Minnesota featured 16 programs with at least one Distinguished Scholar Award winner for the 2012-13 academic year.
Women's track and field leads the way with 45 recognized individuals
Three Academic Top Five winners and the Outstanding Academic Team came from the track/cross country program.
Athletics and academics were celebrated in Gopher Athletics
Minnesota swept the top-five spots in the 1,500-meter run with Laura Docherty taking first.
Career Highlights: Ranks ninth in school history in the 10,000m (34.47.56) 2012 NCAA West Preliminary competitor in the 10,000m.
2013 Season - Outdoor: Finished 17th in the 5,000m at the Drake Relays (17:22.32) ran the 1,500m at the Meet of the Unsaintly (4:38.05) Academic All-Big Ten honoree.
2012 Season - Indoor: Big Ten Championships competitor in the 5,000m took fourth in the Jack Johnson 3,000m (9:44.58) placed 10th in the 5,000m (16:53.89) at the Meyo Invitational ran the mile in 4:53.58 at the Iowa State Classic. Outdoor: NCAA West Preliminary Round qualifier in the 10,000m competed in the 10,000m at the Big Ten Championships ran the eighth-best time in school history in the 10,000m at the Stanford Invite (34:47.56) competed in the 5,000m at the Drake Relays Academic All-Big Ten honoree.
2011 Season - Outdoor: Won the 5,000m (17:36.36) at the Tommie Twilight competed at the Beach Invitational and placed seventh (17:40.67) ran a 37:40.10 in the 10,000m at the Big Ten Championships.
2010 Season: Redshirted the indoor and outdoor seasons.
Cross Country: Competed in the 2012 NCAA Championships.
High School: A 2009 graduate of White Bear Lake High School high school coach was Patti Percival a two-time all-state runner placed 13th as a junior (2007) and 15th as a senior (2008) at the Minnesota Class AA Cross Country Championships.
Personal: Born June 11, 1991 biology major daughter of Craig and Gloria Drake has an older brother Ryan enjoys snowboarding and sailing.