Notre Dame softball earns third regional coaching staff award in program history
Annual Irish Softball Clinic will feature three separate instructional sessions on the Notre Dame campus
Sessions will be held on three consecutive weeks beginning Dec. 2
2013 Notre Dame graduate begins collegiate coaching career as a member of the Irish staff
HONORS AND AWARDS:
Former Notre Dame pitcher Brittany O'Donnell re-joined the Irish softball program as a volunteer assistant in September 2013, and is entering her first season as a collegiate coach. O'Donnell, a 2013 Notre Dame graduate, assists in a variety of aspects related to team coaching, specializing in instruction with the Notre Dame pitching staff alongside head coach Deanna Gumpf.
An avid participant in more than 20 different community service initiatives during her four years at Notre Dame, O'Donnell helped the Irish win the 2011 and 2013 Trophy Award, which recognizes Notre Dame varsity athletic teams that demonstrate excellence in service to Notre Dame and the surrounding South Bend community. She was also a team member for the first three years of Notre Dame's Strikeout Cancer initiative, which has raised more than $75,000 since 2011 to benefit South Bend's Memorial Children's Hospital and children across the state of Indiana battling cancer.
A native of Avon, N.J., O'Donnell graduated with a degree in psychology from the College of Arts and Letters in May 2013. She was a four-time BIG EAST Academic All-Star during her Notre Dame career, and was named the softball recipient of the 2013 Notre Dame Club of St. Joseph Valley Rockne Student-Athlete Award, presented each season to the graduating softball senior with the highest grade point average.