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06/30/2016

Seidel Tabbed 2015-16 Mary Garber Award Recipient

Four-time national champion becomes Notre Dame's first ACC female athlete of the year honoree

06/27/2016

Seidel Named To First Team CoSIDA Academic All-America® Squad

Notre Dame standout senior earns first career academic All-America honor

04/27/2016

2016 Notre Dame O.S.C.A.R.S. -- A Celebration of Excellence

Notre Dame recognizes highly-successful 2015-16 athletics year at 15th annual student-athlete awards gala.

04/27/2016

Seidel Earns Second ACC Scholar-Athlete of the Year Award

The four-time NCAA Champion headlines the women’s indoor track and field All-ACC Academic Team.

04/27/2016

Seidel, McGrath Headline Irish All-ACC Academic Team Picks

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

06/11/2015

NCAA Outdoor Championships

NCAA Outdoor Championships

06/01/2015

NCAA East Preliminary Championships Day 3

NCAA East Preliminary Championships Day 3

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

HIGHLIGHTS:

  • 2016 Mary Garber Award (top female athlete in the ACC)
  • 2016 NCAA 3,000 Meters Champion
  • 2016 NCAA 5,000 Meters Champion
  • 2016 CoSIDA Academic All-America® First Team
  • 2015 NCAA Cross Country Champion (6K)
  • 2015 ACC Cross Country Champion (6K)
  • 2015 NCAA Outdoor 10,000 Meters Champion
  • 2016 USTFCCCA Track & Field All-American (indoor 3,000 meters, 5,000 meters)
  • 2015 USTFCCCA Cross Country All-American
  • 2015 USTFCCCA Track & Field All-American (indoor 5,000 meters, 10,000 meters)
  • 2015 ACC Outdoor 5,000 Meters Champion
  • 2015, 2016 ACC Indoor 5,000 Meters Champion
  • 2015, 2016 ACC Indoor 3,000 Meters Champion
  • 2015 ACC Indoor Championships Most Valuable Track Performer
  • 2016 First Team All-ACC (indoor 3,000 meters, 5,000 meters)
  • 2015 First Team All-ACC (3,000 meters, indoor 5,000 meters, outdoor 5,000 meters, 10,000 meters)
  • 2014 USTFCCCA Cross Country All-American
  • 2014, 2016 All-ACC, cross country
  • 2014, 2016 All-Great Lakes Region, cross country
  • 2015 Capital One All-Academic District V First Team
  • 2015 USTFCCCA All-Academic Track & Field Team
  • 2014 USTFCCCA All-Academic Cross Country Team
  • 2015 All-ACC Academic Indoor and Outdoor Track & Field Team
  • 2014 All-ACC Academic Cross Country Team
  • 2012 BIG EAST Academic All-Star

AS A SENIOR: Completed a remarkable and historic season in both cross country and indoor track & field and added on a plethora of achievements to an already accomplished career … captured the NCAA cross country title as well as the indoor 3K and 5K national championships … three-time ACC champion during the 2015-16 year, named a cross country All-American, and two-time track & field All-American … tabbed as the 2016 Mary Garber Award winner, given to the top female athlete in the ACC … CoSIDA Academic All-America® first team selection … competed in five cross country meets … started the season off with a third place finish at the Notre Dame Invitational 5K (16:28.3) … took runner-up at the Wisconsin Invitational 6K (19:22.4) … won the ACC Championships 6K (19:36.2), earning All-ACC honors … took first at the NCAA Great Lakes Regional 6K (20:04.4), leading the team to a second place finish and earning All-Region honors … crowned the champion at the NCAA Championships 6K (19:28.6), leading Notre Dame to an eighth place team finish while snagging All-American honors … named to All-ACC Academic Cross Country Team … competed in five indoor track meets … won the 3K at the Meyo Invitational (8:57.13) … took first in the 5K at the Iowa State Classic (15:47.07) … anchored the distance medley relay team (Danielle Aragon, Margaret Bamgbose, Jessica Harris) at the Alex Wilson Invitational to a second place finish (11:00.73), which was the second-fastest time in school history … won both the 3K (9:02.24) and 5K (15:19.64) at the ACC Indoor Championships, earning All-ACC honors in both events … crowned the champion in both the 3K (8:57.86) and 5K (15:15.21) at the NCAA Indoor Championships, the fastest times in school history, and earned All-American honors … ACC Academic Honor Roll recipient.

