Eighteen Gophers have been named 2015 USTFCCCA All-Academic honorees
Take a look back at Minnesota's 2015 track & field season
Ten women's track & field and cross country representatives are among Minnesota's 72 Big Ten Distinguished Scholar Award recipients
Nine Golden Gophers maintained a perfect 4.0 grade-point average during the 2014-15 academic year.
Minnesota program records fell in the 400m dash and 100m hurdles on day two of the NCAA West Prelim
Photos of Gopher Women's Track & Field at the Big Ten Outdoor Championships in May 15-17, 2015. Photos by Walt Middleton.
Photos of Gopher Women's Track & Field at the Big Ten Indoor Championships on February 27, 2015.
Gopher Women's Track & Field competes at St.Thomas on April 29, 2015.
Womens Track at the Tommie Twilight 4.29.2015
Women's Track at Big Tens 05.18.2014
2015 Season - Indoor: Competed in pole vault at seven 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 second place at the Jack Johnson Classic • won pole vault at the Minnesota-Wisconsin Dual • tied for fifth at the Big Ten Championship (3.99m).
2015 Season - Outdoor: Compete in pole vault at nine meets • recorded a career-best mark of 13-07.25 (4.15m) at the Meet of the UnSaintly to move into fourth among all-time Gopher pole vaulters • placed sixth at the Big Ten Championships, clearing 4.02m (13-02.25) • qualified for the NCAA West Prelim and finished in a tie for 28th, clearing 3.99m (13-01.00) • won pole vault at Eagle Open and finished as runner-up at the Meet of the UnSaintly, Baylor Invite, and Tommie Twilight • USTFCCCA All-Academic team honoree, Big Ten Distinguished Scholar and Academic All-Big Ten honoree.
2014 Season - Indoor: Competed in pole vault at seven meets • cleared a personal-best 13-02.25 (4.02m) for third place at the Iowa State Classic and moved into fifth in the Gopher all-time ranks • placed sixth at Big Tens with a vault of 13-01.50 (4.00m) • finished second at Northwest Open with a vault of 13-01.50 (4.00m).
2014 Season - Outdoor: Competed in pole vault at eight meets • tied for 17th with a career-best mark of 13-03.00 (4.04m) at NCAA West Prelims to move into sixth all-time in Gopher history • tied for fifth at Big Ten Championships with a vault of 13-00.75 (3.98m) • won pole vault at USF Collegiate and UW-La Crosse • Academic All-Big Ten honoree • USTFCCCA All-Academic honoree.
2013 Season - Indoor: Finished seventh in pole vault at the Big Ten Championships, clearing 12-7.50 (3.85m) • also vaulted 12-7.50 to finish fourth at the Meyo Invitational • finished fourth at the Parents Day Open, MSU Open and Jack Johnson Classic.
2013 Season - Outdoor: Finished 12th at the Big Ten Championships (12-6.25) • vaulted a season-best 12-6.75 (3.83m) • won pole vault at the Hamline Twilight, UNLV Invitational and Janis Rider Invitational • Academic All-Big Ten honoree.
2012 Season - Indoor: Competed in the pole vault at the Big Ten Championships • cracked the all-time list at the Meyo Invitational, clearing 12-8 (3.86m) to become the eighth-best pole vaulter in school history • placed fourth at the Parents Day Open with 12-3.75 • took third at the MSU Open vaulting 12-1.50 (3.70m).
2012 Season - Outdoor: Competed in the pole vault at the Big Ten Championships • cleared a season-best 12-7.50 (3.85m), No. 8 in school history, to finish third at the Steve Scott Invitational • won the pole vault at the Hamline Invite • finished second at the Tommie Twilight • Academic All-Big Ten honoree • USTFCCCA All-Academic honoree.
2011 Season: Redshirted the indoor and outdoor track & field seasons.
High School: A 2010 graduate of Rosemount High School • high school coach was Jay Hatleli • 2010 Minnesota Class AA pole vault champion with a vault of 12-0 • finished 11th in 2009 • also a state qualifier in the 100m in 2010 • 2010 Lake Conference champion in pole vault • undefeated in pole vault as a senior • two-time All-Lake Conference honoree in track and field • four-time all-state and six-time All-Lake Conference honoree in gymnastics • earned six varsity letters in gymnastics • graduated 21st in her class of 466.
Personal: Born August 13, 1992 • majoring in child psychology • daughter of Steve and Jean Murgic • has an older brother, Nick.
|Murgic's Indoor Career Bests (2015 Final)|
|Event||Mark (All-Time Rank)||Meet (Date)|
|Pole Vault||13-05.75, 4.11m (AT-5th)||Jack Johnson Classic (1/30-31/15)|
|Murgic's Outdoor Career Bests (2015 Final)|
|Event||Mark (All-Time Rank)||Meet (Date)|
|Pole Vault||13-07.25, 4.15m (AT-4th)||Meet of the UnSaintly (5/2/15)|
Gophers Welcome Two New Staff Members
Director of operations Lyndsey Thorpe and athletic trainer Sarah Wambheim have joined the Gopher Athletics staff.
Spotakova Earns Olympic Bronze in Javelin
Gophers All-American Barbora Spotakova threw 64.80m in to place third in the javelin at the Rio Olympic Games.
Gophers to Visit Minnesota State Fair
Golden Gopher teams and coaches are scheduled to appear at the Minnesota State Fair Aug. 29-31.