It's been more than three years since Katherine Webb burst onto the scene during the BCS National Championship Game. Since then, Webb and her then-boyfriend, Alabama quarterback A.J. McCarron, have gotten married and are expecting a child. Webb's professional career also took off after she caught the camera's eye that night in Miami.
Since then, we've speculatedabout which women could become the next Webb and capture the nation's attention after making an on-camera appearance during a big game. It hasn't happened yet, but that doesn't mean it won't ever again.
Now, we're taking a shot at predicting which 10 women have the best chance to replicate Webb's rise during this year's NCAA Tournament. The list includes girlfriends of players whose teams are still alive in this year's tournament. We haven't ranked them in any kind of order.
Here’s our list of the 10 women who could be the next Katherine Webb.
Brigman and Texas A&M senior guard Alex Caruso are an item off the court. On the court, Caruso helped lead the Aggies to an insane come-from-behind victory over UNI in round two. The win put A&M into the Sweet 16 and gave us one more opportunity to possibly see Brigman on camera during this tournament.
Next: Charday Hunt >>>Charday HuntHunt, 28, was a pretty good basketball player during her playing days at Sacramento State. Now, she dates Gonzaga forward Kyle Wiltjer, who is a pretty good player in his own right. Hunt works for Nike according to her LinkedIn. If she and Wiltjer ended up having children together, they'd probably receive some basketball scholarships right out of the womb. Next: Bailey Bunnell >>>
Bunnell, a freshman at the University of South Carolina, might be a little bit too young to become Webb immediately, but could still get noticed in this year's tournament. Her boyfriend, Duke guard Grayson Allen, is one of the best players left in the field, and he has a flair for the dramatic in more ways than one.
Next: Faith Suggs >>>Faith SuggsSuggs and her boyfriend Brice Johnson are proof that love transcends fierce rivalries. She plays for Duke, while Brice is the top player for North Carolina, Duke's biggest rivals. If the cameras cut to her in the crowd this weekend, she'll probably be repping the Tar Heels. Love conquers all. Suggs also comes from great stock. Her father Shafer was a defensive back for the New York Jets from 1976-80. Next: Riley Tata >>>
Next: Riley Tata >>>Riley TataTata is a striker on the Virginia field hockey team. She also dates Cavaliers' big man Mike Tobey. Judging by her Instagram, she's also in a sorority and loves to hunt. Next: Jesenia Ladino >>>
Ladino has been with Miami point guard Angel Rodriguez since high school, and the longtime sweethearts got engaged and married during the winter. Congratulations to them. If Angel keeps up his late-game heroics, these newlyweds might be celebrating an NCAA title.
Next: Ali Marks >>>Ali Marks Ms. Marks attends the University of Illinois but her allegiance this tournament is to the Villanova Wildcats. That's because she's in a relationship with 'Nova guard Jalen Brunson. They seem to be high school sweethearts who have taken their relationship long-distance in college.Next: Alexis Grady >>>
Grady, who plays volleyball at Saint Mary's College in South Bend, Ind., dates Notre Dame reserve big man Austin Burgett. A setter and outside hitter, she's one of the top players on the Saint Mary's team.
Next: Janay Jacobs >>>Janay Jacobs Jacobs might have more basketball cred than her boyfriend, Kansas walk-on Clay Young. She plays for Kansas City (Kan.) Community College and was a key cog on the squad that captured this year's NJCAA Division II national championship. Athletes dating athletes. We're noticing a trend here. Next: Jenna Byrne >>>
Byrne and Wisconsin forward Alex Illikainen appear to be an item, judging by their respective Instagram accounts. It seems like it's a relatively new relationship. Byrne attends Wisconsin, so perhaps they met this year as undergrads.