Four Gophers earned individual honors while Minnesota was honored as an All-Academic Team.
The duo join senior pole vaulter Zach Siegmeier, who qualified for the NCAA championships on Thursday.
The senior from Lakewood, Ill., tied for sixth in the first round of competition at the 2014 NCAA West Prelims, clearing 5.36 meters (17-07 ft.).
The Gophers list 16 team members competing in individual events at the regional meet as well as the 4x400 meter relay team.
Four returning outdoor All-Americans will lead the charge for Minnesota with two-time honoree Jacob Capek attempting to capture his third career accolade in the 4x400 meter relay.
2013 Season- Indoor: Competed in prelims for the mile at the Big Ten Championships with a time of 4:09.03 took second in the mile at the Jack Jonhson Classic (4:09.28)and Bill Bergan Invitational (4:09.28).Outdoor: Took third in the 2,000 meter steeplechase at the Baldy Castillo with a time of 5:57.44 Competed at the NCAA Regionals prelims in the 3,000 meter steeplechase finishing with a time of 8:54.78 Took seventh in the 3,000m steplechase at the Big Ten Championships (9:00.95) finished third at the John McDonnell Invitational with time of 9:05.03 USTFCCCA All-Academic honoree.
2012 Season - Indoor: Competed in a total of five events for the season ran 4:09.76 in the mile at the Big Ten Championships finished third in the mile run at the Jack Johnson Classic with a time of 4:09.28 ran the eighth-fastest time in school history in the 3,000 meters at the Bill Bergan Invite (8:11.27). Outdoor: Competed in a total of 5 events for the season finished 11th in the 3,000-meter steeplechase at the Big Ten Championships (8:58.37) ran the third leg for the 4x1,600-meter relay team that finished third at the Drake Relays with a time of 16:50.07 Academic All-Big Ten.
2009-2010 Competed at the University of Oklahoma:Qualified for NCAA Nationals with the sqaud after running a 14:14 in the 5K at the Standford InviteCompeted at the Adidas Invitational recording a personal best time of 25:08 on the 8,000 meter course.
High School:A 2009 graduate of Regis Jesuit High School high school coach was Bob Nicolls (father)earned four letters in cross country and track/field three-time MVP and three year captain ran a 4:18 in the mile and a 9:03 in the two mile finished fourth at the state meet junior and senior seasons.
Personal:Enrolled at Minnesota in the winter of 2011 born on November 21, 1990 son of Bob and Kathy Nicolls has twin sister Marieta and younger brother Danny majoring in financeenjoys to ski, bike and work Deans List at Oklahoma and winter 2011 at Minnesota.
Gophers Earn USTFCCCA Academic Merits
Eight Gophers earned individual honors while Minnesota also earned USTFCCCA All-Academic Team honors.
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