Cross Country

Smyth Named to Academic All-District First Team
Patrick Smyth earned a degree in history with a 3.75 grade-point average.
Patrick Smyth earned a degree in history with a 3.75 grade-point average.

June 4, 2009

NOTRE DAME, Ind. - Senior distance runner Patrick Smyth has been selected to the 2009 ESPN The Magazine/CoSIDA Academic all-District Five First Team, the Collegiate Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA) announced Thursday.

Smyth is a six-time All-American in track and cross country and graduated in May with a degree in history while carrying a 3.75 cumulative grade-point average.

Smyth will represent the Irish in the men's 10,000 meters next weekend at the NCAA Outdoor Championships. He set a school record and an NCAA automatic qualifying mark with a 10,000-meter time of 28:25.85 at the Stanford Invitational.

The Salt Lake City, Utah native's most recent All-America honor came in the 2009 NCAA Indoor Championships where he finished eighth in the 3,000 meters with a time of 8:01.56.

Smyth has earned three cross country All-America citations and three track (two outdoor, one indoor) nods during his career. He also holds three BIG EAST individual titles, including the 2009 outdoor 10,000-meter crown.

The two-year captain was awarded an NCAA postgraduate scholarship and has been named the Notre Dame Monogram Club MVP on three separate occasions.




Event Calendar


September 16
Women 1st/42; Men 2nd/42
National Catholic
Notre Dame, Ind. (ND Golf Course)
September 30
2:00 PM
ND/Joe Piane Invitational
Notre Dame, Ind. (ND Golf Course)
October 14
12:00 PM
Wisconsin Adidas Invitational W
Madison, WI (Zimmer Championship Course)
October 14
3:00 PM
Bradley Classic M
Peoria, IL (Newman Golf Course)
October 28
ACC Championships
Cary, NC (Wakemed Soccer Park)
November 11
NCAA Great Lakes Regional
Madison, WI (Zimmer Championship Course)
November 19
11:00 AM
NCAA Championships
Terre Haute, Ind. (Lavern Gibson CC Course)

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