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This profile was last updated on 9/21/06  and contains information from public web pages.


1st IAAF World Road Running Championships

Employment History

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

Board Memberships and Affiliations


  • 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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Annie Bersagel, who plans to do ..., 21 Sept 2006 [cached]
Annie Bersagel, who plans to do her first marathon in Europe, will run the Florence Marathon on Nov. 26.
Lundstrom, Lehmkuhle and Wells plan to compete at the marathon trials; McGregor, Gabrielson and Bersagel are exploring their options for the upcoming 2008 Summer Olympics which will be held in Beijing.
Annie has already shown her ability at longer distances with her win this year at the USA Half Marathon Championships so her next step is to move up to the marathon."
Annie Bersagel, who is the 2006 USA Women`s Half Marathon Champion in a debut time of 1:14:36, plans to compete at the Florence Marathon in Italy in late November.Prior to that, she will be a member of the U.S. team for the 1st IAAF World Road Running Championships, which is a 20k event that will take place in Debrecen, Hungary, on Oct. 8.Bersagel, who joined Team USA Minnesota in January 2006, is currently training in Oslo, Norway, for nine months where she is attending the University of Oslo on a Fulbright Scholarship.
McGregor, Lehmkuhle to Run USA 25k ..., 7 May 2007 [cached]
McGregor, Lehmkuhle to Run USA 25k Champs; Kleimenhagen at Gator Invite Mile; Bersagel to Remain in Norway
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, 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.
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
Road Race Management News Archive [cached]
Team USA Minnesota's Annie Bersagel Named 2006 NCAA Woman of the Year
Andrew Carlson, Annie Bersagel to Compete at IAAF World Road Running 20k Championships in Hungary Oct. 8; Katie McGregor to Defend 10k Title at Tufts Oct. 9
Team USA MN > News > Articles, 25 Jan 2006 [cached]
Out in Colorado, Luke Watson will run in The Best Cross Country Race on the Planet, a 4-mile event that will be held in Boulder, Colo. Closer to home, Annie Bersagel will start her tune-up with a 3000 meter race at the USATF Minnesota All Comers indoor meet that will be held at St. Olaf College in Northfield, Minn.
New Team USA Minnesota team member Annie Bersagel will start her 2006 season with a 3000 meter race at the USATF Minnesota All Comers indoor meet that will be held at St. Olaf College in Northfield. Bersagel was the school record holder in the 3000 at Wake Forest University with a personal best of 9:20.
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