Minnesota celebrated the 2016 cross country season with its annual team awards banquet Sunday
Thirteen Gophers have been honored by the Big Ten Conference for academics this fall
Minnesota wrapped up the 2016 season with Madeline Strandemo representing the team at the NCAA Championship
Minnesota held its final home meet of the season at Les Bolstad Course Sunday morning
Twenty-one Gophers recorded career-best 6K times at Les Bolstad Friday evening
2016 • Redshirt Junior Season: Named team co-captain • named Academic All-Big Ten honoree • ran in six meets this season • finished among the top 12 Gophers at all six meets • finished second overall at Rocky's Run with a 6K time of 23:33.7 • ran a season-best 6K time of 22:11.9 to place seventh overall and fifth on the team at Jack's Run • ran a career-best 5K time of 17:53.9 to place 11th overall and second on the team in the open race at the Notre Dame Invitational.
2015 • Redshirt Sophomore Season: Named Academic All-Big Ten honoree • ran five races • ran a career-best 22:05.9 to place 29th overall as the fourth Gopher in the open race at the Wisconsin adidas Invitational • finished as the 10th Gopher at the Griak Invitational (23:44.4) • finished 11th on the team at both the Greater Louisville Classic 5K (18:41.17) and the season-opening Oz Memorial (23:33.1) • finished 36th overall as the sixth female finisher at Jack’s Run (23:30.1) • served as an alternate at the NCAA Midwest Regional and NCAA Championship.
2014 • Redshirt Freshman Season: Ran one race • made Gopher debut at the Oz Memorial 6K, finishing 28th overall and ninth on the team in 24:01.1.
2013 • Freshman Season: Redshirted the 2013 cross country season and the 2014 indoor and outdoor track & field seasons.
High School: Two-time Illinois all-state cross country performer • finished 11th at 2012 Class 3A state meet with a personal best of 16:54 in the 3-mile race • won her second regional championship and finished fifth at the sectional to earn her third all-sectional medal • part of a state title, four regional titles and three sectional titles with Palatine • went on to finish 17th at the 2012 Nike Cross Nationals Midwest Regional (18:56.30) • on the track, ran on Palatine's 4x800m relay team that finished in the top four at three state meets • posted a 1,600m time of 5:02.10 at the 2012 state meet • 2012 Mid-Suburban League champion in the 800m, 1,600m and 4x400m relay, and a sectional champion in the 1,600m, 4x400m relay, and 4x800m relay.
Personal: Born June 16, 1995 • majoring in global studies • daughter of Ann Lawrence and Eric Wasowicz • has one brother • enjoys reading, skiing and cooking.
|Wasowicz's Postseason Appearances|
|Year||Big Tens||Midwest Regional||NCAA Championship|
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.