Oct. 6, 2009

NOTRE DAME, Ind. – The 2008-09 University of Notre Dame Athletics Annual Report is now online and available for viewing in a PDF format right here at the official web site for Fighting Irish athletics, www.UND.com. This four-color publication is produced annually by the Notre Dame Department of Athletics and it captures the accomplishments, both on and off the playing field, for all 26 of Notre Dame’s varsity sports programs during the 2008-09 season.

From the women’s soccer team’s unbeaten run to the NCAA national championship match, the fencing teams’ charge to national runner-up honors and the women’s tennis team’s stirring advance all the way to the NCAA semifinals, to the women’s lacrosse team’s first BIG EAST Conference title, the men’s lacrosse team’s perfect 15-0 regular season record, and the hockey team’s second CCHA title in three years, it was certainly a year to remember for Fighting Irish athletics.

What’s more, this report also highlights the many areas of support provided by the University’s Department of Athletics that help illustrate why Notre Dame student-athletes achieve unprecedented levels of academic and athletic success during their time under the Golden Dome.

The 2008-09 Notre Dame Athletics Annual Report was writted and edited by Assistant Athletics Director/Sports Information Director Bernadette Cafarelli and Karen Heisler, with editorial assistance provided by the Notre Dame Sports Information Department. In addition, photographic contributions were made by Matt Cashore, Mike Bennett and Lighthouse Imaging, and Marcus Snowden.

To view the 2008-09 Notre Dame Athletics Annual Report in its entirety, please click here. In addition, you may view archived versions of the 2006-07 and 2007-08 athletics annual reports by clicking on the links at the bottom of the page. A link to the athletics annual report page also can be found through the “Inside Athletics” pulldown menu in the gold bar at the top of each page at www.UND.com.

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