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03/20/2014

Brian Barnes: Building Notre Dame Women's Swimming's Foundation for Success

Sixth-year Irish head coach has drawn on profound life experiences, both within the sport and without.

AS A SENIOR (2009-10): Ended her Notre Dame career as one of the fastest individual med- ley swimmers in program history, holding the sixth fastest 200 IM and tenth fastest 400 IM times in Irish history ... stands as the third fastest 200 and 400 IMer in school history as well as the fifth fastest performer in the 200 breast in team his- tory ... recorded two personal-best times (200 IM, 200 breast) at the BIG EAST Championships and earned two all-conference honors ... perfor- mances included a second-place finish in the 200 IM (2:00.70), a third-place finish in the 400 IM (4:16.93) and fifth-place finish in the 200 breast (2:15.77) all three swims were NCA B-cut times ... notched a personal-best time in the 100 breast at the Shamrock Invitational with a time of 1:06.69 ... paced herself to a time of 10:20.60 in the 1,000 free in early season action against Purdue ... took home gold in the 200 IM and bronze in the 400 IM at the Hoosierland Invitational to conclude the first half of the season schedule ... was a team captain for the Irish in her final season.

AS A JUNIOR (2008-09): Had a career meet at the BIG EAST Championships ... began the confer- ence showdown in grand fashion by racing to the 400 IM (4:15.17) title ... the effort made her the third fastest all-time Irish swimmer in the event ... put up a good showing in her 200 IM with a 2:01.05 in prelims and a 2:01.77 in the finals to finish fourth overall ... took fifth in the finals with a 2:16.41 in the 200 breast ... registered a 10:19.66 in the 1,000 free against Louisville.

AS A SOPHOMORE (2007-08): Represented Notre Dame at the U.S. Olympic Trials, taking part in the 400 IM and 200 IM ... nine-time participant in 200 back races throughout the year ... her quickest time was registered during the BIG EAST Championships (2:08.34) ... top 200 IM (2:03.26) time came during the conference meet, as did her fastest 400 IM (4:20.67) performance to finish fourth.

AS A FRESHMAN (2006-07): Had an outstand- ing freshman season for the Irish ... took the 200 IM title at the BIG EAST Championships with a career-best time of 2:02.08, shattering her prep- best time of 2:04.15 ... also earned All-BIG EAST honors in the 400 IM with her third place finish and career-best time of 4:18.45 ... finished the conference meet with a 17th-place finish in the 200 back ... second fastest on the season for the Irish in the 200 and 400 IM ... given the Beeler- Hipp award at the end of the season.

THE EDGELL FILE: Team captain for the 2009-10 season ... eleven- time all-state selection ... Ohio state record-holder in the 200 IM ... Madeira (Ohio) school record holder in the 200 IM, 100 free, 100 back and 200 medley relay ... three-time Ohio state champion in the 200 IM ... an All-American in both her junior and senior seasons in the 200 IM after being an honorable mention All-American as a sophomore ... NISCA high school All-American ... greater Cincinnati Enquirer Swimmer of the Year as a sophomore ... greater Cincinnati Enquirer All-Star all four years ... league's breaststroke champion her freshman and sophomore seasons ... the league's Swimmer of the Year each of her first three seasons ... swam for the Cincinnati Marlins club team for six seasons ... U.S. Open Qualifier ... 2006 Spring Nationals Qualifier ... 2005 Summer Juniors National Qualifier ... also ran cross country for all four years in high school, serving as team captain her senior season ... named the Most Improved Cross Country runner as a freshman and junior ... member of the National Latin Honor Society ... born Nov. 8, 1987, in Cincinnati, Ohio ... daughter of Diana and Larry Edgell ... youngest of two children ... uncle, Jeff Tunnell, played basket- ball at Rice ... graduated as a pre-professional studies and science-business major from the College of Sciences.

Edgell's Career Bests

Event Time Meet
1,000 Free 10:20.60 Purdue (2009)
200 Back 2:04.75 Minnesota Invite (2006)
100 Breast 1:06.69 Shamrock Invitational (2010)
200 Breast 2:15.77 BIG EAST (2010)
200 IM 2:00.70 BIG EAST (2010)
400 IM 4:15.17 BIG EAST (2009)

Ashlee Edgell
Ashlee  Edgell

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Cincinnati, OH

High School:
Madeira

Height:
5-11

Event:
IM/Free

Birthdate:
11/08/1987

Event Calendar

Delta

September 30
W, 169-54 (MSU); W, 154-69 (Iowa)
Michigan State/Iowa
East Lansing, Mich. (McCaffree Pool)
RECAP
October 7
5:00 PM
Dennis Stark Relays
Notre Dame, Ind. (Rolfs Aquatic Center)
October 8
11:00 AM
Indiana State
Notre Dame, Ind. (Rolfs Aquatic Center)
October 21
4:00 PM
Georgia Tech
Atlanta, GA. (Herb McAuley Aquatic Center)
October 22
11:00 AM
Georgia Tech
Atlanta, GA. (Herb McAuley Aquatic Center)
October 28
All Day
Purdue/Miami/Rutgers
Notre Dame, Ind. (Rolfs Aquatic Center)
November 4
5:00 PM
Pittsburgh/Virginia Tech
Pittsburgh, PA. (Trees Pool)
November 5
11:00 AM
Pittsburgh/Virginia Tech
Pittsburgh, PA. (Trees Pool)
November 17
All Day
Greensboro Invitational
Greensboro, NC. (Greensboro Aquatic Center)
November 18
All Day
Greensboro Invitational
Greensboro, NC. (Greensboro Aquatic Center)
November 19
All Day
Greensboro Invitational
Greensboro, NC. (Greensboro Aquatic Center)
January 12
5:00 PM
Illinois/Iowa
Notre Dame, Ind. (Rolfs Aquatic Center)
January 13
11:00 AM
Illinois/Iowa
Notre Dame, Ind. (Rolfs Aquatic Center)
January 14
1:00 PM
Northwestern
Evanston, IL
January 20
3:00 PM
Louisville
Louisville, KY
January 21
1:00 PM
IUPUI
Indianapolis, IN
January 27
5:00 PM
Shamrock Invitational
Notre Dame, Ind. (Rolfs Aquatic Center)
January 28
10:00 AM
Shamrock Invitational
Notre Dame, Ind. (Rolfs Aquatic Center)
February 4
1:00 PM
Ball State
Muncie, IN
February 11
All Day
Michigan 1st Chance Invite
Ann Arbor, MI
February 12
All Day
Michigan 1st Chance Invite
Ann Arbor, MI
February 15
All Day
ACC Championships
TBD
February 16
All Day
ACC Championships
TBD
February 17
All Day
ACC Championships
TBD
February 18
All Day
ACC Championships
TBD
March 9
All Day
Diving Zone Championships
Bloomington, IN
March 10
All Day
Diving Zone Championships
Bloomington, IN
March 11
All Day
Diving Zone Championships
Bloomington, IN
March 15
All Day
NCAA Championships
Indianapolis, IN
March 16
All Day
NCAA Championships
Indianapolis, IN
March 17
All Day
NCAA Championships
Indianapolis, IN
March 18
All Day
NCAA Championships
Indianapolis, IN

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