Career Highlights: Made her NCAA Championships debut in 2010 in the discus 2009 NCAA Midwest Region Championships competitor in the discus shared 2009 Most Improved Award.
2010 Season - Indoor: Did not compete. Outdoor: An NCAA Championships competitor in the discus landed an effort of 155-7 in NCAA prelims advanced to NCAAs with a throw of 163-8 at the West Prelims placed fifth in the Big Ten meet (164-2) won the title at the Jim Click Shootout with a career-best throw of 166-8 earned her second varsity letter.
2009 Season - Indoor: Did not compete. Outdoor: Competed at NCAA Midwest Region Championships in the discus (145-6) placed third in the Big Ten Championship (152-8) won the Hamline Unsaintly title with her best throw of the season, 162-11 shared the team's Most Improved Award Academic All-Big Ten earned first varsity letter.
2008 Season - Indoor: Did not compete. Outdoor: Threw the discus in six meets competed in the event at the Big Ten Championships marked top throw of 147-0 at the Tommie Twilight Meet.
2007 Season: Redshirted the indoor and outdoor seasons.
High School: A 2006 graduate of Chippewa Falls Senior High School high school coach was Bob Brodt varsity letterwinner in both track and volleyball placed 10th in the discus at the state championships her senior season 2006 Big Rivers Conference discus champion president of the National Honor Society.
Personal: Born Aug. 13, 1988 majoring in biochemistry to pharmacy daughter of Mike and Barb Tzanakis has two younger sisters, Christine and Lisa.
Warm-Up Lap: Q&A with Taylor Wiebke
Catch up with Gophers sophomore high jumper Taylor Wiebke after she earned Big Ten Field Athlete of the Week honors.
Gophers Earn Two Third-Place Finishes
Minnesota wrapped up competition at the Raleigh Relays with a pair of third-place finishes in the 800m and 4x800m relay on Saturday.
Gophers Kick Off Raleigh Relays
Madeline Strandemo won the 3,000m steeplechase in a meet record time to lead the Gophers on day one at the Raleigh Relays.