Sophomore Martin Grady and junior Jeremy Rae earn all-BIG EAST accolades.
Ten ranked BIG EAST teams dot the latest USTFCCCA national polls.
Rydberg and Rae paced the women and men, respectively.
Notre Dame battles 37 ranked teams in final tune-up before the BIG EAST Championships.
Women's Blue Division placed 5th in the Notre Dame Invitational, while the Men's Blue placed 11th on September 30th.
AS A JUNIOR: Competed in five cross country meets ... placed second at the season-opening Crusader Invitational 5K in 18:17.50 ... finished 14th at the National Crusader Invitational 5K in 18:10 ... competed in nine meets during the track and field season ... ran the 10,000 meters at the BIG EAST Outdoor Championships ... finished second in the 5,000m run at the outdoor Gina Relays in 16:56.23 ... also finished second in the 5,000m run at the outdoor Purdue Mike Poehlein Invitational in 17:53.36 ... earned a monogram in track and field.
AS A SOPHOMORE: Raced for the cross country team in the Valparaiso Crusader Open, completing the circuit in 19:42 to finish 13th ... also raced distance events for the track team ... opened at the Blue and Gold Invitational, placing fifth overall in the 3,000 in 10:23.08 ... placed 12th in the mile at the Notre Dame Indoor Opener ... at the Alex Wilson Invitational, crossed 13th after recording a 17:47.36 ... finished third at the Mike Poehlein Invitational in the 5,000 after registering a 17:48.76 ... competed in the 5,000 at the Border Battle and finished 11th in 18:02.39 ... finished fifth in her heat and 17th overall in the 1,500 at the Dave Rankin Invitational after posting a 4:52.33 ... ended the season at the Gina Relays, placing 31st in the 5,000 with a 18:13.74.
AS A FRESHMAN: Made her cross country debut at the Notre Dame Invitational, completing the circuit in 18:57, good for 19th in the JV race ... saw first track action of her career at the Dave Rankin Invitational, placing 27th in the 1,500 (4:55.75).
HIGH SCHOOL AND PERSONAL: Eight- time letterwinner in cross country and track and field at George Mason (Va.) ... earned all- region, all-district and all-state honors ... region record holder in the 1,600, 3,200 and 5,000 ... holds district records in the 1,600 and 3,200 ... set the school 3,200 record ... competed at the Nike Outdoor Nationals ... member of the National Honor Society, student council, National Spanish Honor Society and symphonic band ... born in West Palm Beach, Fla. ... daughter of Bartholomew and Susan Sullivan ... has an older sister ... family members Daniel Sullivan (`40), Christopher Sullivan (`73), Eliza Sullivan Marriquez (`81) and Pablo Marriquez (`06) graduated from Notre Dame ... graduated from the College of Arts and Letters with degrees in political science and psychology.