Skylar Diggins Biography
Skylar Kierra Diggins was born in South Bend, Indiana USA, on the 2nd of August 1990 to Tige Diggins and Renee Scott. Skylar is a well-trained basketball player playing for the Women’s National Basketball Association’s (WNBA) Tulsa Shock. Tulsa Shock nominated her third pick in the 2013 draft of the WNBA. She was an exceptional point guard for the University of Notre Dame, and became their unparalleled prominent scorer garnering 2,357 points in three years.
So how rich is Skylar Diggins now? Skylar has an estimated net worth of $400,000, which she derived from her athletic profession, hosting, modeling and a movie she appeared in.
Skylar Diggins Net Worth $400,000
Skylar was enrolled in Washington High School (WHS) of South Bend in the state of Indiana. She was a starter in basketballer for four years at WHS, where the school’s team, Panthers, had a win-loss record of 102-7. For four years in a row, Skylar paved the Panthers way to the state championship competitions, and helped earn Washington’s winning the title in the 2007 season. With her skills and the team effort, the Panthers became the nation’s number one ranked team. She was then rewarded twice as the contestant of the year by Gatorade Indiana Girls Basketball and was named WBCA All American. Thereafter, in 2009 she took part in the WBCA High School All American Game, and scored 24 points. Including her last year, also playing in the McDonald’s All American Game choice, she ended her career scoring 2,790 points, the 3rd highest scoring girl in the history of Indiana, which had a middling score per game of 25.9 points.
Because of Skylar’s outstanding academic and athletic performance, various universities wanted to take her, including Notre Dame and Stanford. Skylar chose Notre Dame and rose to national fame during her second year, being given the Most Outstanding Player award during the NCAA Dayton Regional in its 2011 event. Before the end of her sophomore year, she went past the thousand-point mark of her basketball career, becoming only the second woman basketball player of Notre Dame to achieve such a breakthrough.
During her years in college she was a candidate for the Wooden Award, Naismith Award, Lieberman Award, Senior Class Award and Dawn Staley Trophy. In 2013 she finished her career as the all-time Notre Dame leading scorer with 2,357 points, during their final match against the University of Connecticut, their Big East rival, and earning the Nancy Lieberman Point Guard of the Year Award for two years in a row.
Skylar graduated with her degree from Mendoza College of Business. In 2014 she appeared in the movie “Wild ‘n Out” as herself as a team captain. She received a call from Jay-Z inviting her to join Roc Nation Sports and indeed she became the first woman to join Roc Nation – actually, as soon as she graduated, Roc Nation gave her a Mercedes-Benz as a gift. She then became an advocate against childhood obesity, and a guest interviewer for ESPN and a Model for Nike, which adds to her WNBA contract of around $105,000. She also hosts camps “Shoot 4 the Sky” around the world for boys and girls in the 2nd to 12th grades. Skylar sure knows how to shoot herself to the sky! Nowadays, she is modeling and has been in two swimsuit shoots with Sports Illustrated and Vogue Magazine.
In 2015 Skylar got the unfortunate news that she didn’t make it into the World Championship team after meeting with Carol Callan, the U.S. women’s national team director, and Coach Geno Auriemma.
In her personal life, Skylar is currently dating Daniel Smith, a football player at Notre Dame.