Rebecca Rethwisch
Rebecca Rethwisch

RS Junior

Iowa City, Iowa

High School:
Iowa City HS



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Season Recap: A Look Back at 2015

Take a look back at Minnesota's 2015 track & field season


Rethwisch Receives Fulbright Award

Rebecca Rethwisch is one of seven U of M seniors to be awarded a grant by the Fulbright U.S. Student Program


Gophers Compete at Macalester Invite

Minnesota had 10 top-10 finishes at the Janis Rider Invitational Saturday


Gophers Honored at Golden Goldys

Becca Dyson and Rebecca Rethwisch were among the recipients of the 2015 Top Five Award


Gophers Earn Four Titles at Parents Day Invite

Anne Ferguson, Devin Stanford, Agnes Esser and Audra Winter won events for Minnesota

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2015 Season - Indoor: Ran the 3,000m twice • placed 10th in the 3,000m in a season-best 10:45.41 at the Parents Day Invite.

2015 Season - Outdoor: Ran two races • placed eighth in the 3,000m in 10:58.17 at the Janis Rider Invite • ran a career-best 18:46.84 to place fourth in the 5,000m at the Tommie Twilight • Academic All-Big Ten honoree.

2014 Season - Indoor: Ran two races • placed ninth in the 3,000m (10:41.30) at Parents Day Open • finished fifth in the 5,000m (18:49.17) at St. Thomas Showcase.

2014 Season - Outdoor: Ran three races • recorded a career-best time of 18:51.25 in the 5,000m and finished 10th at Hamline • placed 13th in the 5,000m (19:14.72) at Meet of the Unsaintly in 5,000m • finished fifth in the 10,000m in 38:55.77 at Hamline.

2013 Season - Indoor: Finished third in the 3,000m at the Parents Day Open (10:20.80) • took fifth in the 5,000m at the Jack Johnson Classic with a season-best time of 18:08.20.

2013 Season - Outdoor: Ran the 10,000m at the Drake Relays (37:19.53) • ran the 1,500m at the Meet of the Unsaintly (4:51.37).

2012 Season: Redshirted the 2011 cross country season and the 2012 indoor and outdoor track seasons.

High School: A 2011 graduate of Iowa City High School • high school coaches were Tom Mittman, Thos Trefz and Terry Coleman • cross country team placed second in the state of Iowa in her senior, junior and sophomore seasons • placed third individually in the state meet • four-year letterwinner in both cross country and track • also participated in show, jazz and concert choir • was in the drumline • National Honor Society member.

Personal: Born November 14, 1992 • majoring in Spanish, Portuguese and global studies • daughter of David and Ellen Rethwisch • has four sisters, Kate, Abby, Amanda and Mary, and one brother, John Paul • enjoys the ukelele, crepes, traveling and family.

Rethwisch's Indoor Career Bests (2015 Final)
Event Mark Meet (Date)
3,000m 10:20.80 Parents Day Open (2/16/13)
5,000m 18:08.20 Jack Johnson Classic (1/18/13)
Rethwisch's Outdoor Career Bests (2015 Final)
Event Mark Meet (Date)
1,500m 4:51.37 Meet of the Unsaintly (5/4/13)
3,000m 10:58.17 Janis Rider Invitational (4/25/15)
5,000m 18:46.84 Tommie Twilight (4/29/15)
10,000m 37:19.53 Drake Relays (4/25/13)


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