Fighting Irish Athletics | July 17, 2015
In May 1999, Danielle Green and Shannon Boxx crossed the stage minutes apart during commencement exercises at the University of Notre Dame. More than 16 years later, the two former Fighting Irish student-athletes once again shared the same stage, this time for accomplishments that stretched far beyond the academic and athletic arenas.
Green and Boxx both were honored during Wednesday night's ESPY Awards at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles, with Green taking home the second annual Pat Tillman Award for Service, while Boxx and the United States Women's Soccer Team garnered the Best Team of the Year award. Another former Notre Dame student-athlete, Skylar Diggins ('13), was not able to be in attendance to receive her ESPY Award as the Best WNBA Player.
Notre Dame freshman cross country/track & field runner Anna Rohrer (Mishawaka, Ind./Mishawaka) did attend the 23rd annual sports awards show on Wednesday as a finalist for the Gatorade National Female High School Athlete of the Year honor. Rohrer earned the 2015 Gatorade National Girls Cross Country Runner of the Year award and won her second national title in three years at the 2014 Foot Locker Cross Country Championships, having previously taken the top spot in 2012.
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