Emily Betz
Emily  Betz

Class:
Junior

Hometown:
Woodbury, Minn.

High School:
East Ridge HS

Birthdate:
02/28/1997

Experience:
3 Letters


12/11/2017

Gophers Hand Out Annual Team Awards

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

10/29/2017

Gophers, Strandemo Land B1G Runner-Up Showings

Minnesota placed second in the team standings behind Madeline Strandemo's individual runner-up finish at the Big Ten Championship

10/13/2017

Gophers Place 10th at Nuttycombe Invite

Minnesota placed three runners among the top 25 en route to a top-10 team showing in Madison, Wis., on Friday

09/30/2017

Gophers Place Three in Top Eight at Louisville

Bethany Hasz, Madeline Strandemo, and Megan Hasz led Minnesota at the Greater Louisville Classic 5K Saturday

09/23/2017

No. 19 Gophers Place Third at Griak

Madeline Strandemo finished 10th overall to lead the Gophers to a third-place finish at the Roy Griak Invitational Saturday

12/12/2016

2016 W Cross Country Banquet

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

10/30/2016

Gopher Women Run B1G Championships

Gophers take 4th

PRONUNCIATION:


2017 • Junior Season: Ran five races • finished among the top nine Gophers at all five meets • finished 87th overall as the ninth Gopher at the Big Ten Championship (22:40.7) • ran a season-best 6K time of 21:38.6 at the Nuttycombe Wisconsin Invite, placing 141st overall as the fifth Gopher • ran a season-best 5K time of 18:02.97 at the Greater Louisville Classic, placing 113th overall as the ninth Gopher.

2016 • Sophomore Season: Named Big Ten Distinguished Scholar and Academic All-Big Ten honoree • ran in six meets this season • finished among the top seven Gophers at all six meets • recorded a personal-best 6K time of 21:20.9 at the NCAA Midwest Regional, placing 53rd overall at the fifth Gopher • ran a career-best 5K time of 17:49.3 at the Notre Dame Invitational • led Minnesota in the open race at the Nuttycombe Wisconsin Invitational in 11th place overall (21:45.1) • finished 48th overall as the sixth Gopher at the B1G Championship • ended the season ranked 37th on Minnesota’s all-time top-50 6K performers list (21:20.9).

2015 • Freshman Season: Ran unattached at two races before making collegiate debut at the Greater Louisville Classic 5K, placing 92nd as the sixth Gopher in 18:03.7 • ran a seaeson-best 21:25.8 as the seventh Gopher in 51st place overall at the Big Ten Championship • finished as the seventh Gopher in 160th overall at Wisconsin adidas Invitational (21:32.6) • placed 63rd as the sixth Gopher at the Midwest Regional in her NCAA debut (21:39.6) • finished sixth on the team in 219th overall in her NCAA Championship debut (21:55.8) • ran seven races total.

High School: A 2015 graduate of East Ridge High School where she ran for coaches Chad Cronin and Lloyd Ness • a 12-time athletic letterwinner for the Raptors, including five letters in cross country, four in track & field and three in Nordic skiing • led East Ridge to five-straight top-eight team finishes at the Minnesota Class AA State Cross Country Championship, including a runner-up team showing as a junior • earned two top-10 individual showings at the state cross country meet, placing fifth in 14:30 as a junior and finishing ninth in 14:19 as a senior • two-time section champion in cross country • three-time all-state honoree in cross country • team placed 19th at 2013 Nike Cross Nationals after earning a national berth with a runner-up showing at the Nike Cross Heartland Regional • placed 15th individually at the Nike Cross Heartland Regional in 2013 • individually placed 10th and finished fifth as a team at the 2014 Nike Cross Heartland Regional • four-time All-Suburban East Conference honoree in both cross country and track & field • earned all-state honors on the track in 2012 and 2015 • four-time Minnesota Class AA State Track & Field Championship participant, including placing ninth in the 3,200m and 15th in the 4x800m relay as a senior • 4x800m relay finished fifth as a freshman • Suburban East Conference champion in the 3,200m and took 12th in the 3,200m (10:59) at the state meet as a sophomore • owns high school personal best times of 2:21 in the 800m, 5:18 in the 1,600m, 10:59 in the 3,200m on the track • holds East Ridge High School cross country record in the 5k at 18:02 • academic all-state honoree.

Personal: Born February 28, 1997 • daughter of Carolyn and Denny Betz • has two siblings, Anna and Peter • Elementary Education major • high school teammates with current Gopher teammates Bailey Ness and Olivia Hummel • enjoys reading, Nordic skiing, spending time with friends, and traveling • honor roll student at East Ridge High School • National Honor Society member.

Betz's Postseason Appearances
Year Big Tens Midwest Regional NCAA Championship
2015 51st, 21:25.8 63rd, 21:39.6 219th, 21:55.8
2016 48th, 22:31.8 53rd, 21:20.9 DNC
2017 87th, 22:40.7 DNC DNC

MORE HEADLINES

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.

B1G Recognizes 95 Gophers For Academics

B1G Recognizes 95 Gophers For Academics

12/6/2017 - W. Cross Country

Ninety-five University of Minnesota student-athletes have earned Academic All-Big Ten honors, announced Wednesday by the conference office.

2017 Cross Country Season in Review

2017 Cross Country Season in Review

11/25/2017 - W. Cross Country

Minnesota wrapped up the 2017 cross country season with a 19th-place finish at the NCAA Championship.

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