Three members of the cross country and track & field teams were honored at the Golden Goldys
Women's track and field leads the way with 45 recognized individuals
All seven NCAA Championships competitors were among the honorees.
A Q&A with six of the cross country team's juniors runners
Laura Docherty's ninth-place finish highlighted Minnesota's efforts.
2013 Senior Season: Raced in seven meets, including the NCAA championship and regional meets ran a season-best 21:26.5 at the Midwest Regional, placing 38th overall and seventh on the team finished 118th at the NCAA championship as the third Gopher, earning a place in Minnesota's top three for the first time in 2013 with a time of 21:25.7 (short course) finished seventh on the team and seventh overall at the Oz Memorial 6K (22:37.9) came in 40th overall and seventh on the team at the Roy Griak Invitational (21:55.7) finished fifth overall at the SDSU Classic with a 5K time of 17:41.11 ran a 21:49 at the Wisconsin adidas Invitational as the Gophers' ninth runner helped the Gophers to a third-place team finish at the Big Ten Championship with an 18th place individual showing as Minnesota's fourth runner in 21:31.6 earned second varsity letter.
2012 Junior Season: Was an alternate at both the NCAA Midwest Regional and NCAA Championships the Gophers' eighth runner (67th overall) at her first Big Ten Championships with a time of 21:44.0 was the Gophers' first finisher (third overall) in the open race at the Wisconsin adidas Invite with a season-best time of 21:05 ran at five meets overall Academic All-Big Ten.
2011 Sophomore Season: Competed in one meet, racing to a fifth-place finish at the Oz Memorial in 22:35.
2010 Redshirt Freshman Season: Competed in six races ran her best time of 23:05.2 at the Neubauer Invitational.
2009 Freshman Season: Redshirted the season.
On the Track: Competes in the 3,000m steeplechase, 3,000m and 5,000m.
High School: A 2009 graduate of Marian High School high school coaches were Roger Wright, Greg Golka and Dan Nielsen the Nebraska state winner of the Gatorade Athlete of the Year in cross country (2008) and track (2009) led Marian to three state cross country titles the Nebraska Class A cross country champion (14:57.7) as a senior placed 4th at 2008 Nike Heartland Region Championships and qualified for Nike Cross Nationals in Portland went on to place 11th at Foot Locker Midwest Region Championships state runner-up in 2006 and 2007, fourth as a freshman in 2005 2009 state champion in the 3200 meters (11:19.64), runner-up in 2007 and 2008 a member of the National Honor Society and Class Officer.
Personal: Born May 1, 1991 major is accounting with a minor in psychology daughter of Steve and Lori Budd has older sisters, Erin and Molli, and younger brother, Joseph enjoys watching "Dexter," grilling out, and concert-going.
Walking on to Greatness: Madeline Strandemo
Gophers distance runner Madeline Strandemo shares her journey from walk-on to Big Ten champion.
Three Gophers Earn CoSIDA Academic All-District
Luca Wieland earned Academic All-District accolades for the third year in a row while Madeline Strandemo and Derek Wiebke picked up their first career honors.
Gophers Add Five More for 2017-18
Minnesota's newcomers for next season total 15 new student-athletes joining the Maroon & Gold.