AS A SENIOR: Standout for the Irish in the pole vault, claiming 11 individual titles … cleared 5.05m to win the season-opening indoor event, the Blue and Gold Invitational … jump of 5.15m earned a runner-up finish at the GVSU Holiday Open … equaled his 5.15m attempt to claim third at the Bob Eubanks Open … cleared 5.25m to win the pole vault at the BIG EAST Indoor Track and Field Championships … jump of 5.40m won the Alex Wilson Invitational … career-best attempt of 5.45m was good enough for fourth place at the NCAA Division I Indoor Championships … won the pole vault in his first two events of the outdoor season, the Victor Lopez Classic and the Mike Poehlein Invitational … runner-up at the Stanford Invitational after clearing 5.35m … cleared an outdoor season-best 5.40m to win at the Polytan Invitational … successful attempt at 5.25m won the individual title at the BIG EAST Outdoor Track and Field Championships … won the NCAA Division I East Preliminary Round with an attempt of 5.32m … split the 2011-12 Notre Dame Club of St. Joseph Valley Rockne Student-Athlete Award for men[apos]s track and field with teammate Andrew Hills … was named a team captain prior to the beginning of the season with Hills … named a BIG EAST Academic All-Star … earned a monogram.
AS A JUNIOR: Competed in 14 track and field meets, specializing in the pole vault … won the BIG EAST Indoor and Outdoor crowns for the second year in a row with vaults of 5.25m … advanced to the NCAA East Regionals … finished second at the outdoor Louisville Cardinal Twilight (5.23m) … also claimed second at the outdoor Purdue Dave Rankin Invitational (5.15m) … won titles at the outdoor Texas Roadhouse Border Battle (5.10m) and the outdoor Arizona State Invitational (5.20m) … won indoor titles at the Indiana University Relays (5.20m), Notre Dame Invitational (5.10m) and the Blue & Gold Invitational (4.85m) … earned a monogram.
AS A SOPHOMORE: First-place finish at the Notre Dame Indoor Opener … matched a then-personal best of 5.20m … finished first at the Notre Dame Invitational (5.05m) … BIG EAST Indoor pole vault champion (5.10m) … vaulted 5.10m to become the Arizona State Invitational first-place finisher… first place at the BIG EAST Outdoor Championships with a 5.25m … vaulted 5.26m for a first-place finish at the Cardinal Classic … opened the indoor season at the Blue and Gold Invitational with an effort of 5.05m … placed second at the Indiana Relays by vaulting 5.20m … recorded same height the following week at the Meyo Invitational … vaulted 5.20m again at the Mount SAC Relays and vaulted 5.25m at the NCAA Regionals … concluded season at the NCAA Outdoor Championships … vaulted 5.30m, a personal best, to earn All-America honors.
AS A FRESHMAN: Opened a successful freshman campaign with a second-place pole vault finish with 4.80m at the Blue and Gold Invitational … won the pole vault title at the Notre Dame Indoor Opener after clearing a 4.95m … set a personal-best of 5.27m at the Indiana Relays, earning a second-place finish … earned his first all-BIG EAST honor with a second-place pole vault finish at 5.10m at the league[apos]s indoor contest … opened the outdoor season with the pole vault crown at the Arizona State Invitational (5.15m) … capped off the season with a point-scoring fourth-place finish at a height of 4.95m at the BIG EAST Outdoor Championships.
HIGH SCHOOL AND PERSONAL: Seven-time letterwinner in track and field, soccer and football at Bishop Dwenger (Ind.) … track and field Gatorade Indiana Player of the Year … won the Midwest Meet of Champions with a vault of 16[apos]-9′ (5.11m) … set a school and regional record with a 17[apos]-0′ (5.18m) vault … finished fourth at the USA Junior National Championships … conference champion as a junior and the regional champion as a sophomore and senior … earned all-state and all-conference honors … member of the National Honor Society … born in Fort Wayne, Ind. … son of Donald and Janet Schipper … one of nine children … older brother, Matt, pole vaulted at Notre Dame … younger brother, David, is a freshman on the Notre Dame Track and Field team … graduated from the Mendoza College of Business with a degree in finance.
SCHIPPER[apos]S CAREER INDOOR BESTS
|Pole Vault (Indiana Relays)||5.27m|
SCHIPPER[apos]S CAREER OUTDOOR BESTS
|Pole Vault (NCAA Championships)||5.30m|