Notre Dame picks up four first-place finishes on the final day.
AS A SENIOR: Competed in nine meets during the indoor and outdoor track & field seasons ... a second place finish in the 1,500m run, fifth place finish in the high jump and first place finish in the pole vault helped him finish sixth with 6,624 points in the decathlon at the BIG EAST Outdoor Championships ... competed at the Louisville Border Battle in the pole vault, javelin throw and high jump ... placed third in the decathlon at the University of Cincinnati Oliver Nickoloff Invitational ... finished sixth in the heptathlon with 4,831 points at the BIG EAST Indoor Championships ... earned one of two Monogram Club Postgraduate Scholarships ... named a BIG EAST Academic All-Star ... earned a spot on the Dean's List both semesters ... a member of the Notre Dame Student-Athlete Advisory Council (SAAC) ... earned a monogram.
AS A JUNIOR: Competed in seven meets during the indoor and outdoor track & field seasons ... achieved a third-place finish in discus (38.55m), a second-place finish in pole vault (4.45m) and a first-place finish in the 1,500m run (4:30.75) to help him finish fifth in the decathlon at the BIG EAST Outdoor Championships ... finished second in the decathlon at the EIU Big Blue Classic & Multi's meet, highlighted by first place finishes in the discuss (41.18m) and the 1,500m run (4:35.20) ... competed in the heptathlon at the BIG EAST Indoor Championships ... earned a spot on the Dean's List both semesters ... earned a monogram.
AS A SOPHOMORE: Competed in 11 track & field meets, specializing in the heptathlon and decathlon ... finished fourth in the decathlon at the BIG EAST Outdoor Championships with 6,268 points ... placed fourth in the decathlon at the Alabama Relays (6,332 points) ... also competed in the heptathlon at the BIG EAST Indoor Championships, finishing ninth (4,067 points) ... earned fourth place in the heptathlon at the GVSU Bob Eubanks Open (4,475 points) ... earned a monogram.
AS A FRESHMAN: Multi-events competitor ... finished with best marks in the 4x400m relay (3:28.86), high jump (1.76m), pole vault (3.9m) and shot put (8.74m) ... finished third in the pole vault (4.35m), notched a jump of 1.81m in the high jump, and clocked 7.81 in the 60m dash at the Notre Dame Indoor Opener ... competed in four events at the Indiana Relays - clocked in at 7.95 in the 60m, long jumped 5.41m, pole vaulted 4.25m and finished the 60m hurdles in 10.06 ... scored 4,292 points at the Meyo Invitational in the heptathlon ... earned an indoor personal best in the heptathlon at the BIG EAST Indoor Championships (4,390 points) ... opened the outdoor season at the Mike Poehlein Invitational, finishing the 400m in 51.82 ... competed in three events at the Border Battle: clocked 17.11 in the 110m hurdles, threw the javelin 37.24m and long jumped 5.89m ... competed in four events at the Dave Ranking Invitational: 35.71m discus throw, ran the 100m in 11.90, finished the 110 hurdles in 17.51 and vaulted 4.30m ... finished fourth at the Gina Relays and scored 6,040 points in the decathlon ... finished the season with an outdoor personal best at the BIG EAST Championships, scoring 6,187 points in the decathlon ... earned a spot on the Dean's List both semesters ... earned a monogram.
HIGH SCHOOL AND PERSONAL: Nine-time letter winner in track & field, cross country, basketball and football at Lutheran South (Mo.) ... conference track & field champion as a senior ... won regional track & field championship during junior season ... three-time all-conference track & field selection ... named to the all-state track & field team as a senior ... team MVP during junior and senior campaigns ... team captain as a senior ... held school records at the time of graduation in the pole vault (14-0) and 4x400m relay (3:27.54) ... also competed in the high jump and 4x800m relay ... helped basketball team to conference championship as a junior ... team captain as a senior ... member of the National Honor Society and Spanish National Honor Society ... born in San Antonio, Texas ... son of Keith and Kathy Odegard ... mother played basketball at Air Force ... graduated from the College of Science with a degree in biological sciences.