Minnesota featured 16 programs with at least one Distinguished Scholar Award winner for the 2012-13 academic year.
All seven NCAA Championships competitors were among the honorees.
A close pack of runners propelled the team to victory.
The Golden Gophers kicked off the 2012 season with the annual Intrasquad Meet
2012 Senior Season: Ran her season-best time of 23:21.82 at the Blugold Invite the team's seventh finisher at the Neubauer Invite (23:34.0) competed in six races overall Academic All-Big Ten.
2011 Senior Season: Competed in two meets ran her season-best time of 23:39.90 at the Roy Griak Invitational clocked a 25:02.38 at the Oz Memorial
2010 Sophomore Season: Competed in five meets ran a career-best time of 24:31.40 at the Griak Invitational.
2009 Redshirt Freshman Season: Competed in five meets ran a season-best time of 24:34.03 in UWEC Invitational, finishing eighth on the team and 78th overall.
2008 Freshman Season: Redshirted the season.
On the Track: Will be a junior in 2012 competes in the 800m and 1,500m.
High School: A 2008 graduate of Rogers High School high school coach was Steve Leuer a five-time all-state performer placed third in the Minnesota Class AA State Championships in the 800 meters, fourth as a junior and seventh as a sophomore also earned an all-state accolade in the high jump (2007) and 4x800m relay (2005) a four-year letterwinner in soccer, basketball and track earned four all-conference awards in track and two in soccer played on two state basketball tournament teams, helping Rogers to a third-place finish in 2008 graduated with a perfect 4.0 GPA, fifth among her graduating class of 265 students a member of the National Honor Society AAA Award winner, Athena Award winner and ExCEL award winner.
Personal: Born June 6, 1990 advertising major daughter of Randy and Patty Brunn, has older sister Katelyn and younger brother Joe.
Gophers Earn Top-20 NCAA Finish
Minnesota finished 18th in the team race for its highest NCAA finish since 2009.
Berkholtz Honored By USATF Minnesota
Senior Liz Berkholtz was named the USATF Minnesota Female Athlete of the Month for October.
No. 23 Gophers Head to NCAA Championship
Fifth-year seniors Liz Berkholtz and Kaila Urick lead Minnesota into its 11th-straight NCAA Championship this weekend.