Madeline Coady, a senior on the University of Notre Dame women’s rowing team, has been named the recipient of the 2019-20 Ray Siegfried Award for Leadership Excellence by the University Office of Student Affairs. The award is presented annually to a senior at Notre Dame who exemplifies the qualities for which Notre Dame Trustee Ray Siegfried was knows, including leadership, generosity, devotion to the Catholic faith and affinity for athletics.
Through her career at Notre Dame, Coady was involved with the Center for Social Concerns as well as doing an Urban Plunge. She took part in a Summer Service Learning Program in Lawrence, MA, working with at-risk children in the the classroom and through recreation. She also assisted students through the Sara Bea Learning Center for students with disabilities and offered accounting services to help the YMCA in Beverly, MA.
Coady was a key member of Notre Dame’s First Varsity Four during the 2018-19 season, helping the Irish finish fifth at the 2019 ACC Championship. The 2019-20 rowing season was canceled before it was able to begin due to the COVID-19 response across the country.
Coady will graduate this month, May of 2020, with a major in accountancy and minor in Catholic social tradition.