Women's College Basketball

 
                  === Notre Dame loses Achonwa to ACL tear ===
 
 South Bend, IN (SportsNetwork.com) - Notre Dame will be without senior forward
 Natalie Achonwa for the remainder of the women's NCAA Tournament.
 
 The  school  announced Tuesday that  Achonwa suffered a torn anterior cruciate
 ligament in her left knee in Monday's win over Baylor that earned the Fighting
 Irish a Final Four berth. A date for surgery has yet to be arranged.
 
 "Natalie  has been  an extremely valuable contributor to our success, not only
 this season but throughout her career, and that won't change," Notre Dame head
 coach  Muffet McGraw said. "While she may not be in uniform, her voice will be
 heard  loud  and clear in the  locker room, on the  bench and in the huddle. I
 know  that our  team is going to  continue to feed off her energy, passion and
 leadership as we head into the Final Four."
 
 Achonwa  started 33 games for undefeated Notre Dame this season, ranking third
 on  the squad in scoring with a career-high 14.9 points per game and averaging
 a team-best 7.7 rebounds a contest.
 
 
 04/01 16:19:26 ET

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