Keep saying how I feel. I’m most confident when I’m prepared.

It was a lot for me to handle to be away.”.

3.6 steals, and 1.2 blocks. Practice, rehabbing. She also said that she played the entire 2018 season pregnant . 3 Stanford on Saturday–before heading to Argentina to play in a FIBA tournament. If I had a job that started at 11, I could clock in then. There are resources we need as moms. “He’ll always be around me. [18] Diggins-Smith would then be voted into the 2017 WNBA All-Star Game. 'We turned it over too much. Practice, rehabbing. He really is a great baby. Have policies for a women’s league regarding maternity and resources.”.

[17] She played 27 games and averaged 13.1 points per game throughout the season.

He'll also go to Argentina with his mom for the FIBA Tournament later this month.

Diggins-Smith missed all of last season while getting back in shape. I don’t look at it like it’s a job,” the Dallas Wings’ guard told The Associated Press in a phone interview Friday.

The Wings finished 15-19 with the number 8 seed in the league. I had a tough time when I came back dealing with post-partum depression, separation anxiety. NEW YORK (AP) — Skylar Diggins-Smith’s outlook on life has changed after giving birth to her son last spring. “He’ll always be around me. Diggins-Smith finished her career with 2,790 points, the third-highest girls' scoring total in Indiana history for an average of 25.9 points per game. [24] The couple got married in May 2017, and she changed her last name to Diggins-Smith. She hopes that her son also will be making a trip to Tokyo next summer to the Olympics. I’m going to keep working toward improving things for the WNBA. I don’t want to spend time away from him. I have a great partner in crime (in my husband). “It’s different how I approach everything. In the NCAA Tournament, Notre Dame earned a 2 seed as Diggins-Smith led them easily over Tennessee-Martin, Kansas, and won the Norfolk Regional final defeating No. Diggins-Smith kicked it old school in a Bodyarmor advertisement that came out earlier this year. For me it’s about going through it. “I played the ENTIRE season pregnant last year! The four-time All-Star also said she was dealing with post-partum depression. Sister: Haneefah Davis. The No. In the 2017 season, Diggins-Smith would play all 34 games of the season and return to peak form. [5] Diggins-Smith chose Notre Dame over Stanford, but was able to make friends with Stanford alum Candice Wiggins after visiting the university. Practice, rehabbing. We have a right to put our breast milk away from others. That’s my legacy. He’s got his passport and everything.”. “This is something I’ve been working on. "We're basketball players at the end of the day. They would lose in the first round elimination game yet again by a score of 101-83 to the Phoenix Mercury. We're intense, fierce competitors.

Putting actions behind the words. 3 pick in the 2013 WNBA draft was one of the final cuts for the 2014 World Championship team. (AP Photo/Stacy Bengs, File). An ACL tear in 2015 ruined her chances of being on the team for the Rio Olympics in 2016.

Selby Lopez, Digital Sports Producer. It's not anything we're making up. Don't miss out on the latest news and information. in three USA National Team exhibition games and was one of the final three cuts. Diggins-Smith had also signed a multi-year contract extension with the Wings. If I had a job that started at 11, I could clock in then.

The Irish would go on to lose in the finals to Baylor. She led the team in scoring (13.8 ppg), steals (2.6 spg) and assists (tied – 3.2 apg), and set freshman records for steals (90), free throws made (111), free throws attempted (142) and minutes played (1,028). (AP Photo/Stacy Bengs, File), Connect with the definitive source for global and local news. I’m just trying to get in shape. I don’t look at it like it’s a job,” the Dallas Wings’ guard told The Associated Press in a phone interview Friday. If she does make the roster, it would be Diggins-Smith’s first time playing in a major tournament for the U.S. national team. Diggins-Smith will have her son with her as she plays with the U.S. national women’s basketball team during the four-game college exhibition tour that begins Saturday against No. He's got his passport and everything.". The sixth-year guard goes to a lot of concerts. Keep saying how I feel. 1. We have a right to put our breast milk away from others. Diggins was named the Nancy Lieberman Point Guard of the Year, the first Notre Dame player to win the award. She hopes that her son also will be making a trip to Tokyo next summer to the Olympics.

