The Irish qualify 60 students for Big East at the season opener on December 2nd.
AS A SENIOR: Competed exclusively in pole vault in nine meets during the year … placed second at the Blue and Gold Invitational … topped Irish finishers with a ninth-place finish at the Notre Dame Invitational (4.60m) … came in seventh at the Meyo Invitational (4.80m) … placed fourth at the Spire DI Invitational (4.73m) … placed third overall at the Alex Wilson Invitational (4.70m) … placed 13th at the ACC Indoor Championships (4.72m) … finished sixth at the ACC/Big Ten Challenge … was 10th at the Georgia Tech Invitational (4.80m) … came in 17th at the Jesse Owens Track Classic.
AS A JUNIOR:Competed exclusively in pole vault during the indoor/outdoor track & field season ... represented the Irish at the ACC Indoor Championships, placing fifth (4.65m) ... began the season with a third place finish (4.60m) at the Blue and Gold Invitational ... notched an eighth place finish (4.55m) at the Meyo Invitational ... capped season with a fourth place finish (4.61m) in lone outdoor meet at the Border Battle.
AS A SOPHOMORE: Competed in nine indoor and outdoor track & field meets in the pole vault ... finished eighth at the BIG EAST Outdoor Championships ... finished eighth at the Hillsdale College GINA Relays with a season best vault of 4.71m ... vaulted to a fifth-place finish at the Louisville Border Battle ... placed sixth at the BIG EAST Indoor Championships ... finished first at the Blue & Gold Invitational with a vault of 4.65m.
AS A FRESHMAN:Competed in 12 indoor and outdoor track & field meets on the year in pole vault... finished second at Notre Dame Blue & Gold Invitational with a vault of 4.55m ... racked up two third place finishes ... captured his season high at the Polytan Invitational with a vault of 4.80m ... earned a monogram.
HIGH SCHOOL AND PERSONAL:David Lee Schipper graduated from Bishop Dwenger in the spring of 2011 ... lettered three times in track & field and once in soccer ... conference champion in the pole vault as a junior ... claimed first at the sectionals and regionals as a senior ... placed second at state as a senior ... earned all- conference, all-city, all-region, all-county and all-state accolades as a senior ... named team captain as a senior ... a member of the National Honor Society ... participated in the Academic Superbowl ... born to Donald and Janet Schipper in Fort Wayne, Ind. ... has four older brothers, Kevin, Ryan, Andrew and Matthew, and three younger brothers, Alex, Vincent and Jared ... brothers, Kevin and Matthew, and grandfather, James Poinsatte, all have graduated or will graduate from Notre Dame ... brothers, Matthew and Kevin, are former Irish track & field performers ... brothers, Ryan and Andrew, competed in track & field for Rose Hulman ... enrolled in the College of Science and is majoring in biological sciences.