Becca Pilkerton
Becca  Pilkerton


Dexter, Mich.

High School:
Dexter HS

Pole Vault



149 Gopher Student-Athletes Earn Academic All-Big Ten Honors

Minnesota's Total is up from 123 Following the 2011 Spring Seasons


Academic All-Big Ten Team Includes 37 Gopher Track & Field Student Athletes

This year's tally is the highest in team history.


Gophers Finish Ninth at Big Ten Championships

The 4x100 team's third-place finish led Minnesota on Sunday.


Gophers Win Six Events at Hamilne Twilight

Devin Stanford won both hammer and discus.


Gophers Complete Day 1 at Big Ten Championships

Many new personal best performances highlight the day

Career Highlights: A 2010 NCAA Preliminary Meet competitor in the pole vault • ranks third indoor (13-7 1/4) and seventh outdoor (12-11 1/2) on the Gophers' pole vault top-10 lists.

2012 Season - Indoor: Placed ninth in the pole vault at the Big Ten Championships, clearing 12-8 3/4 (3.88m) • took sixth at the Iowa State Classic pole vault (12-2 1/2) • placed fifth at the Holiday Inn Invitational (12-1 1/2). Outdoor: Vaulted a season-best 12-8 3/4 (3.88m) to finish ninth at the Big Ten Championships • her Big Ten mark was the best vault of the season by a Gopher • finished second in pole vault at both the Hamline Twilight and Hamline Invite • Academic All-Big Ten.

2011 Season-Indoor:finished third at the Big Ten championships in the Pole Vault with a mark of 13-3 ½ (4.05m) • competed at the Iowa State Classic and took fifth overall with a vault of 13-7 ¼ (4.15m) • took third at the Minnesota Open with a mark of 12-2 (3.71m).Outdoor:won the Jim Click Shootout with a height of 12-6 (3.81m) • finished second at the Falcon Invite with a mark of 12-1 ½ (3.70m).

2010 Season - Indoor:Vaulted in seven meets, including the Big Ten Championships • cleared a career-best of 12-11 1/2 at the Iowa State Classic, the fifth-best leap in school history.Outdoor:An NCAA Preliminary Meet competitor • placed 22nd with a career-best height of 12-11 1/2, a mark that ranks seventh on Gophers' all-time list • placed sixth at the Big Ten Championships (12-9 1/2) • a Big Ten Distinguished Scholar and Academic All-Big Ten honoree • earned second varsity letter.

2009 Season - Indoor:Competed in four meets • placed third (12-1 1/2) in the pole vault at the Iowa State Classic • placed 13th at the Big Ten Championships with a height of 12-4 1/2, the eighth-best height in school history • tied for sixth place at the Parents' Day Open. Outdoor:Vaulted in eight meets • placed second at the Tommie Twilight with a height of 12-1 1/2 • cleared 12-1 1/2, the eighth-best vault in school history to place third at Tiger Classic • varsity letterwinner.

High School:A 2008 graduate of Dexter High School • high school coach was Geoffrey Gerstner • the 2008 Michigan Division 2 state champion in the pole vault (11-3) • placed 13th in the 2007 Nike Outdoor Nationals • state record holder (12-7) • 2006 and 2007 state runner up • Team MVP as a junior and senior • member of the National Honor Society • competed on the equestrian team.

Personal:Born June 11, 1990 • biochemistry and physiology major • daughter of Rob Pilkerton and DianaStetson • has a younger sister, Susanna • enjoys any outdoor activity.

Member of the Student-Athlete Advisory Committee:

What community service projects have you been involved in this year?

Intern at the sustainable resource center - lead poisoning prevention & education

Engineers Without Borders - partner with a rural Guatemalan community to improve access to water

Are you a SAAC representative? If so, for how many years?

Yes, this is my fourth year.

Are you on any of the SAAC committees? If so, which one(s)?

Social Event Committee, Golden Goldys Planning Committee

What is your favorite part about SAAC or your committee you are involved in?

Helping pick out the food for the Golden Goldys.

How many Maroon Madness events have you attended this year?


Are you involved in any clubs/committees outside of athletics?

Engineers Without Borders


Quartet Competes at Jamaica Championships

Quartet Competes at Jamaica Championships

6/25/2018 - W. Track & Field

Nayoka Clunis, Ayesha Champagnie, Shanique Wright, and Titania Markland competed at the Jamaica National Senior Championships over the weekend.

Spagnola Takes 11th at USATF Outdoors

Spagnola Takes 11th at USATF Outdoors

6/23/2018 - W. Track & Field

University of Minnesota alumna Emma Spagnola placed 11th in the 400m hurdles at the USA Outdoor Track & Field Championships Saturday.

Strandemo Makes USATF Debut

Strandemo Makes USATF Debut

6/21/2018 - W. Track & Field

Madeline Strandemo placed 17th in the 3,000m steeplechase at the USA Outdoor Track & Field Championship on Thursday.

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