Liz Berkholtz placed 80th overall, racing in her third national championship
The Gophers earned a 3.50 team grade point average
Drake and Moraczewski lead the Gophers as four-time academic honorees
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
2013 Junior Season: Named to Midwest All-Region team, All-Big Ten Second Team, USTFCCCA All-Academic team and Academic All-Big Ten team raced in seven meets ran a career-best 20:20.9 to lead the Gophers and earn all-region honors with a runner-up finish at the Midwest Regional was the fourth Gopher at the NCAA Championships in 21:25.9 (120th overall) earned All-Big Ten second team honors by finishing eighth at the Big Ten Championship as Minnesota's second runner in 21:10.8 finished second overall and second on the team at the Oz Memorial 6K in 21:54.7 came in 24th overall as the Gophers' fourth runner at the Griak Invitational (21:32.2) won the SDSU Classic with a 5K time of 17:29.01 led the Gophers with a 45th-place finish at the Wisconsin adidas Invitational (20:36) earned third varsity letter.
2012 Sophomore Season: The team's No. 1 runner at the NCAA Championships, finishing 78th with a time of 20:37.6 an All-Midwest Region performer, leading the team with an eight-place finish at the region meet (20:47.87) the Gophers' second runner at the Big Ten Championships (26th overall, 21:00.7) posted her best time of the season, 20:30, in finishing 55th (second on the team) at the Wisconsin adidas Invite finished 12th (No. 2 on the team) at the Griak Invitational (21:38.5) won the SDSU Classic second at the Oz Memorial ran in seven races total USTFCCCA All-Academic team selection, Big Ten Distinguished Scholar and Academic All-Big Ten honoree.
2011 Redshirt Freshman Season: Raced in seven meets posted 21:30 at the 2011 NCAA Championships, finishing third among her Gopher teammates raced the Midwest Regional Meet in 21:49.69, good for third on the team and 12th overall achieved her season PR at the Big Ten Championships running 20:49, placing second on the team and 19th in the Big Ten ran second-best for the team at the Wisconsin adidas 6K with a 21:26 finished third for the Gophers and fourth overall, running 17:36.3 at the SDSU Invite competed at the Roy Griak Invitational, finishing in Minnesota's third position at 21:36.0 placed fourth on the team and fourth overall at the Oz Memorial Academic All-Big Ten selection.
2010 Freshman Season: Redshirted the season.
High School: A 2010 graduate of Maple Grove High School member of the 4x800 relay team that shattered the school record by 30 seconds as a freshman ran a 5:02 mile in her sophomore year also played soccer for five years and was team captain graduated with high honors member of National Honor Society honor roll.
Personal: Born on September 29, 1991 majoring in marketing with a minor in Spanish daugther of Jim and Eileen Kayfes has one brother, Ryan, who played hockey at Bentley College enjoys shopping, baking, soccer and laying out.
Six Gophers Named Academic All-District
Minnesota led all NCAA Division I programs with six CoSIDA Academic All-District Track & Field/Cross Country honorees.
USTFCCCA Honors Gophers for Academics
Liz Berkholtz and Haley Johnson have been named 2015 USTFCCCA Division I Women's All-Academic honorees.
Ski-U-Mah Magazine: Strong Strides
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.