#2 Veronica Badway
OVERVIEW: Officially added as a walk-on player during 2010-11 preseason … gritty, hard-working guard who adds depth to Notre Dame roster … cerebral player who makes significant contributions during practices and games … nickname is ‘V’.
HIGH SCHOOL: Three-year starter and two-year captain at Fox Chapel Area High School in Pittsburgh, Pa. … averaged 9.0 points, 7.0 assists, 3.0 rebounds and 3.0 assists per game as a senior in 2007-08, leading team to the first WPIAL Class 4A sectional title … played in the A-K Valley Cager Classic (all-star game) following her senior season … also played for a trio of successful AAU programs in western Pennsylvania — Pennsylvania Hoopstars, Pittsburgh Press and SMAC PA Elite … National Honor Society member who graduated as a senior scholar and was among the top five percent in her graduating class.
PERSONAL DATA: Born June 4, 1990, in Pittsburgh, Pa. … second of four children (older brother Aaron, younger brother Blaise and younger sister Gabriella) born to Andrea and David Badway … father is a 1978 graduate of Notre Dame … one of three Pennsylvania residents on this year[apos]s Fighting Irish roster, joining freshman guard Kayla McBride (Erie) and fellow walk-on, senior forward Mary Forr (Altoona) … enrolled in the Mendoza College of Business, as an accounting major … dean[apos]s list honoree each semester … recipient of Notre Dame Accountancy Excellence Scholarship … member of Notre Dame[apos]s Beta Alpha Psi international honorary society (accounting/finance) … only the second Fighting Irish player ever to wear No. 2, following in the footsteps of two-time honorable mention All-America guard (and Monessen, Pa., native) Charel Allen.