Liz Berkholtz  
Liz Berkholtz

Class:
RS Junior

Hometown:
Sun Prairie, Wis.

High School:
Sun Prairie HS

Position:
Distance

Birthdate:
12/11/1992

Experience:
2 Letters


08/07/2014

Five Minutes with Liz Berkholtz

Get to know Gophers' redshirt junior Liz Berkholtz

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

05/29/2014

Adderley Advances as Gophers Open NCAA Prelims

Senior Te'Shon Adderley is set to compete in the 800m quarterfinals Friday

05/27/2014

Gophers Set for NCAA West Prelims

Fifteen Gophers and two relay teams head to Fayetteville, Ark., this week

05/22/2014

15 Gophers Qualify for NCAA Prelims

Minnesota will send 15 individuals and two relays to Fayetteville, Ark., next week

2014 Season - Indoor: Ran career-best times in three events • ran indoor career-best 5:03.65 in the mile at the Jack Johnson Classic • recorded personal best and took seventh in the 3,000m at the Bill Bergan Invite (9:39.30) • ran a career-best 16:26.48 in the 5,000m to place fifth at Big Tens and rank as the fifth-best Gopher all-time in the 5,000m.

2014 Season - Outdoor: Ran six races • ran outdoor career bests in the 1,500m (4:39.30), 5,000m (16:33.72) and 10,000m (34:12.67) • finished 22nd in the 10,000m (35:14.42) at the NCAA West Prelims • finished the outdoor season ranked sixth in Gopher history in the 10,000m, clocking a 34:12.67 to place 31st at Stanford Invitational • finished fourth in the 10,000m (34:19.20) and 14th in the 5,000m (16:45.07) at Big Tens • finished sixth in the 5,000m in a career-best 16:33.72 at Drake Relays • placed seventh in 1,500m (4:39.30) at Musco Twilight • Academic All-Big Ten honoree • USTFCCCA All-Academic honoree.

2013 Season - Indoor: Finished 19th in the 5,000m at the Big Ten Championships (16:56.31) • won the unseeded 3,000m with a personal-record time of 9:45.82 at the Iowa State Classic • finished ninth in the 5,000m at the Meyo Invitational (16:57.16).

2013 Season - Outdoor: Finished 25th in the 10,000m at the NCAA West Preliminary Round (36:42.61) • finished seventh in the 10,000m at the Big Ten Championships in 35:11.12, the 10th-best time in school history • ran her season-best 5,000m time of 16:42.59 at Stanford • finished 10th in the 5,000m at the Drake Relays • finished fifth in the 3,000m at the Musco Twilight (9:46.87) • USTFCCCA All-Academic honoree.

2012 Season: Redshirted the 2011 cross country season and the 2012 indoor and outdoor track seasons.

High School: A 2011 graduate of Sun Prairie High School • high school coaches were Paul Frank, Steve Riggins and Doug Maughan • four-time cross country state meet qualifier • three-time Big 8 Conference cross country champion • three-time all-state honoree in cross country • earned career-best sixth-place finish (14:45) at cross country state meet as a senior after placing eighth as a junior • Big 8 Conference champion in the 1,600m and 3,200m run her sophomore, junior and senior seasons • six-time state qualifier in track • WIAA DI state champion in the 1,600m (5:05) and 3,200m (10:52) as a senior • state runner-up in the 3,200m as a sophomore • was named the team's most outstanding freshman, sophomore and junior in track • named MVP as a senior • led her team to three consecutive conference, regional, and sectional track titles • academic all-state honoree • graduated with a 3.94 GPA and was in the top four percent of her class • National Honor Society member.

Personal: Born December 11, 1992 • majoring in psychology and neuroscience • daughter of Michele and Richard Berkholtz • has three siblings, Stephanie, Thomas, and Ricky • enjoys spending time with family and friends.

Berkholtz's Indoor Career Bests (2014 Final)
Event Mark (All-Time Rank) Meet (Date)
Mile 5:03.65 Jack Johnson Classic (1/24-25/14)
3,000m 9:39.30 Bill Bergan Invite (1/31-2/1/14)
5,000m 16:26.48 (AT-5th) Big Tens (2/28-3/1/14)
Berkholtz's Outdoor Career Bests (2014 Final)
Event Mark (All-Time Rank) Meet (Date)
1,500m 4:39.30 Musco Twilight (5/3/14)
3,000m 9:46.87 Musco Twilight (4/20/13)
5,000m 16:33.72 Drake Relays (4/24/14)
10,000m 34:12.67 (AT-6th) Stanford Invitational (4/4/14)