Fighting Irish Athletics | January 20, 2015
The Notre Dame Monogram Club is pleased to announce that the 2015 Edward "Moose" Krause Distinguished Service Award will be presented to former women's basketball star Ruth Riley ('01).
Riley will receive the organization's highest honor during the Notre Dame vs. Louisville game on Monday, February 23 at Purcell Pavilion. The Monogram Club will also recognize her at a reception later this spring.
A 13-year veteran of the Women's National Basketball Association (WNBA), Riley retired from the sport in June 2014 and currently serves as an NBA/WNBA Cares Ambassador.
After leading Notre Dame to its first women's basketball national championship in 2001, Riley was selected by the Miami Sol with the fifth overall pick in the WNBA Draft. Her outstanding 13-year playing career included two WNBA titles with the Detroit Shock. In 2004, Riley earned an Olympic gold medal as a member of the United States women's basketball team.