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Kayla McBride #21 Guard/Forward

Kayla McBride

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SAN ANTONIO STARS
2014: Started all 34 games for the Stars in the regular season...led the Stars in scoring, averaging 13.0 points per game, which also ranked third among rookies in the WNBA...Was one of three unanimous selections to the WNBA All-Rookie Team...finished third in Rookie of the Year voting...Scored in double-figures in 21 games, including two 30 point performances...Recorded the most points by a Stars rookie (442) since the team relocated to San Antonio... Set career highs in assists (6) and steals (5), while scoring 15 points at Tulsa (7/17) ... Tied her career-high of 30 points on 12-20 shooting vs. New York (7/9) ... Scored 20 points, making all four of her three-point attempts vs. Los Angeles (6/14) ... Scored career-high 30 points (10-16), grabbed four rebounds and dished out three assists vs. Tulsa (5/28)... Reached double digit scoring for the first time in her career, scoring 11 points vs. Tulsa (5/17) ... Scored six points and recorded two steals in her regular season debut at Atlanta (5/16)...Playoffs: Led the Stars in scoring in the postseason (22.5)...Scored a team-high 20 points in Game 1 of the Western Conference Semifinals and 25 points in Game 2.

WNBA OFFSEASON
2014-15: Signed with UNIQA Sopron in the Hungarian women’s league…Through 12 games in the season, McBride led her team to an undefeated 12-0 record, averaging 16.2 points and 7.6 rebounds per game, which rank sixth and seventh in the league respectively.

NOTRE DAME
2013-14: At the time of her graduation, ranked fifth in program history with 1,876 career points, as well as first with .882 career free throw percentage, sixth in career games played (133) and career double-figure scoring games (100), seventh in career minutes played (3,735) and tie-ninth in career games started (114) ...one of five players in program history to score at least 1,800 points and grab 600 rebounds in her career ... 23-game double-digit scoring streak in 2013-14 was fifth-longest in program history.
2012-13: Appeared in all 37 games (starting 36 times), averaging career highs of 15.9 points, 4.6 rebounds and 2.4 assists per game ... scored in double figures 32 times with one double-double ... ranked seventh in BIG EAST in scoring and led league in free throw percentage (school-record .900); would have tied for ninth in nation in free throw percentage, but was two made foul shots shy of minimum to qualify for national ranking (2.5 FTM/game) ... ranked 14th in the BIG EAST in field goal percentage (.453) ...
2011-12: Appeared in all 39 games, starting 36 times ... ranked fourth on team (13th in BIG EAST) with .496 field goal percentage ... fourth on team in scoring (27th in BIG EAST), averaging 11.6 points per game ... took BIG EAST regular-season free throw percentage crown (.919), first for Notre Dame player since Megan Duffy in 2004-05
2010-11: Appeared in 19 games, starting four times ... averaged 8.7 points (tops among Fighting Irish reserves) and 3.3 rebounds per game, and shot .557 from the field (third on team). - Courtesy of Notre Dame Athletics

AWARDS AND HONORS
WNBA
2014: Unanimous selection to the 2014 WNBA All-Rookie Team

College
2014: 2014-16 USA Basketball National Team Player Pool ... WNBA First-Round Draft Pick (No. 3 overall - San Antonio) ... AP All-America First Team ... USBWA All-America Team ... WBCA Coaches’ All-America Team ... Wooden Award All-America Team ... espnW All-America First Team (unanimous) ...Sports Illustrated All-America Team ... ACC Player of the Year (Coaches) ...WBCA Wade Trophy Finalist ... Naismith Trophy Finalist ... Wooden Award Finalist ... Dawn Staley Award Watch List ... WBCA Coaches’ All-Region II Team ... All-ACC First Team (Blue Ribbon Panel/Coaches) ...NCAA Women’s Final Four All-Tournament Team ... NCAA Notre Dame Regional All-Tournament Team ... All-ACC Tournament First Team ... espnW National Player of the Week (Feb. 3) ... USBWA/Ann Meyers Drysdale National Player of the Week (Feb. 3) ... NCAA.com National Player of the Week (Feb. 3) ... ACC Player of the Week (Feb. 3) ... Team captain.
2013: WBCA Coaches’ All-America Team ...Associated Press Third-Team All-America ... First-Team All-BIG EAST ... BIG EAST Championship Most Outstanding Player ... NCAA Norfolk Regional All-Tournament Team ... BIG EAST Championship All-Tournament Team... NCAA Raleigh Regional All-Tournament Team ... BIG EAST Championship All-Tournament Team. . - Courtesy of Notre Dame Athletics

Personal

Daughter of LuAnn and Lamont McBride ... oldest of four children ... younger sister, Karlee, is on the women’s basketball team at Indiana University in Bloomington, Ind. . - Courtesy of Notre Dame Athletics

Career Transactions

Drafted in the first round (third overall) in the 2014 WNBA Draft by the San Antonio Stars out of Notre Dame.