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     Margaret Bamgbose  
    Margaret

    Class:
    Senior

    Hometown:
    Evanston, IL

    High School:
    Evanston Township

    Event:
    Sprints/Hurdles


    08/10/2015

    Academic Honors Cap 2015 Season

    Irish corral several USTFCCCA academic nods

    06/30/2015

    Irish Named To All-ACC Academic Track & Field Teams

    Five men, seven women selected for academic honor

    06/13/2015

    Irish Finish A Program-Best 13th At NCAA Outdoor Championships

    Barber, Bamgbose wrap weekend as first-team All-Americans

    06/12/2015

    Clevenger Takes Second-Team All-America Honors

    Irish men wrap stay at NCAA Outdoor Championships

    06/12/2015

    Seidel Wins First Women's Track Title In Notre Dame History

    Junior standout dominates in final laps to grab gold in 10,000 meters

    06/01/2015

    NCAA East Preliminary Day 2

    NCAA East Preliminary Day 2

    05/29/2015

    2015 NCAA East Preliminary Championships Day 1

    2015 NCAA East Preliminary Championships Day 1

    05/16/2015

    ACC Outdoor Championships

    ACC Outdoor Championships

    02/18/2013

    BIG EAST MEET - DAY TWO

    BIG EAST MEET - DAY TWO

    Highlights:

    • Eight-time USTFCCCA All-American
      • First Team: Indoor 400 meters (2015), distance medley relay (2015), outdoor 400 meters (2015), outdoor 400 meters (2014)
      • Second Team: Outdoor 4x400-meter relay (2015), indoor 4x400-meter relay (2013)
      • Honorable Mention: Outdoor 400 meters (2013), outdoor 4x400-meter relay (2013)
    • 2013, 2014, 2015 NCAA East Preliminary Championships qualifier
    • 2013, 2014, 2015 NCAA Outdoor Championships qualifier
    • 2013, 2015 NCAA Indoor Championships qualifier
    • 2015 ACC Indoor 400 Meter Champion
    • 2014 & 2015 ACC Outdoor 4x400-Meter Relay Champion
    • 2013 BIG EAST Outdoor 4x400-Meter Relay Champion
    • 2013 BIG EAST Outdoor 4x100-Meter Relay Champion
    • 2015 First Team All-ACC (indoor 400 meters, outdoor 400 meters, outdoor 4x400-meter relay)
    • 2015 Second Team All-ACC (indoor 4x400-meter relay, outdoor 200 meters, outdoor 4x100-meter relay)
    • 2014 All-ACC (indoor 400 meters, outdoor 200 meters)
    • 2013 All-BIG EAST (indoor 400 meters, indoor 4x400-meter relay, outdoor 400 meters, outdoor 4x400-meter relay, outdoor 4x100-meter relay)
    • 2015 USTFCCCA All-Academic Track & Field Team
    • 2015 All-ACC Academic Indoor Track & Field Team
    • 2013 BIG EAST Academic All-Star

    AS A JUNIOR: Turned in a stellar junior campaign that netted a handful of national and conference awards and two Atlantic Coast Conference titles … earned three All-America tickets to trail only Jade Barber in all-time nods in program history ...  kicked off the season placing first in the 4x400-meter relay at the Blue and Gold Invitational (3:46.28) ... placed second in the 200 meters (24.93) and first in the 4x400-meter relay (3:46.71) at the Simmons-Harvey Invitational … finished first in the 400 meters (53.37) and second in the 4x400-meter relay (3:40.93) at the Notre Dame Invitational … finished 21st in the 200 meters (24.58), fourth in the 400 meters (53.35) and third in the 4x400-meter relay (3:38.17) at the Razorback Invitational … finished first in the 400 meter (52.45) and first in the 4x400 meter relay (3:37.20) at the Meyo Invitational … placed sixth in the 200 meters (24.60) and second in the 4x400-meter relay (3:39.15) at the Spire DI Invitational … placed third in the distance medley relay (11:01.9) at the Alex Wilson Invitational … set a Notre Dame and conference championships record in capturing the 400 meters championship at the ACC Indoor Championships (52.10) ... finished sixth in the 200 meters (24.13) and third in the 4x400 relay (3:37.56) at the ACC Indoor Championships ... named to the All-ACC Second Team in both events for three total all-conference scrolls … finished sixth in the 400 meters (52.65) and eighth in the distance medley relay (11:15.96) at the NCAA Indoor Championships for two First Team All-America nods … finished eighth in the 4x100-meter relay (45.31), fourth in the 4x200-meter relay (1:36.31), and seventh in the 4x400-meter relay (3:40.03) to start the outdoor campaign at the Texas Relays ... finished fourth in the 200 meters (24.02), first in the 400 meters (52.38), second in the 4x100-meter relay (45.54), and first in the 4x400-meter relay (3:35.17) at the Stanford Invitational … placed first in the 400 meters (51.97), first in the 4x100 meter relay (44.81), and first in the 4x400 meter relay (3:33.21) at the Georgia Tech Invitational … placed first in the 4x200-meter relay (1:34.82) and third in the 4x400-meter relay (3:35.13) at the prestigious Drake Relays ... placed sixth in the 100 meters (12.22), second in the 200 meters (24.01), and second in the 4x100-meter relay (44.88) at the Jesse Owens Track Classic … anchored the ND and ACC Outdoor Championships record-breaking 4x400-meter relay squad that snared gold at the conference meet (3:31.17) … earned her second first team All-ACC nod of the weekend setting a new Irish outdoor record in the 400 meters (51.42) as runner up at the ACC Outdoor Championships … placed fifth in the 200 (23.57) and third in the 4x100-meter relay (45.05) for second team All-ACC recognition … at the NCAA East Preliminary Championships, set a new Notre Dame record in the quarterfinals of the 400 meters (51.37), placed 14th in the 4x100-meter relay (44.51) and 10th in the 4x400-meter relay … advanced to the NCAA Outdoor Championships in the 400 meters and 4x400 relay … finished 12th in the 4x400 relay semifinals for second team All-America recognition … advanced to the finals in the 400 meters, where she finished sixth (52.13) for first team All-America honors … selected to the All-ACC Academic Indoor Track & Field Team ...  named to the USTFCCCA All-Academic Track & Field Team … earned a monogram.

