SKYLAR DIGGINS

Skylar Diggins is a force – both on and off the court.

A five-time USA Basketball gold medalist, two (2) time WNBA All Star starter, 2014 WNBA Most Improved Player, 2015 ESPY Winner and a four-time college All-American, Diggins now shines as a starting guard for the Dallas Wings.

Diggins, who earned her bachelor’s degree in management-entrepreneurship from Notre Dame in May 2013 is the only player (of either gender) in Notre Dame basketball history to register 2,000 points, 500 rebounds, 500 assists and 300 steals in her career, and one of only six NCAA Division I women’s basketball players since 1999-2000 to reach those impressive marks. She also ranks in BIG EAST Conference history among the top 15 players, in four categories- assists (15th), steals (tied-15th), free throws made (7th) and free throws attempted (11th).

Diggins is not only a dedicated and persistent athlete, but she’s also a role model and source of inspiration for other young women and girls. She currently sits on the GenYouth Board of Directors and recognizes outstanding teens through her Skylar’s Scholars program. As a fan favorite, leader on the court, fitness guru and growing fashion icon, she proves it’s possible to be a strong woman in the spotlight.

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A dynamic personality on and off the court, Skylar Diggins is taking women's basketball to a level it's never seen before. A five-time USA Basketball gold medalist (including a captain on the 2010 USA Under-19 World Championship Team, 2011 USA World University Games Team and 2012 USA 3x3 World Championship Team) and a four-time college All-American, the native of South Bend, Ind., is now ready to make her mark on the professional level after being selected with the No. 3 overall pick in the first round of the 2013 WNBA Draft by the Tulsa Shock.

Diggins recently completed a remarkable career at the University of Notre Dame, a historic four-year run that saw her rewrite the Fighting Irish record books, leaving campus as the holder (or co-holder) of no fewer than 32 game, season or career records. She also ranks among the top five on an astounding 105 of the school's game, season or career charts, holding the Notre Dame records for career points (2,357), steals (381), games started (144) and double-figure scoring games (121), just to name a few. What's more, Diggins is the only player (of either gender) in Notre Dame basketball history to register 2,000 points, 500 rebounds, 500 assists and 300 steals in her career, and one of only six NCAA Division I women's basketball players since 1999-2000 to reach those impressive marks. She also ranks among the top 15 players in BIG EAST Conference history in four career categories - assists (15th), steals (tied-15th), free throws made (7th) and free throws attempted (11th).

Diggins is the only player in Notre Dame history to be a four-time All-America selection, earning consensus first-team honors in 2012 and 2013 to join Ruth Riley as the only Fighting Irish cagers ever to pull off that feat. In addition, she broke new ground in the Notre Dame history books as a three-time NCAA Regional Most Outstanding Player (2010-Dayton, 2011-Raleigh, 2012-Norfolk), a two-time BIG EAST Player of the Year and a two-time recipient of the Nancy Lieberman Award, given annually to the nation's top point guard (the past two seasons making her just the third two-time honoree in the award's history), along with being the 2013 recipient of the Dawn Staley Award.

In addition to her well-documented social media prowess (highlighted by a Twitter account with more than 370,000 followers), Diggins is a bright and gifted young woman who will earn her bachelor's degree in management-entrepreneurship from Notre Dame in May 2013.
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All season long, WNBA.com will be chronicling Skylar Diggins' rookie year in a new feature called Diggins' Digital Diary!

In the first installment, Skylar discusses her first preseason game as a pro, where she suffered a busted lip requiring five stitches (captured for posterity via Instagram), her college graduation at South Bend and tweeting with everyone from Kobe Bryant to Rihanna.

Read her first installment here.
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Skylar graduates with a degree from the Mendoza School of Business, one of the top undergraduate business programs in the country.

Skylar's academic achievements mirror her outstanding athletics – the five-time USA Basketball gold medalist recently became the No. 3 overall pick in the first round of the 2013 WNBA Draft by the Tulsa Shock. Skylar achieved many milestones during her record-breaking career at Notre Dame, including becoming the only player (male or female) in Notre Dame basketball history to register 2,000 points, 500 rebounds, 500 assists, and 300 steals in her career, and is the only player in Notre Dame history to be a four-time All-America selection. She ranks among the top five on an astounding 105 of the school's game, season, or career charts, and she broke history books again as a three-time NCAA Regional Most Outstanding Player, a two-time Big East Player of the Year, and a two-time recipient of the Nancy Lieberman Award given annually to the nation's top point guard.

To celebrate her momentous achievement of graduation, Roc Nation and Dancy Automotive Group (exclusive car dealership for Roc Nation) presented her with a new car.
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"Sometimes being classified as a standout point guard just isn’t enough. So many of the game’s best distributors -- because of their unique styles -- can only be analyzed in metaphors. They’re poets. Magicians. Wizards.

In Skylar Diggins’ case, how about musician?
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Head over to WNBA.com to read the rest of this installment of Skylar's Digital Diary.
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