After suffering a career-ending injury, Casey Pepak will serve as a student volunteer assistant coach in 2004-05, helping Caiming Xie with the Notre Dame divers. Pepak, a junior at the University, was on the Irish roster in 2003-04, but saw limited action due to an injury.
Pepak, a native of Westfield, Mass., was a four-year letterwinner in diving at Westfield High School, earning all-conference honors four times and all-city accolades as a senior. Named the team's MVP in her first and final campaign, Pepak placed third at the 2000 Massachusetts state meet on the three-meter board and fourth in one-meter competition. She also was eighth in the 2002 New England Championships on the one-meter board. Pepak also was a standout for the Westfield tennis team, placing third in the state doubles tournament in 2001 after claiming the regional title. She was a four-time all-conference selection, as well as the team's captain in her final two seasons.
Born Oct. 20, 1982, in Holyoke, Mass., and the daughter of Mike and Sharon Pepak, she is enrolled in the Mendoza College of Business as an accounting major. Pepak comes from a family with strong Notre Dame ties, as her father is a 1969 graduate of the University, while her grandfather and brother Wil also went to Notre Dame.