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University Quick Facts Location.......................Lincoln, Neb. 68588-0123 Population................................................ 251,624 Founded....................................................... 1869 Enrollment................................................. 23,573 Nickname...........................Cornhuskers, Huskers Colors.........................................Scarlet & Cream Conference.....................................Big 12 (North) Affiliation......................................NCAA Division I Home Course.................................Pioneers Park University Personnel Chancellor......................Harvey S. Perlman, J.D. Institutional Rep................Josephine Potuto, J.D. Athletic Director.............................. Tom Osborne Senior Woman Administrator................ Pat Logsdon Administration President..........................James B. Milliken, J.D. Board of Regents Timothy Clare (Lincoln) Randolph Ferlic, M.D. (Omaha) Chuck Hassebrook (Lyons) Howard Hawks (Omaha) Jim McClurg, Ph.D. (Lincoln) Bob Phares (North Platte) Kent Schroeder, J.D. (Kearney) Bob Whitehouse, Ph.D. (Omaha) Nathan Summerfield (Nebraska-Kearney) Andrew Klutman (Nebraska-Medical Center) Michael Crabb (Nebraska-Omaha) Justin Solomon (Nebraska-Lincoln)
Athletic Department Mission Statement The mission of the University of Nebraska Athletic Department is to serve our studentathletes, coaches, staff and fans by: Displaying INTEGRITY in every decision and action; Building and maintaining TRUST with others; Giving RESPECT to each person we encounter; Pursuing unity of purpose through TEAMWORK; Maintaining LOYALTY to student-athletes, co-workers, fans and the University of Nebraska.
2010 Media Guide
Table of Contents & 2010 Roster Table of Contents.............................................. 1 2010 Roster/Pronunciation Guide..................... 2 This Is Nebraska Woody Greeno/Nebraska Invitational................ 3 Lincoln: All-American City.................................. 4 The University of Nebraska............................... 5 Athletic Medicine............................................... 6 Husker Power and Nutrition............................... 7 Academic Success......................................... 8-9 Nebraska Academic Experience..................... 10 Life Skills......................................................... 11 National Powers.............................................. 12 Big 12 Leaders................................................ 13 Huskers Head to Big Ten.................................14 Coaches and Support Staff Head Coach Jay Dirksen............................ 16-17 Volunteer Assistants/Support Staff............. 18-20 Husker Women 2010 Season Outlook . ................................... 22 Returning Huskers...................................... 23-28 Newcomers................................................ 29-30 2009 Results and Statistics............................. 31 Husker Men 2010 Season Outlook...................................... 34 Returning Huskers...................................... 35-43 Newcomers................................................ 44-45 2009 Results and Statistics............................. 46 Husker History All-Americans.................................................. 48 Women’s History............................................. 49 Men’s History.............................................. 50-51 Women’s Academic Success.......................... 52 Men’s Academic Success................................ 53 Women’s Team Awards.................................. 54 Men’s Team Awards........................................ 55 Big 12 Conference........................................... 56 Media Information All student-athlete and coaching staff interviews must be arranged through BreAnna Haessler at the Nebraska Media Relations Office at least one day in advance. The best time to interview athletes and coaches is before or after weekday practices. Generally, the Huskers will practice from 3:45 to 6 p.m. on weekdays. The best time to reach Head Coach Jay Dirksen for interviews during the week is before Noon in his office. Previews will be provided each week the Huskers compete. Rosters, releases and meet results will be available on the Internet at Huskers. com.
NU Cross Country Quick Facts
Coaching Staff Jay Dirksen.............Head Coach (S.D. State, ‘68) Office Phone.................................(402) 472-1136 e-mail................................email@example.com Doug Martin..............Volunteer Coach (UNK, ‘66) e-mail................................ firstname.lastname@example.org Grant Watley..... Volunteer Coach (Wesleyan ‘09) e-mail................................email@example.com Women’s Team Facts 2009 Big 12/Regional Finish...................... 4th/4th 2009 NCAA Finish....................... No Team Score 2009 Letterwinners Returning/Lost.................. 5/2 Men’s Team Facts 2009 Big 12/Regional Finish...................... 7th/8th 2009 NCAA Finish........................ Did Not Qualify 2009 Letterwinners Returning/Lost.................. 5/0 Directory (Area Code 402) Nebraska Athletic Department...............472-4224 Cross Country Office.............................472-6461 Cross Country Office Fax......................472-9361 Media Relations Assistant A.D./Media Relations..........Keith Mann Cross Country Contact............ BreAnna Haessler Office Phone........................ 472-0694 (Haessler) Cell Phone........................... 499-3612 (Haessler) E-mail....................................firstname.lastname@example.org Media Relations Office..........................472-2263 Media Relations Fax..............................472-2005 Shipping Address............ One Memorial Stadium Lincoln, NE 68588-0123 Website............................................ Huskers.com
2010 Cross Country Media Guide Credits The 2010 University of Nebraska Cross Country Media Guide was written and edited by Assistant Media Relations Director Jeremy Foote and designed and written by student assistant BreAnna Haessler. Cover design by Design Coordinator Annie Wood. Editing assistance was provided by Director of Media Relations Operations Jeff Griesch and Head Coach Jay Dirksen. Photography by Athletic Department Photographer Scott Bruhn, BreAnna Haessler, Jeremy Foote and Tom Slocum of University Photographic Services. The guide was produced in Adobe InDesign CS4 and printed at University of Nebraska Printing Services. Cost for the cross country media and recruiting guide is $2.82 plus $0.18 tax.
