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    Daniel Kuzma  
    Daniel Kuzma

    Class:
    Senior

    Hometown:
    McKees Rocks, PA

    High School:
    Central Catholic

    Height:
    5-9

    Event:
    Distance

    Birthdate:
    06/08/1987


    AS A SOPHOMORE: Ran three cross country meets for the Irish in the fall ... was fourth on the team and eighth overall at the Valparaiso Invitational ... took 24th at the Notre Dame-hosted National Catholic Championship on Sept. 15 ... ran 25:45 on the 8,000-meter home course two weeks later, finishing 33rd in the Notre Dame Invitational Gold race ... set career bests all across the board during the 2007 track season ... his beset 3,000 meters in an Irish uniform came at the Notre Dame opener, where he covered the distance in 8:41.51 ... just missed qualifying for the BIG EAST mile competition with his 4:19.61 time at the Notre Dame Invitational (qualifying is 4:19.54) ... ran his first career indoor 5,000 meters at the Alex Wilson Invitational, finishing in 15:28.44 ... top performance of the outdoor season was his 15:09.50, career-best 5,000 meters at the Mike Poehlein Invitational.

    AS A FRESHMAN: Ran the 3,000 meters at the Notre Dame Invitational, coming through the line in 8:47.45 ... top mile performance of the indoor season was 4:26.84 at the Alex Wilson Invitational ... ran the 5,000 meters exclusively during the outdoor season ... top time came at the Notre Dame Spring Opener where he ran a hand-timed 15:37.7.

    HIGH SCHOOL AND PERSONAL: Seven-time letterwinner in cross country and track at Central Catholic High School ... won two conference championships with his track team and one with the cross country team during his career ... member of the regional-champion track squad as a junior ... finished third overall in the WPIAL Championships as a senior ... team MVP in both track and cross country during his junior and senior seasons ... personal bests include 1:59.1 in the 800m, 4:24.4 in the 1,600m, and 16:22 over 5,000m in cross country ... member of National Honor Society at Central Catholic ... received the Frances M. Collins Award for four-year academic and athletic excellence for the class of 2005, with former winners including Dan Marino and Marc Bulger ... son of Eileen and Kenneth Kuzma ... only child ... uncle, Vaughn Kuzma, played basketball and baseball at Thiel College ... born June 8, 1987 in Pittsburgh, Pa. ... enrolled in the College of Science as a pre-professional major.

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