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Skylar  Diggins

Skylar Diggins



With a dynamic personality on and off the court, Skylar Diggins is taking women's basketball to a level it's never been before. She is a five-time USA Basketball gold medalist, as well as the captain of the 2010 USA Under-19 World Championship Team, 2011 USA World University Games Team, and 2012 USA 3x3 World Championship Team. Diggins is also a four-time college All-American holding the Notre Dame records for career points (2,357), steals (381), games started (144) and double figure scoring games. This native of South Bend, Indiana is making her mark on the professional level with the WNBA’s Tulsa Shock. Read More >

Diggins, who earned her bachelor's degree in management-entrepreneurship from Notre Dame in May 2013, currently sits on the GenYouth Board of Directors. She also supports and recognizes outstanding teens through her Skylar’s Scholars program.

In her 2nd year in the WNBA, Diggins had a break-through season. She was named the WNBA’s Most Improved Player, won her 1st WNBA All Star starting position, earned Western Conference player of the week, posted a career-high 33 points versus the San Antonio Stars, and ranked second in the league for scoring. Diggins now holds the Tusla Shock record for most points scored in a season.

Diggins’ professional career comes on the heels of a historic four-year run at the University of Notre Dame. She rewrote the Fighting Irish record books, leaving campus as the holder (or co-holder) of no fewer than 32 game, season, and career records. What's more, Diggins is the only player (of either gender) in Notre Dame basketball history to register 2,000 points, 500 rebounds, 500 assists and 300 steals in her career, and one of only six NCAA Division I women's basketball players since 1999-2000 to reach those impressive marks. She also ranks in BIG EAST Conference history among the top 15 players, in four categories- assists (15th), steals (tied-15th), free throws made (7th) and free throws attempted (11th).

Diggins is the only player in Notre Dame history to be a four-time All-American selection, earning consensus first-team honors in 2012 and 2013. She joins Ruth Riley as the only Fighting Irish Cager ever to pull off this feat. In addition, she broke new ground in the Notre Dame history books as three-time NCAA Regional Most Outstanding Player (2010-Dayton, 2011-Raleigh, 2012-Norfolk), two-time BIG EAST Player of the Year, and two-time recipient of the Nancy Lieberman Award, which is given annually to the nation's top point guard (the past two seasons making her just the third two-time honoree in the award's history). Diggins was also the 2013 recipient of the Dawn Staley Award. Read Less ^

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A Motivational Evening with Skylar Diggins: My Sports Journey & Team Building Lessons