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2010 Nebraska Cross Country
Combined Roster Breakdown State/Country Nebraska California Iowa Colorado Michigan Pennsylvania South Dakota Canada Czech Republic
Number of Athletes 18 3 3 1 1 1 1 1 1
Women’s Roster Name
Isabel Andrade Martina Barinova Lara Crofford*** Blaire Dinsdale Allison Eckert Jessica Furlan* Erica Hamik** Ashley Miller** Samantha Morabe Sarah Plambeck Jen Webers*** Katie White*
Fr. RFr. Sr. So. Jr. Jr. Jr. Jr. Fr. Fr. Sr. Jr.
Men’s Roster Name
Alex Adams Fr. David Adams** Jr. Jesse Adams** Jr. Tommy Brinn So. Matt Conahan* Sr. Dani Dapo So. Brad Doering** Sr. Peter Falcon** Jr. Connor Gibson Fr. Brett Grieb RFr. Todd Gulizia** Sr. Jarren Heng Fr. Ethan Luebbe Sr. Adam Mitteis Jr. Anthony Oberle** Jr. Anthony Pittman Fr. Parker Schoen Fr. Trevor Vidlak So. Bold - 2010 captains * - letters earned 2 | 2010 ROSTER
Senior Junior Sophomore Redshirt Freshman Freshman
Number of Athletes 6 10 4 2 8
Hometown (Previous School)
Hometown (Previous School)
Tiburon, Calif. (Petaluma) Prerov, Czech Republic (Gymnazium Jana Blahoslava) Newville, Pa. (Big Spring) LAR-uh Traer, Iowa (North Tama) Sioux Falls, S.D. (Colorado/Roosevelt HS) Regina, Saskatchewan, Canada (Leboldus) Kearney, Neb. (Catholic) Tipton, Iowa (Tipton) Temecula, Calif. (Great Oak) Lincoln, Neb. (Christian) Conifer, Colo. (Conifer) Broken Bow, Neb. (Broken Bow)
York, Neb. (York) York, Neb. (York) Ogallala, Neb. (Ogallala) Otsego, Mich. (Otsego) Omaha, Neb. (Millard North) Omaha, Neb. (Westside) Yuba City, Calif. (Yuba City) Bellevue, Neb. (Bellevue West) Blair, Neb. (Blair) York, Neb. (York) Omaha, Neb. (Millard South) Norfolk, Neb. (Catholic) Waco, Neb. (Centennial) Plattsmouth, Neb. (Plattsmouth) Sioux City, Iowa (Bishop Heelan) Omaha, Neb. (Millard West) Lincoln, Neb. (Southwest) Lincoln, Neb. (Northeast)
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Woody Greeno/Nebraska Invitational The Woody Greeno/Nebraska Invitational celebrates its 21st year of competition this fall as one of the largest annual races in the Midwest. Team and individual champions will be crowned in the University and College divisions with nearly 700 athletes vying for the title. Held at Pioneers Park in southwest Lincoln, the meet began in 1990 when Nebraska Wesleyan combind its meet (the Woody Greeno Invitational) with Nebraska’s annual meet (the Nebraska Invitational) to form what is now the largest cross country event in the state. Nebraska has captured 11 men’s titles and 15 women’s titles. Most recently the Huskers swept the 2006, 2007, 2008 and 2009 University titles. Nine athletes have captured 11 individual titles, including Fran ten Bensel, who won three consecutive titles in the 1990s, and current Huskers David Adams and Lara Crofford, the 2009 winners.
The Nebraska cross country teams compete at beautiful Pioneers Park, which holds a challenging 5,000-meter course that rolls over the tree-covered hills in the 900-acre park.
