Jessica Schmidt
Jessica Schmidt


DePere, Wis.

High School:
West DePere HS



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.


Gophers Win Tori Neubauer Invitational

A close pack of runners propelled the team to victory.


Griak Rosters

Griak Rosters


Laura Docherty wins Intrasquad Race

The Golden Gophers kicked off the 2012 season with the annual Intrasquad Meet

2012 Junior Season: Ran her season-best time of 22:33.5 in finishing 11th (third on the team) at the Neubauer Invitational • finished 30th at the Blugold Invite (22:58.41) • competed in six races total • Academic All-Big Ten.

2011 Sophomore Season: Raced in four meets • took 13th place overall and fourth on the team running her season PR of 22:53 at the Tori Neubauer 6K • ran 23:04 at the Bluegold Invite to place 18th overall and fourth on the team • raced the Roy Griak Invitational in 23:28.70 • competed in the Oz Memorial and clocked 24:11.28

2010 Redshirt Freshman Season: Competed in four races • took 21st (23:45.6) at the Oz Memorial • Gophers' 19th (24:07.55) finisher at the Roy Griak • finished 20th (23:08.6) at the UWEC Invite and 53rd (22:55.1) at the Neubauer Invite.

2009 Freshman Season: Redshirted the season.

High School: A 2009 graduate of West DePere High School • high school coaches were Dexter McNabb and Nicole Flock • a three-time all-state honoree in cross country and track • placed fifth as a senior at the Wisconsin Division 2 Cross Country Championships, 27th as a junior • 2008 Bay Conference cross country champion • all-state in 1,600 meters and 4x400m relay as a junior • earned four varsity letters in cross country, three in track • a National Honor Society member and Academic All-State honoree.

Personal: Born May 9, 1991 • majoring in Accounting and Finance • president of SAAC • daughter of Andy and Kathy Schmidt • has a younger brother David • will be working full time with PricewaterhouseCoopers upon graduation • enjoys traveling, scrapbooking, and hiking.


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.

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