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: Participated in all six of the cross country meets ... placed ninth at the Valparaiso Invitational ... followed that up with a 15th-place showing at the National Catholic Championship ... finished 94th at the Notre Dame Invitational, running the 5,000-meter course in 18:20 ... moved up to 6,000 meters at the NCAA Pre-National meet, taking 149th in 22:07 ... was 44th at the BIG EAST Championship in a thirdplace team effort ... closed her season with a 74thplace performance at the NCAA Great Lakes Regional ... improved her career best in every event of 2007 ... qualified for the BIG EAST indoor meet by running 17:50.33 at the Meyo Invitational ... gained valuable experience while placing 23rd at the league meet ... ran a career-best 5:07.75 in the mile at the Alex Wilson Invitational ... ran well outdoors at the Stanford Invitational, placing fourth in her section of the 5,000 meters with a BIG EAST-qualifying time of 17:21.64 ... ran a career best 1,500 meters at the Spartan Invitational (4:47.10) ... took second in the 3,000-meter steeplechase at the Central Collegiate Championship with a time of 11:24.00 ... ran the steeplechase at the BIG EAST outdoor meet and finished 13th in a career-best time of 11:19.40.
AS A FRESHMAN: Ran in four cross country meets during her debut season for the Irish ... finished second on the team and ninth overall at the Valparaiso Invitational, posting a 6,000-meter time of 23:35 ... took 19th at the National Catholic Championship, covering the 5,000- meter Notre Dame course in 18:50 ... placed 40th (18:57) in the Gold Race at the Notre Dame Invitational two weeks later ... closed her season at the NCAA Pre-National Meet, finishing 34th in the open race in 23:20 ... competed just once during the indoor track season, running the mile (5:28.46) at the Blue & Gold Invitational ... made her outdoor debut at the Notre Dame Opener, posting a time of 5:00.33 in the 1,500 meters ... ran well at the Miami (Ohio) Invitational, covering 1,500 meters in 4:49.64 ... took second in the 1,500 meters at the Indy Relays, running 4:52.21 ... in her 5,000-meter debut at the Hillsdale Gina Relays, qualified for the BIG EAST Outdoor Championship with a time of 17:47.38 ... placed 15th in the BIG EAST outdoor 5,000 (18:16.41).
HIGH SCHOOL AND PERSONAL DATA: Four-year letterwinner in track and field and three-year letterwinner in cross country at Catholic Central High School ... three-time state medalist in track and field, all-state once ... threetime all-state cross country pick ... four-time conference champion in track and field ... twotime conference champion in cross country ... school record holder at 800, 1600 and 5000 meters ... captain of both cross country and track teams her senior year ... named Central Catholic Female Athlete of the Year in 2005 ... born April 26, 1987, in Grand Rapids, Mich. ... daughter of Lisa and Bill Bauman ... youngest of four children ... majoring in finance and psychology ... garnered Dean's List recognition in spring 2006 with a 3.667 semester grade-point average.