Big Ten recognizes Gophers for academic achievements
Three members of the cross country and track & field teams were honored at the Golden Goldys
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 Senior Season: Named Academic All-Big Ten raced in five meets finished ninth overall and eighth on the team with time of 22:50.9 at Oz Memorial 6K had Gophers' fifth fastest time at the Griak Invitational (21:45.5) and finished 31st overall finished seventh overall and seventh on the team at the SDSU Classic with a 5K time of 17:54.52 ran a season-best 21:20 as the Gophers' seventh runner at the Wisconsin adidas Invitational placed 29th overall at the Big Ten Championship as Minnesota's sixth runner in 21:45.5 named an alternate for the NCAA Midwest Regional and NCAA Championships earned fourth varsity letter.
2012 Junior Season: The Gophers' No. 6 runner at the NCAA Championships (196th overall) with a time of 21:30.0 seventh runner at the NCAA Midwest Regional (57th overall, 22:01.47) also the No. 7 runner (51st) at the Big Ten Championships (21:28.5) posted a season-best time of 21:06 at the Wisconsin adidas Invitational, finishing 151st (fifth on the team) finished 32nd at the Roy Griak Invitational (22:14.0) ran in seven races overall Big Ten Distinguished Scholar and Academic All-Big Ten.
2011 Sophomore Season: Minnesota's fifth runner at the NCAA Midwest Regional Rocky's Run champion ran her season PR of 22:21.35 at the Roy Griak Invitational, ninth-best on the team Big Ten Distinguished Scholar and Academic All-Big Ten selection.
2010 Redshirt Freshman Season: Minnesota's eighth runner at the Big Ten Championships with a season-best time of 21:57.0 Academic All-Big Ten.
2009 Freshman Season: Redshirted the season.
High School: A 2009 graduate of White Bear Lake Area High School high school coach was Patti Percival competed in Minnesota Class AA cross country meet took 13th place in 2007 and 15th in 2008 rookie of the year in 2007 all-conference in 2007 and 2008 all-state in 2007 and 2008 participated in the track state meet in 2009 all-conference in the 3200m relay in 2008 and 2009 and the 3200m in 2009 all-state in the 3200m in 2009 set school records in the 3200m relay and the 3200m lettered in cross country (2), track (3) and debate (1) honor graduate National Honor Society member.
Personal: Born June 11, 1991 will earn biochemistry and Spanish dual degree daughter of Craig and Gloria Drake has an older brother, Ryan enjoys snowboarding and sailing future physician scientist.
Captains Corner: Madeline Strandemo
Fifth-year senior Madeline Strandemo shares her goals and expectations for the cross country season.
Captains Corner: Amelia Barczi
Gophers co-captain Amelia Barczi reflects on her journey as a Gopher so far and looks forward to the year ahead.
Captains Corner: Paige Peschel
Paige Peschel is one of five Gophers serving as team captain for the 2017 cross country season.