basketball-women-d1 flag

The Associated Press | April 1, 2014

Notre Dame's Achonwa out for Final Four with torn ACL

  Natalie Achonwa left the game late in the second half of Monday's regional final against Baylor.

SOUTH BEND, Ind. -- Notre Dame says forward Natalie Achonwa sustained a knee injury in the regional semifinal against Baylor and won't be able to play for the Fighting Irish in the Final Four.

The school said Tuesday that Achonwa, a 6-3 forward, suffered a torn anterior cruciate ligament in her left knee in Monday night's 88-69 win. Achonwa caught a pass in the paint from Kayla McBride with just under five minutes left in the game and was bumped from behind by Chardonae Fuqua. She yelled as she fell to the ground and grabbed her left knee.

Notre Dame head coach Muffet McGraw said in a statement that while Achonwa won't play in the Final Four, "her voice will be heard loud and clear in the locker room, on the bench and in the huddle."

Undefeated college football teams in 2019

We kept track of all the remaining undefeated college football teams for the 2019 season. LSU ended up as the only team to go undefeated.
READ MORE

These are 5 high-impact freshmen in women's college basketball and what they do best

South Carolina's Aliyah Boston and Stanford's Haley Jones are among the freshmen who have stood out this women's college basketball season.
READ MORE

Notre Dame vs. Iowa State: 2019 Camping World Bowl prediction, time, TV channel, preview

Here is a preview and prediction for the 2019 Camping World Bowl between Iowa State and Notre Dame, set for noon ET on Saturday, Dec. 28.
READ MORE

Subscribe To Email Updates

Enter your information to receive emails about offers, promotions from NCAA.com and our partners