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06/24/2016

Irish Boast 46 Spring Student-Athletes On All-ACC Academic Teams

List highlighted by Matt Landis' recognition as men's lacrosse Scholar-Athlete of the Year

05/15/2016

Kaila Barber Wins 100m and 400m Hurdles on Last Day of ACC Outdoor Meet

The graduate student had a standout championship meet and broke the school record in the 400m hurdles.

05/14/2016

Notre Dame Advances Four More into Sunday Finals Races at ACC Championship

Sprinter Alex Groesch won his heat in the 400m and earned the last spot in the finals.

05/13/2016

Shivers Shatters School Record on First Day of ACC Championship

Multiple Irish athletes had top qualifying times throughout the day.

04/27/2016

Seidel, McGrath Headline Irish All-ACC Academic Team Picks

Thirty-two winter sport student-athletes named to All-ACC Academic squads

06/01/2015

NCAA East Preliminary Championships Day 3

NCAA East Preliminary Championships Day 3

AWARDS/ACCOLADES:

  • 2016 Second Team All-ACC (indoor 400-meter dash, outdoor 4x400-meter relay).
  • 2016 ACC Academic Honor Roll.
  • 2015 Honorable Mention All-American (outdoor 4x400-meter relay).
  • 2015 Second Team All-ACC (indoor 4x400-meter relay).
  • 2015 USTFCCCA All-Academic Track & Field Team.

AS A SENIOR:

  • Was a member of the Irish’s top 4x400m relay team during the indoor season.

AS A JUNIOR: 

  • Placed second in the 200m (21.91) and first in the 4x400m relay (Stimson, Smith, O’Connell) at the Notre Dame Invitational (3:13.41).
  • Placed sixth in the 400m (48.46) and fourth in the 4x400m relay (Stimson, Smith, O’Connell) at the ACC Indoor Track and Field Championships (3:13.64).
  • Helped the 4x400m relay (Stimson, Dunn, O’Connell) to a runner-up finish at the ACC Outdoor Championships (3:14.14). 

AS A SOPHOMORE:  

  • Helped the Irish indoor 4x400-meter relay team (Eric Ways, Harvey Smith, Chris Giesting) to a third place finish at the conference meet (3:11.06).
  • Helped the Irish 4x400 squad to the title at the Stanford Invitational (3:08.61).
  • Helped the 4x400 team to a second place finish (3:07.50) and the 4x100 squad to fourth place (41.21) at the Georgia Tech Invitational (both with Ways, Smith and Giesting).
  • Combined with Ways, Smith and Giesting for a school record performance in the 4x400 at the NCAA East Preliminaries (3:05.70).

AS A FRESHMAN: 

  • Began the season with a fourth place finish in the 200m dash (22.11), a fifth place finish in the 400m dash (48.65) and a first place finish as a member of the 4x400 relay team (3:12.47) at the Blue and Gold Invitational.

PREP AND PERSONAL: 

  • Graduated from Saint Louis University High School in the spring of 2013.
  • Lettered in both cross country and track & field all four years of high school.
  • Earned all-state honors after finishing in second place in the 400m as a senior.
  • Won all-state honors after placing fourth in the 400m as a junior.
  • Second chair cellist in the Notre Dame Symphony Orchestra.
  • Was a member of the St. Louis Symphony Youth Orchestra.
  • Was in the Missouri All State Orchestra from 2011 to 2013 and in the National High School Honors Orchestra.
  • Full name is Alexander James Aebel Groesch.
  • Born in St. Louis, Mo.
  • Son of Scott Groesch and Kathy Aebel-Groesch.
  • Has one younger brother and one younger sister.
  • Enrolled in the Mendoza College of Business and is majoring in finance.

LINK TO TFRRS PROFILE:

Alex Groesch
Alex  Groesch

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
St. Louis, MO

High School:
St. Louis University H.S.

Event:
Sprints

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