The Gophers earned a 3.50 team grade point average
Drake and Moraczewski lead the Gophers as four-time academic honorees
Minnesota featured 16 programs with at least one Distinguished Scholar Award winner for the 2012-13 academic year.
Women's track and field leads the way with 45 recognized individuals
All seven NCAA Championships competitors were among the honorees.
2013 Senior Season: Named to Midwest All-Region team, All-Big Ten Second Team, USTFCCCA All-Academic team and Academic All-Big Ten team raced in seven meets ran a career-best 20:35.4 to earn all-region honors and finished second on the team (eighth overall) at the Midwest Regional was the second Gopher runner at the NCAA Championships in 21:22.4 (108th overall) finished third on the team and third overall at the Oz Memorial 6K (22:01.9) came in 23rd overall and was the Gophers' third runner at the Griak Invitational with a time of 21:28.8 finished second overall at the SDSU Classic with a 5K time of 17:30.21 finished fifth on team at the Wisconsin adidas Invitational (20:56) earned All-big Ten second team honors for her 13th place finish as the Gophers' third runner at the Big Ten Championships (21:25.2) earned third varsity letter.
2012 Junior Season: Was the Gophers' third runner (128th overall) at the NCAA Championships with a season-best time of 20:59.4 team's fourth runner (27th) at the NCAA Midwest Regional (21:33.99) fifth runner at the Big Ten Championships (37th, 21:14.6) seventh finisher (185th) at the Wisconsin adidas Invitational (21:17) 46th at the Roy Griak Invitational (22:30.3) raced at seven meets overall Big Ten Distinguished Scholar and Academic All-Big Ten selection.
2011 Sophomore Season: Competed in six races represented Minnesota at the 2011 NCAA Cross Country Championships, placing second on the team and 112th overall in 21:38 ran the Gophers' fourth-best time at the Big Ten Championships, clocking a season-best time of 21:16 added a 21:37 showing at the Wisconsin Adidas 6K, good for fifth on the team placed 11th overall and eighth on the team at the SDSU Invite 5K with a 17:56 finished as the Gophers' sixth-best runner at the Roy Griak Invitational with a time of 22:01.65 earned sixth-place team and overall honors at the Oz Memorial, running 23:35.93 Academic All-Big Ten selection.
2010 Redshirt Freshman Season: Competed in six races posted her best time of 22:18.6 at the Neubauer Invitational, where she finished 22nd overall and second on the team.
2009 Freshman Season: Redshirted the season.
On the Track: Competes in the 800m, mile, 1500m, and 3000m 2011, 2012 and 2013 Big Ten Championships competitor.
High School: A 2009 graduate of Middleton High School high school coach was Joe Spolar four-time all-state honoree in cross country placed fourth in Wisconsin Division I meet as both a junior and senior helped team to 2006 state title Big 8 Conference champion as a junior earned seven all-state citations in track ran a leg of the state champion 3200m relay in 2007 a member of National Honor Society.
Personal: Born November 6, 1990 majoring in human resources and psychology the daughter of Kurt and Brenda Bollig has a younger sister, Danielle enjoys traveling, skiing and spending time with family and friends.
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Gophers distance runner Madeline Strandemo shares her journey from walk-on to Big Ten champion.
Three Gophers Earn CoSIDA Academic All-District
Luca Wieland earned Academic All-District accolades for the third year in a row while Madeline Strandemo and Derek Wiebke picked up their first career honors.
Gophers Add Five More for 2017-18
Minnesota's newcomers for next season total 15 new student-athletes joining the Maroon & Gold.