Michelle Volz
Michelle Volz


Lakeville, Minn.

High School:
Lakeville North HS



Gophers Face Nations Best Tomorrow in Madison

22 will race on Saturday at the Tori Neubauer

2011 Sophomore Season: Raced in four meets • ran 25:03.55 at the Oz Memorial • competed in the Roy Griak Invitational, running 24:08.15 • clocked a season-best 23:23 at the Bluegold Invite • raced the Tori Neubauer 6K in 23:49

2010 · Redshirt Freshman Season: Ran a season-best time of 23:16.7 at the Neubauer Invitational · competed in six meets.

2009 · Freshman Season: Redshirted the season.

High School: A 2009 graduate of Lakeville North High School · high school coach is Bob Ertl · competed in six Minnesota Class AA Cross Country Championships · ran on North's 2003 state cross country champion team as a seventh-grader · top individual state finish was fourth in 2005 · four-time all-state in cross country and five times in track · state titlist in the 1,600m (4:58.00) as a sophomore · earned a total of 17 letters, six in both cross country, and track, and five in both Nordic skiing · Athena Award winner · a member of the National Honor Society.

Personal: Born Feb. 27, 1991 · intends to major in Health & Wellness with a cous in Entrepreneunial Business · daughter of Jerry and Jane Volz · mother ran cross country/track for Coach Gary Wiilson at Wisconsin-LaCrosse · older brother Matt runs on Gopher men's team · enjoys, biking, ping pong, hockey and trail mix.


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.

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