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.
Jessica Waldvogel, Emerald Egwim, Erin Hawkins, Titania Markland, and Nicolle Murphy secured their places at the NCAA Championships
Photos of Gopher Women's Track & Field at the Big Ten Outdoor Championships in May 15-17, 2015. Photos by Walt Middleton.
Gopher Women's Track & Field competes at St.Thomas on April 29, 2015.
Womens Track at the Tommie Twilight 4.29.2015
2015 Season - Indoor: Named team captain • did not compete indoors.
2015 Season - Outdoor: Competed in the javelin at eight meets • recorded a career-best throw of 47.39m (155-6) to place third at the Big Ten Championship • finished as runner-up at the Musco Twilight with a throw of 46.68m (153-02) • qualified for the NCAA West Prelim and finished 17th with a throw of 45.82m (150-04) • won the javelin at the Jaguar Challenge and the Tommie Twilight • USTFCCCA All-Academic team honoree, Big Ten Distinguished Scholar and Academic All-Big Ten honoree.
2014 Season - Indoor: Named team captain • did not compete during the indoor season.
2014 Season - Outdoor: Competed solely in the javelin at five meets • placed ninth with a throw of 137-08 (41.96m) at the Big Ten Championships • recorded a season-best throw of 146-06 (44.66m) for third place at TSU Relays • Academic All-Big Ten honoree.
2013 Season - Indoor: Cleared a season-best 5-2.25 (1.58m) in the high jump at the Parents Day Open, finishing sixth • high jumped at the Jack Johnson Classic and MSU Open.
2013 Season - Outdoor: Did not compete during the outdoor season • Academic All-Big Ten honoree.
2012 Season - Indoor: High jumped a season-best 5-05 (1.65m) to tie for first at the MSU Open • placed second at the Parents Day Open (5-03.25) • took fourth at the Holiday Inn Invitational with 5-03 (1.60m).
2012 Season - Outdoor: Won the high jump at the Hamline Invite • cleared a season best of 5-05 (1.65m) at the Bulldog Invitational • Academic All-Big Ten honoree.
2011 Season: Redshirted both the indoor and outdoor track & field seasons.
High School: A 2010 graduate of Iola-Scandinavia High School • high school coach was Bruce Beyersdorf • three-time Wisconsin Division 3 state high jump champion (2007, 2009 and 2010) • tied the Wisconsin Division 3 record with a jump of 5-9 at the 2009 state meet • won the 2010 title with a leap of 5-7 • also a state competitor in long jump in 2009 and 2010 • three-time Central Wisconsin Conference high jump champion • cross country team MVP twice • cross country captain as a senior • also lettered in basketball and as a statistician in football • WIAA Scholar Athlete • valedictorian of her high school class • National Honor Society member • math league member.
Personal: Born October 8, 1991 • majoring in kinesiology • daughter of John and Susie Melum • has older brothers Tyler and Bradley • brother Bradley played football at Wisconsin-Oshkosh in 2006-07 • enjoys being with friends and family, playing with her dogs, biking, canoeing, and adventures.
|Melum's Indoor Career Bests (2015 Final)|
|High Jump||5-5.00, 1.65m||MSU Open (1/28/12)|
|Melum's Outdoor Career Bests (2015 Final)|
|High Jump||5-5.00, 1.65m||Bulldog Invitational (4/14/12)|
|Javelin||155-6, 47.39m||Big Ten Championship (5/16/15)|
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.