Jess Herauf and Nicolle Murphy earned First Team All-American honors, and the 4x400m relay team picked up Second Team honors
Jess Herauf and the Gophers began competition at the 2015 NCAA Championships on Wednesday
Seven Gophers will represent the Maroon & Gold at the NCAA Championships this week
Minnesota will compete in the heptathlon, hammer, javelin and 4x400m relay at the national meet
Jessica Waldvogel, Emerald Egwim, Erin Hawkins, Titania Markland, and Nicolle Murphy secured their places at the NCAA Championships
2015 Season – Indoor: Ran in seven races • finished the season ranked eighth in Minnesota history in the 400m with a time of 55.20 in her first-ever collegiate open 400m, placing seventh at the Husker Invitational • placed 13th in the 400m (55.64) at the Big Ten Championship • ran the third leg of the Gophers' second-fastest 4x400m relay in program history in 3:37.03 for fourth place at the Big Ten Championship • placed third in both the 60m (7.78) and 200m (25.22) at the Minnesota-Wisconsin Dual.
2015 Season – Outdoor: Named Second Team All-American and Second Team All-Big Ten honoree • ran 20 races, including appearances in the 200m, 400m, 4x100m relay, and 4x400m relay • ended the season ranked fourth in Minnesota history in the 400m (53.70) • ran a career-best 53.70 in the 400m in the first round at the NCAA West Prelim • placed 13th in the 4x400m relay (3:35.90) at the NCAA Championship • advanced to the NCAA Championships in the 4x400m relay after finishing fifth at the NCAA West Prelims in a Minnesota program record of 3:32.68 • placed second in the 4x400m relay (3:33.76) and fourth in the 4x100m relay (45.17) at Big Ten Championships where she was also ninth in the 400m (54.57) • won the 4x400m relay at Musco Twilight, Triton Invitational, and Baylor Invitational • led off the fifth-fastest (45.17) and eighth-fastest (45.47) 4x100m relay teams in program history • won the 4x100m relay at the Jaguar Challenge and Musco Twilight and finished second at both the Triton Invitational and John McDonnell Invite.
High School: A 2014 graduate of Eagan High School • two-time all-state honoree • nine-time Minnesota State Class AA state meet participant in the 100m (2011, 2012, 2013), 200m (2011, 2012, 2013), 4x200m (2014) and 4x400m (2013, 2014) • 14-time South Suburban Conference champion from 2009 to 2014 • holds school records in the 200m and 4x400m relay • placed 10th in the 100m at the state meet as a freshman, sophomore and junior • earned a career-best fourth-place finish in the 200m at the state meet as a junior • Triple "A" award winner for academics, athletics and arts • academic all-state honoree • National Honor Society member.
Personal: Finished second at 2013 National Speech and Debate Association tournament • X-Factor participant • plays the alto saxophone • undecided on a major.