WOMEN’S TEAM RESULTS Year University 2009 2008 2007 2006 2005 2004 2003 2002 2001 2000 1999 1998 1997 1996 1995 1994 1993 1992 1991 1990
Nebraska Nebraska Nebraska Nebraska Nebraska Missouri Nebraska Bradley Wichita State Kansas State Kansas State Nebraska Nebraska Nebraska Nebraska Nebraska Nebraska Nebraska Nebraska Nebraska
Wartburg College (Iowa) Wartburg College (Iowa) Nebraska Wesleyan Central Missouri State Colorado School of Mines Concordia (Neb.) Augustana (S.D.) Wartburg Central Missouri State Central Missouri State Nebraska-Omaha Nebraska Wesleyan Nebraska-Omaha Doane Northwest Missouri State Emporia State Doane NA NA NA
WOMEN’S INDIVIDUAL CHAMPIONS Year Athlete (Affiliation) 2009 2008 2007 2006 2005 2004 2003 2002 2001 2000 1999 1998 1997 1996 1995 1994 1993 1992 1991 1990
Lara Crofford (Nebraska) 20:32.68 Beverly Ramos (Kansas State) 21:02.0 Beverly Ramos (Kansas State) 21:21.85 Ari Goldstein (Nebraska) 22:07.6 Anne Shadle (Reebok) 20:51.0 Missy Buttry (Wartburg) 20:38.0 Anne Shadle (Nebraska) 21:33.0 Missy Buttry (Wartburg) 21:27.47 Ann Gaffigan (Unattached) 18:11.4 Amy Mortimer (Kansas State) 17:14.3 Amy Mortimer (Kansas State) 17:37.0 Fran ten Bensel (New Balance TC) 17:27.4 Amber Anderson (Team EX) 17:40.6 Mary Amen (Lincoln TC) 18:20.8 Evette Turner (Unattached) 17:52.1 Theresa Stelling (Lincoln TC) 17:24.3 Janice Turner (Barton County) 17:44.3 Fran ten Bensel (Nebraska) 16:59.0 Fran ten Bensel (Nebraska) 17:13.3 Fran ten Bensel (Nebraska) 18:05.3
MEN’S TEAM RESULTS Year 2009 2008 2007 2006 2005 2004 2003 2002 2001 2000 1999 1998 1997 1996 1995 1994 1993 1992 1991 1990
University College Nebraska Colorado School of Mines Nebraska Butler CC (Kan.) Nebraska Colorado School of Mines Nebraska Colorado School of Mines Air Force Colorado School of Mines Air Force Wartburg Air Force Truman St./Fort Hays St. Nebraska Truman State Wichita State Truman State Air Force Truman State Nebraska/Air Force Truman State Texas Northwest Missouri State Nebraska Dana Nebraska Nebraska-Kearney Nebraska Barton County Wesley Athletics Wichita Nebraska-Kearney Colorado State Barton County HCA Wesley-Athletics NA Nebraska NA Nebraska NA
MEN’S INDIVIDUAL CHAMPIONS Year Athlete (Affiliation) 2009
2008 2007 2006 2005 2004 2003 2002 2001 2000 1999 1998 1997 1996 1995 1994 1993 1992 1991 1990
David Adams (Nebraska) 24:29.4 Ben Zywicki (Colo. School of Mines) 24:52.8 Julius Bor (Cloud County CC) 24:12.6 Joel Hamilton (Colo. School of Mines) 25:09.5 Joseph Maina (Butler County) 24:54.0 Josh Moen (Wartburg) 25:00.0 Art Siemers (Unattached) 24:57.0 James Bowler (Nebraska) 24:42.70 Marcus Witter (Unattached) 24:47.3 Shadrack Kimeli (Kansas State) 25:01.7 Jean-Paul Niyongabo (KSU) 25:04.7 Brandon Jessop (Kansas State) 25:32.2 Robb Finegan (Unattached) 24:43.8 Cleophas Boor (Nebraska) 24:05.3 Jonah Kiptarus (Barton County) 24:31.8 Cleophas Boor (Barton County) 24:49.9 Richard Kosgei (Barton County) 24:49.8 Richard Kosgei (Barton County) 23:54.0 David Iteffa (Nebraska) 24:54.0 Joe Kirby (Nebraska) 25:51.9
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Featuring the advantages of an urban setting, the Star City is only minutes away from the scenic beauty and wide open spaces of America’s Heartland. Living in Lincoln enables one to enjoy the benefits of life in a city, while residing in a community that: • Is known as the Star City • Has a population of nearly 254,001 • Is the second-largest city in the Big 12 Conference • Has been ranked among the 10 best places to live in the United States • Is listed among the top five “most fit” cities in the nation • Was voted the No. 1 U.S. City for Quality of Life by a 2004 State University of New York Study • Listed as a “Best Sport City” by the Sporting News in 2009 • Consistently lists one of the lowest crime rates in the nation among cities its size • Offers more than 6,000 acres of parks, including 10 lakes, 11 municipal swimming pools, more than 80 miles of biking and hiking trails and 12 public golf courses • More parkland per capita than any other city in the United States
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LEADING THE WAY
“The Big Ten is a historically prestigious and stable academic community of scholars and students. The Big Ten, known for its athletic prowess, is highly regarded for its academic and research enterprises. There is nothing but upside for UNL to join the Big Ten.” Harvey Perlman University of Nebraska Chancellor at the June 11, 2010 press conference announcing Nebraska’s move to the Big Ten Conference
Top: The Nebraska Student Union is the meeting place on campus where students can spend a little down time between classes. It has areas to use for studying as well as a food court. Middle: Named for UNL alumni Irene and Winslow Van Brunt, the Van Brunt Visitors Center is located at the gateway to the city campus. The UNL Van Brunt Visitors Center offers resources and information for visitors to the UNL campus, and is utilized extensively for recruiting new students by the UNL Office of Admissions, which has offices and staff located in the building. Bottom: The Don L. Love Memorial Library is the main library in the University of Nebraska-Lincoln library system. Located on southern edge of City Campus, it is bounded by two lovely botanical areas, Love Garden and Cather Garden.
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ATHLETIC MEDICINE Providing expert care to more than 550 Husker student-athletes, Nebraska features one of the most well-trained and highly skilled athletic medicine staffs in the country. Under the guidance of Director of Athletic Medicine Dr. Lonnie Albers, Head Athletic Trainer and Physical Therapist Jerry Weber and Head Football Athletic Trainer Mark Mayer, the 201011 Nebraska athletic medicine staff consists of five doctors, two therapist/athletic trainers, five athletic trainers and seven graduate assistant athletic trainers. Nebraska’s team of orthopaedists is led by Chief of Staff Dr. Pat Clare, a nationally respected orthopaedic surgeon with more than 30 years of service to Husker athletics. The medical facilities at Nebraska have long been among the nation’s best, and NU’s athletic medicine center within the Tom and Nancy Osborne Athletic Complex will keep the Huskers on the front line of technology for decades to come. In addition to Nebraska’s North Stadium facility, the NU Coliseum, the Bob Devaney Sports Center and Haymarket Park all feature athletic medicine areas.
