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Brooke Eilers
Brooke Eilers


Holland, Mich.

High School:
Holland Christian


48 Hawkeyes Named Fall Academic All-Big Ten

Field hockey and women's cross country have record number of honoreers


Q&A with Brooke Eilers

UI senior sets a good example during her final year of competition


Hawkeye Women Finish 18th at Wisconsin Adidas Invitational

Iowa returns to action Oct. 30 at the Big Ten Championships

2012 -- Indoor - won mile at New Year's Classic with collegiate-best and team-leading 4:50.15... placed second in mile at Adidas Classic (4:53.04) and 11th at Iowa State Classic (4:52.50)... placed sixth in 3,000 meters (9:27.92) and seventh in 5,000 meters (16:38.87) at Big Ten Championships, posting collegiate-best times in both events... the 3,000-meter time ranks ninth all-time at Iowa... placed sixth in 3,000 meters at Meyo Invite (9:33.97).

2011 -- Indoor - anchored team-leading distance medley relay to third-place finish at Big Ten Championships (11:22.44)... that time ranks second all-time at Iowa... ran season-best mile (4:51.41) at Iowa State Classic... runner-up in mile (4:57.69) at Razorback Invite... Outdoor - placed 22nd in 5,000 meters (16:25.62) at NCAA Championships... placed 12th in 5,000 meters with collegiate-best 16:11.86 at NCAA West Regional... that time ranks fifth all-time at Iowa... placed fifth in 5,000 meters at Big Ten Championships (16:26.46) and fourth at Stanford Invite (16:29.74)... ran on the runner-up 6,400 meter relay team that clocked a 19:17.52 at Drake Relays, which ranks third all-time at Iowa... placed second in 3,000 meters with collegiate-best 9:30.08 at Musco Twilight XII, which ranks seventh all-time at Iowa... ran career-best 1,500 meters (4:30.53) at Sun Angel Classic... academic All-Big Ten... letterwinner... Cross Country - ran season-best 6,000 meters (21:09) at Big Ten Championships, placing 36th... placed fourth at Loyola Lakefront Invite (17:30-5,000 meters) and 37th at NCAA Midwest Regional (22:10-6,000 meters)... academic All-Big Ten... team earned USTFCCCA all-academic honors... letterwinner.

2010 -- Track - did not compete... Cross Country - ran a collegiate best in 3,000 meters at Iowa Invite (10:15), finishing second... that time ranks third all-time at Iowa... placed third at Hawkeye Invite (10:27-3,000 meters)... Iowa's top finisher at Notre Dame Invite, placing 41st in 17:25 (5,000 meters)... finished 48th at Pre NCAA Invite with a season-best 21:15 (6,000 meters)... placed 53rd at Big Ten Championships (21:41-6,000 meters) and 75th at NCAA Regional (21:47-6,000 meters)... academic All-Big Ten... team earned USTFCCCA all-academic honors... letterwinner.

2009 -- Indoor - redshirted... Outdoor - anchored team-leading 6,400-meter relay to third-place finish (19:36.43) at Drake Relays... that time ranks fourth in school history... ran season bests in 1,500 meters (4:34.44) at Sun Angel Classic and 5,000 meters (17:20.73) at Stanford Invite... won 1,500 meters (4:35.29) at Illinois Invite... letterwinner... Cross Country - earned all-region honors by placing 13th at NCAA Regional (21:14-6,000 meters)... Iowa's top finisher in three races... placed 10th at Wisconsin Adidas Invite (17:30), 29th at NCAA Pre-Nationals (21:17) and 32nd at Big Ten Championships (21:34)... ran season-best 3,000 meters (10:24) at Hawkeye Invite for third place... Iowa's Big Ten Sportsmanship Award honoree... earned USTFCCCA all-academic honors as individual and part of team... academic All-Big Ten... letterwinner.

2008 -- Cross Country - ran collegiate-best 5,000 meters (16:53) at Auburn Invite and 6,000 meters (21:06) at NCAA Pre-Nationals... the 6,000-meter time ranks ninth and the 5,000-meter time ranks 10th in school history... ran season-best 3,000 meters (10:43) at Hawkeye Invite... placed 31st (21:50) at NCAA Midwest Regional and 38th (22:03) at Big Ten Championships... team earned USTFCCCA all-academic honors... letterwinner.

High School -- won state titles in 3,200 meters (10:59.65) and as part of 3,200-meter relay (9:28.98) senior year... five-time placewinner at state track meet, finishing third at state cross country meet as a sophomore... nine-time conference champion in track... won seven regional titles in track and two in cross country... set school records in 1,600 (4:59.68) and 3,200 meters (10:49.54)... runner-up in 3,200 meters (10:50) at 2008 Midwest Meet of Champions... placed 11th in two miles (10:37.93) at 2008 Nike Outdoor Nationals, and fifth in mile (5:00.43) in 2007... also competed in volleyball and basketball... National Honor Society member... three-time academic all-state... coaches were Mike Verkaik and Dave DeKruyter.

Personal -- born June 28, 1989... daughter of Kim and Lee Eilers... speech and hearing science major.

Eilers' Collegiate Bests
Event Time Meet Date
1,500 Meters (O) 4:30.53 at Sun Angel Classic 4/9/11
Mile (I) 4:50.15 New Year's Classic 1/14/12
3,000 Meters (I) 9:27.92 at Big Ten Championships 2/24/12
3,000 Meters (O) 9:30.08 Musco Twilight XII 4/23/11
3,000 Meters (CC) 10:15 Iowa Invite 9/18/10
5,000 Meters (I) 16:38.87 at Big Ten Championships 2/25/12
5,000 Meters (O) 16:11.86 at NCAA West Regional 5/28/11
5,000 Meters (CC) 16:53 at Auburn Invite 10/4/08
6,000 Meters (CC) 21:06 at Pre-Nationals 10/18/08
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