Head coach Sarah Hopkins was encouraged by Minnesota's performance last weekend
Five top-10 finishes helped Minnesota claim the team title in Provo, Utah
The Gophers finished second in the team standings at the Oz Memorial
Minnesota featured 16 programs with at least one Distinguished Scholar Award winner for the 2012-13 academic year.
Women's track and field leads the way with 45 recognized individuals
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.