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10/11/2017

Five Irish Players Named NFCA All-America Scholar-Athletes

Junior Maddie McCracken and sophomore Alexis Bazos join three 2017 Notre Dame grads on national list

06/29/2017

Irish Quintet On All-ACC Academic Squad

Nasland, Sullivan, Karley Wester, Beriont and Marino recognized for academic, athletic achievement

05/20/2017

Irish Topple ETSU In Extras, 7-6

Notre Dame wins in dramatic fashion to advance in NCAA Auburn Regional

05/16/2017

Irish On The Plains For Auburn Regional

Notre Dame returns to Auburn for third time in program history, and first in NCAA Championship play

05/11/2017

Late-Innings Rally Sends Irish To ACC Semis

Notre Dame scores the final seven runs to upend Boston College 9-5

05/11/2017

Notre Dame vs. Boston College (5/11/17)

Notre Dame vs. Boston College, ACC Championship First Round (photos by Andy Mead and Sara D. Davis)

05/07/2017

Notre Dame vs. Boston College (5/7/17)

Photos by Mike Miller

05/05/2017

Notre Dame vs. Boston College (5/5/17)

Photos by Mike Miller

04/29/2017

Notre Dame vs. Arkansas, Strikeout Cancer (4/29/17)

Photos by Mike MIller

04/12/2017

ND vs. IUPUI (4/12/17)

Photos by Mike Miller

HONORS AND AWARDS:
2017 Atlantic Coast Conference All-Academic Team
2017 Atlantic Coast Conference Academic Honor Roll
2016 NFCA Division I Scholar-Athlete
2016 Atlantic Coast Conference All-Academic Team

2016 Atlantic Coast Conference Academic Honor Roll
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 SENIOR (2017):
•    Claimed ACC All-Academic Team honors for the third straight season.
•    ACC Academic Honor Roll recipient.
•    Appeared in a career-high 56 games (55 starts), primarily in right field.
•    Batted .276 with a team-high 11 doubles, two triples, five home runs, 24 RBI, a .468 slugging percentage and 27 runs scored.
•    Added a .320 batting average (16-for-50) with runners in scoring position.
•    Ranked fourth on the Irish roster with six multiple-RBI games.
•    Smashed a solo home run against Texas (Feb. 23) at the Mary Nutter Collegiate Classic.
•    Earned one hit and scored a run in each contest of a three-game winning streak against No. 11 Georgia (Feb. 24), eventual NCAA champion No. 4 Oklahoma (Feb. 25) and Purdue (March 4).
•    2-for-4 with an RBI double in game one of an ACC series at Georgia Tech (March 11).
•    Finished with two hits, including a home run, and added a pair of RBI and runs scored during a win over Virginia Tech (March 24).
•    Exploded in the series finale against the Hokies (March 25) with two doubles and four RBI to aid the Irish in completing the sweep.
•    2-for-4 with an RBI triple and run scored in game two of a three-game ACC set at Louisville (April 2).
•    Ripped three straight singles and scored a run in game two to complete a doubleheader sweep of North Carolina (April 8).
•    Drove in two runs during a midweek victory over Detroit Mercy (April 11).
•    3-for-4 with two doubles, a home run, three RBI and a career-high three runs scored against IUPUI (April 12).
•    Solo home run aided Notre Dame cause in game two of a doubleheader at NC State (April 14).
•    Embarked on an eight-game hitting streak from Northwestern (April 25) through the first round of the ACC Championship against Boston College (May 11), scoring six total runs during that span.

AS A JUNIOR (2016):
•    2016 NFCA Division I Scholar-Athlete.
•    All-ACC Academic Team selection for the second consecutive year.
•    Named to the ACC Academic Honor Roll.
•    Suited up in a career-high 48 games with 16 starts.
•    Finished the season with career-bests in batting average (.329), on-base percentage (.361) and slugging percentage (.519).
•    Team-high .370 average (10-for-27) as a pinch hitter before starting the final 12 games of the season.
•    Scored a run in a pair of wins against Georgia State (Feb. 14) and No. 8 UCLA (Feb. 20).
•    Went 2-for-2 with a home run, four RBI and two runs scored against George Washington (Feb. 21).
•    Pinch-hit single and scored one run against Bryant (Feb. 27).
•    Ripped an RBI single as a pinch hitter in a win over Ball State (March 6).
•    Notched an RBI single and scored a run in the final game of an ACC sweep at Virginia (March 13).
•    Pinch hit for a double in game one of a doubleheader before adding a pinch-hit single in the nightcap at Syracuse (March 26).
•    Went 2-for-4 with an RBI and two runs, including scoring the game-winning run in the bottom of the seventh inning, of a walk-off win against No. 9 Florida State (April 3).
•    Pinch-hit two-run single in a home win over Butler (April 14).
•    Pinch-hit RBI double with a run scored in a game two win at North Carolina (April 24).
•    Batted a combined 3-for-6 with a solo home run in an ACC doubleheader split against Louisville (May 1).
•    Finished with four hits, two RBI and two runs in series victory against North Carolina State (May 7-8).
•    Smashed a two-run, game-tying home run in an ACC Championship quarterfinal matchup with Virginia Tech (May 12).
•    Went 2-for-3 with a solo home run in a run-rule win over Valparaiso (May 21) at the NCAA Ann Arbor Regional.

AS A SOPHOMORE (2015):
•    All-ACC Academic Softball Team selection.
•    ACC Academic Honor Roll.
•    Made a then 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.
•    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.
•    Graduated from the College of Science with a degree in science-business.


Sullivan's Career Statistics

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Kimmy Sullivan
Kimmy  Sullivan

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Greenwood, Ind.

High School:
Center Grove

Height:
5-9

Position:
Infield/Outfield

B/T:
R/R

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