Hannah Kirkegaard
Hannah  Kirkegaard


Ventura, Calif.

High School:
Ventura HS '13


Biomedical Engineering


Aggies shine on Big West All-Academic Teams

A total of 57 student-athletes honored for their work in the classroom from winter and spring sports


Aggies abound on Big West fall honor roll

Twenty-six student-athletes from five fall sports earn All-Academic awards


Aggies post top-20 finishes at NCAA West Regional

Ceja leads the way for the men with a top-50 finish, freshman trio paces the women's team


Aggies race for NCAA berth at West Regionals

UC Davis makes a return trip across the Causeway to Haggin Oaks for the NCAA regional championships


Goins leads the way for Aggies in cross country home finale

Senior finishes third as four UC Davis runners place in the top 10

2016: ALL-BIG WEST CONFERENCE... BIG WEST ALL-ACADEMIC TEAM... Competed in five of the team's eight meets on the season, finishing among the top 10 in four of them... Picked up her second All-Big West award by finishing 10th at the conference championships with a time of 22:17.5... Finished fourth at the Aggie Open with a 4K time of 14:45 to start the season, and followed that up with a fifth-place finish at the Bill Dellinger Invitational, tying her career-best 5K cross country time of 17:35 two weeks later... Posted her fastest 6K time of the season at the Capital Cross Challenge, crossing the line in a time of 21:06.6 to finish eighth overall... Finished with a time of 21:55.9 at the NCAA West Regionals in Sacramento to close out the season.

2015: Raced in only one meet for the Aggies as a junior, finishing 48th in a season-best time of 21:57.2 at the Stanford Invitational on Sept. 26.

2014: ALL-BIG WEST CONFERENCE... BIG WEST ALL-ACADEMIC TEAM... Competed in five meets for the Aggies... Posted a pair of top-10 finishes, including a sixth-place finish at the Big West Conference Championships in a season-best 6K time of 20:49.7 to help UC Davis to the league title... Opened the year by finishing fourth at the Aggie Open in a time of 14:34... Also posted a top-20 finish against a difficult field at the Stanford Invitational, the second Aggie across the line in a time of 21:30 to finish 16th... Posted a time of 22:33.4 at the NCAA Pre-Nationals in Indiana, and followed that up with a time of 22:41.8 to help UC Davis finish 11th at the NCAA West Regionals.

2013: Ran in five meets for the Aggies during her first season... Opened the season with a sixth-place finish at the Aggie Open, finishing the 4K race in a time of 14:09... Helped UC Davis to a second-place team finish at the BIg West Conference Championships, finishing 36th in a time of 24:11.3... Also finished 74th at the NCAA West Regional in Sacramento, finishing in a season-best 6K time of 21:01... Finished 31st at the Inter-Regional Jamboree on Oct. 4, covering the 5K course in 17:35... Was the second Aggie across the line at the Wisconsin adidas Invitational, finishing 97th in a time of 21:06.

VENTURA HS' 13: As a junior, she and her cross country team qualified to the CIF State Championships... She came in 10th place with personal record of 18:14 and her team placing sixth... As a senior, she also qualified to the CIF State Championships coming in 33rd with at 18:39... In track, she focused mostly on the 3200 her senior year but also competed the 1600... She came first in her league with a personal best of 5:03 in the 1600... Her personal best in the 3200 was at 10:37 at the CIF-SS Masters Meet where she finished in 9th place... She qualified and competed in the CIF State Championships in the 3200 where she came in 12th with a time of 10:37.

PERSONAL: Daughter of Melissa and Eric Kirkegaard... Has a younger sister, Emma... Her great aunt, Karen Miner, also attended UC Davis... Competing at the Cross Country State Championships with her team in 2011 is the highlight of her athletics career... Grete Waitz and Billy Mills are her sports heroes... Would love to visit Kenya.


4K 14:09 8/30/13 Aggie Open
5K 17:35 9/16/16
Bill Dellinger Invitational
Inter-Regional Jamboree
6K 20:49.7 11/1/14 Big West Conference Championships