“You can be strong, and you can be intense.”
At 25 years old, Skylar Diggins’ strength and intensity are common knowledge both locally and nationally. A South Bend native and graduate of Washington High School, Skylar graduated in 2013 from the University of Notre Dame with a degree in Management and Entrepreneurship. While at Notre Dame, Skylar was the premier member of the women’s basketball team and broke numerous records. She was the only Notre Dame player ever (of both men and women) to register 2000 points, 500 rebounds, 500 assists, and 300 steals.
Since leaving Notre Dame, Skylar has joined the WNBA, playing for the Tulsa Shock. Skylar has also become an advocate of youth through her work as Board member at the GenYouth foundation which “collaborates with students, schools, communities, business partners, and thought leaders to identify solutions that improve nutrition and physical activity and aims to make a lasting difference in children’s lives.”
She has also founded Sklyar’s Scholars, “a program to highlight the academic achievements of youth who have overcome challenges or worked to reach a goal or milestone.” She is a continual role model demonstrating that you can be both feminine and strong. She summarizes her influence perfectly when she says, “I’ve never gone out there to just be the best. I go out there to be my best.”
- WNBA All Star
- WNBA Most Improved
- U.S. Basketball Gold Medalist (five-time)
- College All American (four-time)
- NCAA Regional Most Outstanding Player (three-time)
- Nancy Lieberman Award (two-time)
- First Team All American (two-time)
- Big East Player of the Year (two-time)
- Dawn Staley Award
- McDonald’s All American
- Indiana Miss Basketball
Information compiled from “WNBA Star Skylar Diggins” by Kira Brekke, the Huffington Post; Official Skylar Diggins Website.