Wednesday, April 6, 2011

The new pretty face of women's college basketball

Move over, Maya Moore, there's a new pretty face on the court. Despite a close loss to Texas A&M in the championship game Tuesday night, Skylar Diggins, Notre Dame point guard, will surely be the most remembered player. (Score: Texas 76, Dame 70, the first national championship for Texas)

The sophomore All-American from Indiana has become an overnight Internet sensation after her team's win against UConn to reach the championship game. Celebrities tweeted their congratulations, her Yahoo! name searches spiked and her Twitter followers skyrocketed from 6,000 to over 45,000 (she's @SkyDigg4). Heck, I even think she's hot!

In the ship, she scored 23 points, 3 rebounds, 3 assists and 4 steals. In her first two seasons at Notre Dame, she's become the nation's best point guard. She averaged 14.3 points and 4.8 assists this season, leading the Irish to a 31-7 record, a No. 2 seed in the NCAA tournament and the program's first appearance in the national title game since capturing the championship behind Ivy and center Ruth Riley in 2001.

Get used to this face, folks! She's gonna be around for a while.

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