Minnesota enters the meet ranked fourth in the conference.
2012 Junior Season: Was an alternate at both the NCAA Midwest Regional and NCAA Championships the Gophers' eighth runner (67th overall) at her first Big Ten Championships with a time of 21:44.0 was the Gophers' first finisher (third overall) in the open race at the Wisconsin adidas Invite with a season-best time of 21:05 ran at five meets overall Academic All-Big Ten.
2011 Sophomore Season: Competed in one meet, racing to a fifth-place finish at the Oz Memorial in 22:35.
2010 Redshirt Freshman Season: Competed in six races ran her best time of 23:05.2 at the Neubauer Invitational.
2009 Freshman Season: Redshirted the season.
On the Track: Will be a junior in 2012 competes in the mile, 3,000m, and 5,000m.
High School: A 2009 graduate of Marian High School high school coaches were Roger Wright, Greg Golka and Dan Nielsen the Nebraska state winner of the Gatorade Athlete of the Year in cross country (2008) and track (2009) led Marian to three state cross country titles the Nebraska Class A cross country champion (14:57.7) as a senior placed 4th at 2008 Nike Heartland Region Championships and qualified for Nike Cross Nationals in Portland went on to place 11th at Foot Locker Midwest Region Championships state runner-up in 2006 and 2007, fourth as a freshman in 2005 2009 state champion in the 3,200 meters (11:19.64), runner-up as both 2007 and 2008 a member of the National Honor Society and Class Officer.
Personal: Born May 1, 1991 majoring in Applied Economics with a minor in Psychology & Mangement daughter of Steve and Lori Budd has older sisters Erin and Molli and younger brother Joseph enjoys watching "Dexter," grilling out, and concert-going.