Minnesota featured 16 programs with at least one Distinguished Scholar Award winner for the 2012-13 academic year.
Assistant coach Sarah Hesser previewed the distance group with GopherSports.com.
Minnesota's incoming class of 2012 has earned more accolades since its announcement.
2013 Season - Indoor: Finished second in the 3,000m at the Parents Day Open (10:11.96) ran the 5,000m at the Iowa State Classic (18:06.46). Outdoor: Did not compete during the outdoor season.
High School: A graduate of Jefferson High School top-three state cross country finisher for four-straight years 2011 Minnesota state 3,200m champion and 1,600m runner-up won the 3,200m in 2009 and the 1,600m in 2010 finished second in the 1,600m and third in the 3,200m at the 2012 state meet set personal and Section 8AA meet records in the 1,600m (4:54.19) and 3,200m (10:24.57) All-Central Lakes Conference performer every year named team MVP five times for both cross country and distance track events holds school records in 4,000m in cross country and owns the indoor and outdoor track 1,600m and 3,200m records graduated with a 4.0 GPA.
Personal: Born October 6, 1993 daughter of Tracey and Mardi Piepenburg has a brother, Trenton intends to major in biology enjoys dancing and reading.