Head coach Sarah Hopkins previews the 2015 cross country season
Gopher Madeline Strandemo is involved in the Chinese Flagship program through the College of Liberal Arts
Minnesota held its annual team banquet last weekend
Minnesota has nine repeat academic all-conference honorees this fall
Minnesota will race at the national championship meet this Saturday
2014 • Redshirt Freshman Season: Named Academic All-Big Ten • ran six races • made her Gopher debut as the second Gopher and ninth finisher overall at the Oz Memorial 6K (23:18.5) • finished ninth on the team and 27th overall at the BYU Autumn Classic three-mile in 19:03.4 • finished 11th on the team in 23:52.5 at the Griak Invitational • placed 22nd overall and finished 12th for Minnesota at the SDSU Classic 5K in 18:53.81 • finished third for the Gophers in the open race at the Wisconsin adidas Invitational in 22:19 for 57th overall • led the Gophers and placed second overall at Jack's Run in a career-best 22:10.1 • named an alternate for the Big Ten Championships, NCAA Midwest Regional and NCAA Championships.
2013 • Freshman Season: Redshirted the 2013 cross country season and the 2014 indoor and outdoor track & field seasons.
High School: A 2013 graduate of Fargo South High School • high school coaches were Mike Merritt and Troy Thorson • an all-state cross country performer, finishing third in 2012 • on the track, won the 800m (2:17.34) at the 2013 North Dakota Division A state meet and finished sixth in the 1,600m and the 4x400m relay • 2013 Eastern Dakota Conference champion in the 1,600m • five-time letterwinner in cross country and track • four-year letterwinner in basketball • National Honor Society member.
Personal: Born July 12, 1995 • daughter of Guy and Kimberly Strandemo • has three siblings, Thomas, Sarah and William • majoring in Marketing and Mandarin Chinese • nickname is Maddie • enjoys water sports, including water-skiing and wakeboarding.