OVERVIEW: Called "KT," Turner is a steady force at the point guard position, learning under the expert tutelage of former Fighting Irish All-American and current assistant coach Niele Ivey. Turner has shown good development during summer workouts, honing her offensive skills, especially her perimeter shooting. She also offers an exciting mix of floor leadership and scoring potential. Her excellent court vision and creativity to open up offensive possibilities, and similarly, her quickness allows her to penetrate and set up teammates. Turner also challenges defenses in both transition and half-court sets with an efficient pull-up jumper. Her athleticism makes her an asset at both ends of the floor, and she's sure to give the Fighting Irish substantial quality depth, versatility and veteran savvy in the backcourt in 2011-12.
SOPHOMORE SEASON (2010-11): Appeared in all 39 games as a reliable reserve for the Fighting Irish … ranked second on team in assist/turnover ratio (1.30) and free throw percentage (.828) … also placed third on the squad in three-point percentage (.322) and assists (1.7 apg.) … (read more)
FRESHMAN SEASON (2009-10): Saw action in 21 games as a rookie ... averaged 1.9 points, 0.7 rebounds and 0.9 assists per game ... made college debut against Arkansas-Pine Bluff, knocking down a second-half jumper and dishing out a pair of assists in 11 minutes ... (read more)
HIGH SCHOOL: Four-year starter at Marian Catholic High School (combined record of 105-25, .808) in Chicago Heights, Ill., where she was coached by Annie Basic ... career averages of 9.5 ppg., 3.3 apg. and 2.5 rpg. ... (read more)
PERSONAL DATA: Born Sept. 5, 1990 ... daughter of Pat Autman and Danny Turner ... one of three Illinois natives on the 2011-12 Fighting Irish roster along with senior forward Devereaux Peters and freshman guard Whitney Holloway ... Turner, Peters and Holloway are three of the 13 Illinois residents to have suited up for Notre Dame, including 12 products of the Chicagoland area ... enrolled in Notre Dame's College of Arts and Letters, but has not yet declared a major ... some other Notre Dame players who wore No. 15 include Renee Antolik, Carol Elliott and Dionne Smith (the most recent wearer in 1992-93).