Dana Steffen
Dana Steffen

Class:
RS Sophomore

Hometown:
Greenfield, Wis.

High School:
Whitnall

Height:
5-7

Event:
Distance

Dana Steffen Photo Gallery

Steffen's Cross Country Bio

Eligibility (Indoor/Outdoor): Redshirt Freshman/Redshirt Freshman

At Wisconsin
Notables
2012 Academic All-Big Ten in cross country

2014 Outdoor: Placed second in the 3000 meter steeplechase at the UW-Platteville Invite (4/11-12) with a time of 11:11.46 ... finished second in the 3000 meter steeplechase at the Rex Foster Invite (4/6) with a time of 11:32.54

2014 Indoor: Finished fifth in the 3000 meters at the Red & White Open (2/21) with a time of 10:03.04 ... took third in the unseeded 3000 meters at the Bill Bergan Invitational (2/1) with a time of 10:17.74 ... placed third in the 3000 meters at the Wisconsin Elite Invitational (1/25) with a time of 10:11.80 ... helped the distance medley team to a second-place finish at the Wisconsin Dual (1/18) after finishing in 12:15.82

2013 Outdoor:
Placed second in the 3000-meter steeplechase at the Wisconsin Open (5/4) with a time of 11:15.13 ... won the 3000-meter steeplechase at the Benedictine Twilight Invitational (4/26) with a time of 11:16.54 ... ran to a third-place finish in the 3000-meter steeplechase at the Musco Twilight Invitational (4/20) with a time of 11:14.95 ... placed ninth in the 3000-meter steeplechase at the Bill Cornell Spring Classic (3/30) with a time of 11:32.70

2013 Indoor:
Finished fourth in the 3000 meters at the Wisconsin NCAA Qualifier (3/1) with a time of 10:25.49# ... placed eighth in the 3000 meters at the Red & White Open (2/15) with a time of 10:09.22# ... finished 53rd in the 5000 meters with a time of 18:10.65 at the Meyo Invitational ... placed eighth in the 3000 meters at the Wisconsin Elite Invitational (1/19) with a time of 10:27.46 ... won the 3000 meters at the Panther Open (1/12) with a time of 10:14.62

2012 Outdoor:
Redshirt season

2012 Indoor: Redshirt season, competed unattached, ran the 3000 meters in a time of 10:33.96 for third place at the Red & White Open (2/17) ... placed seventh in the 3000 meters at the Badger Track Classic (1/14) with a time of 10:57.34 ... took fourth unattached in the unseeded 3000 meters with a time of 11:02.22 at the Wisconsin Invitational (1/21) ... took second in the mile at the Wisconsin NCAA qualifier (3/2) with a time of 5:19.01

High School
Four-time first team All-Conference ... Conference Champion and State qualifier senior year ... tied school 4000 meters record (14:54) ... Academic All-State, Whitnall High School Best Female Athlete, Whitnall High School Female Scholar Athlete senior year ... four year varsity letter winner in soccer

Personal
Parents are Jim and Cindy Steffen ... has an older brother, Brad ... on the Dean's List ... intends to major in pharmacology and toxicology

Why Wisconsin?
"I chose Wisconsin because I am a third generation Badger and I wanted to experience UW's rich academic and athletic tradition for myself. Wisconsin is such a prestigious university and I couldn't resist the chance to be a part of it."

Personal Bests
Indoor Outdoor
Mile 5:19.01 3-2-12 Steeplechase 11:11.46 4-12-14
3000 Meters 10:03.04# 2-21-14
5000 Meters 18:10.65 2-2-13

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