#41 Mary Forr
OVERVIEW: Officially added as a walk-on player during 2010-11 preseason … previously spent parts of three seasons as a member of Notre Dame[apos]s ‘Sixth Man Team’ (practice squad), a role also held by former walk-on guard and 2010 graduate Alena Christiansen … has been active in Notre Dame[apos]s RecSports program, winning a total of 11 team/individual intramural championships and being named the Notre Dame RecSports Female Athlete of the Year in 2009 …determined, fundamentally-sound post player who adds depth to Fighting Irish front line corps, both in practices and games.
HIGH SCHOOL: Four-year starter at Bishop Guilfoyle High School in Altoona, Pa. … averaged 17.0 points and 6.0 rebounds per game as a senior in 2006-07, leading team to a 30-1 record and the Pennsylvania Interscholastic Athletic Association (PIAA) Class A state championship … first-team all-state selection, as well as Mountain Athletic Conference Player of the Year and Blair County Sports Hall of Fame Scholar-Athlete of the Year in 2006-07 …also played tennis in high school, twice earning second-team all-state honors.
PERSONAL DATA: Born Nov. 3, 1988, in Altoona, Pa. … youngest of three children (older sister Marita and older brother Tommy, a 2007 Notre Dame graduate) born to Patricia and R. Thomas Forr, Jr. … one of three Pennsylvania residents on this year[apos]s Fighting Irish roster, joining freshman guard Kayla McBride (Erie) and fellow walk-on, junior guard Veronica Badway (Pittsburgh) …enrolled in the College of Arts and Letters as a double major in political science and philosophy … worked three summers at Helen Diller Home for the Blind and can read grade one braille …spent time as basketball coach for St. Joseph County (Ind.) Special Olympics, and sister of former Special Olympian of the Month, Marita Forr … just the third Fighting Irish player to wear No. 41, following Imani Dunbar (1997-2001) and Courtney LaVere (2002-06).