Ten women's track & field and cross country representatives are among Minnesota's 72 Big Ten Distinguished Scholar Award recipients
Nine Golden Gophers maintained a perfect 4.0 grade-point average during the 2014-15 academic year.
Minnesota held its annual team banquet last weekend
Minnesota has nine repeat academic all-conference honorees this fall
Minnesota looks to secure its 10th-straight NCAA Championship berth this Friday
2014 • Redshirt Senior Season: Named Big Ten Distinguished Scholar and Academic All-Big Ten • ran five races, finishing among the top six Gophers in each meet • finished 24th overall and sixth on the team at the Oz Memorial 6K in 24:02.9 • placed third among the Gophers and 26th overall at the UW-Eau Claire Blugold Invite in 23:10.3 • ran a 22:55 as the fifth Gopher in the open race at the Wisconsin adidas Invitational • ran a season-best 22:43.7 as the third Gopher in sixth overall at Jack's Run • finished fourth on the team and 12th overall at Rocky's Run (24:13).
2013 • Redshirt Junior Season: Ran at six meets • improved in each of her first four meets of the season, leading up to a season-best 22:27.5 to lead the Gophers at the Neubauer Invitational in ninth overall • posted times of 24:28.3 (Oz Memorial), 23:23.9 (Griak Invitational) and 22:52.71 (Blugold Invitational) to begin the season • also ran at Jack's Run (23:03.8) and Rocky's Run (24:17).
2012 • Redshirt Sophomore Season: Ran her season-best time of 23:25.85 at the Blugold Invite, finishing 51st (15th on the team) • competed in six races overall.
2011 • Redshirt Freshman Season: Competed in four races • finished sixth on the team and 20th overall at the Tori Neubauer 6K, running 23:14 • placed fourth among the Gophers and 21st overall with a 23:54 at the Bluegold Invite • ran the Roy Griak Invitational in 23:31.50 • clocked 24:32.51 at the Oz Memorial.
2010 • Freshman Season: Redshirted the 2010 cross country season.
High School: A 2010 graduate of the Academy of Holy Angels • did not run cross country in high school • high school coaches were Jason Altman and Allie Woerpel • 2009 Minnesota Class AA state runner-up in the 1600m • earned all-state track honors three times in the 1600m and twice in the 3200m • also earned multiple All-Missota Conference honors • Athena Award recipient • voted team MVP in soccer • math team member • Commended National Merit Scholar • National Honor Society member • class salutatorian.
Personal: Born September 6, 1991 • major is chemical engineering and chemistry with a minor in business management • daughter of Jamie and Bill Pettit • older siblings Paige and Billy graduated from Minnesota.
2017 Griak Hall of Fame Class Unveiled
Four members will be inducted into the Roy Griak Invitational Hall of Fame this September.
Captains Corner: Bailey Ness
Co-captain Bailey Ness reflects on her Gopher career so far and looks ahead at the year to come.
Captains Corner: Madeline Strandemo
Fifth-year senior Madeline Strandemo shares her goals and expectations for the cross country season.