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McBride and Achonwa Drafted in Round 1


 A week ago they were getting ready for the National Championship game.  Monday night,  Kayla McBride and Natalie Achonwa found out their future in the pros would be with San Antonio and Indiana.  For the 2nd time in 3 years Notre Dame had two players taken in the first round of the WNBA Draft.  McBride went #3 overall to San Antonio while Achonwa was selected 9th to the Indiana Fever.

McBride said her family has made her who she is.  She said she was excited to be drafted by the Stars   She said, "Let's go.  I'm ready."

Achonwa was injured just two weeks before the draft.  When her name was called she said, "After my injury I really didn't know what to expect".  She had tears in her eyes as she held up the Fever jersey.  

It's the 3rd straight year that ND has had a player taken in the first round.  South Bend's Skylar Diggins went 3rd overall last year to Tulsa.

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