Track and Field
Four-time NCAA champion Seidel returns to Notre Dame
Observer Sports Staff | Tuesday, October 25, 2016
On Oct. 18, Molly Seidel announced she would return to Notre Dame to compete in both the indoor and outdoor track and field seasons.
Seidel graduated from the University in May with a degree in anthropology, but she still has a season of eligibility left. During her time at Notre Dame, Seidel became one of the most decorated athletes in the school’s history, winning four NCAA championships in addition to several other accolades.
“Molly’s decision to return speaks volumes for the passion she feels for Notre Dame,” Irish associate head coach Matthew Sparks said in a statement on Oct. 18. “She had the opportunity to forego her final seasons of eligibility to make a good living as a professional runner. She will still be able to live out her dream as a professional athlete, but she feels like she has unfinished business left at the college level.”
Seidel is one of only three Irish athletes to win four national championships and was a first-team academic All-American for the 2015-2016 season. She will compete with the team once it’s indoor season gets underway.