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
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)|
Day One NCAA West Prelim Action Postponed
Due to inclement weather, Thursday's competition at the NCAA West Prelim is postponed until Friday.
Six Gophers Named Academic All-District
Minnesota led all NCAA Division I programs with six CoSIDA Academic All-District Track & Field/Cross Country honorees.
Gophers Set for NCAA West Prelim
Minnesota is sending 20 representatives to this week's NCAA West Prelim in Lawrence, Kan.