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... The Irish have developed a well-rounded and successful athletic program, despite the handicap of northern Indiana weather and rigorous academics. 

Nov. 6, 2014


The 2013-14 Notre Dame athletic campaign proved to be the most successful in the 127-year history of Fighting Irish athletics.

Notre Dame finished first in the Capital One Cup men's sports rankings -- thanks to top-10 finishes in soccer, lacrosse and fencing -- while the Irish women's sports program finished 19th.

Notre Dame registered a third-place finish in the Learfield Sports National Association of Collegiate Directors of Athletics (NACDA) all-sports competition, following a ninth-place finish in 2012-13. It marked the best finish in the 21-year history of the NACDA program and the first time ever that Notre Dame earned back-to-back top-10 finishes in consecutive years.

With 22 of 26 sports qualifying for postseason competition, Notre Dame enjoyed the most spectacular across-the-board set of seasons in its athletics history.

Three Irish student-athletes -- Emma Reaney (swimming), Lee Kiefer (women's fencing, foil) and Gerek Meinhardt (men's fencing, foil) -- were crowned individual NCAA national champions.

Women's soccer player Elizabeth Tucker received one of the most prestigious awards in all of collegiate athletics when she was named NCAA Woman of the Year.

In the classroom, Notre Dame student-athletes ranked first overall in NCAA Graduation Success rate numbers.

The 2013-14 Notre Dame Athletics Annual Report provides a comprehensive look into the highlights, achievements and accomplishments of all Fighting Irish athletic teams during the past school year.

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