NOTRE DAME, Ind. - For Notre Dame student-athletes, finding the time to balance academics and athletics can be a challenging one. However, the athletic department's Student Welfare & Development office looks to also provide opportunities for student-athletes in the community, to help with the University of Notre Dame's mission of developing the mind, body and spirit.
The effort paid off in 2011-12, as Irish student-athletes performed an all-time high of 8,178.5 community service hours. The total was over 900 more hours than 2010-11 (7,226.5) and almost double what was performed in 2009-10 (4,828). All teams participated in community service during the year and the 8,178.5 volunteer hours is equal to 340 consecutive 24-hour days of service. Read more