Becca Dyson  
Becca Dyson

Class:
RS Sophomore

Hometown:
Roseville, Minn.

High School:
Roseville Area HS

Birthdate:
07/24/1993

Experience:
2 Letters


02/14/2014

USTFCCCA Honors Minnesota with Academic Awards

The Gophers earned a 3.50 team grade point average

12/11/2013

16 Gophers Named Academic All-Big Ten

Drake and Moraczewski lead the Gophers as four-time academic honorees

07/10/2013

Big Ten Conference Honors 49 Gophers as Distinguished Scholars

Minnesota featured 16 programs with at least one Distinguished Scholar Award winner for the 2012-13 academic year.

12/06/2012

Women's Cross Country Earns 19 Academic All-Big Ten Certificates

All seven NCAA Championships competitors were among the honorees.

10/25/2012

Gophers Set for Big Ten Championships

Minnesota enters the meet ranked fourth in the conference.

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2013 • Sophomore Season: Named to Midwest All-Region team and Academic All-Big Ten team • raced in seven meets • ran a career-best 20:57 as the Gophers' sixth runner (79th overall) at the Wisconsin adidas Invitational • posted a time of 20:58.3, her second-fastest 6K time of the season, as Minnesota's fourth runner at the Midwest Regional, taking 18th overall and earning all-region honors • Minnesota's sixth runner at the NCAA Championships, recording a time of 21:52.4 (176th overall) • finished fourth overall and fourth on the team at the Oz Memorial (22:08.3) • took 49th overall and was eighth on the team at the Griak Invitational in 22:02.5 • took sixth overall and sixth on the team at the SDSU Classic with a 5K time of 17:51.96 • helped the Gophers to a third-place team finish at the Big Ten Championship with a 26th place individual showing as Minnesota's fifth runner in 21:43.2 • earned second varsity letter.

2012 • Redshirt Freshman Season: Named an alternate for the Big Ten Championships, NCAA Midwest Regional and NCAA Championships • recorded her season-best time of 21:19 in the open race at the Wisconsin adidas Invitational (16th overall, second on the team) • finished sixth at the SDSU Classic • 10th at the Oz Memorial • competed in four races overall • Academic All-Big Ten.

2011 • Freshman Season: Redshirted the 2011 cross country season.

High School: A 2011 graduate of Roseville Area High School • high school coaches were Fred Kueffer and Mark Sotobeer • finished 25th in the state of Minnesota as a senior • lettered in cross country, soccer, Nordic skiing and track • all-conference and all-state in cross country, Nordic skiing and track • says her most memorable sports thrill was running a 4:59 mile • 2010 Minnesota State Runner-up in the 1600m • placed third in the 1600m as a senior.

Personal: Born July 24, 1993 • major is strategic communications • daughter of Marybeth and Randall Dyson • mother ran cross country and track for Wisconsin • has two sisters, Katie and Emliy • Katie competed for the Gophers in cross country and track and field from 2007-2011 • cousin Ben Spencer was a kicker for the Gopher football team from 2009-2010 • enjoys playing the clarinet, reading, playing soccer and Nordic skiing.