Liz Berkholtz
Liz  Berkholtz

Class:
RS Senior

Hometown:
Sun Prairie, Wis.

High School:
Sun Prairie HS

Birthdate:
12/11/1992

Experience:
4 Letters


02/01/2016

Ski-U-Mah Magazine: Strong Strides

Distance runner Liz Berkholtz is featured in the Feb. 2016 issue of Ski-U-Mah Magazine

12/13/2015

Gophers Hand Out 2015 Team Awards

Minnesota held its annual season-ending banquet and presented the team awards on Sunday

12/09/2015

Big Ten Honors Gophers for Academics

Student-athletes from the University of Minnesota honored for performance in classroom

12/09/2015

Big Ten Honors Gophers for Academics

Student-athletes from the University of Minnesota honored for performance in classroom

12/09/2015

Fourteen Gophers Named Academic All-Big Ten

Liz Berkholtz leads Minnesota as a four-time Academic All-Big Ten honoree

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2015 • Redshirt Senior Season: Named All-Big Ten Second Team, All-Midwest Region, and Academic All-Big Ten honoree • served as team captain • led Minnesota in six of seven races • made fourth-straight NCAA Championship appearance with a career-best 44th-place finish to lead the Gophers in 20:29.1 • placed 11th to lead Minnesota at the NCAA Midwest Regional (20:36.9) • ran season-best 20:18.7 to lead Minnesota and place 11th at the Big Ten Championship • won season-opening Oz Memorial (21:8.3) • finished 19th overall as the second Gopher at the Griak Invitational (22:06.3) • led the Gophers in 14th overall at the Greater Louisville Classic 5K (17:15.82) • led the Gophers in 36th overall at the Wisconsin adidas Invitational (20:22.7).

2014 • Redshirt Junior Season: Named NCAA All-Midwest Region, USTFCCCA All-Academic Team, Capital One Academic All-District, and Academic All-Big Ten • ran seven races • made 2014 debut at the BYU Autumn Classic, finishing seventh overall and third on the team and covering the three-mile course in 18:15.7 • finished third on the team and 47th overall at the Griak in 22:21.3 • finished third for the Gophers and third overall at the SDSU Classic 5K in 17:40.87 • led the Gophers in 38th overall in a career-best 20:34 at the Wisconsin adidas Invitational • led Minnesota in 20:31.5 at the Big Ten Championships in 16th overall • led the Gophers with a career-best time of 20:16.9 at the NCAA Midwest Regional, earning all-region honors in sixth overall • led the Gophers in 80th overall in 21:06.3 at the NCAA Championship.

2013 • Redshirt Sophomore Season: Named Big Ten Distinguished Scholar and 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: Named Academic All-Big Ten • 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.

2011 • Freshman Season: Redshirted the 2011 cross country season and indoor and outdoor track & field seasons.

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 • received her undergraduate degree in psychology with a minor in neuroscience • enrolled in a graduate certificate program in addiction studies • daughter of Michele and Richard Berkholtz • has three siblings, Stephanie, Thomas, and Ricky • enjoys spending time with family and friends.

MORE HEADLINES

Ski-U-Mah Magazine: Strong Strides

2/1/2016

Liz Berkholtz hasn't just worked to become one of the nation's best distance runners; she's diligently prepared for a career as a trauma unit nurse.

Bucknam Recognized for Sportsmanship Award

1/20/2016

Gophers alum Kate Bucknam was honored at the men's basketball game over the weekend.

Distance Gophers Ready for Track

1/12/2016

Coach Sarah Hopkins previews the distance Gophers heading into the 2016 track season.

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