UND Roster

2015-16 Cross Country Roster

Joseph Suarez

Class Freshman
Hometown Chicago, Ill.
High School Plainfield

AS A FRESHMAN: Did not compete in the cross country season … raced in four indoor track meets … placed 20th in the 3K at the Notre Dame Invitational (8:34.30) … finished in 22nd place in the mile at the Indiana University Relays (4:20.37) … placed 24th in the 5K at the Meyo Invitational (14:51.44) … did not compete in the outdoor track season … selected to the ACC Academic Honor Roll.

PREP AND PERSONAL: Graduated from Plainfield (Illinois) East High School in May 2015 … eight-time cross country and track & field letterwinner … two-time individual and 2011 team cross country Division 3A state qualifier … 2012 all-state in cross country … four-time all-Southwest Prairie Conference in cross country … 2015 track & field team conference champions … four-time all-conference in the 3,200 meters and two-time all-conference in the 1,600 meters … 2015 conference champion in the 3,200 meters … two-time 3,200 meters Division 3A state qualifier … member of the National Honor Society, Mu Alpha Theta and Bengals Athletic Leadership Council … named valedictorian of senior class with perfect record of straight A’s and a 5.87 GPA throughout high school … 2015 AP Scholar With Distinction … 2015 Illinois State Scholar … recipient of the Dr. Daniel Gutierrez Hispanic/Latino Coalition Scholarship … joined the MMTT triathlon club of Naperville, Illinois, in 2012 and competed in the 2012 and 2013 USAT National Triathlon Championships … attended the same high school as current Notre Dame women’s soccer player Cindy Pineda (‘17) … son of Joe and Gloria Suarez … has a younger sister, Alyssa … cousin, Anthony Mendoza, played baseball at Trinity International University … enrolled in the First Year of Studies with plans to study engineering.