OVERVIEW: McBride is a powerful, athletic wing player who blends sharp scoring mentality and polished playmaking with rugged physicality. Known to her teammates as "K-Mac," McBride is a danger on the perimeter with a reliable three-point shot, and a threat in the paint with her fearless nature driving the lane and attacking the rim. She's also a smooth ballhandler with good court vision and solid passing skills, while her polished defensive presence and determination make her a threat at both ends of the floor, and she will be counted on to be a critical part of the Fighting Irish rotation in 2011-12.
FRESHMAN SEASON (2010-11): Appeared in 19 games, starting four times … averaged 8.7 points and 3.3 rebounds per game, and shot .557 from the field … collected eight points and three steals in college debut against New Hampshire … dropped in game-high 14 points (7-11 FG) while adding six rebounds and two steals against Morehead State ... (read more)
HIGH SCHOOL: Graduated from Villa Maria Academy in Erie, Pa., where she was a three-year starter and four-year letterwinner under head coach Scott Dibble, helping Victors to combined record of 106-15 (.876) with two Pennsylvania Class AA state titles (2009, 2010) and a state runner-up finish (2007) in her prep career ... (read more)
INTERNATIONAL COMPETITION: Helped United States to a gold medal at the 2010 FIBA U18 Americas Championship in Colorado Springs ... started all five games for Team USA, averaging 8.2 points and 3.8 rebounds per game with a .500 field goal percentage and .846 free throw percentage (tied for fourth on team in scoring and free throw percentage).
PERSONAL DATA: Born June 25, 1992 ... daughter of LuAnn and Lamont McBride ... oldest of four children ... fifth Pennsylvania resident to join Notre Dame women's basketball program, and the first since two-time honorable mention All-America wing/WNBA veteran Charel Allen (Monessen/Monessen HS) from 2004-08 ... (read more)