Notre Dame takes game one 8-7 before the visiting Cardinals split series with 8-3 nightcap triumph
Notre Dame rebounds from opening setback to rout North Carolina in Sunday's ACC nightcap
Notre Dame resumes ACC play in search of series triumph in Chapel Hill
Notre Dame clinches series with two wins at Tech Softball Park
Senior Allie Rhodes tosses a career-high 12 strikeouts to key strong Notre Dame pitching performance
All photos by Jason Roberts
HONORS AND AWARDS:
2015 Atlantic Coast Conference All-Academic Team
2015 Atlantic Coast Conference Academic Honor Roll
2014 NFCA Division I All-America Scholar-Athlete
2014 Atlantic Coast Conference Academic Honor Roll
AS A SOPHOMORE (2015): All-ACC Academic Softball Team selection ... ACC Academic Honor Roll ... made a career-high 29 appearances (five starts) in the Notre Dame lineup ... batted .250 with one home run, six RBI, a stolen base and a career-high nine runs scored ... was 5-for-13 (.385) as a pinch hitter to lead all Notre Dame players, and five of six RBI came with two outs ... roped a two-run single to key a comeback win in an upset of No. 6 UCLA (Feb. 6) ... logged a pinch-hit single against UNLV (Feb. 20) ... scored as a pinch runner in a victory over No. 20 Missouri (Feb. 27) ... roped a single as a pinch hitter in a triumph over Omaha (March 1) at the Diamond 9 Citrus Classic ... pinch-hit RBI single during home victory against IPFW (March 25) ... scored a run as a pinch runner during ACC contests against No. 24 Virginia Tech (March 29) and Pittsburgh (April 3) ... smashed first career home run, connecting on a two-run, pinch-hit long ball during Strikeout Cancer series finale against Syracuse (April 19) ... RBI single in regular season finale run-rule win at Michigan State (April 28) ... 1-for-2 with a run scored during an NCAA South Bend Regional victory over Ball State (May 16).
AS A FRESHMAN (2014): NFCA Division I All-America Scholar-Athlete ... ACC Academic Honor Roll ... batted .222 with two doubles, five RBI and five runs scored in only 27 at-bats over 21 games (six starts) during freshman season ... four of five RBI came with two outs ... made first career start at first base against North Dakota State (Feb. 8) at the Auburn Plainsman Invitational ... secured first hit, a double, and scored first career run as a pinch hitter to close the tournament against host Auburn (Feb. 9) ... came through with a pinch-hit single against No. 23 Louisville (Feb. 15) in the first game of the JU Tournament ... career-high two hits and one run scored during a start against BYU (Feb. 20) at the Mary Nutter Collegiate Classic ... recorded first career RBI after drawing a bases loaded hit by pitch in a win over Radford (March 1) at the Diamond 9 Citrus Classic ... registered first career ACC hit in game one of a conference doubleheader at Georgia Tech (March 8) ... connected on a two-run double as a pinch hitter in the series finale against the Yellow Jackets (March 9) to help earn Notre Dame's first ACC series win ... worked a bases loaded walk to drive in a run during a home opening win over Eastern Michigan (March 26) at Melissa Cook Stadium ... batted in one run as a pinch hitter, later scoring after reaching on a fielding error in a run-rule victory against Toledo (April 16).
PREP AND PERSONAL: Four-year varsity letterwinner and starter at Center Grove High School ... member of four consecutive Metro Interscholastic Conference championship teams ... led the Trojans with a .611 batting average as a senior, finishing the year as a first team all-state selection and being named to the Indianapolis Star Super Team ... produced 44 hits, seven doubles, one triple, nine home runs, 38 RBI, a .688 on-base percentage, a 1.111 slugging percentage and 32 runs scored in just 23 games ... set the Center Grove career home run record with 23 in four seasons ... batted at a .495 clip with 49 hits, eight home runs, 43 RBI and 48 runs scored as a junior, earning all-MIC and third team all-state recognition ... finished the 2011 campaign with a .429 batting average and five home runs, was an all-conference honoree and was named to the Indianapolis Star Super Team ... posted a then career-best .519 average as a freshman for the Trojans, logging 56 base hits, 49 RBI and 49 runs scored ... was named third team all-state and selected to the Indiana All-Metro South Team ... participated in volleyball during first two years at Center Grove, earning a varsity letter as a sophomore ... played with the Indiana Magic Gold club team for coach Kim Clay, the father of former Irish player Alexia Clay ... the squad finished in 17th place at the ASA Gold Nationals in 2011 ... three-time MIC Academic All-Conference selection ... member of the National Honor Society and the Spanish National Honor Society ... National Merit Commended Student ... has served as an umpire for the recreation 8U Center Grove Lassie League ... daughter of Mark and Julie Sullivan ... has one sister, Katie ... father, Mark, competed in track and field at Tri-State University ... enrolled in the College of Science as a science-business major.
Sullivan's Career Statistics