#2 Charel Allen
Coming off breakthrough season in 2006-07 when she doubled her scoring average and emerged as one of BIG EAST[apos]s elite players … aggressive, dependable scorer and rebounder who isn[apos]t afraid of contact inside and can punish opponents at the foul line … strong perimeter shooter who stretches even the best defenses … has shown improved defensive skills and ranked among BIG EAST leaders in steals last year … one of 14 finalists for 2007 USA Basketball U21 World Championship Team … will take on added leadership role during her final season … currently ranks 21st on Notre Dame[apos]s career scoring list (1,053 points).
Junior Season (2006-07):
One of three Irish players to start all 32 games … averaged team highs of 17.0 points (seventh – BIG EAST) and 6.2 rebounds per game, with 2.0 steals per game (tie-seventh – BIG EAST) and .838 free throw percentage (fourth – BIG EAST) … during BIG EAST games, ranked second in conference in scoring (19.3 ppg.), fourth in free throw percentage (.862), tied-13th in steals (1.75 spg.), and tied-14th in rebounding (7.0 rpg.) … registered (then) career-high 21 points in career-best 40 minutes of OT win over Bowling Green … rang up (then) career-best 22 points (10-18 FG) vs. Richmond … logged game-high 15 points, including two key FT with :00.7 seconds left at Michigan … tallied team-high 17 points and nine rebounds vs. Indiana … returned to double figures with team-high 18 points at Valparaiso … scored team-high 16 points at No. 4 Tennessee … credited with first career double-double with 16 points and career-high 10 rebounds at Seton Hall … carded 19 points in victory over Cincinnati … erupted for career-high 31 points (14-19 FG, 3-4 3FG) in 33 minutes against St. John[apos]s; 14 field goals were second-most by Irish player in Joyce Center history … had second double-double of year (25 points, career-high-tying 10 rebounds) vs. Syracuse … posted game highs of 17 points, eight rebounds and career-high-tying five steals in loss at No. 17/18 Marquette … rang up game-high 17 points (13 in second half), seven rebounds, career-high six assists and three steals at Pittsburgh … tallied game highs of 26 points (20 in second half) and nine rebounds vs. West Virginia … amassed team highs of 21 points, seven rebounds and four assists in victory over No. 17/16 Louisville; also scored seven points in game-changing 16-0 second-half run … recorded third double-double of season with game-high 25 points and career-best 13 rebounds vs. DePaul … canned first seven shots from floor en route to game-high 25 points at Villanova (11-20 FG) … logged game-high 26 points (9-14 FG) at Providence; first ND player since March 1997 (Katryna Gaither) with three consecutive 25-point games … notched team highs of 20 points and seven rebounds vs. No. 21/22 Rutgers … scored 10 points at DePaul, becoming 23rd player in school history to score 1,000 career points on a jumper in the lane with 4:19 to play … notched team highs of 18 points and five assists in BIG EAST Tournament vs. DePaul … scored team-high 13 points in NCAA opener vs. California … tossed in game-high 21 points (7-16 FG, career-high 4-6 3FG) in NCAA second-round loss to No. 2 North Carolina.
Sophomore Season (2005-06):
Appeared in all 30 games, including first career start (Jan. 17 vs. DePaul) … averaged 8.5 points and 4.3 rebounds per game, ranking fourth on team in scoring and third in rebounding for second year in a row … scored game-high 16 points (6-14 FG) in season opener vs. Michigan … tossed in 13 points (4-7 FG) and hit three key free throws in the final minute to preserve victory over No. 24/21 USC … matched career high with nine rebounds vs. No. 22/21 Utah in helping Irish win Duel in the Desert Gray Division championship … dropped in 15 points in career-high 38 minutes vs. Marquette, nailing crucial three-pointer with 2:23 left in regulation that helped propel Irish to overtime win … shared team-best scoring honors vs. No. 8/6 Connecticut with 12 points … chalked up 12 points in win at West Virginia … tied season high with 16 points while adding five rebounds and three steals in regular-season finale against Pittsburgh … played pivotal role in team[apos]s late-season push to NCAA Tournament, averaging 9.9 ppg. and 4.5 rpg. in final 11 games.
