Kathryn Ritter
Kathryn Ritter


Mukwonago, Wis.

High School:
Mukwonago HS



Big Ten Conference Honors 49 Gophers as Distinguished Scholars

Minnesota featured 16 programs with at least one Distinguished Scholar Award winner for the 2012-13 academic year.


Minnesota Places 167 Student-Athletes On Spring Academic All-Big Ten Teams

Women's track and field leads the way with 45 recognized individuals


Women's Cross Country Earns 19 Academic All-Big Ten Certificates

All seven NCAA Championships competitors were among the honorees.


Student-Athlete Spotlight: Kathryn Ritter

Ritter has learned how to balance running and a pre-med course load.


Griak Rosters

Griak Rosters

2012 Senior Season: Posted a season-best time of 22:05 in the open race at the Wisconsin adidas Invite, finishing 54th (seventh on team) • the team's ninth runner (51st) at the Roy Griak Invitational (22:34.4) • team's No. 6 runner (14th) at the Blugold Invite (22:16.72) • ran at six meets total • Academic All-Big Ten.

2011 Junior Season: Redshirted the 2011 Cross Country season

2010 Sophomore Season: Ran a season-best time of 22:32.7 at the Neubauer Invitational • competed at six meets • co-recipient of the team's Coaches' Award • Academic All-Big Ten

2009 Redshirt Freshman Season: Ran in six races • Gophers' second runner in UWEC Invitational with a season-best time of 23:22.50 • team's fourth runner in Neubauer Invitational.

2008 Freshman Season: Redshirted the season.

High School: A 2008 graduate of Mukwonago High School • high school coaches were Mike Furlong and Craig Huelsman • three-time all-state performer on the track • ran the anchor leg for the 2008 Wisconsin Division 1 champion 4x800-meter relay • placed third in 800 meters at state in 2007 with a school-record time of 2:14.25 • finished eighth as a senior • three-time Classic 8 Conference champion in the 800 meters • all-conference selection in cross country as a junior and senior • lettered four times in track, twice in both cross country and tennis • a member of the National Honor Society.

Personal: Born March 5, 1990 • majoring in Biology, Society & Enviorment and Genetics Cell Biology & Development • daughter of Wolfgang and Carolyn Ritter • has a older sister, Megan, and a younger brother, Steven • enjoys baking and playing the piano.


Gopher Trio Honored By USTFCCCA


Bethany Hasz, Megan Hasz, and Madeline Strandemo have been named USTFCCCA All-Academic honorees.

Running to the Runway


Gophers distance runner Sarah Klecker designed a running-inspired clothing line for her senior capstone project in the College of Design.

Warm-Up Lap: Q&A with Madeline Strandemo


Catch up with Gophers co-captain Madeline Strandemo after she ran the second-fastest mile in program history last weekend.

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