Members of the Rockne Athletics Fund have a powerful impact on the lives of Fighting Irish student-athletes.

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Molly Seidel - Class of 2016

Major: Anthropology - Supplementary Major: Pre-health
Track and Cross Country

Molly Seidel

Molly Seidel graduated in 2016 as one of the most decorated athletes in Notre Dame history. Her list of accomplishments includes the 2016 Mary Garber Award (top female athlete in the ACC), 4 NCAA Individual Championships (2015 Outdoor 10K, 2015 Cross Country 6K, 2016 Indoor 5K, 2016 Indoor 3K), 6 ACC Individual Championships, 6 All-American Honors, not to mention 7 All-Academic honors and numerous other personal victories.

During Molly’s time at Notre Dame, she experienced injuries, rehab, and unprecedented success. Her journey is one of perseverance and hard work. She has also been a leader on the Notre Dame Track & Field and Cross Country teams, helping guide the Notre Dame Track & Field team to a 5th place finish in the 2016 NCAA Indoor Championships (its highest finish in school history).

Molly’s legacy is one that will be remembered for her unprecedented success on the track and on the course. However, she also managed to maintain a 3.54 GPA in the College of Arts and Letters, truly embodying what it means to be a student-athlete at Notre Dame. 

Matt Landis - Class of 2016

Major: Finance
Men’s Lacrosse

Matt Landis

As a senior, Matt earned United States Intercollegiate Lacrosse Association (USILA) All-America honors as the nation's top player on defense and was selected for the ACC All-Academic Men's Lacrosse Team on his way to earning his third monogram. After his senior year, Matt was selected third overall in the Major League Lacrosse Collegiate Draft by the Florida Launch.

In the summer before his senior year, Matt interned with Jefferies Investment Bank in New York, where he performed well enough to earn a position with the firm. He plans to pursue this career after he has played lacrosse for “as long as he can.”

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