UND Roster

2014-15 Cross Country Roster

Kelly Curran

Middle Distance


Class Senior
Hometown Bloomington, IL
High School Bloomington Central Catholic
Bio

AS A SENIOR:Competed in six of the seven meets during the cross country season … took first place in the National Catholic Championship 5K (17:17.9), a performance that earned her ACC Performer of the Week … placed ninth out of 198 runners in the Notre Dame Invitational 5K (17:18.3) … placed 16th out of 288 runners in the Wisconsin Invitational 6K (20:07) … finished 16th out of 140 runners in the ACC Championship 6K (20:55.8), earning All-ACC honors … also earned All-Region honors after finishing third out of 227 runners in the NCAA Great Lakes Regional 6K (20:14) … placed 94th out of 254 runners in the NCAA Championship 6K (21:16.6) … earned a cross country monogram … competed in eight meets during the indoor track & field season … one of only two female Irish athletes to compete in three events at the ACC Indoor Championships: placed third of 10 runners in the finals of the one mile run (4:43.39); finished 15th of 27 runners in the 3000m run (9:44.17); and was a member of the Irish[apos]s second place distance medley relay team … played a key role in the same distance medley relay team earning a third place finish at the NCAA Indoor Championships … competed in four meets during the outdoor track & field season … earned a 15th place finish among 33 runners in the ACC Outdoor Championships preliminary 800m run (2:10.25) … capped her outdoor season and collegiate career with a 47th place finish among 48 runners in the NCAA Division I East Preliminary Round preliminary 1500m run (4:38.07).

AS A JUNIOR: Turned in another strong year for the Irish cross country team, earning all-BIG EAST and all-region accolades … closed out year with a 100thplace finish out of 253 runners at the 6K NCAA Championship (20:48.0) as the Irish took 15thout of 31 teams … was named all-region after finished 10thout of 217 runners at the 6K NCAA Great Lakes Regional meet (20:40) … helped the team to a third place finish out of 32 teams … prior to the region meet earned all-BIG EAST accolades after finishing 12thout of 126 runners at the 6K BIG EAST Championship (21:21) as Notre Dame took fifth out of 15 teams … competed in three regular season meets … opened year by taking third out of 266 runners at the 5K National Catholic Championship (17:22.2) … took 15thout of 145 runners in the 5K blue race at the Notre Dame Invitational (17:02) … warmed up for BIG EAST by finishing 65thout of 327 runners on the 6K course at the Wisconsin Invitational (20:37) … named to the USTFCCCA All-Academic Team … earned a cross country monogram … competed in 12 meets during the indoor/outdoor track & field season… earned first team All-America honors at the NCAA Indoor Championships after helping the Irish distance medley relay team place seventh (11:01.49) … competed at the NCAA Outdoor Championships in the 1,500m run, earning honorable mention All-America accolades … finished fifth at the NCAA East Preliminaries in the 1,500m run with a personal best time of 4:16.09 … placed seventh in the 1,500m (4:27.47) and second with the 4x800m relay team (8:44.13) at the BIG EAST Outdoor Championships … helped the 4x800m relay team place first (8:33.65) at the Drake Relays … placed third in the 1,500m (4:21.57) at the Stanford Invitational … placed second with the DMR team at the Alex Wilson Invitational (10:59.08) … at the BIG EAST Indoor Championships placed third in the mile (4:41.90), third with the DMR team (11:07.32) and second with the 4x800m relay team (8:40.59) to secure three all-BIG EAST scrolls … finished first with the 4x800m team at the Indiana University Relays … second place finish in the 1,000m (2:53.97) at the Notre Dame Invitational … earned outdoor all-BIG EAST honors for the 4x800m relay … named to the Capital One Academic All-District V Track & Field/Cross Country first team … earned a track & field monogram … placed on the Dean[apos]s List during both semesters (Fall 2012, Spring 2013) … named a BIG EAST Academic All-Star … USTFCCCA All-Academic team selection (track & field) … named the Notre Dame Club of St. Joseph Valley Rockne Student-Athlete award winner for women[apos]s cross country … participated in the Rosenthal Leadership Academy … part of Notre Dame[apos]s Student-Athlete Advisory Council (SAAC).

AS A SOPHOMORE:Ran at six of the seven meets during the cross country season … paced the Irish at the 6K NCAA National Championships, finishing 114th out of 254 runners (21:09.8) … also placed 26th out of 138 runners at the 6K BIG EAST Championships (21:01.2) and 86th out of 227 runners at the 6K NCAA Great Lakes Regional (22:21.6) … opened year with a seventh place finish out of 272 runners at the 5K National Catholic Championships (17:34) … crossed the line in 51st place out of 225 runners in the 5K blue race at the Notre Dame Invitational (17:50) … also ran at the 6K Wisconsin Invitational (21:40.6) … earned a cross country monogram … ran in 12 meets for the indoor/outdoor track & field season … assisted her teammates to a second-place finish at the BIG EAST Outdoor Track & Field Championships in the 4x800m relay (8:35.89), earning all-BIG EAST accolades … placed third at the BIG EAST Outdoor Championships in the 1,500m run (4:24.88), earning her second all-BIG EAST scroll … was a first-place finisher in the 1,500m run (4:26.80) at the Victor Lopez Classic, in the 1,000m run (2:50.70) at the Notre Dame Invitational and in the 4x800m relay (8:35.89) at the Drake Relays … was a participant in the NCAA East Preliminary Round … named a BIG EAST Academic All-Star … earned a track & field monogram.

AS A FRESHMAN:Opened her rookie campaign with an impressive first place finish in the mile at the Blue & Gold Invitational with a time of 4:59.85 … brought home a sixth place finish in the 3,000m run at the Notre Dame Invitational with a time of 10:12.22 … helped the Irish 4x800mm relay to a second place finish at the Indiana University Relays with a time of 9:00.04…also garnered a tenth place finish at the meet in the mile with a time of 5:01.50… brought home fourth place in the 1,000m run at the BIG EAST Indoor Championships with a personal-best time of 2:52.46 … set a season best in the mile with a time of 4:50.77 at the Alex Wilson Invitational, good for a 15th place finish at the meet … brought home a first place finish from the Stanford Invitational in the 1,500m run with a time of 4:31.91 … finished with a fourth place finish and a personal-best time of 2:11.13 in the 800m run at the Beach Invitational … placed second overall at the Gina Relays in the 1,500m run the with a personal best time of 4:25.52 … competed in three events at the BIG EAST Outdoor Championships which included a fourth place finish in the 4x800mm relay with a time of 8:51.63…closed out the season with an appearance at the NCAA Division I East Preliminary Round meet in the 1,500m run … was placed on the Dean[apos]s List both semesters (Fall 2010, Spring 2011) … earned monograms in both sports.

HIGH SCHOOL AND PERSONAL:Eleven-time letterwinner in cross country, track & field and basketball … helped her team to seven conference championships, eight regional championships and six state championships between cross country, track & field and basketball … team captain in cross country her junior and senior campaigns … team captain in basketball and track during her senior season … four-year MVP in both cross country and track & field … junior and senior MVP in basketball … nine-time all conference recipient … eight-time all-state honoree in cross country and track … held at time of graduation state and school records in 5K in cross country (17:27) as well as 3,200m (11:03), 1,600m (4:55) and 800m (2:12) on the track … greatest athletic thrill in high school was breaking a five minute mile … member of the National Honor Society … daughter of Michael and Colleen … has two older brothers who attended Notre Dame … her mother and aunt both played tennis at the University of Illinois … enrolled in the College of Science and is majoring in science-business with a minor in theology.