Minnesota has 21 All-Academic honorees, the most among NCAA Division I women's teams
Purdue hosts the Big Ten Championships this Friday through Sunday
Minnesota competes at the USF Collegiate and the Stanford Invitational this week
Senior Alena Brooks leads the Gophers to a fourth-place B1G team finish
Junior Jess Herauf finished second in the pentathlon to lead Minnesota
2014 Season - Indoor: Named team captain named Second Team All-Big Ten after finishing second in the 5,000m in 16:21.06 ran the Gophers' top 5,000m time of the indoor season, clocking a 16:19.12 for ninth place at Iowa State Classic finished indoor season as fourth-fastest Gopher 3,000m runner in program history with a 9:24.67 for seventh-place at Big Tens finished second in 3,000m at Bill Bergan Invite (9:31.75) won the 3,000m at season-opening Northwest Open (9:45.27) finished sixth in the mile (4:55.92) at Jack Johnson Classic.
2014 Season - Outdoor: Did not compete Academic All-Big Ten honoree USTFCCCA All-Academic honoree.
2013 Season - Indoor: Finished third in the 5,000m at the Big Ten Championships with the third-best time in school history (16:15.31) finished sixth in the 3,000m in 9:30.39, ninth-best all-time placed third in the 3,000m at the Meyo Invitational (9:32.02) took third in the mile at the Jack Johnson Classic (4:54.49).
2013 Season - Outdoor: Finished 18th in the 5,000m at the Big Ten Championships (16:40.82) Academic All-Big Ten honoree USTFCCCA All-Academic honoree.
2012 Season - Indoor: Competed in the 3,000m at the Big Ten Championships won the mile run at the Northwest Open (5:02.29) placed seventh in the Iowa State Classic 3,000m (9:36.05).
2012 Season - Outdoor: NCAA West Preliminary Round qualifier in the 3,000m steeplechase posted the fourth-best steeplechase time in school history in the prelims of the Big Ten Championships (10:27.43) also competed in the 5,000m at the Big Ten meet ran the second leg of the second-place 4x1,600m relay at the Drake Relays ran a season-best 1,500m race at the Arkansas Invite, finishing third (unseeded) with a time of 4:33.89 Academic All-Big Ten honoree USTFCCCA All-Academic honoree.
2011 Season: Redshirted the 2010 cross country season and 2011 indoor and outdoor track seasons.
High School: A 2010 graduate of Maple Grove High School member of the 4x800m relay team that shatterd the school record by 30 seconds as a freshman ran a 5:02 mile in her sophomore year also played soccer for five years and was team captain graduated with high honors National Honor Society member honor roll member.
Personal: Born on September 29, 1991 majoring in marketing with a minor in Spanish daugther of Jim and Eileen Kayfes has one brother, Ryan, who played hockey at Bentley College enjoys shopping, baking, soccer and laying out.