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    Andrew Wiand

    Class:
    Senior

    Hometown:
    South Bend, IN

    High School:
    Riley

    Height / Weight:
    5-10 / 185

    Position:
    OF

    Bats/Throws:
    R/R


    Local product, from South Bend's Riley High School, who earned a spot on the Irish roster team via walk-on tryouts in the fall of 2007 ... speedy outfielder who was timed in a team-best 4.38 during 40-meter dash testing (Jan. '08) ... picked up a pair of stolen bases for Blue team in Blue-Gold intrasquad series (fall '07; 0-for- 3, K) ... recent ND student-athletes who were Riley HS products include swimmers David and Louis Cavadini and golfer K.C. Wiseman ... first Irish player to wear #48 in recent memory ... was enrolled in Quarknet High Energy Physics Program at Notre Dame, in summer of '06 ... posted 3.24 GPA in '07 fall semester.

    PREP & PERSONAL: Three-sport athlete at Riley HS, totaling seven varsity letters while competing in baseball (3), football (3) and swimming ... two-year team captain who played center and right field while earning all-conference honors all three seasons, plus second team all-state as a senior (also academic all-state) ... led team in batting average as a sophomore (.356, in '05) and senior (.420), also setting RHS stolen-base record with 29 in '06 ... led team in stolen bases each season ... homered in '07 game at Coveleski Stadium (home of single-A S.B. Silverhawks) ... three-year starting quarterback on RHS football team ... two-year captain in football, earning all-conference as a sophomore and team MVP as a senior (also academic all-state) ... recognized at Indianapolis Colts game, as quarterback on '06 Colts Academic All-Star Team ... member of RHS swimming team that won conference title in his sophomore season ... scholar-athlete award recipient his final three years at RHS ... received 2007 Grand Kiwanis Award (finalist in '06) and Moose Krause Scholar Athlete Grand Prize ... served as junior and senior class president and co-valedictorian ... received Community Foundation Lilly Scholarship ... principal cello player for South Bend Youth Symphony ('02-'05) and three-year attendee of the Drake Summer Chamber Music Academy ('03-'05) ... played cello in Hawthorne Quartet (directed by ND music professor Karen Buranskas) and has received 35 medals at regional and state ISSMA music competitions ... was principal cellist at South Bend Symphony Side-By-Side Concert in '04 and '05 and two-time winner at SBS Young Artists Competition ('05 string division; '06 grand prize) ... member of National Honor Society and a national merit commended scholar ... father Dale Wiand played basketball at Franklin College and received his master's degree from Notre Dame ('73) ... born Feb. 11, 1989, in South Bend, Ind. ... son of Dale and Lauren Wiand ... full name is Andrew Dale Wiand ... enrolled in First Year of Studies ... intends to major in biology/pre-professional science.

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