Don't let his quiet demeanor fool you. Longtime Notre Dame coach Tim Connelly has made a lasting impact on the women's cross country and track distance runners over the past quarter-century.
AS A SOPHOMORE: Outdoor track All-American in the 10,000 meters, after placing eighth at the 1998 NCAA outdoor championships with a school-record time of 34:32.95 ... had an amazing first year of competition in both cross country and track ... first cross country race produced a second-place finish at the Scarlet/Gray Invite ... followed that performance up a week later with another second place behind teammate JoAnna Deeter at the National Catholic meet ... finished 18th at the BIG EAST championships and 11th, the highest of any Notre Dame runner, at the District IV championships ... ran in four meets in indoor track ... got a second place at Indiana in the 3,000 meters ... improved her fourth place time in the 5,000 meters at the Meyo Invitational by over 15 seconds at the BIG EAST championships, where she placed fifth ... competed in the 10,000 meters only once before getting a third place at the BIG EAST meet, which qualified her for the NCAA outdoor championships.
AS A FRESHMAN: Did not compete because of injury in 1997.
HIGH SCHOOL AND PERSONAL DATA: Four-year letterwinner in cross country and track at Athens High School ... cross country team won class A state championship in 1994 and 1995 ... captained cross country and track teams as a senior ... MVP of cross country team as a freshman, sophomore and senior, and MVP of track team as a junior ... all-state in cross country her last three years ... all-state in track as a sophomore and junior ... holds school cross country record at 18:13, 3,200 meter record at 10:52.0, and member of record-holding 3,200-meter relay team ... participated in Mid-East Meet of Champions in 1995 for cross country ... a Dean's List student at Notre Dame ... born November 12, 1978, in Boonton, N.J. ... majoring in biology in the College of Science.