“We don’t’ have babysitters and nannies. “It’s different how I approach everything. Nothing's that bad when I get to go home and see my son and husband. Copyright © 2020 The Associated Press. Diggins-Smith also holds a national camp tour every offseason where she connects with the next generation of hoopers. Diggins-Smith will have her son with her as she plays with the U.S. national women’s basketball team during the four-game college exhibition tour that begins Saturday against No. "It's different than an injury. By this time the Tulsa Shock had relocated to Dallas, Texas with the franchise being renamed the Dallas Wings.

For now, she’s just excited to be back on the court and playing with the U.S. team in front of her son. For now, she’s just excited to be back on the court and playing with the U.S. team in front of her son. NEW YORK (AP) — Skylar Diggins-Smith's outlook on life has changed after giving birth to her son last spring. “It’s a great time to open up the conversation about ways we can continue to support and provide resources for working moms. They would get swept in the first round by the Phoenix Mercury. Her marriage and a name change In May of 2017, Diggins-Smith tied the knot with her boyfriend, Daniel Smith. in 23.1 minutes a game. He'll watch me work out and holds me accountable to be the best I can be to be a good example.". 3 Stanford. “I’ve been open about my struggles,” she said. Diggins-Smith also committed 6 turnovers, the last one ending Notre Dame's chances for good as the game clock wound down.

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He’s watching me if I bring him to the workouts. [22] In June 2016, Diggins got engaged to her longtime boyfriend Daniel Smith who is a former Clay High School and Notre Dame wide receiver. Diggins-Smith missed all of last season while getting back in shape. “It’s a great time to open up the conversation about ways we can continue to support and provide resources for working moms. Women in the labor force, we have a right to have private access to a room where we can pump and nurse. Diggins had a team-high eight "5–5–5" games (including all three NCAA tournament games) and at least one steal in 33 of 35 games (16 outings with 3 or more steals, including all six postseason games). The 29-year-old Notre Dame graduate said despite receiving some negative response to her comments, she didn’t regret speaking out and is happy that the conversation has started. During her junior year she averaged a state-best 29.5 points, in addition to 7.6 rebounds, 4.5 assists, 3.9 steals, and 1.7 blocks. The No.

She was named to the All-Rookie Team. We've earned the right to play in this league.

We've earned everything that we've gotten. [28] In 2014, Diggins-Smith signed an endorsement deal with Bodyarmor SuperDrink. “This is something I’ve been working on. I had a tough time when I came back dealing with post-partum depression, separation anxiety. "We can do better in the WNBA to provide resources for mothers.

She made 8 of 9 free-throws in the game, including two with 40.7 seconds remaining. In the Big East Tournament, Diggins-Smith was named to the All-Tournament team after leading the Irish to their Big East championship game victory, defeating the UConn Huskies, as she had 12 points, 6 assists, 5 steals and 3 rebounds, and came up with decisive steal with eight seconds left in a tie game, then weaved through three Connecticut defenders before passing off to Natalie Achonwa for a game-winning layup with 1.8 seconds remaining. The 29-year-old Notre Dame graduate said despite receiving some negative response to her comments, she didn’t regret speaking out and is happy that the conversation has started.

“It’s different than an injury. “I’ve been open about my struggles,” she said. It puts everything in perspective. Continue to practice and get my reps in. Following the end of the regular season, Diggins was named a unanimous selection to the Big East All-First team, was awarded the Big East Player of the Year, and was a Consensus first team All-American. Mother: Renee Scott. We have a right to put our breast milk away from others. [7] In the semifinal game, the Notre Dame point guard led her team to victory over heavily favored UConn (the number-one team in the country) with 28 points (her highest single-game total on the season), 4 rebounds, 6 assists and 2 steals. For now, she's just excited to be back on the court and playing with the U.S. team in front of her son. She averaged 10.8 points on 50-percent shooting from the field, 3.2 rebounds, 3.6 assists and 2.0 steals in 23.2 minutes per game. “It’s…. Daughter: Not Known. Diggins-Smith worked at ESPN as part of a summer internship in college. 3 pick in the 2013 WNBA draft was one of the final cuts for the 2014 World Championship team. "We can do a better job in every industry supporting working moms whatever that is," she said.

There are resources we need as moms.

Never feel like I want to be where I want anyways. In May of 2017, Diggins-Smith tied the knot with her boyfriend, Daniel Smith.

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