UND Roster

2016-17 Cross Country Roster

Molly Seidel


Class Senior
Hometown Hartland, WI


  • 2016 Mary Garber Award (top female athlete in the ACC).
  • 2016 NCAA 3,000 Meters Champion.
  • 2016 NCAA 5,000 Meters Champion.
  • 2016 CoSIDA Academic All-America® First Team.
  • 2015 NCAA Outdoor 10,000 Meters Champion.
  • 2016 USTFCCCA Track & Field All-American (indoor 3,000 meters, 5,000 meters).
  • 2015 USTFCCCA Track & Field All-American (indoor 5,000 meters, 10,000 meters).
  • 2015 ACC Outdoor 5,000 Meters Champion.
  • 2015, 2016 ACC Indoor 5,000 Meters Champion.
  • 2015, 2016 ACC Indoor 3,000 Meters Champion.
  • 2015 ACC Indoor Championships Most Valuable Track Performer.
  • 2016 First Team All-ACC (indoor 3,000 meters, 5,000 meters).
  • 2015 First Team All-ACC (3,000 meters, indoor 5,000 meters, outdoor 5,000 meters, 10,000 meters).
  • 2015 Capital One All-Academic District V First Team.
  • 2015 USTFCCCA All-Academic Track & Field Team.
  • 2015 All-ACC Academic Indoor and Outdoor Track & Field Team.
  • 2012 BIG EAST Academic All-Star.


  •  Placed first in the mile at the ND Invite with a time of 4:44.75 (indoor).
  • Placed First in the 10,000m at th Stanford Invite with a time of 33:19.60 (outdoor).


  • Won the 3K at the Meyo Invitational (8:57.13).
  • Took first in the 5K at the Iowa State Classic (15:47.07).
  • Anchored the distance medley relay team (Danielle Aragon, Margaret Bamgbose, Jessica Harris) at the Alex Wilson Invitational to a second place finish (11:00.73), which was the second-fastest time in school history.


  • Captured Notre Dame’s first individual track & field national championship in women’s program history in the 10000m.
  • Became the ninth Irish woman to earn All-America honors and first since 2009.
  • Started off the track season with a second place finish in the 3000m at the Notre Dame Invitational (9:20.62).
  • Earned a first place finish in the mile at the Razorback Invitational (4:42.76).
  • Snagged a first place finish at the Meyo Invitational in the 5000m run (16:10.95).
  • Placed first in the 5000m at the Iowa State Classic (15:54.45), setting a school record at the time.
  • Kicked off the outdoor season placing first in the 5000m run at the Stanford Invitational (15:52.41).
  • Competed in the 10000m at the NCAA East Preliminary Championships and finished first (33:38.48).
  • Captured the first individual national title in Notre Dame women’s track & field history in the 10000m at the NCAA Outdoor Championships in Eugene, Oregon, (33:18.37), overcoming a 50-meter gap in the final 800 meters to win by nearly seven seconds.


  • Represented the Irish at the ACC Outdoor Championships in the 5000m (16:37.07).


  • Finished first in the 5000m run (16:05.33) in her only meet during the track & field season at the outdoor Stanford Invitational.


  • Graduated from University Lake School (Wisconsin) in the spring of 2012.
  • Letterwinner in cross country (four times), track & field (four times), alpine ski race (three times) and field hockey (twice).
  • Selected as an Adidas Cross Country All-American (2011).
  • Named Gatorade National Female Cross Country Runner of the Year and Gatorade Wisconsin Female Cross Country Runner of the Year (2011).
  • Named to the Wisconsin Track Coaches Association’s all-state team and as the overall female athlete of the year (2012).
  • Earned first team all-state honors for cross country from the Wisconsin Coaches Association three times (2008-2010).
  • Won the Wisconsin DIII cross country meet and was the DIII record holder all four years.
  • Named as an all-division state cross country record holder (2010-2011).
  • Joined Suzy Favor as the only female to win four state individual titles.
  • Named the Foot Locker National and Midwest champion senior year.
  • Named as the Brooks Border War Champion (2010-2011).
  • Selected as a New Balance Nationals mile and two-mile All-American junior year.
  • Won the 1600m and 3200m races at the state meet all four years.
  • Was the all-division state record holder twice in the 3,200m (2011-2012) and once in the 1600m (2012).
  • Selected as the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel Cross Country Runner of the Year on three occasions (2009,2010 and 2011).
  • Named the Midwest Distance Gala Mile champion junior and senior seasons.
  • Earned the national Merit Scholarship and named to The Cum Laude Society.
  • Born in Brookfield, Wisconsin, to Fritz and Anne Seidel.
  • Has one younger brother and one younger sister.
  • Enrolled in the College of Arts & Letters and is double majoring in anthropology and environmental sciences.