Samantha Sonnenberg
Samantha  Sonnenberg

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Waukesha, Wis.

High School:
Waukesha South HS

Position:
Pole Vault

Experience:
Redshirt


05/06/2015

Gophers Head to UW La Crosse Eagle Open

Many of the Gophers will compete in their final meet of the season this weekend

05/02/2015

Murgic Sets Career Best to Lead Gophers

Murgic cleared a career-best 4.15m (13-07.25) in pole vault at Hamline on Saturday

03/01/2014

Brooks Wins B1G 600m, Gophers Take Fourth

Senior Alena Brooks leads the Gophers to a fourth-place B1G team finish

Career Highlights: A 2010 NCAA indoor pole vault All-American • a 2008 and 2009 NCAA Midwest Region Championships competitor in the pole vault • 2009 and 2010 All-Big Ten Second Team • ranks second indoor (14-1 1/4) and outdoor (13-6 1/4) on the Gophers' pole vault top-10 lists.

2010 Season - Indoor: All-American • placed seventh at the NCAA Championships with a career-best height of 14-1 1/4, the second-best leap in school history • All-Big Ten Second Team • conference runner-up with a height of 13-9 1/4 • improved on her career best five times during the season. Outdoor: NCAA West Prelim competitor • placed fifth at the Big Ten Championships (12-9 1/2) • won the Sun Angel Classic with career outdoor best of 13-6 1/4 • height ranks second in Gopher history • Drake Relays runner-up • earned third varsity letter.

2009 Season - Indoor: All-Big Ten Second Team • vaulted to runner-up honors with a career-best leap of 13-4 1/4 (4.07m) • an NCAA provisional qualifier • vaulted in eight meets. Outdoor: An NCAA Midwest Region Championships participant • placed fifth in the Big Ten Championships (12-11 1/2) • cleared a career-best of 13-1 1/2, fourth in Gopher history, at the Hamline Twilight Meet • earned second varsity letter.

2008 Season - Indoor: placed second in the pole vault at the Big Ten Championships (13-4 1/4) and Iowa State Qualifier (13-1 1/2), provisional NCAA qualifier • placed second at the Northwest Open • placed third at the Jack Johnson Classic. Outdoor: placed second at the Hamline Twilight (13-1 1/2), Tiger Classic (12-7 1/2), and Bulls Inv. (tied 12-7 1/2), NCAA Regional qualifier • placed second at the Hamline Unsaintly • NCAA regional qualifier at the Big Ten Championships with a fifth place vault of 12-11 1/2 and at the Minnesota Open with a third place vault of 12-7 1/2 • placed eleventh at the NCAA Midwest Region.

High School: A 2006 graduate of Waukesha South High School • high school coach was Eric Lehmann • 2005 Wisconsin Division I third-place finisher in pole vault • cleared a personal-best of 12-6 in winning 2006 Classic 8 Conference indoor title • four-year letterwinner.

Personal: Born Feb. 10, 1988 • undecided on a major • daughter of William and Barbra Sonnenberg • father played football at Wisconsin • competed in gymnastics for 14 years • has older siblings, Scott and Erica • enjoys dance and choir.

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