Notre Dame looks to defend their championship titles.
Junior Meg Ryan finishes second in return; Sydni Meunier takes third in Irish debut.
Men's and women's squads both among top 25 in preseason for first time since 2005.
Both the men's and women's squads return key veterans from 2011.
- BIG EAST Academic All-Star, 2011-12, 2012-13
AS A SENIOR: Did not compete during the cross country season.
AS A JUNIOR: Competed in three meets during the cross country season ... finished ninth out of 27 runners in the Crusader Invitational 6K (19:45.2) ... took sixth place in the JV National Catholic Championship 5M (26:59) ... placed 48th out of 100 runners in the JV Notre Dame Invitational 5M (27:18.7) ... Ran in one meet during the outdoor track andfield season, finishing third of five runners in the Border Battle 3000m steeplechase (9:33.26).
AS A SOPHOMORE:Competed in one meet during the cross country season ... finished eighth out of 36 runners in the season-opening 6K Crusader Classic (19:46.4) ... ran in two meets during the track andfield season ... specialized in the mile for the Irish ... achieved a new personal best in the mile at the Meyo Invitational (4:24.72) ... also competed at the Notre Dame Invitational ... named a BIG EAST Academic All-Star.
AS A FRESHMAN:Did not run during the cross country season ... competed in seven indoor/outdoor track & field meets ... finished second in the 3000m steeplechase at the Texas Roadhouse Border Battle with a 9:03.32 mark ... achieved a personal best in the mile at the Meyo Invitational with a time of 4:26.74 ... gathered in a fifth place finish in the 3000m (9:03.32) at the Blue & Gold invitational ... named a BIG EAST Academic All-Star ... named to the Dean's List both semesters.
HIGH SCHOOL AND PERSONAL:Johnny Harvey Fuller graduated from Glenwood High School in the spring of 2011 ... lettered four times in cross country and track and field and twice in wrestling ... won the 3200-meter run at the Drake Relays ... helped track andfield squad to state title ... racked up all-conference, all-region, all-county and all- state honors throughout career ... ranked nationally as a senior in both cross country and track andfield ... named team MVP all four years in both cross country and track andfield ... team captain for three years in cross country and twice in track andfield ... participated in Student Council, FCA, Key Club, State Catholic Youth Council, Knights of Columbus and Reach-SADD ... named to the Hawkeye 10 All-Academic team ... won the Got Milk? SAMMY award ... gold medalist at the Iowa Western Juried Art Competition ... born to John and Deanna Fuller in Omaha, Neb. ... has a younger brother, James ... enrolled in the College of Arts & Letters and is majoring in art studio with minors in business economics and education schooling and society.