Paulson's Track & Field Bio
2012 Academic All-Big Ten in track and field
2012: Finished sixth for Wisconsin and 46th overall with a time of 22:17 (6k) in the "B" race at the Wisconsin adidas Invitational (10/12)... placed 177th overall at the Greater Louisville Cross Country Classic (9/29), finishing in a time of 18:34.47 ... placed ninth for Wisconsin and 24th overall with a time of 19:00.8 (5k) at the Panorama Farms Invitational (9/22) ... placed 19th at season-opening Badger Opener (9/7), finishing in a time of 18:36 (5K)
2011: Did not compete
2010: Competed in first-ever collegiate meet at the Badger Classic, placing 12th for UW and 63rd for the overall in a time of 16:14 ... finished 16th for UW and 24th overall at the Northern Illinois Huskie Open with a time of 20:21.61
Named all-state for track as a junior and senior ... finished third in the 800 meters at the Class AA state meet as a junior ... claimed 800 meters sectional title as a junior ... Big 9 conference 800 meters champion as a junior ... Big 9 Conference runner-up in the 800 as a sophomore ... four-time academic all-state selection ... named Big 9 Scholar Athlete as a senior ... voted team's most valuable runner as a freshman for cross country ... Class AA state qualifier in track as a freshman ... three-time all-conference in track ... also played soccer and was a team captain ... named academic all-state in soccer
Intends to major in kinesiology ... parents are Robert and Lily Paulson ... has two brothers, Jacob and Steven ... involved with Big Brothers, Big Sisters; Owatonna Athletic Training; Key Club and 4-H
"I chose Wisconsin because I love the school and the atmosphere in Madison. The welcoming feeling I received while on my visit, by everyone I met, was amazing and made me feel like the University of Wisconsin will be a place where I will succeed."