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You Make The Dream Of Wearing Blue And Gold A Reality
The more than 700 young women and men who compete on behalf of the Fighting Irish are shaped by the five values of Notre Dame Athletics - Excellence, Education, Faith, Community, and Tradition. The Rockne Heritage Fund provides scholarships and financial support for all 26 varsity programs. Your generosity enables Notre Dame Athletics to uphold these values and achieve success in competition and in the classroom.

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Our Stories

Molly Seidel

Molly Seidel - Class of 2016
Major: Anthropology - Supplementary Major: Pre-health
Track and Cross Country

Molly Seidel graduated in 2016 as one of the most decorated athletes in Notre Dame history. Her list of accomplishments include 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 (their 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 has also managed to maintain a 3.54 GPA in the College of Arts and Letters. She has embodied what it means to be a student-athlete and the University of Notre Dame.



Matt Landis

Matt Landis - Class of 2016
Major: Finance
Men’s Lacrosse

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 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.”



Corey Robinson

Corey Robinson - Class of 2017
Major: Liberal Studies and Sustainability
Men’s Football

Senior Corey Robinson was named a Capital One CoSIDA First-Team Academic All-American in 2014, after helping the Irish earn bids to the Pinstripe Bowl in 2013, the Music City Bowl in 2014, and the Fiesta Bowl in January of 2016.

Through his time at the University, Corey has continued to embody what it means to be a student-athlete at the University of Notre Dame. He has assumed multiple leadership roles - a member of the Athletics Representative on the Executive Cabinet, Vice President of Student-Athlete Advisory Council, and board member on a number of athletic committees - which have all served as a great foundation for his new role in 2016: student-body president. In the Spring of 2016, Corey was elected president by his classmates, becoming the first student-athlete to be elected into the position.



Margaret Bamgbose

Margaret Bamgbose - Class of 2016
Major: Information Technology Management
Track & Field

Margaret Bamgbose represented Nigeria in the Rio Olympics in 2016. At Notre Dame, she was an 11-time USTFCCCA All-American, marking the highest All-American total in program history.  Her seven first team honors came in the indoor 400 meters (2016), the outdoor 400 meters (2016), the outdoor 4x400-meter relay (2016), the indoor 400 meters (2015), the distance medley relay (2015), the outdoor 400 meters (2015) and the outdoor 400 meters (2014).

Bamgbose qualified for the NCAA Outdoor Championships four times (2013-16) and qualified for the NCAA Indoor Championships in 2013, 2015 and 2016. She was also the 2015 ACC Indoor 400 Meter champion. Margaret also received Academic All-Star honors three times: Big East Academic All-Star (2013), USTFCCCA Academic All-Academic Track & Field Team (2015), and ACC Academic Honor Roll (2016).



For more information contact: Alex Romagnolo, Director, Rockne Heritage Fund • 574.631.0448 •