Eighteen Gophers have been named 2015 USTFCCCA All-Academic honorees
Take a look back at Minnesota's 2015 track & field season
Ten women's track & field and cross country representatives are among Minnesota's 72 Big Ten Distinguished Scholar Award recipients
Nine Golden Gophers maintained a perfect 4.0 grade-point average during the 2014-15 academic year.
A program-record 4x400m relay performance highlights the final day of B1G action for the Gophers
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: 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 • USTFCCCA All-Academic team honoree, Big Ten Distinguished Scholar and Academic All-Big Ten honoree.
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: 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 • Academic All-Big Ten honoree • USTFCCCA All-Academic honoree.
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: 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 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 • majoring in nursing • 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 (2015 Final)|
|Event||Mark (All-Time Rank)||Meet (Date)|
|Pentathlon||3,669 (AT-6th)||Bill Bergan (1/31-2/1/14)|
|800m||2:28.97||Big Tens (2/27/15)|
|60m Hurdles||8.78 (AT-10th)||Iowa State Classic (2/14-15/14)|
|High Jump||5-06.00, 1.68m||Bill Bergan (1/31-2/1/14)|
|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 (2015 Final)|
|Event||Mark (All-Time Rank)||Meet (Date)|
|Heptathlon||5,088 (AT-5th)||Big Tens (5/15-16/15)|
|200m||24.70||Big Tens (5/15/15)|
|800m||2:27.12||Virginia Challenge (4/18/15)|
|100m Hurdles||14.33||Musco Twilight (5/3/14)|
|High Jump||5-08.00, 1.73m (AT-T9th)||Big Tens (5/15/15)|
|Long Jump||17-09.00, 5.41m||UC San Diego (4/26/14)|
|Shot Put||40-02.25, 12.25m||Virginia Challenge (4/17/15)|
|Javelin||105-9, 32.24m||Big Tens (5/17/14)|
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