Katie Guikema
Katie Guikema


Byron Center, Mich.

High School:
South Christian



Fifty-Nine Spartans Named Big Ten Distinguished Scholars

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


2012 Spring Academic All-Big Ten Selections Announced

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


MSU Track & Field Wraps-up Regular Season with Len Paddock Invitational

The Invitational is the last outdoor meet prior to the Big Ten Outdoor Championships next weekend.


Spartans Win Eleven Events at Lyle Bennett Open

Alicia Evans and Jarred Gambrell earn dual victories, Daniels and Duda notch personal bests.


Polytan, Al Owens Classic on tap for this weekend

The Spartan Track & Field team hits the road this weekend with members of the squad traveling to the Polytan Invitational and the Al Owens Classic.

Personal Bests
• Long Jump - 5.82m (19-1)
• Triple Jump - 10.18m (33-4)
• 200m - 26.60m

• Big Ten Distinguished Scholar
• Academic All-Big Ten
Posted a personal-best mark of 5.56m in the long jump, placing third at the Indiana University Outdoor Invitational ... Recorded a third-place finish distance of 5.60m in the long jump at the Lyle Bennett Open ... Competed in the long jump at the Big Ten Outdoor Championships, setting a distance of 5.63m.
INDOOR: Placed fourth in the long jump at the Notre Dame Invitational, recording a distance of 5.28m ... Also ran a personal-best time of 26.60 in the 200m at the Notre Dame Invitational.

• Academic All-Big Ten
OUTDOOR: Long jumped 5.52m (18-1 ½) at the Big Ten Outdoor Championships ... Had a season-best long jump of 5.82m (19-1 ¼) at the Spartan Invitational.
INDOOR: Long jumped 5.40m (17-8 ¾) at the Big Ten Indoor Championships and 5.51m (18-1) at the Kentucky Track & Field Invitational.

OUTDOOR: Competed in the long jump ... Recorded a season-best distance of 5.62m (18-5 ¼) at the Joe Hilton Invite ... Tallied six of the Spartans-top-10 long jumps on the year including a jump of 5.47m (17-11 ½) at the Big Ten Championships.
INDOOR: Competed in the long jump at seven meets, including the Big Ten Championships where she leaped 5.41m (17-9) ... Set her personal-record at the MSU Open when she leaped 5.69m (18-8) ... Set marks of 5.52m (18-1 ½) and 5.51m (18-1) at the Indiana Invite and Grand Valley Big Meet, respectively.

High School:
Three-time Michigan state champion in the long jump, twice at the outdoor championships and once indoors ... Four-year letterwinner in cross country and three-year letterwinner in track & field ... Two-time all-conference in cross country (2006-07) ... Three-time all-conference in track and field (2005-07) ... Placed fifth in the long jump during her sophomore year, and was state champion in her junior season ... Two-time all-state selection in the long jump in 2006-07, and a member of the 1,600m relay team that also earned all-state honors both years ... Cross country team took second place in the state her sophomore year ... Helped her team earn academic all-state status.

Daughter of Curt and Amy Guikema ... Plans to major in special education ... Born Feb. 12, 1990.