Alex Beckman
Alex  Beckman

Class:
RS Senior

Hometown:
Apple Valley, Minn.

High School:
Eastview HS

Event:
Multi/Jumps

Birthdate:
11/04/1992

Experience:
4 Letters


07/28/2016

Gophers Earn NCAA-Best 23 Academic Honors

Minnesota and Stanford each earned 23 USTFCCCA All-Academic individuals to lead NCAA Division I

06/24/2016

Gopher Trio Garners Academic All-America Honors

Track & field student-athletes Alex Beckman, Jess Lehman, and Luca Wieland have been honored for academics

06/21/2016

Season Recap: A Look Back at 2016

Look back at the Gophers' B1G Championship season and the rest of the team's 2016 campaign

06/01/2016

Gophers Earn Academic Big Ten Honors

The Gophers totaled 283 Academic All-Big Ten honorees for the 2015-16 academic year.

06/01/2016

Gophers Earn Academic Big Ten Honors

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

05/14/2016

2016 Big Ten Women's Track Championship Day One

Photos from day one of the 2016 Big Ten Conference Women's Track & Field Championship. Photos by Becky Miller.

01/16/2016

Women Track at Minnesota Open

Gophers host Minnesota Open Meet

07/22/2015

W. Track Big Ten Outdoor Championships May 2015

Photos of Gopher Women's Track & Field at the Big Ten Outdoor Championships in May 15-17, 2015. Photos by Walt Middleton.

07/21/2015

W. Track Big Ten Indoor Championships February 2015

Photos of Gopher Women's Track & Field at the Big Ten Indoor Championships on February 27, 2015.

05/17/2015

Women's Track and Field at Big Tens 05.17.15

Women's Track and Field at Big Tens 05.17.15

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2016 Season -- Indoor: Named team captain • competed at six meets, including three appearances in the pentathlon • scored a career-best 3,749 points to then rank third in Minnesota history and place fourth in the pentathlon at the Jack Johnson Classic • placed seventh in the Big Ten pentathlon with 3,667 points • pentathlon runner-up at the CSS Opener with 3,497 points • cleared a career-best 1.69m (5-06.50) in high jump at the Jack Johnson Classic • set season bests of 2:30.19 in the 800m, 5.16m (16-11.25) in long jump, and 12.39m (40-07.75) in shot put at the Jack Johnson Classic • ran a season-best 8.88 in the 60m hurdles during the Big Ten pentathlon.

2016 Season -- Outdoor: Named CoSIDA Academic All-America Third Team, CoSIDA Academic All-District, USTFCCCA All-Academic team honoree, Big Ten Distinguished Scholar, and Academic All-Big Ten honoree • competed at four meets, including two appearances in the heptathlon • tied for 14th in high jump with a season-best jump of 1.71m (5-07.25) and did not finish the heptathlon after fouling all three javelin attempts at the Big Ten Championship • set career bests in the 200m (24.51) and 100m hurdles (14.20) at the Rock Chalk Classic • scored a season-best 5,034 in the heptathlon at the California Invite, setting career bests in the 800m (2:24.13) and shot put (12.62m, 41-05.00) along with a season-best throw of 25.90m (84-11) in javelin.

2015 Season -- Indoor: Named team captain • set career-best marks in three of five pentathlon events • scored season-best 3,663 points in the pentathlon for sixth place at Big Tens • took eighth in the pentathlon (3,109) at the Jack Johnson Classic • posted career-bests in the 800m (2:28.97) and shot put (12.61m, 41-04.50) and tied her career best in high jump (1.68m) at Big Tens • recorded season-best of 8.82 in the 60m hurdles and 4.88m in the long jump at the Minnesota Open.

2015 Season -- Outdoor: Named USTFCCCA All-Academic team honoree, Big Ten Distinguished Scholar, and Academic All-Big Ten honoree • competed in the heptathlon at two meets, including recording a career-best 5,088 points to finish fourth at the Big Ten Championship • ended the season ranked fifth in program history in the heptathlon (5,088 points) • set career-best marks in the 200m (24.70), 800m (2:27.12), high jump (1.73m, 5-08.00), and shot put (12.25m, 40-02.25) along with heptathlon career-best (5,088 points) • had season-bests of 14.44 in the 100m hurdles, 5.03m (16-06.00) in long jump, and 31.43m (103-01) in javelin • placed sixth in the heptathlon (5,062 points) at the Virginia Challenge.

