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04/09/2017

Irish Conclude Competition At Sun Angel Classic

Alexa Coubal records collegiate personal record with a 44.71m throw in the discus at the Sun Angel Classic

06/24/2016

Irish Boast 46 Spring Student-Athletes On All-ACC Academic Teams

List highlighted by Matt Landis' recognition as men's lacrosse Scholar-Athlete of the Year

05/14/2016

Notre Dame Advances Four More into Sunday Finals Races at ACC Championship

Sprinter Alex Groesch won his heat in the 400m and earned the last spot in the finals.

04/27/2016

Seidel, McGrath Headline Irish All-ACC Academic Team Picks

Thirty-two winter sport student-athletes named to All-ACC Academic squads

04/27/2016

Seidel, McGrath Headline Irish All-ACC Academic Team Picks

Thirty-two winter sport student-athletes named to All-ACC Academic squads

AS A SOPHOMORE:

  • Placed on the Second Team All-ACC (High Jump).
  • Marked a personal best performance in the high jump at the Blue & Gold Invite with a height of 2.15m (indoor).
  • Led the Irish in 2017 at high jump with the mark of 2.15m.

AS A FRESHMAN: 

  • Clinched second place in the high jump during the ACC Championships (2.16m).
  • Placed second in the high jump in the ACC/Big Ten Challenge (2.05m).
  • Came in second place in the ACC Championships (2.17m).
  • Placed third on the Notre Dame all time best performance list for indoor high jump during the ACC Championships (2.16m).
  • Tied for second on the all time best performance list for outdoor high jump in the same meet (2.17m).

PREP AND PERSONAL: 

  • Graduated from Blue Valley West (Kan.) High School in May 2015.
  • Four-time letterwinner in track & field, with one letter each in basketball and soccer.
  • Won the 2015 Kansas 5A State Championship in the high jump (6' 8").
  • Placed fourth in the state as a junior and fifth as a sophomore.
  • Won the high jump event at the 2015 KU Relays and the 2015 Shawnee Mission North Relays as a senior.
  • Went undefeated in the high jump as a senior.
  • Attended the same high school as former Notre Dame soccer players Matt and Nick Besler.
  • Son of Kevin and Michele Birzer.
  • Father, Kevin, graduated from Notre Dame in 1981.
  • Has an older brother, Christopher, and a younger brother, Daniel.
  • Has three older sisters, Rebecca, Natalie and Annie.
  • Enrolled in the First Year of Studies with plans to pursue a degree in Finance.

LINK TO TFRRS PROFILE:

Matthew Birzer
Matthew  Birzer

Class:
Junior

Hometown:
Leawood, Kansas

High School:
Blue Valley West

Event:
Jumps

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