Ciersten Burks and Jordan Hulls named 2013 Spirit of Indiana Director's Award winners.
AT NOTRE DAME: Was part teams that qualified three times for the NCAA Cross Country Championships ... earned Academic All-BIG EAST honors four times and was a 4.0 club member ... ran personal best times of 4:35.85 in the 1500m, 9:57 in the 3000m and 17:31 in the 5K for XC).
PREP: Led the Cougars to a fifth place finish in the Indiana state high school meet in 2008 during her senior season ... earned all-state honors twice in track and once in cross country ... was a two-time sectional and regional champion in cross country as well as a six-time sectional and regional champ in track ... was an all-conference honoree six times in track and four times in cross country ... named team MVP all four years in both track and cross country ... team captain her senior year for cross country, track and diving teams ... ran personal best marks of 2:18 in the 800m, 5:02.03 in the 1600m and 10:56 in the 3200m ... broke the school record in the 800m run.
PERSONAL: Born March 29, 1990 ... working on a masters degree in applied sports science ... daughter of Ed Hirt and Kathy McTigue.
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