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     Molly Seidel  


    Hartland, WI

    High School:
    University Lake School



    Irish Named To All-ACC Academic Track & Field Teams

    Five men, seven women selected for academic honor


    IRISH EXTRA: From Doubt, Building a Legacy

    Cool and collected NCAA 10,000 meter champion Molly Seidel beats the odds


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

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


    Clevenger Takes Second-Team All-America Honors

    Irish men wrap stay at NCAA Outdoor Championships


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

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


    NCAA Outdoor Championships

    NCAA Outdoor Championships


    NCAA East Preliminary Championships Day 3

    NCAA East Preliminary Championships Day 3


    2015 NCAA East Preliminary Championships Day 1

    2015 NCAA East Preliminary Championships Day 1


    ACC Outdoor Championships

    ACC Outdoor Championships

    AS A SOPHOMORE:Competed in four meets during the cross country season ... finished 7th 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 out of 254 runners in the NCAA Championship 6K (21:28.8) ... earned a cross country monogram ... 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 5,000m 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 BIG EAST, regionals and NCAAs ... one of five Irish women's runners to earn NCAA Great Lakes all-region honors after finishing 19thout 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 22ndout 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 31stout of 145 runners in the 5K blue race at the Notre Dame Invitational (17:17) ... placed 78thout 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 ... earned a cross country monogram.

    HIGH SCHOOL AND PERSONAL: Graduated from University Lake School (Wis.) 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 1,600m and 3,200m 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 1,600m (`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 `87 ... full name is Molly Elizabeth Seidel ... born in Brookfield, Wis. to Fritz and Anne Seidel ... has one younger brother and one younger sister ... enrolled in the College of Arts & Letters and is majoring in anthropology with a supplementary major in Arts & Letters pre-health.

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