Kaila Urick
Kaila  Urick

RS Senior

Chaska, Minn.

High School:
Chaska HS


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Gophers Earn Academic Big Ten Honors

The Gophers totaled 282 Academic All-Big Ten honorees for the 2015-16 academic year.


Gophers Hand Out 2015 Team Awards

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


Big Ten Honors Gophers for Academics

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


Big Ten Honors Gophers for Academics

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


Fourteen Gophers Named Academic All-Big Ten

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


Women Cross Country at Oz Memorial

Gopher women take first in Oz Memorial run


2014 Big Ten WXC Championship

Photos from the 2014 Big Ten Cross Country Championship hosted by the University of Iowa. Photos by Walt Middleton.


Women Cross Country at Griak

Gophers host Griak Meet

Photo Gallery

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.


Eastman Leads Gophers at Jack's Run


Twenty-one Gophers recorded career-best 6K times at Les Bolstad Course on Friday evening.

Kargol Enjoying Success as a Rookie


Redshirt freshman Abby Kargol has placed among Minnesota's top five runners in three consecutive races.

Captains Corner: Danielle Anderson


Gophers co-captain Danielle Anderson shares her thoughts on Minnesota's cross country season so far.

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