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New “Strong of Heart” Debuts on Sunday

Dec 12, 2012, 1:19 PM EDT

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On Sunday, Dec. 16, the latest in Notre Dame’s Strong of Heart series will debut on NBC Sports Network. The episode tells the inspiring stories of a pair of former Irish athletes – women’s basketball player Dr. Carol Lally Shields (’79) and swimmer Haley Scott DeMaria (’95).

Dr. Lally Shields is a world-renowned ophthamologist in Philadelphia.

While on the swim team, DeMaria survived a bus accident and overcame a serious back injury to compete again for the Fighting Irish.

The premiere episode will air this Sunday at 4:00 pm ET, and it will be re-broadcast on Jan. 1 at 11:30 pm ET, as well as Jan. 7 at 12:30 pm ET. Here’s a trailer.

This Strong of Heart episode follows the one that originally aired in October, profiling football historian Steve Boda and senior linebacker Manti Te’o. You can watch it in full below.

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