#12 Taya Reimer
2015: All-ACC Tournament Second Team … ACC Academic Honor Roll.
2014: ACC Newcomer Watch List (Blue Ribbon Panel/Coaches) … ACC Academic Honor Roll.
OVERVIEW: One of three captains for Fighting Irish in 2015-16 … starter and vital contributor among one of the top collections of post players in the country … took her game to new heights in second half of last season, particularly in the ACC and NCAA tournaments … earned silver medal (her fourth international medal) during summer of 2015 with Team USA at Pan American Games in Toronto (one of seven Fighting Irish players on this year’s roster with USA Basketball experience) … athletic and versatile post player … can battle on the blocks or step out to perimeter to stretch defenses … long frame makes her a true asset on defense as both a rebounder and shot blocker … quickness allows her to be a weapon in either transition or half-court game.
SOPHOMORE SEASON (2014-15): Played in 37 games, starting 35 times … averaged career highs of 10.2 points and 6.1 rebounds per game with .516 field-goal percentage, 1.2 blocks per game and two double-doubles (narrowly missed nine other double-doubles by just two points and/or two rebounds) … scored in double figures career-high 19 times … ranked seventh in ACC in field-goal percentage, 11th in blocks and 18th in rebounding … during conference play, ranked 12th in ACC in field-goal percentage … totaled 10 points, seven rebounds and three assists versus Chattanooga … filled up stat sheet with eight points, 10 rebounds and career high-tying four blocks against Holy Cross… scored game-high 14 points against Harvard … had near double-double against Quinnipiac with 12 points (4-4 FG, 4-5 FT) and eight rebounds … filled the scoring of injured teammate Brianna Turner nicely against No. 15/10 Maryland by scoring a career-high 21 points (7-9 FG, 7-9 FT) in 23 minutes … tallied first double-double of the season with 15 points (6-10 FG) and season-high 11 rebounds at No. 25 DePaul … totaled nine points (4-5 FG) and team high-tying six rebounds against Florida State … posted 10 points and four rebounds at No. 21/22 Syracuse … did not play against Miami or Boston College for personal reasons … returned to action in reserve role at No. 12/10 North Carolina, tallying four points and seven rebounds in 20 minutes … re-entered starting lineup against No. 5/6 Tennessee and played pivotal role with near double-double, collecting nine points (4-6 FG) and game-high 10 rebounds … proved to be a tough post presence for second game in a row with 19 points (8-15 FG), eight rebounds (all defensive) and four assists in career-high 36 minutes against Georgia Tech … narrowly missed another double-double with 10 points and eight rebounds at Clemson … came within a point of another double-double at Virginia Tech, finishing with nine points, game-high 10 rebounds and season high-tying two steals … delivered 11 points and six rebounds in just 20 minutes of road win at Boston College … dodged foul trouble against No. 10/11 Duke to contribute six points, four rebounds and three blocks … had eight points and seven rebounds at Georgia Tech … enjoyed best shooting night of her career against No. 8/7 Louisville, going 8-for-8 from the floor and scoring 16 points — shooting efficiency tied for fourth-best in school history and third-best in Purcell Pavilion history, and was best by ACC player in any game during 2014-15 season … came off bench on Senior Night vs. Pittsburgh, posting 10 points (4-6 FG), six rebounds and two blocks … tallied 10 points and five rebounds at N.C. State in regular-season finale … recorded 13 points (6-12 FG), five rebounds and three blocks in ACC Tournament quarterfinal win over Miami … went off for 16 points (7-12 FG, 2-2 FT), eight rebounds, three assists and two blocks in ACC Tournament title game against No. 7/6 Florida State, securing All-ACC Tournament Second Team honors … delivered nine points (4-5 FG), three assists and game-high three blocks in NCAA first-round win over Montana … collected second double-double of the season in NCAA second-round win over DePaul, finishing with 14 points (6-11 FG) and 10 rebounds … recorded 10 points (5-7 FG) in NCAA Sweet 16 win over No. 14/17 Stanford … narrowly missed a double-double in NCAA Elite Eight win over No. 5/6 Baylor with nine points, eight rebounds and two blocks … played one of best games of season against No. 3/4 South Carolina in the NCAA Final Four, scoring 16 points (7-10 FG, 2-2 FT), grabbing six rebounds, dishing out season high-tying four assists and blocking three shots … collected six points and team-high (and season-best) 11 rebounds, along with two blocks, in NCAA national championship game against No. 1 UConn … played some of best basketball of career down the stretch, averaging 11.3 points, 5.8 rebounds and 1.6 blocks per game with .560 field-goal percentage (61-for-109) in her final 12 outings.
