The senior now ranks sixth in the country in the event.
AS A SOPHOMORE:Competed exclusively during the indoor track & field season ... blazed to a season-best time in the 60m dash (8.19) at the Notre Dame Invitational ... also set a season-best mark in the 200m dash (26.68) at the Notre Dame Invitational ... concluded season with an eighth place finish in the 200m dash at the Alex Wilson Invitational.
AS A FRESHMAN: Competed in six meets during the indoor and outdoor seasons ... placed sixth in the 100m at the Polytan Invitational ... helped the 4x400m relay team finish fifth at the Michigan State Spartan Invitational ... season best in the 200m came at the 2013 with a time of 26.77.
HIGH SCHOOL AND PERSONAL:Graduated from Lincoln-Way East (Frankfort, III.) in the spring of 2012 ... lettered and named scholar athlete all four years in track ... helped teammates to a first-place finish in the 4x100m relay and a third-place finish in the 4x400m relay at the state meet (2011) ... efforts assisted overall team to a second-place finish at state (2011) and a sectional championship (2012) ... ran to a sixth-place finish in the 4x100m and 4x200m relays sophomore year ... finished second at the state meet in the 4x100m and 4x400m relays senior year ... earned a sectional championship in the 4x100m relay junior year ... named conference champion in the 4x400m relay (2012), 4x100m relay (2011) and 4x200m relay (2010) ... awarded all-state and team captain honors (2011, 2012) ... member of the National Honor Society and involved at St. Anthony's Catholic Church as a Master of Ceremonies and Eucharistic Minister ... grandfather, Joseph, (`52) and godfather, Tom, (`84) attended Notre Dame ... full name is Maria Ann Perozzi ... born in Chicago Heights, Ill. ... daughter of John and Virginia Perozzi ... has one younger sister, Nicole ... enrolled in the College of Science as a science pre-professional major.