The Athletic Medicine Center features a hydrotherapy area that includes a three-level laned pool, which allows student-athletes across all of Nebraska’s sports to work out simultaneously. The Hydroworx 1000 Treadmill Pool is equipped with two cameras underwater for evaluation and assessment, while hot and cold plunge tanks are also available to the Huskers.
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HUSKER POWER “The University of Nebraska’s Athletic Department has an unprecedented history of supporting its student-athletes. Nebraska is committed to providing the best facilities, equipment and atmosphere.” James Dobson Strength Coach
Nebraska’s Sports Nutritionists Josh Hingst and Lindsey Remmers work with all 23 of Nebraska’s sports by educating athletes on topics such as increasing lean body mass, losing body fat, staying hydrated, nutritional strategies for competition, maximizing recovery following workouts and supplement use. Athletes are given individualized nutrition plans that can be applied in Nebraska’s Performance Buffet at the Lewis Training Table, which is open each day for lunch and dinner and was expanded and remodeled for the 2010 season. 2010 NEBRASKA CROSS COUNTRY | 7
ACADEMIC SUCCESS The success of Nebraska student-athletes reaches far beyond athletic competition. Husker student-athletes have been selected to a nation-leading 277 CoSIDA Academic All-America teams, as Nebraska continues to set the standard for the approximately 1,400 NCAA member institutions. The Husker football team leads all individual sport programs in the nation with 98 all-time CoSIDA Academic All-America awards. The NU volleyball progam has captured more academic All-America awards (37) than any other women’s team in the nation, while the Husker softball program ranks second on that list with 27 selections. In addition to individual academic recognition, NU has led the Big 12 in graduation rates in 10 of the conference’s first 14 years.
HUSKERS EXPAND ACADEMIC TRADITION IN 2009-10 Husker student-athletes produced another stellar year at the University of Nebraska, continuing NU’s tradition of academic success. Nebraska increased its nation-leading total of CoSIDA Academic All-Americans across all sports to 277 with a Big 12-leading eight honorees in 2009-10, while also setting conference records with 178 academic AllBig 12 selections and 687 selections to the Big 12 Commissioner’s Honor Roll during the year. Nebraska Female Student-Athlete of the Year Kelsey Griffin, the first Husker in history to win the Lowe’s Senior CLASS Award in any sport, capped a stellar career by earning a $7,500 Dr. Prentice Gautt Big 12 Postgraduate Scholarship. A unanimous first-team AllAmerican and the 2010 Big 12 Player of the Year, Griffin powered the Nebraska women’s basketball team to the Big 12 regular-season title, which included the only unbeaten regular season in conference history at 29-0. Craig Brester claimed NU’s Male Student-Athleteof-the-Year honor, while joining Griffin as a recipient of a Big 12 Postgraduate Scholarship. Brester, a three-time wrestling All-American, closed his career with a 109-21 record , including two NCAA runner-up finishes. Husker volleyball star Kori Cooper, a two-time honorable-mention AllAmerican on the court, became NU’s 60th two-time academic All-American by earning first-team honors in 2009. Joining Cooper as a first-team CoSIDA Academic All-American in 2009-10 was Nebraska baseball centerfielder D.J. Belfonte and Nicholas Gordon, the 2009 NCAA indoor long jump champion and three-time AllAmerican. Across all sports, Nebraska student-athletes claimed a Big 12-leading 178 academic AllBig 12 selections, including an astounding 152 first-team academic All-Big 12 honorees. The Huskers had 24 more first-team selections than any other Big 12 school had selected to both the first and second teams. Over the past two years, Nebraska has claimed 350 academic All-Big 12 certificates across all sports, while no other Big 12 school has accumulated 250 honors. NU student-athletes also earned a record-setting 687 spots on the Big 12 Commissioner’s Fall and Spring Academic Honor Rolls. The hard work, dedication and commitment of Nebraska’s student-athletes in the classroom resulted in 121 current or former student-athletes earning degrees from August of 2009 through May of 2010. The Huskers continued to set the graduation standard among Big 12 Conference schools by increasing their Exhausted Eligibility Graduation Rate to 94 percent. Each spring Nebraska hosts an Academic Awards Banquet to honor student-athletes who have earned either a 3.0 or higher cumulative GPA or have earned a 3.0 or higher GPA in the previous calendar year. Last spring, 278 student-athletes were honored. Top: 2009-10 Nebraska Student-Athletes of the Year Craig Brester and Kelsey Griffin. Bottom: A three-time first-team academic All-Big 12 selection, Bryce Somer earned his bachelor’s degree from Nebraska in the Spring of 2010.
