Liz Berkholtz  
Liz Berkholtz

RS Junior

Sun Prairie, Wis.

High School:
Sun Prairie HS


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Gophers Gain Experience at BYU

Head coach Sarah Hopkins was encouraged by Minnesota's performance last weekend


Gophers Win Team Title at BYU

Five top-10 finishes helped Minnesota claim the team title in Provo, Utah


Decker Claims Oz Memorial Title

The Gophers finished second in the team standings at the Oz Memorial


Five Minutes with Liz Berkholtz

Get to know Gophers' redshirt junior Liz Berkholtz


16 Gophers Named Academic All-Big Ten

Drake and Moraczewski lead the Gophers as four-time academic honorees

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2013 • Sophomore Season: Named Academic All-Big Ten • raced in seven meets, including the NCAA championship and regional meets • ran a career-best 20:50 as the Gophers' fourth runner at the Wisconsin adidas Invitational • finished fifth overall and fifth on the team in 22:20.4 at the Oz Memorial 6K • finished sixth on the team at the Griak Invitational (21:49.2) • took eighth at the SDSU Classic with a 5K time of 18:03.56 • came in 31st overall in 21:48.1 at the Big Ten Championship as the Gophers' seventh runner • posted a time of 21:21.9 to take 32nd overall at the Midwest Regional as Minnesota's sixth runner • was Minnesota's seventh runner at the NCAA Championships in 21:53.5 (180th overall) • earned second varsity letter.

2012 • Redshirt Freshman Season: The Gophers' seventh finisher (214th overall) at the NCAA Championships with a time of 21:37.0 • team's sixth runner (50th overall) at the NCAA Midwest Regional (21:59.26) • also sixth runner at the Big Ten Championships (48th, 21:27.0) • season-best time was 21:06 at the Wisconsin adidas Invitational (153rd overall, sixth team) • 48th at the Roy Griak Invitational (22:32.3) • competed in seven races overall • Academic All-Big Ten.

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

High School: A 2011 graduate of Sun Prairie High School • high school coaches were Paul Frank, Steve Riggins and Doug Maughan • four-time cross country state meet qualifier • three-time Big 8 Conference cross country champion • three-time all-state honoree in cross country • earned career-best sixth-place finish (14:45) at cross country state meet as a senior after placing eighth as a junior • Big 8 Conference champion in the 1,600m and 3,200m run her sophomore, junior and senior seasons • six-time state qualifier in track • WIAA DI state champion in the 1,600m (5:05) and 3,200m (10:52) as a senior • state runner-up in the 3,200m as a sophomore • was named the team's most outstanding freshman, sophomore and junior in track • named MVP as a senior • led her team to three consecutive conference, regional, and sectional track titles • academic all-state honoree • graduated with a 3.94 GPA and was in the top four percent of her class • National Honor Society member.

Personal: Born December 11, 1992 • majoring in psychology with a minor in neuroscience • daughter of Michele and Richard Berkholtz • has three siblings, Stephanie, Thomas, and Ricky • enjoys spending time with family and friends.