MSU had 112 student-athletes recognized for having a 3.0 or better GPA.
Collegiate Bests Pole Vault - 4.10m/13-5½
2012-13: Honorable Mention USTF CCCA All-American NCAA East Preliminary Round Qualifier Academic All-Big Ten OUTDOOR: Placed third in the pole vault at the Spartan Invitational with a mark of 3.87m/12-8¼ ... Competed in pole vault at the Jesse Owens Classic, posting a mark of 3.75m/12-3½ ... Posted a second-place mark of 3.90m/12-9½ in the pole vault at the Hillsdale College GINA Relays ... Placed fourth in pole vault at the Big Ten Outdoor Conference Championships with a mark of 4.02m/13-2¼ ... Competed in the pole vault preliminaries at the NCAA East Preliminary Round, posting a season-high mark of 4.10m/13-5½ ... Competed in the pole vault preliminaries at the NCAA Outdoor Track and Field Championships. INDOOR: Did not compete.
2011-12: OUTDOOR: Placed fifth at the Raleigh Relays in the pole vault (3.75m) ... Finished fourth in pole vault at the MSU Spartan Invitational with a vault of 3.71m. INDOOR: Competed at the GVSU Bob Eubanks Open, Notre Dame Invitational and the Meyo Invitational ... Placed tenth at the Big Meet in pole vault with a height of 3.60m.
2010-11: OUTDOOR: Did not compete. INDOOR: Did not compete.
High School: Four-year letterwinner in track & field at Rockford High School for coach Kevin Patterson ... Won back-to-back-to-back state championships in the pole vault (2008, 2009 & 2010) ... Helped her team finish second overall at the state in 2009 and 2010 ... Posted a career-best height of 13-1 her senior year ... Earned all-conference honors 2008, 2009 and 2010 ... Earned all-state and all-region honors all four seasons ... Named a high school all-American both indoors and outdoors in 2010 ... Michigan state record holder with a pole vault height of 13-1 recorded in 2009 ... Placed sixth at the Midwest Meet of Champions with a height of 12-0 ... Recorded a mark of 13-1 at the State Games of Michigan ... Placed ninth at the 2009 Nike Indoor Nationals and was fifth at the 2010 Nike Indoor Nationals ... Placed sixth at the New Balance Outdoor Nationals in 2010, and was 10th at the 2009 Nike Outdoor Nationals ... Named her school MVP in 2009 and 2010 ... Named MITS Outstanding Field Event Female in 2009 and 2010 ... School Record holder in the pole vault (13-0) ... Academic all-state all four seasons.
Personal: Born November 9, 1991 ... Daughter of Michaela and Judy Birkmeier ... Plans on majoring in kinesiology.