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.
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.
Bucknam Recognized for Sportsmanship Award
Gophers alum Kate Bucknam was honored at the men's basketball game over the weekend.
Distance Gophers Ready for Track
Coach Sarah Hopkins previews the distance Gophers heading into the 2016 track season.