Adam Zutz
Adam  Zutz

Class:
RS Senior

Hometown:
St. Francis, Minn.

High School:
St. Francis


06/01/2016

Gophers Earn Academic Big Ten Honors

The Gophers totaled 282 Academic All-Big Ten honorees for the 2015-16 academic year.

02/19/2016

Bartnik, Zutz Earn Academic Honors

The duo earned USTFCCCA All-Academic honors while the Gophers program was honored with as a USTFCCCA All-Academic Team.

12/09/2015

Big Ten Honors Gophers for Academics

Student-athletes from the University of Minnesota honored for performance in classroom

12/09/2015

Big Ten Honors Gophers for Academics

Student-athletes from the University of Minnesota honored for performance in classroom

11/21/2015

Gophers Finish 19th at NCAAs

The Gophers totaled 464 points for the 10-kilometer course at E. P.

09/29/2015

Adam Zutz Photo Gallery

Adam Zutz Photo Gallery

CAREER NOTES & HONORS
2015 team captain • First Team All-Big Ten (2015) • NCAA All-Region honoree (2015) • 21 career races • three top-10 finishes • four-time Academic All-Big Ten (2012-15) • USTFCCCA All-Academic (2015) • four-year letter winner (2012-15) • Fred O. Watson Award recipient (2015). 

2015 | REDSHIRT SENIOR SEASON
Served as a team captain with Aaron Bartnik and Christian Skaret • First Team All-Big Ten and NCAA All-Region honoree  competed in six races and factored into the team's scoring in all six competitions • led the Maroon & Gold at the Pre-National Meet and the Big Ten meet • his time of 23:40.0 (8K) at the 2015 Big Ten Cross Country Championships was a personal record and the fifth-fastest eight-kilometer time in school history • finished seventh overall at the conference meet to earn First Team All-Big Ten honors • opened the season with a runner-up finish (6K:19:08.8) behind teammate Aaron Bartnik at the Bob Timmons Dual Classic as the Gophers captured the team title • finished 17th at the Roy Griak Invitational with a time of 25:24.0 (8K) • paced Minnesota at the Pre-National Meet, clocking a 23:53.1 (8K) • finished 18th at the NCAA Midwest Regional (30:25.1, 10K) with a personal record to earn NCAA All-Region honors as the Gophers finished second, advancing to the NCAA championships as a team for the first time since 2011 • ran 30:54.4 (10K) at the NCAA championships to finish 94th • Academic All-Big Ten and USTFCCCA All-Academic honoree • earned fourth letter • named the program's Fred O. Watson Award winner as team MVP. 

2014 | REDSHIRT JUNIOR SEASON
Competed in five meets for the Gophers, factoring into the team scoring in all five meets • set new personal records for six, eight and 10 kilometer courses • opened the season with a runner-up performance at the Oz Memorial, a new personal-best finish • his Oz time of 19:05.0 was the fastest by a Gopher at the meet since Pieter Gagnon clocked a 19:04.58 in 2009 (also finished second) • finished 21st in the Griak Invitational with a time of 25:27.1 • finished 33rd at the Big Ten Championship with a time of 24:23.1, a new eight-kilometer personal record • placed 29th at the NCAA Midwest Regional with a time of 30:25.8, a 10-kilometer personal record • Academic All-Big Ten • earned third letter. 

2013 | REDSHIRT SOPHOMORE SEASON
Competed in five meets for the Gophers during the 2013, factoring into the team scoring in all five races • set a new personal 8K record at the Wisconsin adidas Invitational, crossing the finish line at 24:34 to finish 138th • also posted a new career best finish at the Big Ten meet, placing 25th with a time of 25:03.1 • opened the season at the Griak Invitational, clocking a 25:18.3 to place 55th • came in 34th at the Notre Dame Invitational with a time of 25:03.8 • closed out the season at the NCAA regional, placing 42nd with a time of 31:19.2 • Academic All-Big Ten • earned second letter.

2012 | REDSHIRT FRESHMAN SEASON
Competed in five events for the Gophers as a redshirt freshman in 2012 • made his Minnesota debut at the Autumn Classic, finishing the four-mile course in 22:00.7 to place 46th • finished 49th overall at the Griak Invitational with a time of 25:58.4 • his time of 24:50 at the Wisconsin adidas Invitational was his top eight-kilometer performance of the season • finished 51st overall at the Big Ten Championship with a time of 24:57 • closed out his season with a 46th-place performance at the NCAA Midwest Regional, crossing the finish line at 31:28.76 • Academic All-Big Ten • earned first letter. 

2011 | FRESHMAN SEASON
Redshirted the 2011 cross country season.

HIGH SCHOOL
Graduated from St. Francis High School in 2011 • high school coaches were Becki Hanson and Andy Forbort • All-State honors in junior and senior years • won the individual state championship as a senior • 2010 Minnesota Gatorade Cross Country Runner of the Year • two-time Academic All State • won the 2010 Griak Gold Division • finished second at the Nike Heartland Region • took 23rd at the Nike Cross Nationals.

PERSONAL
Born on April 20, 1993 • son of Greg Zutz and Betsy Rock-Zutz • majoring in engineering • has one sister, Maria • enjoys camping, eating, being outdoors and spending time with friends/family.


Zutz's Career Bests
10K 30:25.1 NCAA Midwest Regional (Nov. 13, 2015)
8K 23:53.1 Pre-National Meet (Oct. 17, 2015)
6K 19:05.0 Oz Memorial (Sept. 5, 2014)
Finish 2nd Oz Memorial (Sept. 5, 2014)/Bill Timmons Dual Classic (Sept. 1, 2015)

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