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    Cassie Gullickson  
    Cassie Gullickson

    Class:
    Senior

    Hometown:
    Palm Beach Gardens, FL

    High School:
    Brentwood (TN)

    Height:
    5-7

    Event:
    Jumps


    AS A JUNIOR: Set significant career bests in the high jump and long jump during the 2005-06 track and field season ... qualified for the BIG EAST Championship in both events both indoors and outdoors, adding a NCAA Mideast Regional qualification in the outdoor high jump ... top high jump of the indoor season was a mark of 1.68m (5-6) at the Purdue Invitational ... at the indoor league meet, took 16th in the high jump and scored team points in the triple jump, finishing seventh in 11.61m (38-1 ¼) ... set a career best in the triple jump at the Alex Wilson Invitational, leaping 11.99m (39-4) for sixth place ... won the triple jump competition at the Miami (Ohio) Invitational, soaring a personal-best 12.06m (39-7) ... set a huge career best in the high jump at the Indy Relays, winning the meet with a mark of 1.75m (5-8 ¾) ... also bettered her career best in the triple jump with a winning leap of 12.09m (39-8) ... matched her career-best high jump at the outdoor meet, leaping 1.75m for sixth ... improved her career-best triple jump in a fifth-place effort, hopping 12.24m (40-2) ... qualified for the NCAA Mideast Regional in the high jump, placing 15th in 1.71m (5-7 ¼).

    AS A SOPHOMORE: Competed in all of the jumps during the 2005 track and field season ... established a career best in the high jump at the Notre Dame Invitational, clearing 1.69m (5-6 ½) for second place ... also triple jumped 11.60m (38-0 ¾) at the meet ... qualified for the indoor BIG EAST meet in the high jump and triple jump ... managed point-scoring sixth-place finishes in each event, clearing 1.65m (5-5) in the high jump and 11.49m (37-8 ½) in the triple jump ... placed second in the outdoor high jump at the Willie Williams Invitational (1.60m, 5-3) ... performed well at the Indy Relays, winning the triple jump competition in 11.64m (38-2 ¼) and placing third in the high jump with a 1.65m (5-5) mark ... qualified for the high jump and triple jump at the BIG EAST outdoor meet ... took tenth in the high jump with a 1.65m clearance and tenth in the triple jump an 11.50m (37-8 ¾) effort.

    AS A FRESHMAN: Focused on developing consistent performances in the triple jump and high jump during her rookie season in 2004 ... qualified for both the BIG EAST indoor and outdoor meets ... won her first collegiate event title in the Notre Dame Invitational, jumping 11.79m (38-8 ¼) ... posted her best effort of the indoor season at the BIG EAST meet with a measurement of 11.91m (39-1), good enough for sixth place in the competition ... also qualified for the BIG EAST indoor meet in the high jump, finishing 10th overall with a 1.59m mark (5-2 ½) ... best high jump finish of the indoor season came at the Notre Dame Invitational, placing third (1.64m, 5-4 ½) ... placed second in the outdoor triple jump at both the Indy Relays and Notre Dame Spring Opener ... moved on to finish 14th in the triple jump at the BIG EAST Outdoor Championship.

    HIGH SCHOOL AND PERSONAL: Four-year letterwinner in track and field at Brentwood High School in Nashville, Tenn., as she concentrated on the pentathlon, long jump and triple jump ... also was awarded three letters in soccer ... three-time Tennessee state champion in the pentathlon in 2001, '02 and '03 ... also captured state titles in `03 in both the long jump and triple jump ... in winning pentathlon crown, established a new state record ... set national high school triple jump record in her senior season ... led prep team to three consecutive state high school titles ... attended same high school as Lauren Brewster, a senior on the Irish volleyball team ... born May 18, 1985 in Montreal, Quebec ... daughter of Sandy and Bill Gullickson ... oldest of six children ... grandfather, Leroy Leslie, is a 1952 Notre Dame graduate and was a member of the Irish basketball team for three seasons, serving as team captain during his senior year ... uncle, Tom Gullickson, is a 1977 Notre Dame graduate and earned a monogram as a reserve offensive tackle on the 1974 Irish football team (last season coached by the legendary Ara Parseghian and ended with Orange Bowl victory over Alabama) ... father, Bill, was a 14-year pitching veteran (1979-94) in both the American and National Leagues, winning 162 games in his career, including a personal-best 20 victories with the 1991 Detroit Tigers ... enrolled in the Mendoza College of Business as a marketing major.

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