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Becca Buchholtz
Becca Buchholtz

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
East Troy, Wis.

High School:
East Troy

Event:
Jumps/Multi-Events


07/11/2012

Fifty-Nine Spartans Named Big Ten Distinguished Scholars

Honorees earned minimum grade point average of 3.7 for the 2011-12 academic year.

06/26/2012

Buchholtz Earns Second Team Academic All-America Honor

Senior high jumper receives post-season academic honors.

06/01/2012

Buchholtz Named to CoSIDA Academic All-District Team

Senior high jumper receives academic honor.

05/31/2012

2012 Spring Academic All-Big Ten Selections Announced

102 Spartans student-athletes were recognized for having a 3.0 or better GPA.

05/21/2012

31 Spartans to Participate in NCAA Regionals

17 members of the women's squad and 14 from the men's team will travel to Jacksonville.

Personal Bests
• High Jump - 1.83m (6-0) (School Record - 2012)
• Long Jump - 5.64m (18-6)
• Pentathlon - 3,774 points
• Shot Put - 12.03m (39-5 3/4)
• 60m Hurdles - 9.56

• Three-time Big Ten Champion

2010-11:
• U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association All-Academic Honoree
• NCAA East Preliminary Round Qualifier
• Big Ten Distinguished Scholar
• Academic All-Big Ten
OUTDOOR:
Started the outdoor season at the Spartan Invitational, earning first place in the high jump with a height of 1.79m ... Also finished first in the high jump at the Indiana University Outdoor Invitational with a winning height of 1.78m ... Placed second in the high jump at the 2011 Drake Relays with a height of 1.78m ... Took first place in the high jump at the Big Ten Outdoor Championships, recording a school-record height of 1.82m ... Also competed in the high jump at the NCAA Division I East Preliminary Round.
INDOOR: Jumped 1.76m in the high jump, placing third at the Big Ten Indoor Championships.

2009-10:
• U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association All-Academic Honoree
• Academic All-Big Ten
OUTDOOR: Broke the school-record at the NCAA Division I East Region preliminaries to tie for first with a height of 1.81m (5-11 ¼) ... Placed first in the high jump at the Big Ten Outdoor Championships with a height of 1.80m (5-10 ¾), earning First-Team All-Big Ten honors ... Long jumped 5.64m (18-6) at Spartan Invitational.
INDOOR: Recorded a school-record and NCAA provisional height of 1.81m (5-11 ¼) at the Big Ten Indoor Championships for first place in the pentathlon high jump ... Jumped 5.46m (17-11) in the long jump at the Big Ten Indoor Championships ... Placed sixth in the high jump at the Big Ten Championships with a height of 1.76m (5-9 ¼) ... Scored a NCAA Provisional score of 3,774 for third place in the pentathlon at the Big Ten Indoor Championships.

2008-09:
OUTDOOR: Competed in the high jump ... Recorded a season-best jump of 1.70m (5-7) on five occasions, including at the Big Ten Championships.
INDOOR: First Team All-Big Ten selection after winning the Big Ten high jump title ... Became the first MSU freshman to win an individual Big Ten title in program history after clearing 1.79m (5-10 ½) at the championships ... Named Big Ten Field Athlete of the Week (12/8) after her performance in the pentathlon at the MSU Open when she tallied 3,515 points, her second-best total of the season ... Season-best mark in the pentathlon came at the ISU Classic where she tallied 3,523 points, earning sixth place and was one of only two freshmen to finish in the top 10 of the 19-person field ... Posted season-best marks in the 60m hurdles (9.56) and the shot put (12.03m (39-5 ¾)).

High School: Leaped 1.75m (5-9) multiple times during her senior season, jumping higher than the winning height at the Big Ten Championships that year ... Three-year letterwinner in track and top national jump prospect ... Three-time state champion in the high jump and two-time champion in the triple jump ... 2008 state champion in both high jump and triple jump ... 2007 state high jump champion and record holder (5-9) and triple jump champion ... 2007 high jump regional champion, section and conference runner-up ... State indoor high jump champion ... State, sectional and conference triple jump champion in 2007 ... ... Set school records in the high jump in 2005 and triple jump in 2007... Gatorade "Will to Win" award winner in 2006.

Personal: Daughter of Don and Dawn Buchholtz ... Plans to major in chemistry ... Born May 23, 1990.

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