“They were a lot of factors that me and my family talked about,” Peoples said. “The main thing was going to a Christian-based university and that was important to me. Their academic excellence is top-notch and the relationship with the coaches have been amazing and it is a bond that cannot be broken already.
“Another factor is the winning tradition as they are the top three in the nation. Also, the location is not too far from home but not too close either and that was a pretty big factor.”
While Notre Dame did end up getting the commitment from Peoples, she did have other suitors with some of the best colleges teams around in Tennessee, Purdue, Connecticut and 2017 NCAA champion South Carolina.