Four seniors sign today to play sports at the college level

Four Notre Dame student-athletes celebrated in front of classmates after committing to play college athletics.

Today, four senior student-athletes from Notre Dame signed national letters of intent to play athletics at the college level. Justina Gaynor signed to play soccer at Butler University; Itala Gemelli signed to play soccer at the University of Dayton; Rhianna Hensler signed to swim for the University of Notre Dame; and Jennifer Ohlsson has signed with Oakland University to run track and cross country.

Congratulations to Justina, Itala, Rhianna and Jenny! You will continue to make the Fighting Irish proud!

High school athletic highlights and honors for each student-athlete follow:

Justina Gaynor – Soccer, Butler University
2017 First-Team All-District
2017 First-Team All-Region
2017 Third-Team All-State    
2017 MHSAA Team District Champion

Itala Gemelli – Soccer, University of Dayton
2019 First-Team All-State (Soccer)
2018 Third-Team All-State (Soccer)
2018, 2019 First-Team All-Region
2017, 2018, 2019 First-Team All-District

Rhianna Hensler – Swimming, University of Notre Dame
2018 MHSAA Division Three 100 Butterfly State Champion 
2017 MHSAA Division Three 50 Freestyle State Champion 
2017 MHSAA Division Three 100 Butterfly State Champion and State Record
2016 MHSAA Division Three 100 Butterfly State Champion 
2016, 2017, 2018 First-Team All-State (Swimming)
School-Record Holder: 200 Individual Medley, 50 Freestyle, 100 Butterfly, 100 Freestyle
School Record Relay Member: 200 Medley Relay, 200 Freestyle Relay, 400 Freestyle Relay

Jennifer Ohlsson – Cross Country and Track, Oakland University
2017, 2018, 2019 First-Team All-State (Cross Country)
2017, 2019 First-Team All-Region (Cross Country)
2018, 2019 Individual Academic All-State (Cross Country)
2019 Regional Champion (Cross Country)
2019 All-Oakland County (Cross Country)
Notre Dame School Record Holder Cross Country 5K 


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Notre Dame Preparatory School and Marist Academy is a private, Catholic, independent, coeducational day school located in Oakland County. Notre Dame Preparatory School enrolls students in grades nine through twelve and has been named one of the nation's best 50 Catholic high schools (Acton Institute) four times since 2005. Notre Dame's middle and lower schools enroll students in pre-kindergarten through grade eight. All three school are International Baccalaureate "World Schools." NDPMA is conducted by the Marist Fathers and Brothers and is accredited by the Independent Schools Association of the Central States and the North Central Association Commission on Accreditation and School Improvement. For more on Notre Dame Preparatory School and Marist Academy, visit the school's home page at