The Irish welcomed in some of the nation's best teams for the 59th annual Notre Dame Invitational.
BIG EAST Academic All-Star, 2012, 2013
AS A SENIOR: Competed in six meets during the cross country season ... named team captain ... started off the season with a fifth-place finish at the National Catholic Championship 5K (17:46.64) ... shaved 47.74 seconds off her NCC 5K time at the Notre Dame Invitational (both at Burke Golf Course), finishing 35th of 165 runners (16:58.9) ... finished 24th of 140 runners at the ACC Championships 6K (20:58.5) ... was 37th of 219 runners at the NCAA Great Lakes Regional 6K (20:59) ... competed at the NCAA Championships 6K, finishing 122nd of 253 (23:23.1).
AS A JUNIOR:Competed in all seven meets during the cross country season ... finished second out of 33 runners in the Crusader Invitational 5K (18:09.7) ... finished third out of 91 runners in the National Catholic Championship 5K (17:34.4) ... placed 47thout of 198 runners in the Notre Dame Invitational 5K (17:56.0) ... placed 126thout of 288 runners in the Wisconsin Invitational 6K (21:16) ... took 52ndplace out of 140 runners in the ACC Championship 6K (21:54.7) ... took 62nd place out of 227 runners in the NCAA Great Lakes Regional 6K (21:49) ... finished 231stout of 254 runners in the NCAA Championship 6K (23:17.9) ... earned a cross country monogram ... competed in five meets during the indoor track & field season ... placed sixth of 13 runners at the New Mexico Invitational 800m run (2:17.93) ... competed in two events at the Meyo Invitational: finished 45th of 60 runners in the 800m (2:17.33) while also placing 16th of 35 runners in the 1000m run (2:55.72) ... competed in just one meet during the outdoor track & field season ... placed 13th of 15 runners in the Border Battle 800m run (2:24.84).
AS A SOPHOMORE: Competed in three meets during the cross country season ... opened campaign by winning the JV race of 104 runners at the National Catholic Championship 5K (18:04.7) ... followed that performance with a 12th-place finish of 116 runners at the Notre Dame Invitational 5K (18:02) ... closed year by taking 22nd of 107 runners in the 6K open race at the Wisconsin Invitational (21:38) ... competed in 13 meets for the Irish during the indoor and outdoor track and field seasons ... participated in the 800m, 1000m, 1500m and the mile ... placed third in the 1000m (2:57.02) at the Blue & Gold Invitational ... finished third in the 1500m (4:32.46) at the Victor Lopez Rice Bayou Classic ... finished second and ran a season-best in the 800m (2:11.35) at the Polytan Invitational ... placed second in the 1500m (4:33.50) at the GVSU Second to Last Chance Meet ... a member of the 4x400m team that placed fifth (4:03.61) at the Louisville Border Battle ... finished fifth in the 800m (2:16.71) at the Michigan State Spartan Invitational ... earned a track and field monogram ... earned a spot on the Dean's List for the spring 2013 semester ... named a BIG EAST Academic All-Star.
AS A FRESHMAN:Ran in three cross country meets during the fall season ... opened the year at the Crusader Invitational 5K by finishing sixth of 81 runners (18:38.1) ... followed with an 11th-place finish of 105 runners in the 5K race at the National Catholic Championships (17:48) ... also ran in the 6K "B" race at the Wisconsin Invitational ... competed in 13 meets during the indoor and outdoor track and field seasons ... gathered five first-place finishes and 10 top-five finishes ... helped the Fighting Irish score four points in the 1000m run during the BIG EAST Indoor Championships finishing fifth (2:49.21) ... ran career-best times in the mile (4:53.95) and the 1000m (2:48.94) at the Meyo Invitational ... added a personal best in the 1500m (4:26.67) at the Polytan Invitational finishing sixth in a field of 29 ... concluded the season by running a season-high in the 800m dash (2:09.02) during BIG EAST Outdoor Championship ... named a BIG EAST Academic All-Star ... earned a track & field monogram.
HIGH SCHOOL AND PERSONAL:Emily Sproson Frydrych graduated from St. Mark's High School (Wilmington, Del.) in the spring of 2011 ... lettered all four years in cross country and indoor and outdoor track and field ... won state championships on the track in the 800 and 1600m runs and ran a leg of the 4x800m relay as a senior ... holds school track records in the 1600 meters (4:53.47), 800 meters (2:14.41), 3200 meters (10:53.6) and the 5K in cross country (18:27) ... earned numerous all-county and all-state citations throughout career ... named team captain as a senior in all three sports, and as a junior in outdoor track and field ... elected secretary for school's National Honors Society ... born to Dan and Wendy Frydrych in Newark, Del. ... has an older sister, Sarah, who ran cross country and track and field at St. Francis (Pa.) University ... enrolled in the College of Arts & Letters and is majoring in psychology with minors in education, schooling and society and poverty studies.