FRESHMAN SEASON (2013-14): Appeared in all 38 games (starting six times), averaging 7.4 points, 4.6 rebounds and team-high 1.4 blocks per game (sixth in ACC, second among conference freshmen), with three double-doubles (all against ranked opponents) … scored in double figures 10 times … at the time, placed third on school’s single-season blocked shot list for freshmen (52) … started season opener against UNC Wilmington and had six points, game-high 12 rebounds and three blocks … continued strong start with first career double-double (19 points, game-high 13 rebounds) against No. 19/18 Michigan State … scored 13 points and dished out season-best (and game-high) six assists against Valparaiso … also had season highs with four blocks and two steals … had third consecutive double-digit scoring effort at Penn by totaling 14 points (5-9 FG, 4-4 FT) … produced second double-double with 15 points and game-high 14 rebounds against No. 25 DePaul … had season highs for rebounds (14), free throws made (11) and free throws attempted (14) … claimed another double-double with 12 points and game-high 10 rebounds (plus season-best three steals) at No. 10/11 Penn State … scored eight points (4-7 FG) and grabbed six rebounds against South Dakota State … returned to double figures with impressive 15-point effort (5-6 FG, 5-7 FT) in 16 minutes against Boston College … filled in for regular starting forward Ariel Braker at Pittsburgh and had 10 points (4-4 FT), seven rebounds and a season high-tying four blocks … put together efficient game against Virginia Tech, scoring 15 points (5-7 FG, 5-5 FT) while adding three rebounds, two steals and a block … scored 12 points (5-8 FG, 2-2 FT) and grabbed three rebounds at Florida State … filled up the stat sheet against Syracuse, totaling seven points, five rebounds, four assists, season high-tying four blocks and two steals … had efficient day at Boston College, scoring nine points (2-2 FG, 5-7 FT) to go along with three rebounds, two assists and a block … productive night at Wake Forest with 10 points, eight rebounds and two blocks … collected six points, five rebounds and game-high three blocks against No. 14/11 North Carolina … solid day in regular season finale at No. 13/17 North Carolina State with five points and seven rebounds … sharp in postseason debut against Florida State in ACC quarterfinals with eight points (4-7 FG) and three assists … tallied seven points (3-5 FG) and five rebounds in ACC semifinal victory over No. 14/17 North Carolina State … had two points, five rebounds and game-high three blocks in ACC title game win over No. 10 Duke … scored six points (2-3 FG, 2-2 FT) and dished out three assists in NCAA first-round win vs. Robert Morris … contributed five points against Arizona State in NCAA second-round victory … registered four points and four rebounds in NCAA Elite Eight win over No. 5/6 Baylor … returned to starting lineup (in place of injured Natalie Achonwa) for NCAA national semifinal victory vs. No. 11/9 Maryland, collecting nine points, five rebounds and four assists … started for Achonwa in NCAA national championship game against No. 1 Connecticut, tallying six points, four rebounds and a game-high three blocks.
2013 EUROPEAN TOUR: Played in all three games (starting twice) and averaging 11.3 points and team-high 7.7 rebounds per outing with a .517 field goal percentage … had double-double (16 points/12 rebounds) in tour-opening win over Barking Abbey … collected 12 points and eight rebounds in first of two wins over French All-Star Team.
HIGH SCHOOL: Graduated from Hamilton Southeastern High School in Fishers, Indiana, where she was coached by Chris Huppenthal … career per-game statistical averages of 15.8 points, 8.3 rebounds, 2.2 blocks, 2.0 assists and 1.7 steals … at time of her graduation, ranked fifth in Hamilton County (Indiana) history with school-record 1,374 career points … as a senior in 2012-13, paced HSE to 19-4 record while averaging 20.6 ppg., 8.0 rpg., 2.4 spg. and 2.2 bpg. … as a junior in 2011-12, led her team to a 20-1 record and No. 1 ranking in Class 4A for much of season before losing to eventual state champion North Central in sectionals; averaged 19.4 ppg., 9.6 rpg., 2.4 apg., 2.3 bpg. and 1.5 spg. … as a sophomore in 2010-11, paced Hamilton Southeastern to a 15-6 record and sectional semifinals while averaging 14.2 ppg., 8.2 rpg., 2.3 apg., 2.1 bpg. and 1.4 spg. … as a freshman in 2009-10, helped school to sectional semifinals and 12-10 record while collecting 9.1 ppg., 7.2 rpg., 1.4 apg. and 1.3 spg. … has registered career highs of 28 points, 18 rebounds, 10 blocks, seven steals and six assists, all during the 2011-12 season … posted triple-double (18 points, 10 rebounds, 10 blocks) against Warsaw on Dec. 27, 2011 … played AAU ball with Midwest Elite and head coach Ralph Gesualdo, helping team to consecutive USJN/Nike National Championships in 2010 and 2011 (only AAU club to win the title twice) … previously played for Indiana Elite Central U15 and U17, Indiana’s Finest U9 and U11 (AAU Division I Nationals runner-up), and Dayton Lady Hoopstars U10 teams.
