Kaila Urick
Kaila  Urick

Class:
RS Senior

Hometown:
Chaska, Minn.

High School:
Chaska HS

Birthdate:
07/27/1992

Experience:
4 Letters


12/13/2015

Gophers Hand Out 2015 Team Awards

Minnesota held its annual season-ending banquet and presented the team awards on Sunday

12/09/2015

Big Ten Honors Gophers for Academics

Student-athletes from the University of Minnesota honored for performance in classroom

12/09/2015

Big Ten Honors Gophers for Academics

Student-athletes from the University of Minnesota honored for performance in classroom

12/09/2015

Fourteen Gophers Named Academic All-Big Ten

Liz Berkholtz leads Minnesota as a four-time Academic All-Big Ten honoree

12/01/2015

Gophers' 2015 Season In Review

Take a look back at the Gopher women's cross country team's 2015 season

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2015 • Redshirt Senior Season: Named All-Big Ten Second Team and Academic All-Big Ten honoree • served as team captain • finished in Minnesota’s top eight at all seven races, including five finishes in the top five • ran a season-best 20:29.0 to place 14th as the second Gopher at the Big Ten Championship • placed 27th overall as the third Gopher in 21:03.7 at the NCAA Midwest Regional • was the fourth Gopher in 153rd overall (21:13.6) at the NCAA Championship • finished third on the team and 86th overall at the Wisconsin adidas Invitational (20:52.5) • placed 39th overall as the fifth Gopher at the Greater Louisville Classic 5K (17:35.09) • finished fourth on the team and 35th overall at the Griak Invitational (22:28.9) • placed eighth on the team and 20th overall at the season-opening Oz Memorial (23:05.5).

2014 • Redshirt Junior Season: Named NCAA All-Midwest Region and Academic All-Big Ten • ran seven races • finished second on the team and fifth overall at the BYU Autumn Classic three-mile in 18:13.5 • led the Gophers at the Griak Invitational in 25th overall in 22:01.1 • placed second overall behind teammate Becca Dyson at the SDSU Classic 5K in 17:40.37 • finished third for the Gophers and 81st overall in 21:02 at the Wisconsin adidas Invitational • finished in 20:52.2 at the Big Ten Championships as the third Gopher in 30th place overall • ran a career-best time of 20:25.9 at the NCAA Midwest Regional, earning all-region honors in eighth place overall as the second Gopher • made her NCAA Championship debut, finishing third for the Gophers in 21:52.0 in 192nd overall.

2013 • Redshirt Sophomore Season: Named Academic All-Big Ten • named an alternate for the Big Ten Championship, NCAA Midwest Regional and the NCAA Championship • ran in four meets • led the Gophers and finished sixth overall with a career-best 21:21 in the open race of the Wisconsin adidas Invitational • took 10th overall at the Oz Memorial 6K (23:28.7) • ran a then-career best 22:02.8 as the Gophers' ninth runner at the Griak Invitational, finishing 51st overall • finished 10th overall and 10th on the team at the SDSU Classic with a 5K time of 18:08 • earned second varsity letter.

2012 • Redshirt Freshman: Finished 33rd (sixth on the team) at the Neubauer Invitational with a season-best time of 23:05.9 • finished four races total.

2011 • Freshman Season: Redshirted the 2011 cross country season and the 2012 indoor and outdoor track & field seasons.

High School: A 2011 graduate of Chaska High School • high school coaches were Scott Stallman and Nate Foss • six-year letterwinner in cross country • was a seven-time all-conference selection in cross country and track and field • five-time team MVP • three-time all-state selection in cross country and track • also participated in basketball and Nordic skiing • personal bests of 10:48 in 3200m, 5:00 in 1600m, 2:18 in 800m and 14:22 in 4000m • Athena Award Winner • dean's list.

Personal: Born July 27, 1992 • completed her undergraduate degree in strategic journalism with a minor in management • enrolled in a human resources graduate certificate program • daughter of Marty and Diane Urick • parents both competed in cross country and track at the University of St. Thomas • has two siblings, Jenna and Spencer.

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