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Fairmont grad Westbeld signs training camp contract with WNBA team

Fairmont High School product and recent national champion Kathryn Westbeld has signed a training camp contract with the WNBA’s Los Angeles Sparks.

Westbeld, a 6-foot-2 forward, recently wrapped up her collegiate career at Notre Dame. She helped lead the Irish to a national championship over Mississippi State on April 1 in Columbus.

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Westbeld averaged 7.7 points and 5.2 rebounds per game in her senior season, which included starts in 31 of 32 games. She shot 59.2 percent from the floor.

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The 2014 Fairmont grad became the 39th member of Notre Dame’s 1,000-point club this season and finished her career with 1,076 points. During Westbeld’s career, Notre Dame was 82-9 with her in the starting lineup. She’s the seventh current Irish player on an WNBA roster.

The Sparks open the preseason May 7 at the Connecticut Sun.

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