Brittany Mallory

Whitney Holloway#3

OVERVIEW: Prototypical point guard who makes up for her size with exceptional speed and athleticism … has highly-developed sense of court awareness and does an excellent job of putting teammates in a position to score … can also punish opponents if left open on the perimeter … should thrive in Notre Dame's up-tempo offense and transition game … quickness and bulldog determination on defense will make her a pest for opponents to deal with … has skill set and mental make-up to confidently develop and patiently grow at the college level under the watchful eye of former Fighting Irish All-America point guard/current assistant coach Niele Ivey, as well as current All-America floor general Skylar Diggins.

HIGH SCHOOL: Graduated from Montini Catholic High School in Lombard, Ill., where she was coached by Jason Nichols … four-year starter for the Broncos, helping them to a combined record of 125-14 (.899) during her tenure … career per-game statistical averages of 11.8 points, 4.5 assists and 3.7 steals, with .640 field goal percentage and 2.82 assist/turnover ratio (631 assists/224 turnovers) while scoring 1,594 career points ... (read more)

AWARDS/HONORS: ESPN RISE Underclass All-America Team (2010) … three-time all-state selection (2010 and 2011 - first team; 2009 - second team) … finished sixth in 2011 Illinois Miss Basketball voting … Daily Herald DuPage County All-Area Team Captain (2011) ... (read more)

PERSONAL DATA: Born July 13, 1993, in St. Louis, Mo. … daughter of Carla and Chris Holloway … has one brother, CJ ... (read more)

 

 

 

 


 


HIGH SCHOOL: Graduated from Montini Catholic High School in Lombard, Ill., where she was coached by Jason Nichols … four-year starter for the Broncos, helping them to a combined record of 125-14 (.899) during her tenure … career per-game statistical averages of 11.8 points, 4.5 assists and 3.7 steals, with .640 field goal percentage and 2.82 assist/turnover ratio (631 assists/224 turnovers) while scoring 1,594 career points … led Montini to the first two Illinois Class 3A state championships in school history in 2010 and 2011, following state third-place finish (semifinalist berth) in 2008 … only the 12th school in Illinois girls' basketball history (across all classes) to win back-to-back titles since the tournament began in 1977 … MCHS posted combined 69-3 (.958) record during those two championship seasons, with Holloway averaging 13.5 ppg., 4.9 apg., and 3.4 spg. in that two-year span … team also won four consecutive Class 3A sectional titles (2008-11) and three supersectional crowns (2008, 2010, 2011), as well as four consecutive Suburban Christian Conference (SCC) championships (2008-11) during Holloway's career … as a senior in 2010-11, led the Broncos to a sparkling 36-1 record and their second consecutive Illinois 3A title, finishing among the top 35 teams in the country according to national polls by MaxPreps and ESPN Rise … averaged 14.2 ppg., 4.6 apg., and 4.1 spg. with .792 free throw percentage in second championship season, including game-high 19 points in 3A title game win over Hillcrest … team recognized on 2011 MaxPreps Tour of Champions (honor given to 10 teams nationwide, including Des Moines (Iowa) East High School, led by fellow incoming Notre Dame freshman Markisha Wright) … as a junior in 2009-10, helped Montini to a 33-2 record (best in school history) and 3A state championship … averaged 13.0 ppg., 5.0 apg., and 3.0 spg. … had 19 points in semifinal win over Springfield, and 12 points and seven assists in championship game win over Hillcrest … as sophomore in 2008-09, helped team to a 28-5 record while averaging 12.0 ppg., 6.5 apg., and 5.0 spg. … as freshman in 2007-08, helped team reach state semifinals with 28-6 record, averaging 8.0 ppg., 3.0 apg., and 3.0 spg. … sparkled on the AAU circuit, playing for Full Package/Midwest Elite and coach Ralph Gesualdo … helped Midwest Elite to four titles during summer 2010 AAU season — U.S. Junior Nationals (USJN) in Washington, D.C., USJN Mid-America Challenge (Champaign, Ill.), USJN Premier Invitational (Cincinnati, Ohio) and USJN Summer Final (Chicago) … team also won Illinois under-17 AAU title and finished as runner-up at Nike Summer Showcase in Chicago.

AWARDS/HONORS: ESPN RISE Underclass All-America Team (2010) … three-time all-state selection (2010 and 2011 - first team; 2009 - second team) … finished sixth in 2011 Illinois Miss Basketball voting … Daily Herald DuPage County All-Area Team Captain (2011) … two-time My Suburban Life all-area Most Valuable Player (2010, 2011) … four-time all-area pick by numerous Chicago-area media outlets (2008-11) … two-time Suburban Christian Conference Player of the Year (2010, 2011) … four-time first-team all-conference choice (2008-11) … four-time academic all-league pick (2008-11) … twice attended Nike Skills Academy (2009, 2010) … named Most Outstanding Player of 2011 MidStateHoops.com All-Star Game (game-high 32 points) … ranked 20th by Collegiate Girls Basketball Report (fourth among point guards) … ranked 29th by Blue Star Basketball … ranked 45th by All-Star Girls Report (15th among point guards).

PERSONAL DATA: Born July 13, 1993, in St. Louis, Mo. … daughter of Carla and Chris Holloway … has one brother, CJ … the 13th player from state of Illinois to suit up for Notre Dame, and the 12th to come from the Chicagoland area, a list that includes current Fighting Irish fifth-year senior forward Devereaux Peters (Chicago/Fenwick HS) and junior guard Kaila Turner (Joliet/Marian Catholic HS) … currently enrolled in Notre Dame's unique First Year of Studies program … some other Fighting Irish players who have worn No. 3 include Ericka Haney, Kristin Knapp and Mollie Peirick.