Women's track and field leads the way with 45 recognized individuals
All seven NCAA Championships competitors were among the honorees.
The race raised funds for a good cause.
The Golden Gophers kicked off the 2012 season with the annual Intrasquad Meet
2012 Junior Season: The Gophers' fifth runner (40th overall) in the open race at the Wisconsin adidas Invitational with a season-best time of 21:52 the third female finisher in Jack's Run (22:50.02) raced at six meets total Academic All-Big Ten.
2011 Redshirt Sophomore Season: Placed eighth on the team and overall at the Oz Memorial, running 22:43.43 added a season-best 22:15 at the Roy Griak Invitational, good for seventh on the team took 18th overall at the SDSU Invite, clocking in at 18:15.5
2010 · Freshman Season: Redshirted the season.
On the Track: Competed in the mile, 3,000m, and 10,000m · raced in the 10,000 meters at the 2011 and 2012 Big Ten Championships.
High School: A 2009 graduate of Whitefish Bay High School · high school coaches are Mike Miller and Candance Costa · a four-time all-state performer in cross country · finished 10th as a senior helping team to Wisconsin Division 1 state title · placed eighth as a junior as team was runner-up · advanced to state track meet as a sophomore and junior in the 2-mile run · four-time letterwinner in both cross country and track.
Personal: Born Dec. 21, 1990 · English major · daughter of Tom and Cheri Talajkowski · father played collegiate golf at Wisconsin · has siblings Molly and Noah · enjoys outdoor activities, art, and spending time with family and friends.
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.