Eighteen Gophers have been named 2015 USTFCCCA All-Academic honorees
Take a look back at Minnesota's 2015 track & field season
Minnesota is second in the team standings after day one of the Big Ten Championships
Taylor Mikkalson, Katie Murgic and Lyndsey Thorpe won events to lead the Gophers Friday
Murgic cleared a career-best 4.15m (13-07.25) in pole vault at Hamline on Saturday
2015 Season - Indoor: Competed in pole vault at six meets and placed in the top five at every meet • moved into a tie for fifth among all-time Gopher pole vaulters with a career-best vault of 4.11m (13-05.75) for fourth place at the Jack Johnson Classic • won pole vault at the Minnesota Open • tied for fifth at the Big Ten Championship (3.99m).
2015 Season - Outdoor: Competed in pole vault at eight meets • tied for fourth with a career-best mark of 4.03m at the Triton Invitational to move into seventh among all-time Gopher pole vaulters • tied for 16th at the Big Ten Championship (3.92m) • USTFCCCA All-Academic honoree, Academic All-Big Ten honoree.
2014 Season - Indoor: Recorded a career-best vault of 13-01.50 (4.00m) to place third at the Northwest Open • finished the indoor season as the sixth-ranked Gopher pole vaulter all-time (13-01.50, 4.00m) • won the pole vault title at the Ted Nelson Classic, clearing 13-00.25 (3.97m) • tied for second at the Parents Day Open (12-11.75, 3.96m) • tied for eighth at Big Tens (12-11.50, 3.95m).
2014 Season - Outdoor: Competed in pole vault at eight meets • tied for seventh place at Big Tens, clearing an outdoor career-best 13-00.75 (3.98m) • finished the season ranked eighth all-time in Gopher history at 13-00.75 • won pole vault at UC San Diego (12-11.50, 3.95m) and tied for first place at UW-La Crosse (12-03.50, 3.75m) • Academic All-Big Ten honoree • USTFCCCA All-Academic honoree.
2013 Season - Indoor: Tied for 10th in pole vault at the Big Ten Championships (12-1.50) • won the Parents Day Open with the sixth-best vault in school history (12-10) • cleared 12-8.25 in her collegiate debut at the MSU Open to rank ninth in school history.
2013 Season - Outdoor: Took second with a vault of 11-1.75 at the UNLV Invitational.
High School: A graduate of Arrowhead High School • 2012 Wisconsin Division 1 runner-up in pole vault, clearing 12-6 • vaulted a school-record 13-1 at the section meet • also state runner-up her sophomore and junior years • three-time Classic 8 Conference pole vault champion • indoor personal record is 12-6 • also a letterwinner in gymnastics and diving.
Personal: Born November 27, 1993 • daughter of David and Linda Gilson • has two siblings, Micki and Wyatt • father, David, wrestled at Drake • double major in accounting and finance.