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NEBRASKA’S 2009-10 ACADEMIC HIGHLIGHTS • 277 All-Time CoSIDA Academic All-Americans across all sports (leads nation) 98 Football Academic All-Americans (leads all sports, all time) 36 Volleyball Academic All-Americans (leads all women’s sports, all time) 27 Softball Academic All-Americans (No. 2 among all women’s sports, all time) • 8 CoSIDA Academic All-Americans (3 first-team, 2 second-team, 3 third-team) First-Team: Kori Cooper (Volleyball), D.J. Belfonte (Baseball), Nicholas Gordon (Track & Field) Second-Team: Shay Powell (Soccer), Robin Mackin (Softball) Third-Team: Kaitlin Arntz (Swimming & Diving), Bjorn Barrefors (Track & Field), Natalie Willer (Track & Field) • Dr. Prentice Gautt Big 12 Conference Postgraduate Scholarship Winners ($7,500) Kelsey Griffin (Women’s Basketball), Craig Brester (Wrestling) • 2010 Lowe’s Senior CLASS Award Winner - Kelsey Griffin (Women’s Basketball) • Big 12-Leading 178 Academic All-Big 12 Selections Across All Sports (3.0 GPA or above) • Big 12-Leading 152 First-Team Academic All-Big 12 Picks Across All Sports (3.2 GPA or above) • Big 12-Leading 687 Student-Athletes Honored on Big 12 Commissioner’s Fall and Spring Honor Rolls (3.0 GPA or above); 61 more honorees than 2008-09; 208 more honorees than 2005-06 • 80 Student-Athletes Earned Perfect 4.0 GPAs in either the Fall or Spring Semester (led Big 12) • 121 Student-Athletes Earned Degrees from August 2009 through May 2010 (August 2009--14; December 2009--37; May 2010--70) • 94 percent - Nebraska’s Exhausted Eligibility Graduation Rate (1993-2002) (Leads Big 12) • Male Student-Athlete of the Year - Craig Brester, Wrestling (Mechanized Systems Management) • Female Student-Athlete of the Year - Kelsey Griffin, Women’s Basketball (Biological Sciences) • Men’s Herman Award Winner - Men’s Cross Country Team (3.34 Cumulative GPA in 2009) • Women’s Herman Award Winner - Women’s Cross Country Team (3.709 Cumulative GPA in 2009) • Life Skills Team Award Winners - Men’s Gymnastics; Women’s Swimming and Diving
Top: Former Husker cross country competitor Betsy Miller was a leader on and off the course at Nebraska. A standout in the classroom, Miller was also the president of Nebraska’s Student-Athlete Advisory Committee before earning her bachelor’s degree in the spring of 2009. Bottom: The Nebraska cross country teams swept the 2009 Herman Awards, presented to the Husker men’s and women’s teams that post the highest cumulative grade-point average.
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THE NEBRASKA ACADEMIC EXPERIENCE From the day student-athletes decide the University of Nebraska is the right place to be, the athletic academic counseling unit provides personal and academic support to ensure that student-athletes will get the most out of their years as Huskers. Featuring one of the most innovative and comprehensive academic support systems in the country, Nebraska is dedicated to helping its student-athletes become outstanding leaders in their chosen fields. The academic support team is comprised of 13 full-time staff members and a tutorial staff of approximately 70 tutors addressing all subject areas.
Eight academic counselors and three assistant academic counselors are in place to monitor daily academic progress, receive consistent course feedback, assist with the advising/registration process and monitor continuing eligibility and progress toward graduation. Essentially, academic counselors assist student-athletes in navigating the University of Nebraska system.
A tremendous resource for all academic abilities, unlimited tutorial support is available from day one up to college graduation. Subject and mentor tutors help provide academic support and study strategies to be successful. Supplemental Instruction, a sub-component of the tutorial program, provides targeted group review sessions to help ease the transition to college academics while improving study strategies and building academic self-esteem.
There are two facets to the study hall program at Nebraska. Student-athletes either attend a structured study hall, typically two hours in length held four days a week, or have flex time where they study a specific number of hours each week as determined by their academic counselor and/or coach. Weekly study hall reports are provided to the coaching staff.
Many student-athletes meet with a mentor on a weekly basis to assist in making a smooth transition from high school to college. Mentors collect syllabi, gather and report academic progress information and teach academic success strategies.
Assessments are administered upon the request of the student-athlete, academic counselor, or coach to determine student strengths and areas for improvement. Results allow academic counselors to develop a personalized academic support program and to determine if more in-depth testing is warranted. When additional assessments are necessary, referrals are made to a consulting psychologist who conducts the assessments. If it is determined that a student-athlete has a learning disability, appropriate accommodations are made through the Office of Services for Students with Disabilities.
Designed to enhance cultural awareness, staff members concentrate efforts on issues of transition, adjustment and retention for students of color, international students and women. These support programs include Ladies First, International Night and Your Degree First. Your Degree First is a program designed to assist, motivate and promote minority student-athletes in pursuing the degree of their choice.
The academic staff coordinates New Student-Athlete Orientation to help newcomers adjust to the multiple demands of being a college student-athlete. Presentations are made by academic counselors, compliance officials, NU faculty and administrators, business/community professionals and student-athletes.
Student-athletes will find a supportive and caring environment at Nebraska. Transitional issues, stress management, time management, academic focus and problem resolution are all addressed in a proactive manner throughout the year. If necessary, counseling referrals are also made to designated practitioners.
