AS A JUNIOR: Teamed with his brother, Kevin, as the top pole vaulters for the Irish in 2009 … picked up a pole vault win in the first indoor event of the season, clearing 4.95m at the Blue and Gold Invitational … came in fourth in pole vault at the Indiana Opener with a vault of 4.90m … placed second in pole vault to his brother Kevin at the Notre Dame Indoor Opener (4.65m) … followed that up by edging out his brother in pole vault with a vault of 5.10m at the Notre Dame Invitational … tied for second with his brother in the pole vault at the Indiana Invitational, clearing 5.27m … placed third in pole vault at the Meyo Invitational (5.22m) … won pole vault at the BIG EAST Indoor Championships by clearing 5.35m … came in fifth at the Alex Wilson Invitational in pole vault … placed fourth in pole vault at the first outdoor meet of the season, clearing 5.05m at the Arizona State Invitational … won pole vault at the prestigious Drake Relays in Des Moines, Iowa, with a vault of 5.30m … won his second BIG EAST title of the year, taking the pole vault crown at the BIG EAST Outdoor Championships with a vault of 5.25m … placed second behind his brother, Kevin, at the Georgia Tech Invitational (5.05m) … placed fifth in pole vault at the NCAA Mideast Regional, vaulting 5.16m.
AS A SOPHOMORE: Concentrated on the pole vault during both the indoor and outdoor seasons … opened the indoor season with a vault of 4.75m (15-7) to win the Blue and Gold Invitational … finished in a tie for fourth at the Notre Dame Invitational with a vault of 4.65m (15-3) … cleared a height of 4.65m (15-3) to finish second at the Notre Dame Invitational … finished third with a vault of 4.90m (16-0) at the Indiana Relays … also finished third at the Meyo Invitational with a vault of 5.00m (16-4 3/4) … cleared 4.95m (16-2 3/4) to earn his first BIG EAST title and second all-conference honor … opened the outdoor season with a sixth-place showing at the Arizona State Invitational after a 5.05m (16-6 3/4) effort … cleared the same height at the Mike Poehlein Invitational to finish in a tie for first … won the Spartan Invitational with a vault of 4.90m (16-0 3/4) … finished fifth at the Mt. SAC Relays after a 5.05m (16-6 3/4) effort … tied for fourth at the BIG EAST Championships with a vault of 4.95m (16-2 3/4) … finished third at the Georgia Tech Invitational, clearing 4.90m (16-0 3/4) … closed out the season with a ninth-place finish at the NCAA Mideast Regional, recording a personal-best vault of 5.06m (16-7 1/4)
AS A FRESHMAN: Emerged from both the indoor and outdoor track and field seasons with the team[apos]s top marks in the pole vault despite competing amongst several talented teammates … first significant breakthrough was a 4.55m (14-11) effort at the Meyo Invitational … busted out a huge career and personal best at the indoor BIG EAST Championship, vaulting 4.80m (15-9) to take second and earn all-conference laurels … also jumped 4.63m (15-2 1/4) at the Alex Wilson Invitational … went 4.60m (15-1) for eighth place at the Mike Poehlein Invitational … matched that height to tie teammate Dave Viken for second place at the Spartan Invitational … placed second at the Central Collegiate Championships with a vault of 4.75m (15-7) … soared to a season- and career-best vault at the Hillsdale Gina Relays, taking sixth place with a 4.85m (15-11) mark … scored points at the BIG EAST outdoor meet, tying for fifth place with a 4.65m (15-3) vault … closed his season with a 4.75m effort at the Georgia Tech Invitational which tied him for third.
HIGH SCHOOL AND PERSONAL: Two-sport letterwinner (track & field and wrestling) at Bishop Dwenger High School (Ind.) … two-time all-state, and three-time all-city and all-conference pole vaulter … won regional pole vault crown as a junior and conference title as a senior … top prep clearance in pole vault was 4.725m (15-6) outdoors at 2006 New Haven Relays … finished fourth at [apos]06 Indiana High School Athletic Association (IHSAA) outdoor state meet … participated in [apos]06 Midwest Meet of Champions … accomplished prep wrestler who set school record for most pins as a freshman in 2003 … garnered academic all-state status in wrestling as senior … won Distinguished Athlete Award from U.S. Marine Corps … National Honor Society member … classmate of current Irish freshman football player Jake Richardville … born May 3, 1987 in Fort Wayne, Ind. … son of Janet and Donald Schipper … fourth of nine children … older brothers Andrew and Ryan both were All-American pole vaulters at Division III entity Rose-Hulman … multiple relatives have graduated from Notre Dame, while cousin, Marc Sordelet, is a junior at the University … enrolled in the Mendoza College of Business as a finance major.
SCHIPPER[apos]S CAREER INDOOR BESTS
|Pole Vault (2009 BIG EAST Championship)||5.35m|
SCHIPPER[apos]S CAREER OUTDOOR BESTS
|Pole Vault (2009 BIG EAST Championship)||5.25m|