Kate Bucknam
Kate  Bucknam

Class:
RS Junior

Hometown:
Fayetteville, Ark.

High School:
Fayetteville HS

Birthdate:
11/05/1992

Experience:
2 Letters


01/20/2016

Bucknam Recognized for Sportsmanship Award

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

10/28/2015

Bucknam Receives Sportsmanship Award

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

01/23/2015

Gophers Present 2014 Team Awards

Minnesota held its annual team banquet last weekend

12/10/2014

B1G Honors 18 Gophers for Academics

Minnesota has nine repeat academic all-conference honorees this fall

11/22/2014

Berkholtz Leads Gophers at NCAA Meet

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

11/06/2014

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.

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