PREP AWARDS/HONORS: 2013 Morgan Wootten National Player of the Year (presented by McDonald’s) … 2013 McDonald’s High School All-America Team selection (first father/daughter combo in game’s history – dad, Ben Davis, played in 1991) … one of eight McDonald’s All-Americans on 2015-16 Notre Dame roster … 2013 WBCA High School All-America Team selection … 2013 USA Today All-USA First Team selection … two-time MaxPreps All-America pick (second team in 2013; honorable mention in 2012) … 2013 Indiana Miss Basketball runner-up (finished second by five votes) … four-time all-state selection (first team in 2011, 2012, 2013; honorable mention in 2010) … 2013 Indiana Senior All-Star Team selection — helped Indiana split pair of games with Kentucky counterparts, averaging 14.5 points and 7.5 rebounds in the two all-star contests (also averaged 19.5 points per game in two wins over Indiana Junior All-Stars prior to Kentucky series) … 2012 Indiana Junior All-Star Team pick — led Indiana to a sweep of its Kentucky Junior All-Star counterparts in two-game series in June 2012 (averaging 26.0 ppg. in two wins), plus sweep of Indiana Senior All-Star Team (averaging 22.0 ppg. in two wins) … two-time Indianapolis Star Super Team member (2012, 2013) … 2011 Indianapolis Star All-North First Team choice … two-time Hamilton County Player of the Year (2012, 2013) … four-time all-county selection (2010, 2011, 2012, 2013) … four-time all-conference pick (first team in 2011, 2012, 2013; honorable mention in 2010) … a consensus top-five selection (and the top power forward in the nation) by every major recruiting service, peaking at No. 3 in Class of 2013.
INTERNATIONAL COMPETITION: Four-time USA Basketball medalist (two golds, one silver, one honorary bronze) … suited up for Team USA at 2015 Pan Am Games, helping Americans to a silver medal and 4-1 record (USA Basketball athletic trainer for tournament was Notre Dame’s Anne Marquez) … started all five contests for USA at Pan Am Games, averaging 6.4 points and 3.0 rebounds per game, including 10 points (6-6 FT) and five rebounds in gold-medal game against Canada (whose roster included former Notre Dame All-America forward Natalie Achonwa) … captain of 2012 USA Basketball Under-17 National Team (played alongside Notre Dame classmate Lindsay Allen) that went 8-0 and captured the gold medal at the FIBA U17 World Championships in Amsterdam, Netherlands … started with Allen in all eight games for Team USA, averaging 9.8 points, 5.4 rebounds and 1.3 blocks per game while shooting .483 from the field; finished eighth among all tournament players in blocks, ninth in field goal percentage and 18th in scoring … member of 2011 USA Basketball U16 National Team that posted 5-0 record on the way to gold medal at FIBA Americas U16 Championship in Merida, Mexico … started all five games for United States, averaging 4.8 ppg., 5.0 rpg. and 0.8 bpg. for squad that won by average of 43.2 points per game … also played for 2011 USA Basketball 3×3 Youth Team at inaugural FIBA 3×3 Youth World Cup in Rimini, Italy … team went 7-2, received honorary bronze medal after forfeiting third-place game when Reimer and another teammate were sidelined by injuries (USA finished two-point semifinal loss to Italy with only two players) … played in three games before being injured, averaging 5.0 points in those outings.
PERSONAL DATA: Name is pronounced TAY-uh RYE-mer … daughter of Brenda Reimer and Ben Davis … older of two children … father, Ben Davis, was a power forward who played collegiately at Kansas and Arizona and was selected in 1996 NBA Draft (second round/43rd overall) by the Phoenix Suns; he played from 1996-2000 with both the Suns and New York Knicks as part of a 13-year professional career that also included stops overseas, as well as in the CBA and ABA … among 21 Indiana natives to suit up for the Notre Dame women’s basketball program, also including freshman guard and Columbus native Ali Patberg … currently enrolled in Notre Dame’s College of Arts and Letters and is pursuing a double major in film, television & theater (television studies concentration) and design (visual communication design concentration) … has twice earned spot on ACC Academic Honor Roll (2013-14 and 2014-15) … participating in Notre Dame’s renowned Rosenthal Leadership Academy during 2015-16 academic year … some other Fighting Irish players who have worn No. 12 include Katryna Gaither, Danielle Green, Teresa Borton and Fraderica Miller.
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