Cross Country

Smyth Named to Academic All-District First Team

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


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)

Shop Now



Official ND Online Auctions // Bid Now »

Gear Store

Get your Official ND Gear // Shop Now »

Photo Galleries


St. Joseph Health System Nissan Delta Canon Visit South Bend Mishawaka