Ashlie Decker  
Ashlie Decker

Class:
RS Senior

Hometown:
Des Moines, Iowa

High School:
Dowling Catholic HS

Birthdate:
10/20/1991

Experience:
3 Letters


11/22/2014

Berkholtz Leads Gophers at NCAA Meet

Liz Berkholtz placed 80th overall, racing in her third national championship

11/18/2014

Gophers Poised for NCAA Championship

Minnesota will race at the national championship meet this Saturday

11/14/2014

Gophers Earn 10th-Straight NCAA Berth

Minnesota finished second in the team standings at the Midwest Regional Friday

11/12/2014

Hopkins Previews Midwest Regional

Head coach Sarah Hopkins breaks down the Gophers' roster and strategy

11/10/2014

No. 20 Gophers Head to NCAA Regional

Minnesota looks to secure its 10th-straight NCAA Championship berth this Friday

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2014 • Redshirt Senior Season: Named team co-captain • ran seven races • placed 23rd overall and eighth on the team at the BYU Autumn Classic, finishing the three-mile course in 18:58.1 • finished as the seventh Gopher and 86th runner overall at the Griak Invitational in 22:52.1 • finished seventh for the Gophers and 10th overall at the SDSU Classic 5K in 18:17.4 • finished seventh on the team in 22:29 at the Wisconsin adidas Invitational • placed 67th at the Big Ten Championships in 21:42.5 as the sixth Gopher in 67th place overall • ran a career-best time of 21:38.8 at the NCAA Midwest Regional as the sixth Gopher in 93rd overall • finished sixth for the Gophers in 22:45.3 at the NCAA Championship, placing 239th overall in her NCAA debut.

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.