Skylar Kierra Diggins-Smith
A childhood in South Bend...
Indiana, drove Skylar Diggins-Smith to select the University of Notre Dame. A high school standout in the state and nation, Skylar quickly made headlines as the No. 1 guard in the country. She was the 2009 Gatorade National High School Athlete of the year for all sports as well as the Gatorade female athlete of the year. Shooting for gold after graduation, Skylar was a member for the Team USA Under 19 World Championship team. This was the first of her five gold medals she’d receive with Team USA.
Skylar hit the ground running at Notre Dame, appearing in all 35 games as a freshmen and starting 30 of those. Skylar lead her squad in scoring, steals and assists. Exceeding the 1,000 point mark as a sophomore, Skylar lead the Fighting Irish to the NCAA Championship game, eventually losing to Texas A&M. The final two years at Notre Dame, Skylar produced two Big East player of the year awards and the top point guard in the nation recipient of Nancy Lieberman Award & Dawn Stanley Award.
Her career at Notre Dame soared as she made history both at the University and NCAA. She’s only basketball player in school history to record 2,000 points, 500 rebounds and 300 steals. To this day, she ranks in the top 15 in four different categories in Big East conference records. She was drafted third overall in the 2013 WNBA draft to the Tulsa Shock. A four time WNBA All-Star, Skylar is a household name in the league.
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