• October 17, 2021

Notre Dame signee Erin Boley named the 2015-16 Gatorade National Girls Basketball Player of the Year


Notre Dame signee Erin Boley of Elizabethtown High School (Elizabethtown, Ky.) is the 2015-16 Gatorade National Girls Basketball Player of the Year.  The 6-2 forward is a two-time returning Gatorade State Player of the Year. At the time of her selection, she averaged 24.2 points, 10.5 rebounds, 2.8 steals and 2.7 assists per game. A 2016 McDonald’s All-American, Boley was the Associated Press Kentucky Player of the Year as a sophomore and junior. Ranked as the nation’s No. 5 recruit in the Class of 2016 by espnW, she entered her state tournament with 3,276 points in her prep basketball career, eighth on the state’s all-time list.

The Gatorade award recognizes athletic excellence, high standards of academic achievement and exemplary character demonstrated on and off the court. Boley has maintained a 4.0 GPA in the classroom and ranks No. 1 in her class.

A national advisory panel comprised of sport-specific experts and sports journalists helped select Boley from nearly 429,000 high school girls basketball players nationwide. Boley is now a finalist for the prestigious Gatorade Female High School Athlete of the Year award, to be presented at a special ceremony prior to The ESPY Awards in July.

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