Minnesota held its annual team banquet last weekend
Minnesota has nine repeat academic all-conference honorees this fall
Minnesota hosted its final home meet of the 2014 season Saturday
Several Gophers ran season or career-best times at Les Bolstad Course Saturday night
The top four Gophers record career-best times at the Wisconsin adidas Invitational
2014 • Redshirt Junior Season: Named Academic All-Big Ten • ran seven races • placed among the top nine Gophers at four meets • ran a career-best 23:18 as the seventh Gopher at the open race of the Wisconsin adidas Invitational • best finish of the season was third on the team and 10th overall at the season-opening Oz Memorial in 23:27.8 • finished 11th on the team at the BYU Autumn Classic three-mile in 19:34.6 • finished 12th on the team at the Griak (23:56.7) • placed 18th overall and 11th for the Gophers at the SDSU Classic 5K in 18:47.92 • finished 15th overall at Jack's Run (23:29.2) and 20th overall at Rocky's Run (24:39).
2013 • Redshirt Sophomore Season: Named Academic All-Big Ten • raced in six meets • ran a season-best 23:53.5 as the Gophers' ninth runner (92nd overall) at the Neubauer Invitational • finished in the top 15 on the team at four meets • came in 21st overall with a time of 24:45 at Rocky's Run • placed 22nd overall and 15th on the team at Jack's Run in 24:32.0 • earned first varsity letter.
2012 • Redshirt Freshman Season: Season-best time was 24:00.7 at the Tori Neubauer Invitational, where she was the team's 14th finisher • ran a time of 24:33.23 at the Blugold Invite • competed at six meets overall.
2011 • Freshman Season: Redshirted the 2011 cross country season.
High School: A 2011 graduate of Minnetonka High School • high school coaches were Jane Riemer-Morgan, Amy Mayer, Krista Larson, Jessica Donovan and Jennifer Bridenbach • cross country team placed third once and fourth once at the Minnesota Class A state meet • also participated in Nordic skiing where she earned all-conference honors her sophomore, junior and senior seasons • competed in the 3200 meter, 1600 meter and 800 meter races during the track season • graduated with highest honors.
Personal: Born January 29, 1993 • major is broadcast journalism • daughter of Ann Marie and Bruce Bailey • has one brother named Ryan, who competed in cross country and track and field for UW-Eau Claire • enjoys reading, hanging out with friends, going to the movies and cooking.
Six Gophers Named Academic All-District
Minnesota led all NCAA Division I programs with six CoSIDA Academic All-District Track & Field/Cross Country honorees.
USTFCCCA Honors Gophers for Academics
Liz Berkholtz and Haley Johnson have been named 2015 USTFCCCA Division I Women's All-Academic honorees.
Ski-U-Mah Magazine: Strong Strides
Liz Berkholtz hasn't just worked to become one of the nation's best distance runners; she's diligently prepared for a career as a trauma unit nurse.