Minnesota celebrated the 2016 cross country season with its annual team awards banquet Sunday
Thirteen Gophers have been honored by the Big Ten Conference for academics this fall
Minnesota wrapped up the 2016 season with Madeline Strandemo representing the team at the NCAA Championship
Minnesota earned a fourth-place team finish at the Big Ten Cross Country Championship Sunday morning
Redshirt sophomore Courtney Alama is set to make her Big Ten cross country debut for the Gophers this Sunday
Photos of the Gopher women's cross country team at the 2015 Griak Invitational
Gopher women take first in Oz Memorial run
Photos of women's cross country student-athlete Courtney Alama.
2016 • Redshirt Sophomore Season: Named Big Ten Distinguished Scholar and Academic All-Big Ten honoree • ran in six meets this season • finished among the top-10 Gophers in each meet • recorded a personal-best 6K time of 21:38.5 at Jack’s Run, finishing second overall • ran a career-best 5K time of 18:07.6 at the Notre Dame Invitational • made B1G Championship debut, placing 83rd overall and ninth on the team in 23:13.6 • served as an alternate for the NCAA Midwest Regional • ended the season ranked 47th on Minnesota’s all-time top-50 6K performers list (21:38.5).
2015 • Redshirt Freshman Season: Named Academic All-Big Ten honoree • ran four races • ran season-best 22:51.7 as the fifth Gopher in 12th place overall at the Oz Memorial • placed 81st overall as the seventh Gopher at the Griak Invitational (23:09.3) • finished as the ninth Gopher at the Greater Louisville Classic 5K (18:11.92) • placed 28th overall and second among female finishers at Jack’s Run (23:11.1).
2014 • Freshman Season: Competed in five races as an unattached runner.
High School: A 2014 graduate of Annandale High School • six-time letterwinner in both cross country and track & field • finished fifth in 14:56.3 at the 2013 Minnesota Class A state cross country championship to lead Annandale to the team state title • helped team to state runner-up finishes in 2012 and 2011 • five-time all-state honoree and six-time all-conference honoree in cross country • named St. Cloud Times all-area runner in cross country • two-time all-state and three-time all-conference honoree in track & field • finished ninth in 3,200m and 14th in 1,600m at Minnesota Class A state championship as a junior • holds Annandale school records in 1,600m and 3,200m • academic all-state honoree.
Personal: Born June 14, 1996 • daughter of Haley Kammer and Colin Alama • has four older siblings, Bryant, Victoria, Carolyn and Colleen • enjoys traveling, swimming, and animals • psychology major with hopes of continuing education to become a physical therapist.
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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.