Women's track and field leads the way with 45 recognized individuals
Minnesota hosted its final home meet of the season.
Minnesota improves fall Academic All-Big Ten total by 11
Minnesota's Total is up from 123 Following the 2011 Spring Seasons
This year's tally is the highest in team history.
2012 Season - Indoor: Ran the 5,000 meters at the Iowa State Classic (17:35.76). Outdoor: Competed in the 10,000 meters at the Big Ten Championships finished sixth in the 10,000m at the Drake Relays (35:43.39) finished ninth in the 5,000m at the San Francisco Distance Carnival (17:13.56) finished 12th in the 3,000m at the Arkansas Invitational (10:22.99) Academic All-Big Ten.
2011 Season - Indoor:ran a 5:09.85 mile at the Parents Day Open and finished eighth competed in the 3,000 meters at the Iowa State Classic with a time of 10:06.52 took third in the 5,000 meters at the Jack Johnson with a time of 17:56.67.Outdoor:ran a 10:29.76 at the Jim Click Shootout competed at the Big Ten Championships and finished the 10,000 meters with a time of 37:14.32 ran a lifetime best 36:20 at the Mt. Sac Invitational.
High School:A 2009 graduate of Whitefish Bay High School · high school coaches are Mike Miller and Candance Costa · a four-time all-state performer in cross country · finished 10th as a senior helping team to Wisconsin Division 1 state title · placed eighth as a junior as team was runner-up · advanced to state track meet as a sophomore and junior in the 2-mile run · four-time letterwinner in both cross country and track.
Personal:Born Dec. 21, 1990 · English major · daughter of Tom and Cheri Talajkowski · father played collegiate golf at Wisconsin · has siblings Molly and Noah · enjoys outdoor activities, art, and spending time with family and friends.
Freshhman Friday: Sam Baer
Get to know Gophers rookie Sam Baer, a distance runner from St. Louis Park, Minn.
Warm-Up Lap: Q&A with Kelli Schmidt
Get to know Gophers redshirt freshman Kelli Schmidt, a distance runner from Wilmette, Ill.
Freshman Friday: Tate Sweeney
Rookie Tate Sweeney shares how she first got into running, her goals for the season, and how she chose Minnesota.