Kate Bucknam
Kate  Bucknam

RS Junior

Fayetteville, Ark.

High School:
Fayetteville HS


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Bucknam Recognized for Sportsmanship Award

Gophers alum Kate Bucknam was honored at the men's basketball game over the weekend


Bucknam Receives Sportsmanship Award

Gophers alum Kate Bucknam is one of four 2014-15 NCAA Student-Athlete Sportsmanship Awards recipients


Gophers Present 2014 Team Awards

Minnesota held its annual team banquet last weekend


B1G Honors 18 Gophers for Academics

Minnesota has nine repeat academic all-conference honorees this fall


Berkholtz Leads Gophers at NCAA Meet

Liz Berkholtz placed 80th overall, racing in her third national championship


2014 Big Ten WXC Championship

Photos from the 2014 Big Ten Cross Country Championship hosted by the University of Iowa. Photos by Walt Middleton.

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2014 • Redshirt Junior Season: Named team co-captain • Big Ten Sportsmanship Award recipient • ran seven races • placed 23rd overall and eighth on the team at the BYU Autumn Classic, finishing the three-mile course in 18:58.1 • finished as the seventh Gopher and 86th runner overall at the Griak Invitational in 22:52.1 • finished seventh for the Gophers and 10th overall at the SDSU Classic 5K in 18:17.4 • finished seventh on the team in 22:29 at the Wisconsin adidas Invitational • placed 67th at the Big Ten Championships in 21:42.5 as the sixth Gopher in 67th place overall • ran a career-best time of 21:38.8 at the NCAA Midwest Regional as the sixth Gopher in 93rd overall • finished sixth for the Gophers in 22:45.3 at the NCAA Championship, placing 239th overall in her NCAA debut • Academic All-Big Ten selection.

2013 • Redshirt Sophomore Season: Raced in four meets • posted a season-best 6K time of 22:18 as the Gophers' sixth runner (33rd overall) at the open race of the Wisconsin adidas Invitational • was the 11th Gopher at two meets, coming in 13th overall at the SDSU Classic 5K (18:13.94) and 90th overall at the Griak Invitational (22:27.8) • posted a time of 23:41.4 at the Oz Memorial to open the season.

2012 • Redshirt Freshman Season: Finished fourth on the team (32nd overall) in the Wisconsin adidas open race with a season-best time of 21:39 • finished second overall (first on the team) at the Blugold Invite in 21:47.46 • also finished second (and second on the team) at both Jack's Run (22:41.79) and Rocky's Run (22:50) • competed in six races overall • Big Ten Distinguished Scholar and Academic All-Big Ten selection.

2011 • Freshman Season: Redshirted the 2011 cross country season and the 2012 indoor and outdoor track & field seasons.

High School: A 2011 graduate of Fayetteville High School in Fayetteville, Ark. • high school coach was Michelle Fyfe • cross country team placed third in the state in her junior year and fourth during her senior year • also participated in track & field and golf • team won state championships in both golf and track & field her senior year • two-time all-state runner • part of the school record 4x800m relay team at the state championships • National Honor Society and academic honor roll member.

Personal: Born November 5, 1992 • majoring in kinesiology • daughter of Chris and Cindy Bucknam • father is the track & field head coach at the University of Arkansas • has one older brother named Eric.


Eastman Leads Gophers at Jack's Run


Twenty-one Gophers recorded career-best 6K times at Les Bolstad Course on Friday evening.

Kargol Enjoying Success as a Rookie


Redshirt freshman Abby Kargol has placed among Minnesota's top five runners in three consecutive races.

Captains Corner: Danielle Anderson


Gophers co-captain Danielle Anderson shares her thoughts on Minnesota's cross country season so far.

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