For the 20th consecutive year, the Fighting Irish have earned a berth in the NCAA Women's Basketball Championship, having clinched the Atlantic Coast Conference's automatic berth by winning a second consecutive ACC Championship title.
The contributions of Turner have also helped Notre Dame to secure first seed status in the NCAA Championship's Oklahoma City Region for the fourth consecutive year and fifth time in programme history, with their campaign continuing against 16th-seeded Big Sky Conference champion Montana.
"My freshman year here is going really well," Turner confirmed to FIBA.com
"I'm really enjoying it and I'm learning so much."
She stated: "I really like 3x3, because you really get to interact with other countries, other players more.
"I think it's really cool how the set-up is.
"I literally have friends from Australia, Argentina and all different countries.
I think 3x3 really feels like more of a community atmosphere than 5-on-5. - Turner
With positive attention looking like being continually channelled her way, the teenager is determined to keep her feet on the ground and keep making her parents proud - as she has done ever since picking up a basketball when little more than knee high.
"It was pretty much a no brainer and I was playing YMCA basketball when I was just five-years-old and I’ve been playing ever since then," said Turner.
"My parents have been such great influences on me because they both played college basketball. They helped me in the college process.
"They're just really helpful."
Remaining in the spotlight is of course going to require hard work and application, with Turner eager to make the most of her skills and to continue her basketball education.
I think I'm a good shot blocker and getting going defensively really helps me get going offensively. - Turner
"My game is really defensively oriented," she confirmed.
"However right now, I really want to focus on developing my mid-range jumper."
That will be music not only to the ears of those Fighting Irish fans looking for her to inspire her team in coming weeks, but also her country who could benefit from having an even more skilled Turner on board when they defend their U19 title in Chekhov.