2013 Junior Season: Joined cross country after being a member of the track and field team for three seasons did not compete.
On the Track: Competes in the 800 meters, 600 meters, 400 meters and 400-meter hurdles ran a season-best time of 1:34.42 in the 600m at the 2013 Big Ten Indoor Championships finished 13th in the 400-meter hurdles at the 2013 Big Ten Outdoor Championships won the 600 meters at the 2012 Parents Day Open (1:36.95) competed in the 400-meter hurdles at the 2012 Big Ten Outdoor Championships with a season-best time of 1:02.07 won the 400m hurdles at the 2012 Hamline Twilight (1:02.13) two-time Academic All-Big Ten honoree redshirted both the 2011 indoor and outdoor track seasons.
High School: A 2010 graduate of Brainerd High School high school track and field coaches were Dan Clabo and Howie Jacobs finished third in the 300 meter hurdles (44.47) and eighth in the 100 meter hurdles (15.04) at the 2010 Minnesota Class AA state meet also competed in both hurdle events in the 2008 and 2009 state meets two-time Central Lakes Conference champion in 300m hurdles school record-holder in 300m hurdles also an all-conference soccer player and gymnast named Female Athlete of the Year at Brainerd HS academic all-state honoree National Honor Society member.
Personal: Born July 28, 1992 intends to major in business or finance daughter of Patrick and Kelly Smith has three sisters: Samantha, Johanna, and Chloe her father played football for St. Cloud State her sister Samantha is a gymnast for Winona State enjoys rollerblading and spending time on the lake.
Gophers Earn Top-20 NCAA Finish
Minnesota finished 18th in the team race for its highest NCAA finish since 2009.
Berkholtz Honored By USATF Minnesota
Senior Liz Berkholtz was named the USATF Minnesota Female Athlete of the Month for October.
No. 23 Gophers Head to NCAA Championship
Fifth-year seniors Liz Berkholtz and Kaila Urick lead Minnesota into its 11th-straight NCAA Championship this weekend.