Danielle Anderson
Danielle  Anderson

RS Junior

Inver Grove Heights, Minn.

High School:
Eagan HS


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Gophers Hand Out Team Awards

Minnesota celebrated the 2016 cross country season with its annual team awards banquet Sunday


2016 Cross Country Season in Review

Minnesota wrapped up the 2016 season with Madeline Strandemo representing the team at the NCAA Championship


Gophers Host Annual Rocky's Run

Minnesota held its final home meet of the season at Les Bolstad Course Sunday morning


Eastman Leads Gophers at Jack's Run

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


Captains Corner: Danielle Anderson

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


2016 W Cross Country Banquet

Photos from the Gophers' end-of-season banquet celebrating the 2016 cross country season.


2014 Big Ten WXC Championship

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


Women Cross Country at Griak

Gophers host Griak Meet


Danielle Anderson

Women's CC photos of Danielle Anderson

Photo Gallery

2016 • Redshirt Junior Season: Named team co-captain • competed in four meets this season • finished among the top six Gophers at all four meets • ran a season-best 6K of 22:12.0 to place eighth overall and sixth on the team at Jack’s Run • finished third overall at Rocky’s Run (23:37.5).

2015 • Redshirt Sophomore Season: Ran two races • made season debut in Wisconsin adidas Invitational open race as the fifth Gopher in 35th overall (22:24.0) • placed 32nd overall and fourth among female finishers at Jack’s Run (23:20.1).

2014 • Redshirt Freshman Season: Named NCAA All-Midwest Region, USTFCCCA All-Academic Team, and Academic All-Big Ten • ran seven races • made Gopher debut at the BYU Autumn Classic, finishing ninth overall and fourth on the team and covering the three-mile course in 18:21.1 • placed second for the team and 35th overall at the Griak (22:09.9) • finished fourth for the Gophers and sixth overall at the SDSU Classic 5K in 17:51.84 • finished in 21:24 as the fourth Gopher at the Wisconsin adidas Invitational • clocked a time of 21:06.5 at the Big Ten Championships, finishing fourth for Minnesota and 35th overall • ran a career-best time of 20:53.3 at the NCAA Midwest Regional, earning all-region honors in 24th overall as the fourth Gopher • finished fourth for the Gophers at the NCAA Championship in 21:59.5 (205th overall).

2013 • Freshman Season: Redshirted the 2013 cross country season and the 2014 indoor and outdoor track & field seasons.

High School: A 2013 graduate of Eagan High School • high school coaches were Lisa Langenhahn and Rob Graham • four-time all-state honoree in cross country • named high school All-American in 2012 • finished fourth (14:06.5) to lead Eagan to a second-place finish at the 2012 Minnesota Class AA cross country state meet • won the Section 3AA title by 37 seconds on the way to state • set the South Suburban Conference record with a winning time of 14:04 • finished 66th at the 2012 Nike Cross Nationals • posted third (2012) and fourth-place (2012) finishes in the Roy Griak Invitational high school race • on the track, finished second in the 3,200m and fifth in the 1,600m at the 2012 state meet • took second in the 3,200m again at the 2013 state meet and eighth in the 1,600m to lead Eagan to a fourth-place finish • set her 3,200m personal record of 10:24.69 at the 2013 Hamline Elite Meet • set her 1,600m personal record of 5:01.01 at the 2012 Section 3AA meet • placed second in the 5,000m at the 2012 New Balance Outdoor Nationals with a personal-best 16:43.65 • ran the 2-mile and 5,000m at the 2013 NBN meet • National Honor Society member • graduated with honors in the top 5 percent of her class.

Personal: Born March 27, 1995 • daughter of Bill and Sherri Anderson • has a younger brother, Joey, and a younger sister, Olivia • father, Bill, played baseball at St. Cloud State • majoring in genetics and cell biology • enjoys reading, biking, and being outdoors.

Anderson's Postseason Appearances
Year Big Tens Midwest Regional NCAA Championship
2013 Redshirt Redshirt Redshirt
2014 35th, 21:06.5 24th, 20:53.3 205th, 21:59.5


'U' Programs Earn USTFCCCA Academic Honors

'U' Programs Earn USTFCCCA Academic Honors

2/9/2018 - W. Cross Country

Both programs were among the best in the Big Ten with the women pacing the conference and the men ranking second.

Gophers to Host Summer Camps

Gophers to Host Summer Camps

2/4/2018 - W. Cross Country

Registration is now open for the 2018 Minnesota Track & Field and Cross Country youth camps on July 15-19, 2018.

Gophers Hand Out Annual Team Awards

Gophers Hand Out Annual Team Awards

12/11/2017 - W. Cross Country

Madeline Strandemo, Bethany Hasz, and Megan Hasz were named co-MVPs of the Gophers' 2017 season.

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