High School: A 2017 graduate of Ashwaubenon High school where she competed for coaches Cal Kromm, Dan Schmitt, and Kile Lindow • two-sport letterwinner, earning four varsity letters in both volleyball and track & field for the Jaguars • four-time all-conference, three-time all-section, and three-time all-state track & field honoree • three-time Ashwaubenon track & field MVP • five-time WIAA Division 1 State Track & Field Championship qualifier with three appearances in shot put and two in discus • won Wisconsin shot put state title as a junior (46-02.50) and finished as runner-up as a senior and sophomore • earned two top-four state finishes in the discus, placing third as a senior (130-09) and fourth as a junior (137-06) • four-time Fox River Classic Conference champion in shot put • two-time Fox River Classic Conference champion in discus • holds Ashwaubenon school records in both shot put and discus, originally set during the 2014-15 year and improved upon during 2015-16 and 2016-17 years • owns high school personal-best marks of 47-03.25 in shot put and 143-07 in discus • member of the Madison Throwers Club • three-time Ashwaubenon volleyball MVP and team captain who earned two all-conference awards and one honorable mention nod • played club volleyball for Wisconsin Volleyball Academy (2013-2014) and Green Bay Power (2015-2016).
Personal: Born December 11, 1998 • daughter of Marguerite Dunning and Eric Dunning • has one sister, Mia • intends to study special education with a minor in Spanish • mother Marguerite played college basketball at Minnesota State Mankato • father Eric played college football at Minnesota State Mankato • maternal grandfather Tim Brunette played college football at North Dakota State • maternal uncle Ben Brunette played college football at the University of Wisconsin Oshkosh • cousin Logan Brunette currently plays college football at Michigan Tech • enjoys photography, spending time with friends and family, going up north, water activities, and playing volleyball • earned high academic honors in high school • National Honor Society and prom committee member • Ashwaubenon High School nominee for WIAA Academic Scholar Award • named to Wisconsin Volleyball Coaches Association all-academic team • four-time Sting Cancer member.
Groundbreaking for T&F Stadium Set for Friday
The University of Minnesota and Gopher Athletics will break ground on the new outdoor track & field facility on Friday, Oct. 20, at 11 a.m. CT.
Freshman Friday: Molly Roach
Get to know Gophers rookie Molly Roach, a mid-distance runner from Bloomington, Minn.
Warm-Up Lap: Q&A with Elyse Prescott
Sophomore Elyse Prescott checks in before the Gophers travel to the Nuttycombe Wisconsin Invitational this week.