COMPUTER RESOURCES Student-athletes enjoy a new state-of-the art computer lab and technology center with nearly 60 computers and professional supervision. Laptops are also available during team travel. Student-athletes have the benefit of ongoing education and assistance from a full-time computer technician. 10 | 2010 NEBRASKA CROSS COUNTRY
LIFE SKILLS The Nebraska Life Skills program provides education, resources and support through college and beyond to best prepae Husker student-athletes for life after sports. Services will foster transition, retention, responsible decision-making, leadership, volunteerism and career development. Nebraska has long been considered a pioneer in life skills support and programming. In 1998, Nebraska was one of five Division I schools nationally to win the prestigious Program of Excellence Award recognizing a strong commitment to total person development. In 2005, Keith Zimmer, Associate A.D. for Life Skills, was the recipient of the Dr. Gene Hooks Award recognizing him as the top life skills administrator in the country.
Husker Life Seminar – All incoming student-athletes complete a 16-week fall semester seminar addressing a variety of life skills topics ranging from leadership to money to relationships and study skills. Team Workshops – Campus and community experts facilitate team-specific life skills education workshops. Student-Athlete Assemblies – Meetings featuring remarks from Athletic Director Tom Osborne and nationally recognized life skills trainers.
PERSONALIZED SUPPORT/INDIVIDUAL SESSIONS
Resume Development – Each student-athlete works individually with a life skills staff member to create a personalized resume with periodic follow-up meetings to make updates through graduation. Game Plan Creation – Life skills counselors will create a “Game Plan for Life” outlining specific goals and objectives to be completed to enhance marketability prior to college graduation. Sports Psychology/Performance Enhancement – Sports psychology resources are available to assist with performance enhancement.
Nebraska student-athletes combine to impact over 100,000 people statewide on annual basis. Team Service Requirement – Each team participates in a minimum of two service projects per year. School Outreach – Individuals participate in numerous school outreach campaigns in both classroom and assembly settings. Hospital Visits – Huskers are frequent hospital visitors providing cheer and encouragement to a variety of patients. Mondays Matter – Monday evening outreach to various local community agencies placing athletics in the proper perspective. Miscellaneous Outreach – Outreach requests are received daily from the entire state requesting involvement from Husker student-athletes. Mentoring Programs – Typically requires one hour of service per week serving as a youth mentor.
Life Skills promotes leadership development and provides recognition opportunities for extraordinary citizenship. Student-Athlete Advisory Committee – Elected team representatives from each of the 23 sports serve as the “voice” of the entire student-athlete population discussing student-athlete welfare, legislation and service events. Your Degree First – Leadership group providing programming and specialized support to student-athletes of color, women and international student-athletes. HERO Leadership Award – Individual recognition to Huskers who have consistently went above and beyond serving as an exemplary role-model. Brook Berringer Citizenship Team – Annual “Good Works” team honoring football players for dedicated service in memory of late Husker Brook Berringer. Life Skills Award of Excellence – Presented to the single men’s and women’s team who scores the highest point total in the year long life skills team competition.
In addition to the creation of a personalized resume and game plan, extensive career resources are available to every Husker. Student-Athlete Career Fair – Attended by approximately 25 companies. Networking/Nexpo Night – Former Huskers and every UNL college educate student-athletes about major and career options. Assessments – On-line assessments to help individuals discover talents and match with a major and career. Practical Experience – Programs in place to facilitate shadowing and internship placements. Job Preparation – Expert advice on cover letter writing, interviewing skills and evaluating the job offer.
Commitment to helping student-athletes pursue postgraduate plans and scholarships. Career Nights – Learn from the experts to gain valuable insight on timelines, application procedures, entrance requirements, personal essays and more. Scholarships – Seniors in their final season of athletic eligibility can apply for numerous postgraduate awards.
The new Nebraska Student Life Complex opened after receiving a $10.5 million expansion and renovation in 2010. The Student Life Complex, which includes the Hewit Academic Center (top left), the D.J. Sokol Enrichment Center (bottom right), and the Abbott Life Skills Center (top) tripled the size of NU’s previous academic support area for student-athletes. The Life Skills program offers extensive opportunities for leadership development. Former cross country runner Betsy Miller was the president of Nebraska’s Student-Athlete Advisory Committee and the recipient of the Gerard Postgraduate Scholarship presented to NU’s most exceptional student-athlete across all areas of Life Skills.
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NATIONAL POWERS One of the nation’s premier athletic programs, Nebraska is dedicated to and successful in all 23 of its varsity sports. Nebraska has won a total of 24 team national championships since 1970, including a fifth bowling crown in 2008, eight men’s gymnastics titles, five football championships, three volleyball titles and three women’s track and field championships. In 2009-10, six Husker teams finished among the top 10 in their respective sports. The Huskers finished the year ranked 17th in the final NACDA Directors Cup all-sport standings, their highest overall finish since taking 13th in 2000-01. NU had 15 teams advance to NCAA Tournament action in 2009-10, and the Husker football team won a 2009 Holiday Bowl crown. The bowling team produced an NCAA runner-up finish, while National Coach-of-the-Year Connie Yori’s women’s basketball team finished fourth - the best showing in school history. NU’s tradition-rich volleyball program added a No. 5 final national ranking, while the rifle team finished sixth at the 2010 NCAA Championships. The Nebraska women’s gymnastics team added a seventh-place NCAA finish, while men’s gymnastics rounded out NU’s six top-10 team finishes by placing ninth. Individually, football All-American Ndamukong Suh, who became the first defensive player in history to earn Associated Press National Player-of-the-Year honors, captured the Outland Trophy and Lombardi Award while being named a Heisman Trophy finalist. He also became
Sophomore center Jorge Brian Diaz returns as the Huskers’ leading rebounder and shot blocker and second-leading scorer for the 2010-11 season. Last year, Diaz set a Nebraska freshman record for blocked shots and also ranked among the top 10 freshman in NU history for scoring, rebounding and games started.