    AS A SOPHOMORE:Was sensational for the Irish in 15 meets during the indoor/outdoor track & field season ... earned outdoor All-American honors ... aided the 4x400 relay team to a second place finish at the ACC Indoor Championships, while also notching a second place finish in the 400m dash (53.61) and taking fifth place in the 200m dash (24.42) ... competed at the ACC Outdoor Championships, playing a crucial role in the 4x400 relay team's winning effort ... along with that effort, took home a third place finish in the 200m dash (23.56) and claimed fifth in the 400m dash (53.02) ... ended outdoor season at the NCAA Outdoor Championships, earning a sixth place finish in the 400m dash finals (51.72) ... was outstanding at the Georgia Tech Invitational, aiding the 4x400 relay team to gold (3:32.65) while also placing fourth in the 400m dash (52.37) ... was equally impressive as a key cog of both the 4x200 relay team that took first place (1:34.54) at the Drake Relays and the 4x400 relay team that took sixth (3:33.42) ... was more individually focused at the Stanford Invitational, bringing in a pair of second place finishes in the 200m dash (24.17, section 2) and the 400m dash (52.74, section 1) ... earned a monogram.

    AS A FRESHMAN: Had spectacular freshman year that culminated with a second team All-America citation during the indoor season and a pair of honorable mention All-America scrolls during the outdoor campaign ... helped the 4x400m relay team place 11th at the NCAA Indoor Championships to garner second team All-America honors ... ended outdoor season at the NCAA Outdoor Championships, taking 18th place in the 400m (53.38) and 19th place in the 4x400m relay (3:38.22) to lock up honorable mention All-America honors ... placed second in the 400m (52.25) and first in both the 4x400m relay (3:37.15) and 4x100m relay (45.19) at the BIG EAST Outdoor Championships to earn three all-BIG EAST scrolls ... competed at the BIG EAST Indoor Championships and brought home a third place finish in the 400m (54.41) and helped the 4x400m team to a first place finish (3:36.88) to secure two all-BIG EAST certificates ... helped set school records in indoor distance medley relay (10:59.08) and indoor 4x400m relay (3:34.67) ... took second in the 4x400m relay (3:34.39) at the Drake Relays ... finished first in the 400m (54.19), 4x100m relay (46.39) and 4x400m relay (3:42.97) at the Polytan Invitational ... finished third in the 4x100m (46.50), second and a career best in the 400m hurdles (1:00.68), and first with the 4x400m team (3:38.57) at the Louisville Border Battle ... finished fourth in the 400m hurdles (1:01.37) and second with the 4x400m relay team (3:37.84) at the Stanford Invitational ... helped the 4x400m relay team finish first (3:35.06) at the Victor Lopez Rice Bayou Classic ... finished second with the distance medley relay team (10:59.08) and fourth with the 4x400m relay team (3:34.67) at the Alex Wilson Invitational ... finished second with the 4x400m relay team (3:38.50) at the Meyo Invitational ... ran a leg with the second-place 4x400m relay team at the Indiana University Relays (3:40.59) ... placed second in the 400m (54.70) and first with the 4x400m team (3:41.69) at the Notre Dame Invitational ... finished first in the 200m (24.65) at the GVSU Bob Eubanks Open and helped the 4x400m relay team notch a second place finish (3:44.41) ... began the season at the Blue & Gold Invitational with a fifth place finish in the 60m hurdles (9.23), second place finish in the 400m (55.82) dash and first place finish with the 4x400m relay team (3:45.95) ... named a BIG EAST Academic All-Star ... earned a monogram.

    HIGH SCHOOL AND PERSONAL: Graduated from Evanston Township High School (Evanston, III.) in the spring of 2012 ... named champion in the 300m hurdles, finishing in 41.11, which was the third fastest in country in 2012 ... runner up in the 200m dash (24.17) and placed fourth in the 100m hurdles at the state meet senior year ... earned all-state status (2011) in the 4x200m relay, 4x400m relay and the 300m hurdles ... set the 300 meter hurdles record at the Kansas Relays in 2012 ... named all-conference (2010, 2012) ... earned school's top female athlete award and booster club female track athlete in 2012 ... awarded team MVP and booster club scholastic athlete ... daughter of Sunday and Afusatu Bamgbose ... has one younger brother, BJ, and one older sister, Maria ... enrolled in the Mendoza College of Business, studying Information Technology Management.

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