Year on Team: 4th year
High School: Hopkins High School
Previous Dance Team: Hopkins Dance Team
Previous Studio: Kay Marie and Carols School of Dance
Favorite style of dance: Jazz
Favorite place on campus: TCF Bank Stadium
Favorite sport to watch/cheer for: Football
What made you want to dance at the University of Minnesota? I wanted to continue dancing in college for a competitive team that I knew could make me a stronger dancer
When/Where did you first start dancing? 4 years old
What's something that most people don't know about you? I have the record for 100m hurdles at my high school.
What non-dance accomplishment are you most proud of? I was awarded the Athena award for most outstanding female athlete at Hopkins High School.
What do you like to do when you aren't dancing? Go rollerblading and watch movies with my girlfriends.
What is your favorite memory on this team: Winning a double national championship three years in a row and storming the court after winning the Gophers vs. Indiana basketball game.
Do you have any tips for high school dancers who want to continue on in college? Tryout and attend the UMDT dance clinics. Being on this team is about so much more than just dancing. You create lifelong friends and you meet people who share the same interest as you.
Gophers Hand Out 10th-annual Golden Goldys
5/2/2016 - General Release
recognized both the athletic and academic achievements of its student-athletes at the 2016 Golden Goldys/Scholar Athlete banquet.
U Sends Eight To NFL In Last Three Drafts
5/2/2016 - Football
Minnesota has had eight players drafted in the last three years after having zero picks from 2011-13.
Houlihan, Groenewegen Receive B1G Awards
5/2/2016 - Softball
Maddie Houlihan has received her third Freshman of the Week honor, while Sara Groenewegen garnered her fifth Pitcher of the Week award.