Notre Dame Women’s Basketball Recruiting

Conference: ACC

Head Coach: Niele Ivey (3rd season in 2022-23)

Official Fighting Irish roster


Unofficial Notre Dame Women’s Basketball Scholarship Chart

Note: The NCAA granted an extra year of eligibility to 2020-21 D-I winter sports athletes (including women’s basketball players). Until there is definitive word that a player will be taking advantage of this extra year, the WBB Blog scholarship charts will not reflect this extra eligibility.


Personnel Notes:

  • February 2021: Maya Dodson grad-transfers in from Stanford (press release)
  • March 2021: Alli Campbell transfers to Penn State; Mikayla Vaughn declares for the WNBA draft, electing not to return for the 2021-22 season
  • April 2021: Amirah Abdur-Rahim transfers to SMU; Alasia Hayes transfers to Mississippi State
  • May 2021: Danielle Cosgrove transfers to St. John’s
  • October 2021: Trinity Cha and Sarah Cernugel are added to the roster as walk-ons
  • October 2021: KK Bransford (2022) commits to Notre Dame
  • November 2021: Emma Risch (2023) commits to Notre Dame
  • December 2021: Katlyn Gilbert does not play for “personal reasons” from the middle of this month through the end of the season
  • January 2022: Natalija Marshall is out for the season with a meniscus injury
  • March 2022 portal entrants: Sam Brunelle (to Virginia), Anaya Peoples (to DePaul), and Abby Prohaska (to San Diego State)
  • March 2022: Dara Mabrey announces she will return to Notre Dame for the 2022-23 season, using her extra COVID year of eligibility
  • April 2022: the NCAA denies Maya Dodson‘s appeal for a sixth year of eligibility
  • April 2022: Katlyn Gilbert enters her name into the transfer portal … and lands at Missouri
  • April 2022: Jenna Brown grad-transfer in from Stanford (press release)
  • May 2022: Kylee Watson transfers in from Oregon (press release)
  • May 2022: Lauren Ebo grad-transfers in from Texas (press release)
  • November 2022: two 2023 prospects—Cassandre Prosper and Hannah Hidalgo—commit to and sign with Notre Dame

2022 Notre Dame Women’s Basketball Commitments

KK Bransford, 5-10 G, Mount Notre Dame HS (Cincinnati, OH) [committed 10/8/2021; other finalists: Arizona, UCLA, Michigan, and North Carolina; signed 11/10/2021]


Former Targets

Tabitha Amanze, 6-4 F, Blair Academy (Blairstown, NJ) [committed to Princeton, November 2021]

Lauren Betts, 6-7 C, Grandview HS (Aurora, CO) [Notre Dame among ten finalists announced in July 2020; committed to Stanford, January 2021]

Timea Gardiner, 6-1 F, Fremont HS (Plain City, UT) [Notre Dame among six finalists announced in October 2020; not among three finalists announced in February 2021]

Ayanna Patterson, 6-3 W, Homestead HS (Fort Wayne, IN) [offered April 2020; Notre Dame among five finalists announced in March 2021; committed to UConn, March 2021]

Amauri Williams, 6-3 C, North Little Rock HS (AR) [Notre Dame among ten finalists announced in August 2020; not among six finalists announced in November 2020]


See next page for 2023 commitments and targets for Notre Dame women’s basketball



Disclaimers: The roster information, offers, and commitments are all unofficial. Offers come and go, so some offers listed may no longer be on the table, and some offers are erroneously reported. In addition, the target lists are inevitably incomplete because offers are not publicly reported for many prospects.


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