2016-17 Track and Field Roster
Hometown Leawood, Kansas
High School Blue Valley West
AS A SOPHOMORE:
- Placed on the Second Team All-ACC (High Jump).
- Marked a personal best performance in the high jump at the Blue & Gold Invite with a height of 2.15m (indoor).
- Led the Irish in 2017 at high jump with the mark of 2.15m.
AS A FRESHMAN:
- Clinched second place in the high jump during the ACC Championships (2.16m).
- Placed second in the high jump in the ACC/Big Ten Challenge (2.05m).
- Came in second place in the ACC Championships (2.17m).
- Placed third on the Notre Dame all time best performance list for indoor high jump during the ACC Championships (2.16m).
- Tied for second on the all time best performance list for outdoor high jump in the same meet (2.17m).
PREP AND PERSONAL:Â
- Graduated from Blue Valley West (Kan.) High School in May 2015.
- Four-time letterwinner in track & field, with one letter each in basketball and soccer.
- Won the 2015 Kansas 5A State Championship in the high jump (6′ 8″).
- Placed fourth in the state as a junior and fifth as a sophomore.
- Won the high jump event at the 2015 KU Relays and the 2015 Shawnee Mission North Relays as a senior.
- Went undefeated in the high jump as a senior.
- Attended the same high school as former Notre Dame soccer players Matt and Nick Besler.
- Son of Kevin and Michele Birzer.
- Father, Kevin, graduated from Notre Dame in 1981.
- Has an older brother, Christopher, and a younger brother, Daniel.
- Has three older sisters, Rebecca, Natalie and Annie.
- Enrolled in the First Year of Studies with plans to pursue a degree in Finance.
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