Minnesota featured 16 programs with at least one Distinguished Scholar Award winner for the 2012-13 academic year.
Women's track and field leads the way with 45 recognized individuals
All seven NCAA Championships competitors were among the honorees.
Minnesota improved upon last year's finish in Gary Wilson's last race as head coach.
Kayfes, Docherty, and Decker earned All-Region honors.
2013 Senior Season: Raced in seven meets ran a career-best 20:35.4 to earn all-region honors and finished second on the team (eighth overall) at the Midwest Regional was the second Gopher runner at the NCAA Championships in 21:22.4 (108th overall) finished third on the team and third overall at the Oz Memorial 6K (22:01.9) came in 23rd overall and was the Gophers' third runner at the Griak Invitational with a time of 21:28.8 finished second overall at the SDSU Classic with a 5K time of 17:30.21 finished fifth on team at the Wisconsin adidas Invitational (20:56) earned All-big Ten second team honors for her 13th place finish as the Gophers' third runner at the Big Ten Championships (21:25.2) earned third varsity letter.
2012 Junior Season: Was the Gophers' third runner (128th overall) at the NCAA Championships with a season-best time of 20:59.4 team's fourth runner (27th) at the NCAA Midwest Regional (21:33.99) fifth runner at the Big Ten Championships (37th, 21:14.6) seventh finisher (185th) at the Wisconsin adidas Invitational (21:17) 46th at the Roy Griak Invitational (22:30.3) raced at seven meets overall Academic All-Big Ten.
2011 Sophomore Season: Competed in six races represented Minnesota at the 2011 NCAA Cross Country Championships, placing second on the team and 112th overall in 21:38 ran the Gophers' fourth-best time at the Big Ten Championships, clocking a season-best time of 21:16 added a 21:37 showing at the Wisconsin Adidas 6K, good for fifth on the team placed 11th overall and eighth on the team at the SDSU Invite 5K with a 17:56 finished as the Gophers' sixth-best runner at the Roy Griak Invitational with a time of 22:01.65 earned sixth-place team and overall honors at the Oz Memorial, running 23:35.93.
2010 Redshirt Freshman Season: Competed in six races posted her best time of 22:18.6 at the Neubauer Invitational, where she finished 22nd overall and second on the team.
2009 Freshman Season: Redshirted the season.
On the Track: Competes in the 800m, mile, 1500m, and 3000m 2011, 2012 and 2013 Big Ten Championships competitor.
High School: A 2009 graduate of Middleton High School high school coach was Joe Spolar four-time all-state honoree in cross country placed fourth in Wisconsin Division I meet as both a junior and senior helped team to 2006 state title Big 8 Conference champion as a junior earned seven all-state citations in track ran a leg of the state champion 3200m relay in 2007 a member of National Honor Society.
Personal: Born November 6, 1990 majoring in human resources and psychology the daughter of Kurt and Brenda Bollig has a younger sister, Danielle enjoys traveling, skiing and spending time with family and friends.