Minnesota has nine repeat academic all-conference honorees this fall
2014 • Junior Season: Did not compete • Academic All-Big Ten selection.
2013 • Sophomore Season: Did not compete.
2012 • Redshirt Freshman Season: Did not compete.
2011 • Freshman Season: Redshirted the 2011 cross country season.
High School: A 2011 graduate of Haddonfield Memorial High School • high school coaches were Jason Russo and Mike Bussarello • cross country team placed third in the state of New Jersey in her senior year • also played soccer and won a state championship as a junior • placed third in the distance medley relay in 2009, which earned her All-American honors • earned all conference all four years • lettered in track all four years • National Honor Society member.
Personal: Born January 28, 1993 • majoring in biomedical engineering • daughter of Linda Kuritzkes and Mark Bailey • has one brother, Greg • enjoys helping people, anything outdoors, and being with friends and family.
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Gophers distance runner Madeline Strandemo shares her journey from walk-on to Big Ten champion.
Three Gophers Earn CoSIDA Academic All-District
Luca Wieland earned Academic All-District accolades for the third year in a row while Madeline Strandemo and Derek Wiebke picked up their first career honors.
Gophers Add Five More for 2017-18
Minnesota's newcomers for next season total 15 new student-athletes joining the Maroon & Gold.