compete with the USA Basketball Women's National Team in either the FIBA World Championships or the Olympics since 2004, when Ruth Riley ('01) helped the Americans to a gold medal at the Athens Olympics. 

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