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One to Watch: Courtney and Kelley Hurley

Fencing is a family passion for the Hurleys, who were coached by a father who met their mother through fencing. It was also a path for an academic career that guided Kelley to medical school and Courtney to a film, television and theater degree.

Off Their Backs

A year ago, Notre Dame finance major Andrew Helmin headed home to Illinois with more than a dorm room’s worth of belongings. A hurdler on the track and field team, he also took along several pairs of shoes.

Hunter Smith: Former Notre Dame student-athlete kicks way to the country music stage

Hunter Smith took the lessons he learned as a two-sport athlete at the University of Notre Dame and went on to become an NFL player, a singer/songwriter and the front man for his country rock band.

"I’m definitely not a perfect person."

Anna Kottkamp would prefer not to be labeled a perfect example of a student-athlete, even if she is the first from the University of Notre Dame to be named valedictorian of a graduating class. But her successes are certainly an example to uphold. Kottkamp walked on to the rowing team as a freshman with no experience, yet finished with a full scholarship.


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