Freshman Season (2004-05):
Ranked fourth on team in scoring and third in rebounding (first among Irish freshmen and reserves) …showed poise of a veteran in pressure situations, going 20-for-20 at the free throw line in the final five minutes of regulation and overtime …scored 14 points and grabbed team-high six rebounds in collegiate debut vs. Illinois State …plucked eight rebounds (second on team) in victory over Nebraska … came off bench to score 16 points (14 in the second half), including two critical three-pointers in Preseason WNIT semifinal win vs. No. 6 Duke … pinched career-high five steals against Colorado State … scored six points for fourth consecutive game and added season-high nine rebounds at Valparaiso … rang up team-high 14 points (7-12 FG) in only 16 minutes at Dayton … knocked down first four shots vs. No. 16 Connecticut, finishing with eight points and six rebounds in 28 minutes … poured in season-high 17 points (6-9 FG, 2-2 3FG) and added five rebounds at Syracuse … scored 11 points (5-6 FG) at No. 9/10 Connecticut, including five in a row during the final four minutes to help seal first-ever Irish victory at Gampel Pavilion … chalked up 16 points (7-11 FG) at Pittsburgh … carded 14 points, six rebounds and career-high four assists vs. Georgetown … led team with near double-double (14 points, nine rebounds) at Seton Hall; also 8-8 FT, including four in a row in final minute …collected 11 points vs. West Virginia in BIG EAST Championship quarterfinal victory …suffered season-ending left knee injury (torn ACL) in NCAA second-round loss vs. Arizona State.
Averaged 26.1 points, 10.5 rebounds, 5.0 assists and 6.4 steals per game with .351 three-point field goal percentage during outstanding prep career … two-time Associated Press Pennsylvania Class A Player of the Year (2003, 2004) … three-time Associated Press first-team all-state selection (2002, 2003, 2004) … four-time Street & Smith[apos]s honorable mention All-American (2001, 2002, 2003, 2004) … AAU 16-and-under All-American (2003) … two-time Pittsburgh Post-Gazette and Pittsburgh Tribune-Review Class A Player of the Year (2003, 2004) … two-time Valley Independent Mid-Mon Valley Player of the Year (2003, 2004) … second-highest scorer in Western Pennsylvania Interscholastic Athletic League (WPIAL) history and fifth-highest scorer in state annals with 3,110 points … one of eight players in Pennsylvania high school history with 3,000 career points, joining likes of Kelly Mazzante and Michelle Marciniak … also plucked 1,247 rebounds in illustrious career … as senior, averaged 26.1 points, 8.1 rebounds, 5.4 assists and 5.1 steals per game with .378 three-point percentage while leading team to 29-2 record and Class A state title (first for WPIAL school since 1983 and second all-time) … averaged 29.3 ppg. in eight postseason games … also had 26 20-point games and nine 30-point games as senior … during four-year career at Monessen High School, team posted 100-19 (.840) record … earned Special Performance Award as freshman in 2001 after setting WPIAL postseason record with 39 points in Class A championship game … rated No. 27 in nation by Blue Star Index.
Born July 23, 1986 in Monessen, Pa. … oldest of four children … daughter of Rotina and Lee Johnson … fourth Pennsylvania native to play for Notre Dame … enrolled in College of Arts and Letters as double major in sociology and computer applications … first Notre Dame women[apos]s basketball player to wear No. 2.
2007: WBCA honorable mention All-America … first-team all-BIG EAST … BIG EAST Player of the Week (Jan. 22, Feb. 12) … BIG EAST Weekly Honor Roll (Dec. 4, Jan. 8, Feb. 5, Feb. 19). 2005: BIG EAST All-Freshman Team … BIG EAST Freshman of the Week (Feb. 7).
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