the first Husker to win both the Bronko Nagurski and Chuck Bednarik awards, before being selected with the No. 2 overall pick in the 2010 NFL Draft. All-American Kelsey Griffin also claimed national headlines while leading the women’s basketball team to a recordsetting season. The 6-2 forward was a finalist for every major national player-of-the-year award and became Nebraska’s first-ever winner across all sports of the prestigious Lowe’s Senior CLASS Award, recognizing her success in competition, in the classroom and in the community. The 2010 Big 12 Player of the Year was a unanimous first-team All-American and picked No. 3 overall in the 2010 WNBA Draft. All-American Cassandra Leuthold also captured 2010 National Player-of-the-Year honors while leading the bowling team to an NCAA runner-up finish. Overall, 29 Nebraska student-athletes captured 33 All-America awards in their respective sports, including NCAA 197-pound runner-up Craig Brester, who helped the wrestling team to a 12th-place finish at the NCAA Championships. A testament of NU’s national recruiting power, the Huskers’ 29 All-Americans in 200910 came to Nebraska from 13 states and three foreign countries. Among NU’s 29 AllAmericans in 2009-10, 20 were underclassmen who are expected to return in 2010-11.
Top: Kelsey Griffin led Nebraska to the most successful women’s basketball season in school history in 2009-10. The first-team All-American and 2010 Big 12 Player of the Year powered the Huskers to an unbeaten regular season and a Big 12 title. The No. 3 overall pick in the 2010 WNBA Draft, Griffin was Nebraska’s first-ever winner of the Lowe’s Senior CLASS Award. Bottom: Three-time All-American Nicholas Gordon captured the 2009 NCAA indoor national championship in the long jump with a winning leap of 26-4 ¼ in his final attempt. Following the season, Gordon earned a spot in the 2009 World Championships with a personal-best jump of 26-7 ¼.
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BIG 12 LEADERS The Huskers have won more Big 12 Conference championships than any other league school in the following categories: Baseball Regular Season: 3 Baseball Overall: 7 Men’s Outdoor Track: 6 Women’s Indoor Track: 5 Women’s Gymnastics: 8 Volleyball: 11
Baseball Postseason: 4 Men’s Indoor Track: 9 Men’s Track Combined: 15 Men’s and Women’s Track: 22 Soccer Postseason: 5
The Nebraska women’s basketball team (left) advanced to its first NCAA Sweet 16 after claiming its first Big 12 title in 2010. The Huskers became the first Big 12 men’s or women’s team to post a perfect regular season (29-0), while earning a No. 1 seed in the NCAA Tournament and finishing fourth in the final Associated Press Top 25.
Middle: The Nebraska volleyball team continued to rank among the nation’s elite in 2009, producing four All-Americans en route to advancing to the Elite Eight of the NCAA Tournament for the 10th consecutive season and finishing with a No. 5 national ranking.
Top: Freshman Morgan Marlborough was the 2009 Big 12 Offensive Player of the Year and Newcomer of the Year after leading the league with 21 goals and 49 points.
Bottom left: After earning Most Outstanding Player honors in leading the bowling team to the 2009 national title, Cassandra Leuthold captured National Player-of-the-Year honors as the Huskers finished as the national runner-up in 2010.
Bottom: Three-time All-American Craig Brester finished as the 197-pound runner-up at the NCAA Championships in 2010. The two-time national runner-up helped Nebraska to a Big 12 Championship in 2009 by winning the 197-pound title.
Bottom right: Julie Brechtel was an all-region selection on the field and in the classroom as the Husker softball team qualified for its 15th NCAA Tournament appearance in 16 seasons.
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HUSKERS HEAD TO BIG TEN IN 2011
On June 11, 2010, the Big Ten Conference announced that its member schools voted unanimously to accept the University of Nebraska as the conference’s 12th member beginning on July 1, 2011. The Big Ten Conference is a union of 11 world-class academic institutions – 12 beginning in 2011-12 – who share a common mission of research, graduate, professional and undergraduate teaching and public service. The conference’s 100-plus years of history, strong tradition of competitive intercollegiate athletic programs, vast and passionate alumni base, and consistent leadership in innovations position the Big Ten and its entire community firmly on the Big Stage. The Big Ten has sustained a comprehensive set of shared practices and policies that enforce the priority of academics and emphasize the values of integrity, fairness and competitiveness in all aspects of its student-athletes’ lives, with the ultimate goal of ensuring that each individual has the opportunity to live a Big Life.
