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.
Captains Corner: Amelia Barczi
Gophers co-captain Amelia Barczi reflects on her journey as a Gopher so far and looks forward to the year ahead.
Captains Corner: Paige Peschel
Paige Peschel is one of five Gophers serving as team captain for the 2017 cross country season.
Minnesota Names 2017 Captains
Amelia Barczi, Bailey Ness, Patty O'Brien, Paige Peschel and Madeline Strandemo have been selected to lead the team.