Dec. 20, 2016
By Leigh Torbin
NEW CASTLE, Ind. – The Indiana Basketball Hall of Fame’s Class of 2017 includes a familiar face to the Notre Dame women’s basketball team, 1991 alumna Krissi Davis.
Davis, a native of Noblesville, is the third former Irish player to be enshrined among the state’s basketball royalty, joining Indianapolis native Mary Beth Schueth-Cain (1981-85) and Marion native Trena Keys (1982-86).
Before even getting to South Bend, Davis was known for helping lead Noblesville High School to an undefeated record and state championship in 1987. She scored over 1,000 career points for the Lady Millers and her teams went a combined 81-17.
A member of Muffet McGraw’s inaugural Notre Dame recruiting class, Davis went on to play in 118 games for the Irish – starting each of the last 92. She graduated with 1,194 career points for the Irish which ranked seventh in school history at the time. She was a two-time team MVP and earned the highest honor Notre Dame bestows upon a student-athlete – the Byron V. Kanaley Award.
Davis will actually be inducted twice this year. Her Noblesville High School team will be inducted collectively on the 30th anniversary of their undefeated state championship. The event will be held on April 29 at the Indiana Basketball Hall of Fame in New Castle.
Leigh Torbin, athletics communications associate director at the University of Notre Dame, has been part of the Fighting Irish athletics communications team since 2013 and coordinates all media efforts for Notre Dame’s women’s basketball and men’s golf teams. A native of Framingham, Massachusetts, Torbin graduated from the University of Massachusetts in 1998 with a bachelor’s degree in sports management. He has previously worked full-time on the athletic communications staffs at Vanderbilt, Florida, Connecticut and UCF.