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Erica Eades
Player Profile:
Erica Eades 2888044
Year: Sophomore
Hometown: East Grand Forks, Minn.
High School: East Grand Forks Senior High
Major: Mechanical Engineering

Cross Country (Sophomore):
Redshirted the season.

Cross Country (Freshman): 
Ran in six of UND's seven meets as a freshman ... Ran season-best 5K time of 19 minutes, 10 seconds at the SDSU Classic ... Earned first letter.

Indoor (Freshman): Made her freshman debut at the NDSU Bison Classic … Competed in both the 800-meters and the mile during the indoor season.  

Outdoor (Freshman): Named to Big Sky Spring All-Academic Team … Ran the 10th-fastest time in UND history in the 800-meters … Earned her place in the top10 with a time of 2:13.39 at the Big Sky Conference meet … Earned first track letter. 

Before UND
A 2016 graduate of East Grand Forks Senior High ... Lettered six times in track and twice in cross country as a prep ... Named Grand Forks Herald Female Athlete of the Year in 2016 ... Named track team's Most Valuable Runner three straight years from 2013-15 ... Graduated as the school record-holder in the 5K and the 800 meters ... Also set the Subsection 31A 800 record ... A three-time state qualifier in the 800 meters ... Took fourth place in the event in 2015 and sixth place one year earlier ... Section 8A champion in the 800 in both 2013 and 2014 ... True team 8AA 800 champion in 2014-15 ... State qualifier in cross country in 2015 and a two-time team MVP ... Also lettered four times in both hockey and soccer ... Led hockey team to the school's first state appearance and a runner-up finish ... Member of the National Honor Society.

Majoring in  mechanical engineering ... Daughter of Cary Eades and Dana Eades ... Both parents attended UND ... Father played hockey at UND from 1978-79 to 1981-82 and was a member of UND's 1980 and 1982 NCAA championship teams ... Also later served two stints as a UND assistant coach from 1984-85 to 1988-89 and from 2004-05 to 2011-12, winning another NCAA championship in 1987 ... Is currently the head coach of the United States Hockey League's (USHL) Fargo Force.


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