Minnesota featured 16 programs with at least one Distinguished Scholar Award winner for the 2012-13 academic year.
Laura Docherty's ninth-place finish highlighted Minnesota's efforts.
Minnesota enters the meet ranked fourth in the conference.
Laura Docherty and Molly Kayfes led the way.
Minnesota Perfect at Oz Memorial
2013 Sophomore Season: Did not compete.
2012 Freshman Season: Named an alternate at the NCAA Championships and NCAA Midwest Regional the Gophers' No. 9 runner at the Big Ten Championships, finishing 70th with a time of 21:52.5 her best time of the season, 21:30 came in the open race at the Wisconsin adidas Invite (23rd overall, third on team) sixth at the Oz Memorial competed in five races overall.
High School: A graduate of Jefferson High School top-three state cross country finisher for four straight years 2011 Minnesota state 3200 meters champion and 1600m runner-up also won the 3200m in 2009 and the 1600m in 2010 finished second in the 1600m and third in the 3200m at the 2012 state meet set personal and Section 8AA meet records in the 1600m (4:54.19) and 3200m (10:24.57) All-Central Lakes Conference performer every year named team MVP five times for both cross country and distance track events holds school records in 4000m cross country and the outdoor and indoor 1600m and 3200m graduated with a 4.0 GPA.
Personal: Born October 6, 1993 daughter of Tracey and Mardi Piepenburg has a brother, Trenton major is biology enjoys dancing and reading.