Minnesota featured 16 programs with at least one Distinguished Scholar Award winner for the 2012-13 academic year.
Women's track and field leads the way with 45 recognized individuals
Minnesota also turned in several PRs and top-10 performances.
Todea-Kay Willis and Paige Orcutt earned event titles for Minnesota.
Todea-Kay Willis post the seventh fastest 100-meter dash time in school history.
Career Highlights: Ranks ninth in school history in the 3,000m steeplechase (10:40.57).
2013 Season - Indoor: Ran a season-best time of 4:52.80 in the mile at the Big Ten Championships took second in the mile at the Parents Day Open. Outdoor: Finished 15th in the 3,000m steeplechase at the Big Ten Championships (10:43.92) part of the runner-up 4x1,600m relay at the Drake Relays also ran the steeplechase at Drake won the 1,500m at the Arkansas Invite season-best 1,500m time was 4:30.89 at the Musco Twilight (third place) Academic All-Big Ten honoree.
2012 Season - Indoor: Competed at the Big Ten Championships in the 3,000m, running 9:43.39 and taking 15th place overall ran the mile in 4:49.31 to place sixth at the Iowa State Classic took seventh in the Meyo Invitational 3,000m with a season-best time of 9:36.88. Outdoor: Posted the eighth-best 3,000m steeplechase time in school history at the Big Ten Championships (10:40.57) finished second in the 3,000m at the Arkansas Invitational (9:56.32) ran the third leg of the Gophers' 4x1,600m relay that took second at the Drake Relays with the seventh-best time in school history (19:17.71) also competed in the 1,500m and 5,000m during the season Academic All-Big Ten honoree.
2011 Season - Indoor: Competed in the Iowa State Classic in the mile run and finished with a time of 4:56.71 ran the 3,000m in the Meyo Invitational and finished with a time of 9:44.63 competed in the Big Ten Championship in the 3,000m and finished with a time of 9:52.63. Outdoor: Competed in the Drake Relays in the 5,000m and finished in seventh place (16:53.35) ran at the Mt. Sac Open and finished with a time 17:04.09 ran at the Big Ten Championship in the 5,000m and finished with a time of 17:23.83.
High School: A 2010 graduate of Dowling Catholic High School high school coach was Fr. Jim Kirby 2008 Iowa Class 4A cross country state champion helped her 4x800m relay team to a state title in 2010 earned all-state honors in both cross country and track all four years of high school finished fourth at the 2009 Nike Cross Nationals (17:55.80) finished ninth at the 2009 Foot Locker Cross Country Nationals (17:44) also a two-time letterwinner in softball Presidential Honor Roll award recipient National Honor Society member.
Personal: Born October 20, 1991 majoring in sports management daughter of Jerry and Mac Decker has two older siblings, Ryan and Lynndi, and a younger brother, Cole sister Lynndi played softball for Minnesota State (2004-08) uncle Jeff Decker ran cross country and track for Loras College (1997-01) enjoys watching The Office and playing pickle ball.