- The Office of Recreational Sports has announced the naming of its men's and women's interhall all-sports trophies, in honor of two of its former leaders, Richard D. O'Leary and Dr. Thomas W. Kelly, respectively ... the awards are given annually to the men's and women's undergraduate residence halls that most excel in participation, competition and sportsmanship ... students compete in more than 15 sports throughout the year, and take great pride in representing their hall ... the O'Leary Cup honors late director of intramurals and club sports Rich O'Leary, who was instrumental in developing the RecSports all-sports awards ... O'Leary lost his battle to cancer-related illness in 2009 ... a member of the University's athletic department for 37 years, O'Leary was responsible for over 60 intramural programs and supervised its extensive club sports area ... named after former associate athletic director Tom Kelly, the Kelly Cup recognizes Kelly's longtime service to RecSports ... among his many contributions, Kelly played a vital role in developing programming for women when they were first admitted as undergraduates to the University ... Kelly retired in June of 2003 following 39 years of service with the Irish athletic department. - In case you missed it, women's soccer coach Randy Waldrum decided to change things up last week by wearing a tie (not his normal game day attire) while coaching in the respective 3-0 Notre Dame wins over Connecticut and Providence. - Brian Kelly and the rest of the Irish sideline will be wearing the adidas Breast Cancer Collection, a line of apparel and headwear created to support October's National Breast Cancer Awareness Month, when Notre Dame plays host to Air Force on Saturday ... Notre Dame players will also wear pink arm, wrist and head bands as well as pink gloves. - Tim Abromaitis has been selected to the Preseason Top 50 List for the John R. Wooden Award ... Abromaitis is entering his fifth season with the Fighting Irish ... he started all 34 games last season and registered 15.4 points and 6.1 rebounds per game ... Abromaitis earned third-team all-BIG EAST honors in addition to taking home the BIG EAST Scholar-Athlete of the Year award for men's basketball for the second straight year. - According to the Colorado Springs Gazette, Air Force football coach Troy Calhoun voted Notre Dame 19th this week on his USA Today poll ballot ... CBSSports.com rates all 120 NCAA FBS teams and has the Irish 18th this week. - Lauren Bohaboy was selected as the BIG EAST Conference Women's Soccer Rookie of the Week, while Jessica Schuveiller was named the BIG EAST Defensive Player of the Week, the league office announced Monday ... in addition, Bohaboy was chosen for the 11-player Top Drawer Soccer National Team of the Week ... Bohaboy earned this week's award after scoring three goals last weekend in 3-0 victories over BIG EAST foes Connecticut and Providence at Alumni Stadium ... Schuveiller was a factor at both ends of the pitch for Notre Dame last weekend, piling up five points (2G-1A) on the offensive side ... she also helped anchor a Fighting Irish defense that registered consecutive shutouts while holding its opponents to a combined 12 shots (six on goal) in the two matches.
Daily Dish - 10.4.11
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