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: The top distance and cross country specialist on the Irish roster in 2000-01 ... began the cross country season by capturing her second consecutive Valparaiso Invitational individual title (17:58) ... first Irish runner across the finish line at the Notre Dame Invitational, taking 20th place ... ran the second BIG EAST cross country championship race of her career, finishing 31st ... also competed in the NCAA Great Lakes Regional, finishing 19th ... first race of the indoor season was the mile run, finishing second vs. Ball State and Western Michigan ... followed up the next weekend with a second-place effort in the 3,000 meters vs. Michigan State ... ran a personal-best 4:53.67 in the mile run during the Meyo Invitational, taking second place ... finished ninth in the 3,000 meters at the 2001 BIG EAST Indoor Championships ... displayed her ability to excel at several different distances during the 2001 outdoor season, posting personal-best times in the 800, 1,500 and 5,000 meters ... qualified for the BIG EAST outdoor championship with a 17:10.77 effort in the 5,000 meters at the Stanford Invitational ... earned two victories at the Spring Opener, taking the 1,500 metres in 4:42.92 and the 3,000 meters in 10:15.78 ... finished fourth in the 1,500 meters at the Tom Botts Invitational ... competed in the 1,500 and 5,000 meters at the 2001 BIG EAST Outdoor Championships ... earned all-BIG EAST honors after finishing second in the 5,000 meters with a personal-best 16:40.36 ... best 1,500 time of the year came in the last weekend of the season - a 4:27.30 time at the Georgia Tech Invitational.
AS A FRESHMAN: Had an immediate impact on the cross country team and developed into one of the top three runners on the roster ... won the Valparaiso Invitational, leading the Irish to the team title, in 18:00.27, her first collegiate cross country meet ... combined with teammates JoAnna Deeter (first) and Alison Klemmer (second) to finish 1-2-3 in the National Catholic ... came in behind the same teammates in the Notre Dame Invitational, finishing sixth and helping the Irish earn the team title ... finished second on the team (12th) at the BIG EAST Championship, earning all-conference honors ... competed in the District IV Championship, helping the team finish fourth and earn an at-large bid to the NCAA championship meet ... finished second on the team and 134th overall at the NCAA meet ... competed in the mile and 3,000 meters in the 2000 indoor track season ... took first in the mile versus Indiana (5:03.28) ... ran the 1,500 and 3,000 in the 2000 outdoor season ... won the 3,000 at the Indy Relays, finishing in 9:48.85 ... competed in the 3,000 at the BIG EAST Championship, finishing 12th.
HIGH SCHOOL AND PERSONAL DATA:: Lettered 11 times at Barrie Central Collegiate Institute in cross country, track and downhill skiing ... ranked nationally all four years in both cross country and track ... provincial champion in track (1,500 and 3,000 meters) and cross country as a freshman, sophomore and senior ... regional champion in both sports all four years ... three-time member of the Canadian junior cross country team, running at the world junior championships three times ... placed 75th in 1999, 36th in 1997 and 32nd in 1996 at the world meet ... vice president of the Barrie Central Collegiate athletic association ... sister Kim played rugby at the University of Western Ontario ... born May 3, 1980, in Barrie, Ontario ... enrolled in the College of Science.