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This profile was last updated on 2/14/06  and contains information from public web pages.
 
Background

Employment History

  • Member, Team USA Minnesota
    USA Distance Center
  • Intern for the Faith In Action National Office and An Intern
    U.S. State Department Embassy
  • Wake Forest
  • Member of the Team
    U.S. World Road Running
  • Member of the U.S. Team Competing
    Yokohama International Women's Ekiden
  • Member of the Women's Relay Team
    Yokohama International Women's Ekiden
  • Public Policy Aide
    Brain Injury Association of Minnesota

Board Memberships and Affiliations

Education

  • master's degree , Peace and Conflict Studies
    University of Oslo
  • degree
  • Wake Forest University
  • Wake Forest University
  • Apple Valley High School
  • Greeley Central High School
  • master of public policy degree , foreign affairs
    University of Minnesota's Humphrey Institute
  • bachelor's degree , political science and economics
    Wake Forest
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Web References
Washington Running Report -- Regional News Article
www.runwashington.com, 14 Feb 2006 [cached]
Annie Bersagel, 22, Lakeville, MN - The newest member of USA Distance Center, Team USA Minnesota, Bersagel recently graduated from Wake Forest University, where she was an eight- time All-American in Cross Country and Track. She was 17th at the NCAA Division I Cross Country Championships last fall and has a best of 33:02 for 10,000 meters.
Track & Field News: USATF Announces Yokohama Ekiden Team
www.trackandfieldnews.com, 31 Jan 2006 [cached]
Annie Bersagel, 22, Lakeville, Minn.The newest member of USA Distance Center, Team USA Minnesota, Bersagel recently graduated from Wake Forest University, where she was an eight-time All-American in Cross Country and Track.She was 17th at the NCAA Division I Cross Country Championships last fall and has a best of 33:02 for 10,000 meters.
McGregor, Lehmkuhle to Run USA 25k ...
www.tslevents.com, 7 May 2007 [cached]
McGregor, Lehmkuhle to Run USA 25k Champs; Kleimenhagen at Gator Invite Mile; Bersagel to Remain in Norway
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Bersagel to Remain in NorwayAnnie Bersagel, who joined Team USA Minnesota in January 2006 following her graduation from Wake Forest University, has decided to remain in Norway to complete her master`s degree in "Peace and Conflict Studies" at the University of Oslo.She will receive her degree in May 2008.Bersagel has been in Norway since September 2006 on a Fulbright Scholarship.She had originally intended to return to Minneapolis in May 2007 after completing her first year of post-graduate work and finish her master`s degree at the University of Minnesota.
While with Team USA Minnesota, Bersagel finished 10th in the 2006 USA Cross Country Championships 8k, was a member of the 2006 Yokohama Ekiden team, won the USA Women`s Half Marathon Championship in a debut time of 1:14:36, and represented the U.S. in Hungary at the IAAF World Road Running 20k Championships last October.
Bersagel will become a member of IK Tjalve, which is the oldest track and field club in Norway (established in 1890).She will compete for Tjalve in the Holmenkollen Relay in Oslo on May 12."Although life is pulling me in a different direction, I would like to thank everyone with Team USA Minnesota for their support," said Bersagel.
The Sporting Life: News
www.tslevents.com, 29 Oct 2006 [cached]
Paul - Oct. 30, 2006 - Annie Bersagel, a former cross country, indoor and outdoor track student-athlete at Wake Forest University, is the 2006 NCAA Woman of the Year. Bersagel, who now runs for Team USA Minnesota, received the award at the 16th annual NCAA Woman of the Year Awards Dinner in Indianapolis on Oct. 28.
The award, one of the most prestigious that the NCAA bestows, honors female student-athletes who have completed their eligibility and demonstrated academic and athletics excellence, as well as community service and leadership. Bersagel, a Greeley, Colo., high school graduate who also attended school in Apple Valley, Minn., from 7th through 9th grade, is the first Woman of the Year from Wake Forest and the sixth cross country, indoor and outdoor track and field student-athlete to receive the award.
Bersagel was an economics and political science double-major who graduated with honors in December 2005. She received an NCAA postgraduate scholarship and was named an NCAA Walter Byers Scholar in 2006. As a Colorado state finalist for the Rhodes Scholarship, Bersagel was a four-time Edwin G. Wilson Wake Forest Scholar Athlete of the Year.
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Bersagel is currently in Norway on a Fulbright scholarship where she is studying at the University of Oslo. She will return to Minnesota in May 2007.
"As female student-athletes, we owe a tremendous debt to the women who came before us and paved the way for participation in collegiate athletics," Bersagel said. "While at Wake Forest, I was fortunate to work with Coach Annie Bennett, a former NCAA champion. Through her example, I learned to be more assertive in my racing tactics and approach each competition with calm confidence. That sense of empowerment could not help but spill into the rest of my life as well."
Bersagel was a three-time Atlantic Coast Conference cross country performer of the week recipient, and she holds school records in outdoor track in three events - 3000 meters, 5000 meters and 10,000 meters. She was also named the national female athlete of the week by the U.S. Track Coaches Association. Among her many leadership positions, she was the U.S. representative on the global economics trade panel at the NATO Youth Summit on Anti-Terrorism, an intern for the Faith in Action national office, and an intern at the U.S. State Department Embassy in Oslo. During college, Bersagel was also a Headstart volunteer and a volunteer tutor for the Forsyth County public schools, among other activities.
Since joining Team USA Minnesota last January, Bersagel placed 10th at the USA Cross Country Championships 8k, was a member of the U.S. team competing at the Yokohama International Women`s Ekiden, and won the USA Women`s Half Marathon Championship. She also qualified for and competed in the 10,000 meters at the USA Outdoor Championships and was a member of the U.S. World Road Running 20k team.
While training and competing in 2006, Bersagel was a public policy aide for the Brain Injury Association of Minnesota, representing the organization during the state legislative session from February through May.Source: Team USA Minnesota http://www.teamusaminnesota.org
Athlete of the Month | USA Track and Field - Minnesota
www.usatfmn.org, 1 Oct 2013 [cached]
The Minnesota Association of USA Track & Field is proud to announce that Annie Bersagel and Jonathan Peterson are USATF Minnesota's Athletes of the Month for October 2013.
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Bersagel, who grew up in Apple Valley and whose parents live in Victoria (where she claimed residence for the race), won the Twin Cities Marathon and captured the US Marathon Championship October 6. Bersagel, a former member of Team USA Minnesota, covered the course in 2:30:52. She currently lives and trains in Norway.
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