April 13, 2016

NOTRE DAME, Ind. – University of Notre Dame Swimming head coach Mike Litzinger has added one more member to his incoming freshman class. Erin Cathryn Sheehan (Upper Arlington, Ohio / Upper Arlington) submitted her NLI the morning of April 13. She joins seven other signees in the women’s class of 2020, and is the second swimmer out of the state of Ohio to commit to the Irish.

Erin Sheehan is the latest signee with Fighting Irish Swimming.

“We are thrilled to add Erin to our incoming class,” head coach Mike Litzinger said. “She is a tremendous athlete who will continue to improve in a college setting. Coming from Upper Arlington in Columbus, Erin knows the value of hard work and competitive excellence.”

Sheehan, who was born in Columbus, Ohio, is an 11-time All American and was a Junior Nationals qualifier. She set two school and two pool records at Upper Arlington during her prep career, and her fastest time in the 100 fly is merely six tenths off the current Olympic Trial cut-time. Amongst her classmates, Sheehan joins Reilly Lanigan in IM events, Katie Smith, Lauren Heller, Abbie Dolan and Kelly Jacob as a freestyler, and Carolyn Kammeyer and Katie Rentz in fly.

Stay tuned to und.com for updates throughout the summer on all things Fighting Irish swimming and diving.

Erin Sheehan, 6’0″, Fly/IM/Free (Upper Arlington, Ohio/Upper Arlington)

Top Times:

100 Fly (SCY) – 53.93

200 Fly (SCY) – 2:01.26

100 Free (SCY) – 50.97

50 Free (SCY) – 23.37

200 IM (SCY) – 2:03.76

Prep & Personal: Competitive swimmer who joins seven other incoming freshwomen for the Irish … biggest athletic thrill to date is winning the Ohio state championship meet in 2016, despite a relay disqualification and being projected to finish second … competed in both water polo and swimming all four years at Upper Arlington High School … as a freshman, was a member of 2012 water polo state champion team, and qualified for swimming state championship meet in the 200 medley relay (fourth place), 200 IM (finished 19th) and 200 free relay, which took first place and broke the state meet record … earned a varsity letter, and team finished second overall … as a sophomore, finished second in both water polo and swimming at state championship and earned varsity letters in each sport … at 2014 state championship, 200 medley relay finished fourth and 400 free relay placed second … individually, finished ninth in 100 fly and 14th in 100 free … in junior campaign, earned second team All Ohio honors when water polo team won state title … swim team won state championships in 2015 … at state meet, both 200 medley relay and 400 free relay placed first; individually, finished 10th in 200 IM and sixth in 100 fly … senior year, again named to All Ohio second team in water polo when team repeated as state champions … named team captain in both water polo and swimming … swim team earned come-from-behind victory to clinch state title for second consecutive year … finished first in the 200 free relay and second in the 400 free relay … individually, swam to third place in the 200 IM and won individual title in 100 fly … throughout prep career, earned 11 All American citations and was a Junior National Qualifier … set two school and two pool records … out of the pool, has been a member of the school honor roll since sixth grade, and is a national honor society and Cum Laude society member … involved with Swim America as a swim instructor … set to graduate from Upper Arlington High School in May 2016 … eldest daughter of Bob and Margot Sheehan … has one sister, Kendra … father, Bob, played rugby at Dartmouth … will enroll in First Year of Studies program at the University.

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Lizzie Mikes serves as Media Services Coordinator at the University of Notre Dame. A 2013 graduate of Johnson & Wales University, she oversees credential management and is the athletic communications director for Fighting Irish men’s and women’s swimming and diving and track and field. She has assisted with numerous NCAA postseason events hosted by Notre Dame, and is heavily involved in the day-to-day tasks of the athletic communications office.