OVERVIEW: Nicknamed "Nasty" by her high school teammates, Novosel is a multi-talented athletic wing who has made a significant impact for the Fighting Irish with her scoring, playmaking and defensive abilities. She worked her way up from a supporting role as a freshman and sophomore, to taking the main stage as a junior in 2010-11 when she emerged as arguably the nation's most improved player. A strong fit for Notre Dame's motion and transition offenses with her quickness, ballhandling and creative passing skills, Novosel also maintains a scorer's mentality with a mix of polished perimeter shooting skills and an unmatched knack for getting to the rim and drawing contact, leading to a record-setting number of foul shot attempts in 2010-11. Her size and agility also present a matchup challenge for defenders. On defense, her aggressiveness and court vision make her a major asset in traps and presses. A true student of the game who is always eager to improve and further develop her game, Novosel is known for her impressive work ethic, ultra-competitive desire and quiet confidence. She also offers exceptional team leadership, fostering a "never-say-die" attitude that has served her well with the ability to rise up time and again in clutch situations … poised to become the 29th player in school history to score 1,000 career points, standing just 22 points away as she enters the 2011-12 season.
JUNIOR SEASON (2010-11): State Farm Coaches All-America honorable mention selection … State Farm Coaches All-Region I Team … (read more)
SOPHOMORE SEASON (2009-10): Appeared in all 35 games, making the first four starts of her career ... averaged 5.0 points, 2.2 rebounds per game … (read more)
FRESHMAN SEASON (2008-09): Earned BIG EAST All-Freshman Team honors … played in all 31 games, averaging 6.9 points and 2.9 rebounds per game ... (read more)
HIGH SCHOOL: Logged career averages of 14.0 ppg., 6.8 rpg., 3.7 spg., and 2.8 apg. at Lexington Catholic High School in Lexington, Ky. ... (read more)
PERSONAL DATA: Born Nov. 22, 1989, in Lexington, Ky. ... one of three children, all of whom have played college basketball ... (read more)