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.
Five student-athletes were selected to the all-academic team.
Junior Martin Grady took 52nd in the men's race.
This year's races are in Louisville, Ky., Saturday.
Both teams received at-large spots in next Saturday's NCAA Championships.
National Catholic Championship at Notre Dame, Ind. on Friday September 15, 2012 at 3:30 p.m. ET.
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 six of the seven meets during the cross country season ... placed 42nd out of 138 runners at the 6K BIG EAST Championships (21:34.8) ... finished 34th out of 227 runners at the 6K NCAA Great Lakes Regional (21:28.0) ... also ran for the Irish at the 6K NCAA National Championships, crossing the finish line in a season-best 21:23.3 ... opened year with a sixth place finish out of 272 runners at the 5K National Catholic Championships (17:33) ... also ran in the 5K blue race at the Notre Dame Invitational, finishing 73rd out of 225 runners in 17:59, and at the 6K Wisconsin Invitational, placing 136th out of 305 runners in 21:30.6 ... earned a cross country monogram ... ran in nine track & field meets for the Irish ... participated in 1,500m run at the NCAA East Preliminary Round and the NCAA Championships ... qualified for the NCAAs with a fourth-place finish at the NCAA East Preliminary Round (4:16.94) ... was the first Irish female 1,500m competitor to qualify for the NCAAs since 2005 ... earned second team All-America honors in the event at the NCAAs with a 12th place finish (4:21.92) ... opened up the indoor season at the BIG EAST Indoor Championships helping the 4x800m relay team to a second-place finish (8:39.24) and a fourth-place distance medley relay finish (11:28.87), earning all-BIG EAST accolades in the 4x800m ... won the 1,500m run at the BIG EAST Outdoor Championships (4:22.71), earning all-BIG EAST accolades ... also earned all-BIG EAST accolades in the 4x800m relay as the squad took second (8:37.65) ... gathered in five first-places on the year... earned a track & field monogram ... was a 2011-12 Rosenthal Leadership Academy participant ... named a BIG EAST Academic All-Star ... was named a team captain prior to the beginning of the season with Rachel Velarde.
AS A SOPHOMORE: Competed in 14 meets during the track & field season ... specialized in the middle distance and relay events ... won the mile at the BIG EAST Indoor Championships in 4:46.61 to earn all-BIG EAST accolades ... also helped distance medley and 4x800m relay teams to fourth-place finishes ... finished 13th in the semifinals at the NCAA East Regionals in the 1,500m run (4:21.81) ... earned All-BIG EAST honors in the 1,500m run, finishing third in 4:25.64 ... won the 800m run at the outdoor Gina Relays in 2:09.70 ... finished second at the outdoor Beach Invitational in the 800m in a personal-best time of 2:07.21 ... claimed second out of 126 runners in the 1,500m at the outdoor Mt. SAC Relays (4:20.38) ... won the outdoor Texas Roadhouse Border Battle in the 1,500m in 4:24.43 ... won the 1,000m run at the indoor Meyo Invitational in 2:48.18 ... won the mile at the indoor Notre Dame Invitational in 4:42.14 ... claimed first in the 800m run at the indoor GVSU Bob Eubanks Open in 2:09.05 ... also won the 3,000m run at the season-opening indoor Blue & Gold Invitational in 9:48.01 ... earned a monogram in both cross country and track & field.
AS A FRESHMAN: Made first collegiate appearance at the National Catholic Invitational, completing the circuit in 18:20.9 for an eighth-place finish ... at the Notre Dame Invitational, crossed 85th after crossing the line in 17:57 ... finished 97th from the Pre-National Meet, completing the course in 22:05.7 ... went on to finish 45th at the BIG EAST Championship after posting a 22:50 ... crossed 79th at the Great Lakes Regional after posting a mark of 22:44.84 ... at the NCAA Championship, finished in 176th place with a final time of 22:15.8 ... raced middle distance for track team ... finished second in the 1,000m at the Notre Dame Indoor Opener in a time of 2:54.66 ... placed third in the mile at the Notre Dame Invitational, clocking a 4:54.99 ... at the Indiana Relays, secured a heat win and placed fifth overall after logging a 2:12.53 in the 800m ... captured the win in the 1,000m at the Meyo Invitational after stopping the clock at 2:50.72 ... also finished sixth at the Meyo in the mile, posting a 4:49.35 ... placed ninth in the prelims of the mile at the BIG EAST Indoor Championships, clocking a 4:54.64 ... opening leg of the distance medley relay team at the meet that finished fourth in 11:39.42 ... crossed 16th in the mile at the Alex Wilson Invitational, recording a 4:53.74 ... ran opening leg of distance medley relay race again at Alex Wilson, helping team to sixth-place finish in 11:20.34 ... placed 18th in the 800m at the Stanford Invite, clocking a 2:10.32 ... also raced in the 1,500m at the Stanford Invite, finishing third with a 4:26.18 ... crossed in second at the Border Battle, posting a 4:20.18 ... raced in both the 800m and 4x400m relay at the Dave Rankin Invitational ... earned victory in the 800m after recording a 2:10.58 ... helped team to fourth-place finish as lead leg of relay team, posting a 4:03.76 ... finished fourth in finals of 1,500m at the BIG EAST Outdoor Championships, posting a 4:28.89 ... also ran anchor of 4x800m relay team, crossing in fifth in 8:53.47 ... won the 800m race at Cardinal Classic, stopping the clock at 2:10.30 ... at NCAA Regionals, finished 13th in semifinal heat of the 1,500m after stopping clock at 4:21.29 ... earned monograms in both sports.
HIGH SCHOOL AND PERSONAL: Earned all-state honors in the 1,600m and 4x800m relay ... four-time all-Mid-Suburban League honoree in track & field and cross country ... member of state-record holding relay team in the 4x800m ... 4x800m relay team also won two state championships ... won state championship as a senior in the 1,600m, in addition to four conference championships ... helped Barrington (Ill.) win Illinois state track & field title in 2007, finish as runner-up in 2008 and again in cross country in 2006 ... member of both the National Honor Society and French Honor Society ... born in Chicago, Ill. ... daughter of Michelle and James Tracy ... has one sister ... graduated from the College of Arts & Letters with degrees in psychology and Arts & Letters pre-health.