Fremont native leads Notre Dame women's basketball team to NCAA title

Former Husker scores 19 points in title game

FREMONT, Neb. (KMTV) - A former Husker and Fremont native is talk of the town today after helping her team claim an NCAA national championship title in women’s college basketball.

Jessica Shepard’s basketball roots go back to Fremont High School, where she graduated.

Now, she’s in the national spotlight following a big win for Notre Dame during last nights women’s NCAA championship win. 

Notre Dame took the victory over Mississippi state 61-58 with a winning three-pointer moments before the final buzzer.

 

 

During the game, Shepard scored 19 points on 8 of 10 shooting — a Fighting Irish team high. She was responsible for six rebounds, two steals and assists.

Fremont girls basketball coach Tony Weindandt says it’s no surprise that Shepard is a national champion, adding she was an excellent player and friend to all her teammates during her time at Fremont High.

According to ESPNW, leaving Fremont, Shepard was a five-star recruit and third-ranked high school player nationally.

Shepard played her first two seasons of high school basketball at Lincoln Southeast

Shepard went on the play college ball for the Huskers for two seasons before leaving for the Fighting Irish.

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