Matt Volz
Matt Volz


Lakeville, Minn.

High School:
Lakeville North HS



149 Gopher Student-Athletes Earn Academic All-Big Ten Honors

Minnesota's Total is up from 123 Following the 2011 Spring Seasons


Gopher Seniors Closing Out Their Journey on The Track

Senior class was part of five Big Ten Championships


Gophers Grab 10 Titles from the Golden Bear Twilight

Sean King has strong performance in 100 meter dash


4x800 Relay Wins Second Consecutive Title at Drake Relays

Tough conditions on the track not a factor for Gophers' 4x800


Gophers Set For a Full Weekend of Action

Mt. Sac Relays and Iowa Musco Twilight headline the weekend

2012 Season - Indoor: Competed in a total of seven events for the indoor season • finished second in the 800 meters at the Bethel Invite with a time of 1:55.47 • placed third in the 800m at the Snowshoe Open (1:53.99) • ran a season-best mile at the Jack Johnson Classic (4:14.06) • also competed in the 4x400m relay during the season. Outdoor: Competed in a total of six events for the outdoor season • posted a time of 3:56.39 in the 1,500 meters at the Big Ten Championships • ran the second leg of the 4x1,600-meter relay team that finished third at the Drake Relays with a time of 16:50.07 • won the 1,500m at the Golden Bear Twilight (3:52.34) • finished fourth in the 1,500m at the Stanford Invite (3:50.33) • Academic All-Big Ten.

2011 SeasonIndoor:competed at the Snowshoe Open in the mile run and finished with a time 4:23.84·ran at the Iowa State Classic in the 3,000 meters and finished with the time 8:27.74Outdoor:competed at the St. Thomas Quad in the 5,000 meters and placed second (14:37.42).

2010 Season - Indoor: Competed in four meets • top mile time was 4:19.22 at Jack Johnson Classic • clocked a 3,000-meter time of 8:45.54 at the Northwest Open. Outdoor: Ran in four meets • placed sixth at the Iowa Musco Twilight Meet in the 1,500 meters with a time of 3:51.96.

Cross Country -
A two-year team member • raced in four events as a sophomore in 2010.

High School: A 2007 graduate of Lakeville South High School • high school coach was Mike Mader • All-Lake Conference honoree in cross country and track as a senior • earned eight varsity letters, three in cross country, two in track and two in Nordic skiing.

Personal: Born Nov. 26, 1988 • civil engineering major • parents are Jerry and Jane Volz • has a younger sister Michelle, who is a freshman on the Gopher women's cross country/track team • spent one year attending Colorado School of Mines • served as a team manager for the Gopher men's track team in 2009 • enjoys playing golf and trekking through the Boundary Waters.


Minnesota Mourns Loss of "Lefty" Wright


The University of Minnesota mourns the loss of long-time cross country and track & field official Ralph Eugene "Lefty" Wright.

Gophers at the 2015 Minnesota State Fair


Meet your favorite Gopher student-athletes and coaches at the Great Minnesota Get-Together.

Mead Makes International Debut in Beijing


Hassan Mead finished 15th in the 10,000 meters at the IAAF World Championships this weekend.

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