MEN'S TRACK & FIELD / CROSS COUNTRY
hen it comes to the opportunities available to studentathletes at Wisconsin, it's
safe to say that Elliot Krause
made the most of his time in
Madison. Five years after the Appleton, Wis., native walked on to the men's cross country team,
Krause will walk across the stage Saturday to
receive twin bachelor's degrees in mathematics
and philosophy, along with a certificate in computer science.
An accomplished student, Krause has already
been recognized with the highest honor in athletic and academic achievement ― Capital One
Academic All-America ― twice. Between cross
country and track, he'll have been honored as
Academic All-Big Ten eight times.
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Athletically, Krause has been an All-American
in both cross country and track. He was key to
four Big Ten team titles ― and the program's fifth
national championship ― in cross country and
two more for the Badgers on the track, including
last year's dramatic win outdoors in Madison.
"Growing up, you're a fan of the Badgers, and
just coming here and being able to help after being a fan of the program is phenomenal," he said.
He plans to stay in Madison for the summer
and take part in road races while waiting for
professional opportunities ― either from a shoe
company or elite training group ― to present
themselves. After running, Krause plans to work
in the computer science realm, likely as a software developer.