Notre Dame Women's Basketball | June 18, 2014 | Notre Dame Athletics
NOTRE DAME, Ind. - When it comes to Notre Dame athletics, there are a handful of individuals that are almost instantly recognizable by a single name -- Rockne, Leahy, Digger, Muffet ... and Ruth.
On Wednesday, legendary Notre Dame women's basketball player and 2010 Notre Dame Ring of Honor inductee Ruth Riley ('01) closed out the latest chapter in her remarkable storybook career when she announced her retirement from the Women's National Basketball Association (WNBA) following 13 professional seasons. Riley will continue to be affiliated with the league as an ambassador for the NBA/WNBA Cares community service program, and she also will return to Notre Dame this fall, enrolling in the Executive MBA program through the University's top-ranked Mendoza College of Business.
Coming as little surprise to anyone who has followed her career, Riley stepped away from the game she loved with grace, class and humility, bidding farewell to her fans and supporters in an eloquent blog entry posted on the official WNBA web site, wnba.com.