AS A SENIOR: Competed exclusively in pole vault in nine meets during the year … placed second at the Blue and Gold Invitational … topped Irish finishers with a ninth-place finish at the Notre Dame Invitational (4.60m) … came in seventh at the Meyo Invitational (4.80m) … placed fourth at the Spire DI Invitational (4.73m) … placed third overall at the Alex Wilson Invitational (4.70m) … placed 13th at the ACC Indoor Championships (4.72m) … finished sixth at the ACC/Big Ten Challenge … was 10th at the Georgia Tech Invitational (4.80m) … came in 17th at the Jesse Owens Track Classic.
AS A JUNIOR:Competed exclusively in pole vault during the indoor/outdoor track & field season … represented the Irish at the ACC Indoor Championships, placing fifth (4.65m) … began the season with a third place finish (4.60m) at the Blue and Gold Invitational … notched an eighth place finish (4.55m) at the Meyo Invitational … capped season with a fourth place finish (4.61m) in lone outdoor meet at the Border Battle.
AS A SOPHOMORE: Competed in nine indoor and outdoor track & field meets in the pole vault … finished eighth at the BIG EAST Outdoor Championships … finished eighth at the Hillsdale College GINA Relays with a season best vault of 4.71m … vaulted to a fifth-place finish at the Louisville Border Battle … placed sixth at the BIG EAST Indoor Championships … finished first at the Blue & Gold Invitational with a vault of 4.65m.
AS A FRESHMAN:Competed in 12 indoor and outdoor track & field meets on the year in pole vault… finished second at Notre Dame Blue & Gold Invitational with a vault of 4.55m … racked up two third place finishes … captured his season high at the Polytan Invitational with a vault of 4.80m … earned a monogram.
HIGH SCHOOL AND PERSONAL:David Lee Schipper graduated from Bishop Dwenger in the spring of 2011 … lettered three times in track & field and once in soccer … conference champion in the pole vault as a junior … claimed first at the sectionals and regionals as a senior … placed second at state as a senior … earned all- conference, all-city, all-region, all-county and all-state accolades as a senior … named team captain as a senior … a member of the National Honor Society … participated in the Academic Superbowl … born to Donald and Janet Schipper in Fort Wayne, Ind. … has four older brothers, Kevin, Ryan, Andrew and Matthew, and three younger brothers, Alex, Vincent and Jared … brothers, Kevin and Matthew, and grandfather, James Poinsatte, all have graduated or will graduate from Notre Dame … brothers, Matthew and Kevin, are former Irish track & field performers … brothers, Ryan and Andrew, competed in track & field for Rose Hulman … enrolled in the College of Science and is majoring in biological sciences.