Minnesota has nine repeat academic all-conference honorees this fall
Liz Berkholtz placed 80th overall, racing in her third national championship
No. 20 Minnesota makes its 10th-straight appearance at the NCAA Championship this weekend
Minnesota will race at the national championship meet this Saturday
Minnesota finished second in the team standings at the Midwest Regional Friday
2014 Redshirt Junior Season: 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 majoring in strategic journalism with a minor in management 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.