Notre Dame Women's Basketball | Mar. 11, 2014 | Notre Dame Athletics
NOTRE DAME, Ind. - As the Atlantic Coast Conference women's basketball season comes to a close, ACC champion Notre Dame continues to add awards to its trophy case, with the Fighting Irish picking up two major honors on Tuesday when senior guard/tri-captain Kayla McBride (Erie, Pa./Villa Maria Academy) was named the ACC Player of the Year and head coach Muffet McGraw was chosen as the ACC Coach of the Year, according to a vote of the league's 15 head coaches announced Tuesday by the conference office.
This marks the third consecutive season in which a Notre Dame player has earned a conference player of the year award, following Skylar Diggins' back-to-back selections as BIG EAST Player of the Year in 2012 and 2013. McBride also was a first-team All-ACC choice by both the conference coaches and the Blue Ribbon Panel (made up of media, coaches, media relations personnel and local/national basketball experts).
"I'm honored and extremely grateful, and I want to thank the ACC coaches for this award," McBride said. "This is something that I share with all of my teammates and coaches who all have had a part in making this possible. They're the ones that push me in practice, that challenge me to get better every day, and it's because of them that we have been able to have the kind of success as a team we have had so far."