Amanda Beckman
Amanda Beckman

RS Senior

Apple Valley, Minn.

High School:
Eastview HS



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Season Recap: A Look Back at 2015

Take a look back at Minnesota's 2015 track & field season


10 Gophers Named B1G Distinguished Scholars

Ten women's track & field and cross country representatives are among Minnesota's 72 Big Ten Distinguished Scholar Award recipients


72 Gophers Earn B1G Distinguished Scholar Award

Nine Golden Gophers maintained a perfect 4.0 grade-point average during the 2014-15 academic year.


Gophers Second After B1G Day One

Minnesota is second in the team standings after day one of the Big Ten Championships


Gophers Ready for B1G Championship

Minnesota travels to Michigan State for the Big Ten Outdoor Championship this Friday through Sunday

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2015 Season - Indoor: Competed in the pentathlon at two meets • placed eighth in the pentathlon at Big Tens with a season-best 3,538 points and took seventh at the Jack Johnson Classic (3,298) • ran a career-best 2:28.83 in the 800m during the Big Ten pentathlon • had season-best marks of 9.32 in the 60m hurdles, 1.56m (5-01.25) in the high jump, 5.53m (18-01.75) in the long jump and 11.02m (36-02.00) in the shot put • ran on the first-place 4x400m relay team at the Minnesota Open.

2015 Season - Outdoor: Competed in the heptathlon at two meets, including recording a career-best 4,879 points to finish ninth at the Virginia Challenge • ended the season ranked 10th in program history in the heptathlon (4,879 points) • finished ninth in the heptathlon at the Big Ten Championship with 4,317 points • recorded career-best marks in the 200m (25.10), 100m hurdles (15.23), long jump (5.58m, 18-03.75), and javelin (39.08m, 128-02.75) along with heptathlon career-best (4,879) • tied her career-best mark in the high jump at 1.60m (5-03.00) • recorded season-bests of 2:27.61 in the 800m and 10.74m (35-03.00) in the shot put • Big Ten Distinguished Scholar and Academic All-Big Ten honoree.

2014 Season - Indoor: Set indoor career-best marks in four of five pentathlon events • finished ninth in pentathlon at Big Tens with career-best 3,544 to rank eighth in Gopher history • recorded career bests in the 800m (2:32.05), long jump (18-03.00, 5.56m) and shot put (37-08.75, 11.50m) at Big Tens • cleared career-best 5-03.75 (1.62m) in high jump for fourth place at Northwest Open • ran season-best 9.29 in 60m hurdles in pentathlon and finished eighth in the pentathlon at Bill Bergan Invite.

2014 Season - Outdoor: Competed at five meets, including two appearances in the heptathlon • finished seventh in the heptathlon at Big Ten Championships with a career-best 4,806 points, recording season bests in the 200m (25.44), 100m hurdles (15.61) and javelin (111-05, 33.97m) • finished 19th in the open long jump at Big Tens with a leap of 16-10.50 (5.14m) • finished ninth in the heptathlon with 4,801 points at Spec Towns Invitational • recorded a career-best throw of 37-00.25 (11.28m) in the shot put, ran a season-best 2:30.32 in the 800m and cleared a season-best 5-01.25 (1.56m) in high jump at Spec Towns • finished eighth in long jump at UC San Diego Invite with a career-best jump of 18-02.50 (5.55m) • Academic All-Big Ten honoree.

2013 Season - Indoor: Competed in the pentathlon twice, finishing fourth at the Jack Johnson Classic (3,353 points) and fifth at the Iowa State Classic • took second in pentathlon shot put at the Jack Johnson Classic.

2013 Season - Outdoor: Finished 10th in the heptathlon at the Big Ten Championships with the 10th-best point total in school history (4,825) • set four event PRs at Big Tens • finished fourth in the heptathlon at the Kansas Relays, highlighted by a runner-up finish in the high jump • took second in long jump at the Janis Rider Invite.

2012 Season: Redshirted the indoor and outdoor track & field seasons.

High School: A 2011 graduate of Eastview High School • high school coach was JorJean Fischer • track team placed first at state her freshman year • two-time all-conference champion in the long jump (2009, 2010) • three-time all-conference in the 4x100m relay • all-conference 200 meter champion (2009) • 4x200m relay champion (2010) • 4x100m relay team was state champions in 2009 • four-time all-conference honoree • four-time all-state honoree in track • holds high school record in long jump (19-1) • holds high school record in the 4x100m relay (48.03) • holds 200m record at Eastview (25.04) • lettered four years in track and basketball.

Personal: Born on November 4, 1992 • majoring in nursing • daughter of Jon and Wendy Beckman • twin sister Alex is also on the Gophers' track & field team • has two other siblings, Danny and Molly • hobbies include baking and listening to music.

Beckman's Indoor Career Bests (2015 Final)
Event Mark (All-Time Rank) Meet (Date)
Pentathlon 3,544 (AT-9th) Big Tens (2/28-3/1/14)
800m 2:28.83 Big Tens (2/27/15)
60m Hurdles 9.28 Jack Johnson Classic (1/18/13)
High Jump 5-03.75, 1.62m Northwest Open (1/18/14)
Long Jump 18-03.00, 5.56m Big Tens (2/28-3/1/14)
Shot Put 37-08.75, 11.50m Big Tens (2/28-3/1/14)
Beckman's Outdoor Career Bests (2015 Final)
Event Mark (All-Time Rank) Meet (Date)
Heptathlon 4,879 (AT-10th) Virginia Challenge (4/17-18/15)
200m 25.10 Big Tens (5/15/15)
800m 2:26.03 Big Tens (5/11/13)
100m Hurdles 15.23 Musco Twilight (5/2/15)
High Jump 5-03.00, 1.60m Arkansas (3/30/13); Virginia (4/17/15)
Long Jump 18-03.75, 5.58m Virginia Challenge (4/18/15)
Shot Put 37-00.25, 11.28m Spec Towns Invite (4/12/14)
Javelin 128-02.75, 39.08m Big Tens (5/16/15)


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