NOTRE DAME, Ind. — Former Notre Dame hockey All-American Greg Meredith (’81) has been named to the Google Cloud Academic All-America Hall of Fame, as selected by the College Sports Information Directors of America.
Meredith made his mark at Notre Dame as the all-time Irish leader in goals (104) and power play goals (43). Drafted by the Atlanta Flames, he made his NHL debut during the 1980-81 season and scored three goals for the Flames in the 1983 Stanley Cup Playoffs.
After earning All-America status on the ice at Notre Dame, Meredith went on to become a Rhodes Scholar finalist, NHL player, Harvard Business School graduate, ultra-successful businessman, large-scale philanthropist, devoted husband and father, and one of just 11 former Notre Dame student-athletes ever to receive the NCAA’s Silver Anniversary Award.
The Meredith Family Foundation, which he established in 1997, provides support to many agencies dedicated to helping others, particularly young people with disabilities. Organizations supported by the Foundation include the LOGAN Center in South Bend, the St. Joseph’s County Special Olympics and Camp Millhouse, a summer camp for children with significant intellectual disabilities.
Meredith is one of four inductees in this year’s Hall of Fame class and joins Willie Bloomquist (Arizona State baseball), Louise Jandura (MIT field hockey, basketball, softball) and Nicole Aunapu Mann (Navy soccer). The Academic All-America Hall of Fame was established in 1988 and recognizes former Academic All-Americans who received a college degree at least 10 years ago, have achieved lifetime success in their professional careers and are committed to philanthropic causes.
With Meredith’s honor, Notre Dame earned its eighth Academic All-America Hall of Fame induction. Meredith will be honored at the annual CoSIDA Convention, this June in Orlando, Florida.