Kate Bucknam  
Kate Bucknam

RS Junior

Fayetteville, Ark.

High School:
Fayetteville HS


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Championship Season to Begin Sunday

No. 20 Minnesota travels to Iowa City, Iowa, for the Big Ten Championships this weekend


Berkholtz Leads Gophers to 15th Place at Wisconsin

The top four Gophers record career-best times at the Wisconsin adidas Invitational


Dyson, Gophers Win SDSU Classic 5K

No. 26 Minnesota claimed eight of the top 11 places en route to the team title


Rethwisch Leads Gophers at Blugold Invite

Minnesota finished second in the team standings


SDSU, UW-Eau Claire Meets Up Next for Gophers

Minnesota will race at UW-Eau Claire this Friday and SDSU this Saturday

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2014 • Redshirt Junior Season: Named team co-captain • 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 a season-best 22:29 at the Wisconsin adidas Invitational.

2013 • Redshirt Sophomore Season: Raced in four meets • posted a season-best 6K time of 22:18 as the Gophers' sixth runner (33rd overall) at the open race of the Wisconsin adidas Invitational • was the 11th Gopher at two meets, coming in 13th overall at the SDSU Classic 5K (18:13.94) and 90th overall at the Griak Invitational (22:27.8) • posted a time of 23:41.4 at the Oz Memorial to open the season.

2012 • Redshirt Freshman Season: Finished fourth on the team (32nd overall) in the Wisconsin adidas open race with a season-best time of 21:39 • finished second overall (first on the team) at the Blugold Invite in 21:47.46 • also finished second (and second on the team) at both Jack's Run (22:41.79) and Rocky's Run (22:50) • competed in six races overall • Big Ten Distinguished Scholar and Academic All-Big Ten selection.

2011 • Freshman Season: Redshirted the 2011 cross country season.

High School: A 2011 graduate of Fayetteville High School in Fayetteville, Ark. • high school coach was Michelle Fyfe • cross country team placed third in the state in her junior year and fourth during her senior year • also participated in track & field and golf • team won state championships in both golf and track & field her senior year • two-time all-state runner • part of the school record 4x800m relay team at the state championships • National Honor Society and academic honor roll member.

Personal: Born November 5, 1992 • majoring in kinesiology • daughter of Chris and Cindy Bucknam • father is the track & field head coach at the University of Arkansas • has one older brother named Eric.