Ashlie Decker  
Ashlie Decker

Class:
RS Senior

Hometown:
Des Moines, Iowa

High School:
Dowling Catholic HS

Birthdate:
10/20/1991

Experience:
3 Letters


09/17/2014

Gophers Gain Experience at BYU

Head coach Sarah Hopkins was encouraged by Minnesota's performance last weekend

09/13/2014

Gophers Win Team Title at BYU

Five top-10 finishes helped Minnesota claim the team title in Provo, Utah

09/05/2014

Decker Claims Oz Memorial Title

The Gophers finished second in the team standings at the Oz Memorial

07/10/2013

Big Ten Conference Honors 49 Gophers as Distinguished Scholars

Minnesota featured 16 programs with at least one Distinguished Scholar Award winner for the 2012-13 academic year.

05/29/2013

Minnesota Places 167 Student-Athletes On Spring Academic All-Big Ten Teams

Women's track and field leads the way with 45 recognized individuals

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2014 • Redshirt Senior Season: Named team captain.

2013 • Senior Season: Redshirted the 2013 cross country season.

2012 • Junior Season: The Gophers' fifth finisher (178th overall) at the NCAA Championships with a time of 21:21.3 • earned All-Midwest Region honors by finishing 20th (third on the team) at the region meet (21:23.12) • finished 35th (fourth on the team) at the Big Ten Championships (21:12.9) • posted her fastest time of the season at the Wisconsin adidas Invite (141st, 21:02) • finished 18th at the Griak Invitational • raced at seven meets overall • USTFCCCA All-Academic honoree, Big Ten Distinguished Scholar and Academic All-Big Ten selection.

2011 • Sophomore Season: Competed in seven meets • second runner for Minnesota at the 2011 NCAA Championships, running 21:12 • earned a role on the Gophers' Midwest Regional squad, placing twelfth overall and second on the team with a time of 21:29.12 • raced the third-best time for the Gophers at the Big Ten Championships and placed 26th overall with a season-best time of 20:59 • ran a 21:24 at the Wisconsin Adidas 6K, finishing third on the team • placed fifth on the team and sixth overall with a 17:48.0 race at the SDSU Invite • ran Minnesota's second-best time at the Roy Griak Invitational with a 21:24.40 • earned second-place team and overall honors at the Oz Memorial, running 22:21.35 • USTFCCCA All-Academic honoree, Big Ten Distinguished Scholar and Academic All-Big Ten selection.

2010 • Freshman Season: Minnesota's second finisher at the NCAA Championships • posted her best time of 20:52.6 at the Big Ten Championships, where she finished 29th overall and fourth among Gophers • named the team's Freshman of the Year • letterwinner.

High School: A 2010 graduate of Dowling Catholic High School • high school coach was Fr. Jim Kirby • 2008 Iowa Class 4A cross country state champion • helped her 4x800m relay team to a state title in 2010 • earned all-state honors in both cross country and track all four years of high school • finished fourth at the 2009 Nike Cross Nationals (17:55.80) • finished ninth at the 2009 Foot Locker Cross Country Nationals (17:44) • also a two-time letterwinner in softball • Presidential Honor Roll award recipient • National Honor Society member.

Personal: Born October 20, 1991 • major is business and marketing education • daughter of Jerry and Mac Decker • has two older siblings, Ryan and Lynndi, and a younger brother, Cole • Cole runs at Central College in Iowa • enjoys watching "Modern Family," grilling out, and painting.