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NIELE IVEY


Class 2001
Bio
  • Inducted into the Purcell Pavilion Ring of Honor on December 5, 2016
  • Awarded a fifth year of eligibility in 2000-01 and made the most of it, earning third-team AP All-America honors, the first Fighting Irish point guard to be so recognized
  • Also was the recipient of the 2001 Frances Pomeroy Naismith Award (nation’s top senior player standing 5-foot-8 or under) and was a finalist for the 2001 Lieberman Award
  • Made the 2001 NCAA Women’s Final Four All-Tournament Team after averaging 16.5 points and 5.5 steals per game as the Fighting Irish defeated Connecticut and Purdue to win their first national title
  • Helped Notre Dame finish 109-22 (.832) during her last four seasons, reaching the NCAA Sweet 16 three times (1998, 2000, 2001) and rolling up a (then) school-record 34 wins in 2000-01
  • The Fighting Irish also won a share of their first BIG EAST regular-season championship in 2000-01 and were ranked in the top 10 of either or both the Associated Press and WBCA/USA Today polls for all but two weeks during her final three campaigns
  • A three-time all-BIG EAST selection (1999-2001), collecting first-team honors in 2001, and was tapped as the BIG EAST Player of the Week five times
  • Went on to play five seasons in the WNBA, beginning with her selection by the Indiana Fever in the second round (17th overall pick) of the 2001 WNBA Draft
  • Spent four seasons with the Fever, helping them to the first playoff berth in franchise history in 2002
  • Rejoined the Fighting Irish women’s basketball program as a member of head coach Muffet McGraw’s staff in May 2007
  • Since joining the Notre Dame coaching staff, has helped the Fighting Irish post a 351-51 (.873) record, including six NCAA Women’s Final Four berths, five NCAA title game appearances, a 2018 national championship and 12 conference championships (seven regular season, five tournaments split between the BIG EAST and ACC)