March 26, 2001

Notre Dame, Ind. – Notre Dame cross country All-American Pat Conway (Jr., Springfield, Va.) has been selected to the Verizon/CoSIDA Men’s Academic All-District at-large team for fall and winter sports.

The junior cross country runner took All-America honors at the 2000 NCAA cross country championships last fall with a 36th place finish while helping the Irish to ninth place in the national championship race. His 17th place finish at the 2000 NCAA Great Lakes Regional played a key role in Notre Dame qualifying for the NCAA Championships.

Conway was 21st at the BIG EAST Championships in November where Notre Dame finished fourth overall. He was also a scoring member of Notre Dame’s 1999 BIG EAST Championship squad. As a member of the men’s track team, Conway finished fourth in the mile at the 2001 BIG EAST Indoor Championships after finishing 10th as a sophomore in 2000.

He continues his season in the spring as one of Notre Dame’s top distance runners during the outdoor track schedule.

Conway is a dean’s list student with a 3.64 grade point average in accounting.

Joining Conway as one of 10 District Five athletes named to the All-District squad was Irish hockey standout Dan Carlson (Sr., Edina, Minn.).

Carlson led the Notre Dame hockey team in scoring with 17 goals and 25 assists for 42 points which ranked him ninth among all scorers in the Central Collegiate Hockey Association (CCHA). The senior left wing finished his career with the Irish scoring 52 goals and 80 assists for 132 points to finish 20th on Notre Dame’s all-time scoring list. He set a school record for playing in more games (158) than any other player in Notre Dame history. Carlson was an honorable mention all-CCHA selection and was named to the league’s eight-man all-academic team.

An Irish alternate captain during his senior season, Carlson owns a 3.49 grade point average with a double major in finance and computer applications and has been named to the dean’s list in five consecutive semesters at Notre Dame.

Conway and Carlson and Conway along with the eight other athletes selected from Division I schools in district five will now go on the national ballot for Academic All-American honors. The fall-winter at-large team will be released on April 17.