Minnesota held its annual team banquet last weekend
Minnesota has nine repeat academic all-conference honorees this fall
Liz Berkholtz placed 80th overall, racing in her third national championship
No. 20 Minnesota makes its 10th-straight appearance at the NCAA Championship this weekend
Minnesota will race at the national championship meet this Saturday
2014 Redshirt Junior Season: Ran seven races made 2014 debut at the BYU Autumn Classic, finishing seventh overall and third on the team and covering the three-mile course in 18:15.7 finished third on the team and 47th overall at the Griak in 22:21.3 finished third for the Gophers and third overall at the SDSU Classic 5K in 17:40.87 led the Gophers in 38th overall in a career-best 20:34 at the Wisconsin adidas Invitational led Minnesota in 20:31.5 at the Big Ten Championships in 16th overall led the Gophers with a career-best time of 20:16.9 at the NCAA Midwest Regional, earning all-region honors in sixth overall led the Gophers in 80th overall in 21:06.3 at the NCAA Championship.
2013 Redshirt Sophomore Season: Named Academic All-Big Ten raced in seven meets, including the NCAA championship and regional meets ran a career-best 20:50 as the Gophers' fourth runner at the Wisconsin adidas Invitational finished fifth overall and fifth on the team in 22:20.4 at the Oz Memorial 6K finished sixth on the team at the Griak Invitational (21:49.2) took eighth at the SDSU Classic with a 5K time of 18:03.56 came in 31st overall in 21:48.1 at the Big Ten Championship as the Gophers' seventh runner posted a time of 21:21.9 to take 32nd overall at the Midwest Regional as Minnesota's sixth runner was Minnesota's seventh runner at the NCAA Championships in 21:53.5 (180th overall) earned second varsity letter.
2012 Redshirt Freshman Season: The Gophers' seventh finisher (214th overall) at the NCAA Championships with a time of 21:37.0 team's sixth runner (50th overall) at the NCAA Midwest Regional (21:59.26) also sixth runner at the Big Ten Championships (48th, 21:27.0) season-best time was 21:06 at the Wisconsin adidas Invitational (153rd overall, sixth team) 48th at the Roy Griak Invitational (22:32.3) competed in seven races overall Academic All-Big Ten.
2011 Freshman Season: Redshirted the 2011 cross country season and indoor and outdoor track & field seasons.
High School: A 2011 graduate of Sun Prairie High School high school coaches were Paul Frank, Steve Riggins and Doug Maughan four-time cross country state meet qualifier three-time Big 8 Conference cross country champion three-time all-state honoree in cross country earned career-best sixth-place finish (14:45) at cross country state meet as a senior after placing eighth as a junior Big 8 Conference champion in the 1,600m and 3,200m run her sophomore, junior and senior seasons six-time state qualifier in track WIAA DI state champion in the 1,600m (5:05) and 3,200m (10:52) as a senior state runner-up in the 3,200m as a sophomore was named the team's most outstanding freshman, sophomore and junior in track named MVP as a senior led her team to three consecutive conference, regional, and sectional track titles academic all-state honoree graduated with a 3.94 GPA and was in the top four percent of her class National Honor Society member.
Personal: Born December 11, 1992 majoring in psychology with a minor in neuroscience daughter of Michele and Richard Berkholtz has three siblings, Stephanie, Thomas, and Ricky enjoys spending time with family and friends.