Alex Beckman  
Alex Beckman

Class:
RS Junior

Hometown:
Apple Valley, Minn.

High School:
Eastview HS

Position:
Multi/Jumps

Birthdate:
11/04/1992

Experience:
2 Letters


07/23/2014

Gophers Lead NCAA with 21 USTFCCCA Honorees

Minnesota has 21 All-Academic honorees, the most among NCAA Division I women's teams

05/18/2014

Three Gophers Earn B1G Runner-Up Finishes

Stanford, Herauf and Murphy lead Minnesota at Big Ten championships

05/17/2014

Herauf Finishes as B1G Heptathlon Runner-Up

Jess Herauf repeated her runner-up showing in the pentathlon at the B1G indoor championship

05/16/2014

Beckman, Thorpe Lead Gophers on B1G Day One

Lyndsey Thorpe finished third in the Big Ten hammer throw

05/13/2014

Gophers Set for B1G Outdoor Test

Purdue hosts the Big Ten Championships this Friday through Sunday

Photo Gallery

2014 Season - Indoor: Named team captain • set 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 and 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 and field team • has two other siblings, Danny and Molly • hobbies include lifeguarding and spending time with family.

Beckman's Indoor Career Bests (2014 Final)
Event Mark (All-Time Rank) Meet (Date)
Pentathlon 3,669 (AT-6th) Bill Bergan (1/31-2/1/14)
800m 2:30.93 Big Tens (2/28-3/1/14)
60m Hurdles 8.78 (AT-7th) 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 41-02.50, 12.56m Big Tens (2/28-3/1/14)
Beckman's Outdoor Career Bests (2014 Final)
Event Mark (All-Time Rank) Meet (Date)
Heptathlon 5,057 (AT-5th) Big Tens (5/16-17/14)
200m 24.77 Big Tens (5/16/14)
800m 2:28.56 Big Tens (5/11/13)
100m Hurdles 14.33 (AT-9th) Musco Twilight (5/3/14)
High Jump 5-05.00, 1.65m Arkansas Invite (3/30/13)
Long Jump 17-09.00, 5.41m UC San Diego (4/26/14)
Shot Put 38-11.50, 11.87m Big Tens (5/16/14)
Javelin 105-9, 32.24m Big Tens (5/17/14)