#4 Colleen Rielley
AS A SENIOR: Posted a 7-3 dual mark in singles during her senior campaign … played at No. 6 position for all 10 of those matches … had two different doubles partners on the year, posting a 9-2 record with Cosmina Ciobanu, and a 3-3 record with Shannon Mathews … presented with the Elite 88 Award at the NCAA Championship banquet … named a member of the BIG EAST Academic All-Star team for third time during her career … also received the ITA Scholar-Athlete Award for the third-straight year.
AS A JUNIOR: Played a major role in the Irish doubles lineup … finished the season with a 30-10 overall doubles mark … went 4-4 in singles play … opened the tournament season ranked 39th with Cosmina Ciobanu … went 5-2 during doubles tournament play, competing in four matches with Ciobanu (2-2), two with Shannon Mathews (2-0) and one with Katie Potts (1-0) … played the entire dual season with Mathews,compiling a 25-8 record … went 3-0 at No. 3 doubles in the BIG EAST tournament … named to the NCAA All-Tournament Team after going 5-0 at No. 3 doubles … ended the season riding an 11-match win streak … named a BIG EAST Academic All-Star and an ITA Scholar-Athlete.
AS A SOPHOMORE: Ended the season with a record of 22-13 including going 16-10 in dual action … played majority of the season at No. 4 singles going 12-8 … went 3-2 at No. 3 singles … compiled a 4-4 record against ranked opponents … defeated Michigan[apos]s #68 Chisako Sugiyama (6-4, 6-3) … fell to #13 Reka Zsillinszka of eighth- ranked Duke (2-6, 6-3, 1-6) … was victorious in first round of the NCAA tournament, defeating Florida International[apos]s Priscilla Castillo (6-1, 6-2) at No. 4 singles … fell to Bianca Eickhorn of Miami (Fla.) in the second round (6-2, 6-2) … went 31-8 overall in doubles … notched a 21-3 doubles record with partner Cosmina Ciobanu and set a school record for doubles winning percentage in a season (.875) … played 12 matches at No. 2 doubles (10-1) and 11 matches at No. 3 doubles (10-1) … advanced past the first round of the NCAA tournament defeating Egle Petrauskite and Maria Spenceley of Florida International, 8-4 … lost in the second round to Miami (Fla.)[apos]s team of Caren Seenauth and Bianca Eickhorn, 9-7.
AS A FRESHMAN: Finished the season with a 30-11 record, including a 10-8 mark in dual action …was 3-6 at No. 2 singles and 16-2 at No. 3 singles … second on the Irish with six match- clinching victories … second amongst Notre Dame players that season in total victories (30) … her six match-clinching victories rank tied for fourth in single-season history … dominated the Midwest Region (went 16-3 in singles and 7-3 in doubles) … knocked off fellow sophomore Cosmina Ciobanu in straight sets to capture the 2006 ITA Midwest Regional championship … became the first Notre Dame singles player to capture the title since Michelle Dasso in 2000 … fourth Irish player to ever capture the award (Melissa Harris:1991, Wendy Crabtree: 1993, Michelle Dasso: 1997, 2000) … recorded the following winning streaks: 11, six, six and five … opened the dual season ranked 31st in the ITA rankings … registered a pair of victories over ranked opponents, including #38 Jessica Zok of Baylor (6-4, 6-4) and #55 Christian Tara of Wake Forest (7-6 , 6-4) … opened the year 11-1, but dropped eight of her next 10 matches … rebounded from her slow start to a spring season with 17 victories over last 19 matches … after a 2-6 start at No. 2 singles moved down to No. 3 and proceeded to go 17-2 … went 13-3 overall in doubles, including 4-1 in dual action … went 1-0 at No. 2 doubles with Brook Buck … went 3-0 (1-0 at No. 2 and 2-0 at No. 3) with Ciobanu … went 0-1 at No. 3 with Katie Potts … went 3-1 with Kali Krisik in open action.
HIGH SCHOOL AND PERSONAL DATA: Three-year letterwinner at Bishop Miege … first Notre Dame signee ever to have been ranked #1 in the USTA girls[apos] 18s … combined with fellow sophomore Kali Krisik to take each of the last four Kansas state singles titles in class 5A, having prevailed in both 2004 and 2005 … also won the Missouri state championship in 2003 … did not lose a match over her final two seasons of high school … captured conference championship and regional championship as a freshman, junior and senior … named all-conference, all-city and all- state in those same three years … awarded Most Valuable Player in 2004 and 2005 … ranked fourth in the country in doubles … won the singles title in the 2004 USTA Winter National Championships and took third in the 2005 National Clay Courts … has a pair of singles titles in National Opens to her credit … has two brothers, Sean and Hank, and one sister, Maureen … daughter of Richard and Peggy Rielley … grandfather, David, and father both graduated from Notre Dame … born Feb. 9, 1988, in Kansas City, Mo. … graduated from the Mendoza College of Business as a finance major.