AS A JUNIOR: Historic season in both cross country and track & field for the Irish in a truly breakout year … captured Notre Dame’s first individual track & field national championship in women’s program history in the 10000m … named a cross country All-American, a two-time track & field All-American and a three-time ACC champion during the 2014-15 year… competed in six meets during the cross country season in 2014 … kicked off her junior campaign winning the National Catholic Championship 5K (17:09.04) ... placed fifth of 165 runners at the Notre Dame Invitational 5K (16:19.9) ... finished 28th in an elite field of 265 runners at the Wisconsin Adidas Invitational 6K (20:28) ... earned All-ACC honors with her fifth place finish at the conference championship 6K (20:11.2) ... her fourth place finish in the NCAA Great Lakes Regional 6K (19:59) was good for all-region honors ... earned All-America honors with her 19th place performance at the NCAA Championships 6K (20:23.4) ... became the ninth Irish woman to earn All-America honors and first since 2009 … named to the All-ACC Academic cross country team … selected for the USTFCCCA All-Academic Cross Country Team ... started off the track season with a second place finish in the 3000m at the Notre Dame Invitational (9:20.62)… earned a first place finish in the mile at the Razorback Invitational (4:42.76) ... snagged a first place finish at the Meyo Invitational in the 5000m run (16:10.95) ... placed first in the 5000m at the Iowa State Classic (15:54.45), setting a school record at the time … turned in a stellar performance at the ACC Indoor Championships, capturing titles in the 3000m (9:10.63) and the 5000m (15:55.84) and claiming Most Valuable Track Performer of the championships … set another school record in the indoor 5000m (15:84.31), finishing sixth at the NCAA Indoor Championships to earn First Team All-America honors … kicked off the outdoor season placing first in the 5000m run at the Stanford Invitational (15:52.41) ... placed 12th in the 1500m at the Virginia Challenge (4:18.88) ... claimed her third ACC title of the year in the 5000m (16:07.87) and was runner-up in the 10000m (33:39.70) at the ACC Outdoor Championships … named first team All-ACC in both events … competed in the 10000m at the NCAA East Preliminary Championships and finished first (33:38.48) … at the NCAA Outdoor Championships in Eugene, Oregon, captured the first individual national title in Notre Dame women’s track & field history in the 10000m (33:18.37), overcoming a 50-meter gap in the final 800 meters to win by nearly seven seconds … named to the All-ACC Academic Indoor and Outdoor Track & Field teams … named to the USTFCCCA All-Academic Track & Field Team … selected to the Capital One All-Academic District V First Team.

AS A SOPHOMORE: Competed in four meets during the cross country season ... finished seventh out of 91 runners in the National Catholic Championship 5K (17:45.1) ... placed 26th out of 140 runners in the ACC Championship 6K (21:23.1) ... placed 33rd out of 227 runners in the NCAA Great Lakes Regional 6K (21:11) ... finished 171st in the NCAA Championship 6K (21:28.8) ... competed in five meets during the indoor track & field season ... placed eighth of 43 runners in the ACC Indoor Championships 5000m run (16:31.27) ... competed in three meets during the outdoor track & field season ... represented the Irish at the ACC Outdoor Championships, placing 11th of 48 runners in the 5000m (16:37.07). 

AS A FRESHMAN: Finished first in the 5000m run (16:05.33) in her only meet during the track & field season at the outdoor Stanford Invitational ... turned in impressive first year with the Irish cross country team, competing in six of the seven meets including the BIG EAST Championships, regionals and NCAAs ... one of five Irish women's runners to earn NCAA Great Lakes all-region honors after finishing 19th out of 217 runners on the 6K course (20:50) to help Notre Dame qualify for the NCAA Championship meet with a third place showing out of 32 teams ... finished 22nd out of 126 runners on the 6K course at the BIG EAST Championship meet (20:41) as the Irish finished fifth out of 15 teams ... opened year with a fourth place finish out of 266 runners at the National Catholic Championship (17:22.9) ... third Irish runner to cross the line on the 5K course ... took 31st out of 145 runners in the 5K Blue race at the Notre Dame Invitational (17:17) ... placed 78th out of 327 runners on the 6K course at the Wisconsin Invitational (20:41) in the final tune up to the BIG EAST Championship ... named a BIG EAST Academic All-Star. 

PREP AND PERSONAL: Graduated from University Lake School (Wisconsin) in the spring of 2012 ... letterwinner in cross country (four times), track & field (four times), alpine ski race (three times) and field hockey (twice) ... selected as an Adidas Cross Country All-American (`11) ... named Gatorade National Female Cross Country Runner of the Year and Gatorade Wisconsin Female Cross Country Runner of the Year (`11) ... helped the USA Junior National Cross Country team win the Bupa Great Edinburgh Cross Country - International Challenge by finishing third ... named to the Wisconsin Track Coaches Association's all-state team and as the overall female athlete of the year (`12) ... earned first team all-state honors for cross country from the Wisconsin Coaches Association three times (`08-'10) ... won the Wisconsin DIII cross country meet and was the DIII record holder all four years ... named as an all-division state cross country record holder (`10-'11) ... joined Suzy Favor as the only female to win four state individual titles ... named the Foot Locker National and Midwest champion senior year ... named as the Brooks Border War Champion (`10-'11) ... selected as a New Balance Nationals mile and two-mile All-American junior year ... won the 1600m and 3200m races at the state meet all four years ... was the all-division state record holder twice in the 3,200m (`11-'12) and once in the 1600m (`12) ... selected as the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel Cross Country Runner of the Year on three occasions (`09,'10 and `11) ... named the Midwest Distance Gala Mile champion junior and senior seasons ... earned the national Merit Scholarship and named to The Cum Laude Society ... aunt, Kathleen, rowed crew for Saint Mary's College (`74-'75) and Notre Dame (`75) ... aunt, Molly, rowed for Notre Dame (`85-'86) ... mother, Anne, graduated for Saint Mary's College in `84 ... full name is Molly Elizabeth Seidel ... born in Brookfield, Wisconsin to Fritz and Anne Seidel ... has one younger brother and one younger sister ... enrolled in the College of Arts & Letters and is double majoring in anthropology and environmental sciences.

Molly Seidel
Molly  Seidel

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Hartland, WI

High School:
University Lake School

Event:
Distance

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