Minnesota featured 16 programs with at least one Distinguished Scholar Award winner for the 2012-13 academic year.
The Golden Gophers will look to increase their scoring total from last year.
Minnesota hosted its final home meet of the season.
Assistant coach Sarah Hesser previewed the distance group with GopherSports.com.
Minnesota improves fall Academic All-Big Ten total by 11
2013 Season - Indoor: Competed in the 800m at the Big Ten Championships ran a season-best time of 2:14.25 in the 800m at the Meyo Invitational part of the winning distance medley relay team at the Parents Day Open also competed in the 1,000m and the mile during the season.
2012 Season - Indoor: Finished eighth at the Big Ten Championships in the 800 meters, running a time of 2:11.71 won the Jack Johnson Classic 800 meters in 2:14.07 runner-up at the Northwest Open 1200 meters (3:41.47). Outdoor: Recorded a season-best time of 2:12.57 in the 800 meters in a second-place finish at the Bulldog Invitational part of the Gophers' distance medley relay (Minnesota's eighth-best all-time) and 4x800m relay at the Drake Relays Academic All-Big Ten.
2011 Season - Indoor: Ran at the Iowa State Classic in the 800 meters and finished with a time of 2:15:14 competed at the Jack Johnson Classic and placed seventh (2:18:00) won the Minnesota Open in the 600 meters with a time of 1:35:40 took third at the Parents Day Open (1:35:68) competed at the Big Ten Championship in the 600 meters and finished with a time of 1:35.78. Outdoor: competed in the Tommie Twilight in the 800 meters and placed third (2:14.51) ran at the Bulls Invitational and placed seventh (2:15.39) competed at the UWRF Falcon Invitational and placed third (2:16.24) ran at the Musco Twilight and placed seventh (2:16.81).
2010 Season - Indoor: Ran a career best 2:12.89 at the Iowa State Classic competed at the Big Ten Championships and ran a 2:13.05 in the prelims. Outdoor: Ran a 2:12.99 800-meter race at the Sun Angel Classic.
High School: A 2008 graduate of Rogers High School high school coach was Steve Leuer a five-time all-state performer placed third in the Minnesota Class AA State Championships in the 800 meters, fourth as a junior and seventh as a sophomore also earned an all-state accolade in the high jump (2007) and 4x800m relay (2005) a four-year letterwinner in soccer, basketball and track earned four all-conference awards in track and two in soccer played on two state basketball tournament teams, helping Rogers to a third-place finish in 2008 graduated with a perfect 4.0 GPA, fifth among her graduating class of 265 students a member of the National Honor Society AAA Award winner, Athena Award winner and ExCEL award winner.
Personal:Born June 6, 1990 majoring in Math with a minor in Advertising daughter of Randy and Patty Brunn, has older sister Katelyn and younger brother Joe.
|800m, Indoor||2:10.38||Big Ten (2012)|
|800m, Indoor||2:12.57||Bulldog Inv. (4/14/12)|
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