Minnesota will race at the national championship meet this Saturday
Head coach Sarah Hopkins breaks down the Gophers' roster and strategy
Minnesota looks to secure its 10th-straight NCAA Championship berth this Friday
No. 20 Minnesota travels to Iowa City, Iowa, for the Big Ten Championships this weekend
Several Gophers ran season or career-best times at Les Bolstad Course Saturday night
2014 Redshirt Freshman Season: 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 intends to major in marketing and international business with a minor in Mandarin Chinese nickname is Maddie enjoys water sports, including water-skiing and wakeboarding.