2014 Season - Indoor: Named team captain • set then-career best marks in all five pentathlon events • scored career-best 3,669 points in the pentathlon for the sixth-best score in Gopher history and placed fifth at the Bill Bergan Invite • finished eighth in the pentathlon at Big Tens with 3,641 points, setting career-bests in 800m (2:30.93) and shot put (41-02.50, 12.56m) • ran Gophers' all-time seventh-best 100m hurdle time (8.78) at Iowa State Classic • recorded career-bests in high jump (5-06.00, 1.68m) and long jump (17-03.25, 5.26m) at Bill Bergan Invite.

2014 Season - Outdoor: Named USTFCCCA All-Academic team honoree, Big Ten Distinguished Scholar, and Academic All-Big Ten honoree • competed at six meets • finished fifth in the heptathlon at Big Ten Championships with a career-best 5,057 points to rank fifth all-time in Gopher history • recorded career-best marks in the 200m (24.77), shot put (38-11.50, 11.87m) and javelin (105-9, 32.24m) at Big Tens • ran season-best 800m time of 2:29.95 at Big Tens • finished fifth in the 100m hurdles in a career-best 14.33 at Musco Twilight, moving into ninth all-time in Minnesota history • tied her career-best in high jump at Musco Twilight, tying for seventh with a leap of 5-05.00 (1.65m) • placed 13th in long jump with a career-best jump of 17-09.00 (5.41m) at UC San Diego.

2013 Season - Indoor: Tied for 11th in high jump at the Big Ten championships, clearing 5-6 to tie the best jump on the team during the indoor season • also finished 14th in the pentathlon (2,907 points) • set then-personal records in three events at Big Tens • best pentathlon score of 3,390 came at the Iowa State Classic • won the pentathlon shot put at the Jack Johnson Classic.

2013 Season - Outdoor: Named Big Ten Distinguished Scholar • finished eighth in the heptathlon at the Big Ten Championships with the seventh-best point total in school history (4,916) • set PRs in five of seven events there • also competed in high jump at the Big Ten meet • finished third in the heptathlon at the Kansas Relays, highlighted by runner-up finishes in the 800m and shot put • second in the 100m hurdles at the Hamline 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 • two-time all-conference champion in the triple jump (2009, 2010) • conference champion in the triple jump her senior year • two-time conference champion in the 100m (2009, 2010) • four-time all-conference honoree (2008, 2009, 2010, and 2011) • four-time all-state honoree (2008, 2009, 2010, and 2011) • holds high school record for the 100m, triple jump, 4x100m and 4x200m • all-conference forward in basketball • lettered in track & field, basketball and soccer.

Personal: Born on November 4, 1992 • completed undergraduate degree in nursing • completing graduate certificate in integrative therapies & healing practices • daughter of Jon and Wendy Beckman • twin sister Amanda is also a member of the Gophers' track & field team • has two other siblings, Danny and Molly • hobbies include lifeguarding and spending time with family.

Beckman's Indoor Career Bests (2016 Final)
Event Mark (All-Time Rank) Meet (Date)
Pentathlon 3,749 (AT-5th) Jack Johnson Classic (1/29/16)
800m 2:28.97 Big Tens (2/27/15)
60m Hurdles 8.78 (AT-10th) Iowa State Classic (2/14-15/14)
High Jump 5-06.50, 1.69m Jack Johnson Classic (1/29/16)
Long Jump 17-03.25, 5.26m Bill Bergan (1/31-2/1/14)
Shot Put 41-04.50, 12.61m Big Tens (2/27/15)
Beckman's Outdoor Career Bests (2016 Final)
Event Mark (All-Time Rank) Meet (Date)
Heptathlon 5,088 (AT-6th) Big Tens (5/15-16/15)
200m 24.51 Rock Chalk Classic (4/30/16)
800m 2:24.13 California Invite (4/14/16)
100m Hurdles 14.20 (AT-10th) Rock Chalk Classic (4/30/16)
High Jump 5-08.00, 1.73m (AT-T10th) Big Tens (5/15/15)
Long Jump 17-09.00, 5.41m UC San Diego (4/26/14)
Shot Put 41-05.00, 12.62m California Invite (4/13/16)
Javelin 105-9, 32.24m Big Tens (5/17/14)

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