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Danielle Berndt
Danielle Berndt


Bloomington, Minn.

High School:



34 Hawkeyes Earn Big Ten Distinguished Scholar Award

Hart, Bernhard, Cubelic and Dunn post perfect 4.0 grade-point averages


66 Hawkeyes Earn Spring Academic All-Big Ten Honors

Three UI student-athletes have maintained a perfect 4.0 GPA


Hawkeyes Gear Up for Drake Relays

Drake Relays are set to begin Thursday at 9:30 a.m.


Nationally Ranked Hawkeyes Set to Host Musco Twilight

The 13th annual Musco Twilight is set to begin Saturday at 1:30.


Nationally Ranked Hawkeyes Run to Tom Botts Invitational

The Tom Botts Invitational is scheduled to begin Saturday at 10 a.m.


Musco Twilight XIII

Musco Twilight XIII Saturday, April 21, 2012


adidas Track & Field Classic

adidas Track & Field Classic Saturday, Jan. 21, 2012

2012 -- Indoor - placed eighth in 3,000 meters at Adidas Classic (10:27.03) and 19th at Iowa State Classic (10:14.52)... placed third in mile at Iowa Invite (5:10.63) and 11th at New Year's Classic (5:14.76)... Outdoor - placed 11th in 3,000-meter steeplechase at Drake Relays with a team-leading 10:39.17... placed 16th in 3,000-meter steeplechase at Stanford Invite (10:39.29)... academic All-Big Ten... letterwinner.

2011 -- Indoor - placed 18th in 3,000 meters with a collegiate-best 10:03.63 at Big Ten Championships... won 3,000 meters (10:06.99) at Iowa State Classic... ran collegiate-best mile (5:06.64) at Razorback Invite... Outdoor - set school 3,000-meter steeplechase record (10:26.54) at NCAA West Regional... placed ninth in steeplechase at Drake Relays (10:45.72) and 11th at Big Ten Championships (10:41.60)... placed second in 1,500 meters (4:40.56) at Cornell Open... academic all-Big Ten... letterwinner... Cross Country - ran collegiate bests in 3,000 meters (10:56-12th) at Iowa Invite, 4,000 meters (15:34-11th) at Iowa Open, 5,000 meters (18:29-31st) at Loyola Lakefront Invite and 6,000 meters (22:06-76th) at Big Ten Championships... academic All-Big Ten... team earned USTFCCCA all-academic honors... letterwinner.

2010 -- Indoor - ran season-best mile at the ISU Classic (5:12.62)... Outdoor - led the team in steeplechase (10:56.47) with a win at Iowa Invite... ran a season-best 4:42.53 in the 1,500 meters with a third-place finish at Lee Calhoun Memorial... finished second in 1,500 meters at Central Invite (4:45.77)... placed second in steeplechase at Musco Twilight XI (11:00.50)... academic All-Big Ten... letterwinner... Cross Country - ran season-best 10:57 (3,000 meters) to place 13th at Iowa Invite... placed 17th at Hawkeye Invite (11:11)... academic All-Big Ten... team earned USTFCCCA all-academic honors... letterwinner.

2009 -- Indoor - ran season-best mile (5:17.31) at Meyo Invite... Outdoor - led team in 3,000 meters (10:20.62)... ran collegiate-best 1,500 meters (4:40.02) at Messersmith Invite... placed fourth in 1,500 meters (4:46.68) at Lee Calhoun Memorial... anchored team-leading distance medley relay (12:11.56) at Drake Relays... letterwinner... Cross Country - redshirted.

2008 -- Cross Country - ran season-bests in 3,000 meters (11:03) at Hawkeye Invite and 5,000 meters (19:06) at Auburn Invite... team earned USTFCCCA all-academic honors... letterwinner.

High School -- Eleven-time all-state, earning six honors in cross country and five in track... twelve-time all-conference and varsity letterwinner, earning six each in cross country and track... five-time conference champion... thirteen-time placewinner at state meet... placed fifth at state cross country meet senior year and fourth as a junior... set school records in cross country (4,000 meters - 14:17), 1,600 meters (5:04) and 3,200 meters (10:49)... five-time sectional champion, placing second three times... all-American Nordic skier, qualifying for Junior Olympics three times... four-time all-conference, five-time team MVP, six-time letterwinner and two-time state medalist in Nordic skiing, winning one conference title... three-year academic letterwinner... four-year top 10 scholar, National Merit Commended Scholar honors in 2007... National Honor Society member... coaches were Pete Svien, Beth Holger, Josh Coval and Krystal Lehner.

Personal -- born May 9, 1990... daughter of Michael and Sue Berndt... engineering major.

Berndt's Collegiate Bests
Event Time Meet Date
1,500 Meters (O) 4:40.02 at Messersmith Invite 4/18/09
Mile (I) 5:06.64 at Razorback Invitational 1/29/11
3,000 Meters (I) 10:03.63 at Big Ten Championships 2/27/11
3,000 Steeplechase (O) 10:26.54 at NCAA West Regional 5/27/11
3,000 Meters (CC) 10:56 Iowa Invite 9/16/11
4,000 Meters (CC) 15:34 Iowa Open 9/2/11
5,000 Meters (CC) 18:29 at Loyola Lakefront Invite 10/1/11
6,000 Meters (CC) 22:06 at Big Ten Championships 10/30/11
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