BIG TEN CONFERENCE HIGHLIGHTS
• Big Ten universities provide approximately $100 million in direct financial aid to more than 8,500 men and women student-athletes who compete for 25 championships. • Conference institutions sponsor broad-based athletic programs with more than 270 teams. Other than the Ivy League, the Big Ten has the most broad-based athletic programs in the United States. • Big Ten universities are members of the nation’s only conference whose constituency is entirely composed of institutions that are members of the Association of American Universities (AAU), a prestigious association of major academic and research institutions in the United States and Canada. • Big Ten fans are some of the nation’s most supportive, with more than 8.7 million patrons attending conference home contests during the 2008-09 seasons for football, men’s and women’s basketball and volleyball alone. • Over the last 31 seasons, the conference has ranked either No. 1 or No. 2 nationally in football, men’s basketball and wrestling attendance. • Big Ten institutions have more than 4.2 million living alumni and over 300,000 undergraduate students attending their universities. • Based on the U.S. Census projected population for 2010, the eight-state Big Ten region accounts for 68,056,353 people, which ranks second only to the Big East and ahead of the ACC, SEC, Pac-10 and Big 12. 14 || 2010 NEBRASKA CROSScountry COUNTRY 14 nebraska cross
BIG TEN NETWORK
Headquartered in Chicago, the Big Ten Network is the first internationally distributed television network dedicated to covering one of America’s premier collegiate conferences. With more than 350 live sports events, and virtually all of them in high definition, the Big Ten Network is the ultimate destination for Big Ten fans and alumni across the country. The network is on the air 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. The network is available to an estimated 75 million households, through agreements with more than 300 cable, satellite and telco affiliates in all 50 states and Canada. That includes existing distribution agreements with each of the nation’s 10 largest cable, satellite and telco providers.
Big Ten Network Facts MORE TELEVISION EXPOSURE
• The Big Ten’s media agreements with CBS Sports, ABC/ESPN, the Big Ten Network and CBS College Sports Network provide the conference with its greatest television exposure ever. • In 2006, the Big Ten created the first national conference-owned television network devoted to the athletic and academic programs of a single conference. The Big Ten Network launched on Aug. 30, 2007, and became the first new network in cable or satellite television history to reach 30 million homes in its first 30 days. The Big Ten Network is now available to more than 75 million homes nationally through agreements with more than 250 cable/satellite/telco affiliates and is in 19 of the nation’s top 20 media markets. • Since the current media agreements began in 2007-08, every home football and men’s basketball game has been produced while women’s basketball has received more coverage than any other conference. • The Big Ten’s new media agreements have resulted in the broadcast of more than 500 events nationally and regionally on an annual basis, compared to 300 events in the final year of the previous agreements.
2010 Nebraska Cross Country Coaches and Support Staff
Head Coach Jay Dirksen 28th Season >> South Dakota State (1968)
“Having the privilege of coaching at the University of Nebraska is a fabulous experience. Our student-athletes work exceptionally hard in the The accomplishments of our student-athletes both during their time at Nebraska and in life after graduation make it seem like our efforts as coaches are very worthwhile. It is hard to believe that 27 years have gone by so fast since I first came to Nebraska. Time flies when you are having fun!”
classroom as well as on the field of competition.
The University of Nebraska is committed to making it possible for our student-athletes to be well-rounded individuals. The balance between Nebraska. The new Nebraska Student Life Complex is an example of the desire of the athletic department to provide the best resources for our student-athletes to become all they can be in every area of their lives.
academics and athletics is excellent at
Jay Dirksen enters his 28th year as Nebraska’s head coach for the cross country team and also serves as the assistant head track and field coach, in charge of the middle and long distance runners for both men and women. For the last 27 years, the cross country team has consistently been among the top programs in the country, while Dirksen has established himself as the most successful cross country coach in Nebraska history since his arrival in the fall of 1983. Overall, the Dirksen era has been filled with many outstanding team and individual highlights. The women have won five conference team championships (1985, 1988, 1989, 1991, 1993), the only women’s cross country titles in school history. The men have also traditionally been one of the top teams in the conference since 1983. Under Dirksen, three Huskers have won individual conference titles, two for the men, Jonah Kiptarus (1996) and David Iteffa (1991), and one for the women, Fran ten Bensel
Dirksen’s Postseason History at Nebraska Women Year Conf./Reg. NCAA 1983 4th/4th DNQ 1984 5th/3rd 11th 1985 1st/3rd DNQ 1986 4th/3rd 12th 1987 2nd/3rd NTS 1988 1st/1st 3rd 1989 1st/1st 3rd 1990 4th/3rd NTS 1991 1st/1st 12th 1992 3rd/1st 18th 1993 1st/2nd 20th 1994 2nd/2nd 16th 1995 4th/3rd NTS 1996 3rd/3rd 20th 1997 2nd/2nd 19th 1998 7th/4th t-23rd 1999 4th/3rd 16th 2000 7th/8th DNQ 2001 9th/10th NTS 2002 11th/13th DNQ 2003 6th/1st 30th 2004 9th/11th DNQ 2005 5th/5th NTS 2006 3rd/4th DNQ 2007 3rd/4th NTS 2008 3rd/3rd 25th 2009 4th/4th NTS
Men Conf./Reg. 2nd/4th 3rd/5th 5th/5th 2nd/2nd 2nd/2nd 3rd/1st 2nd/2nd 3rd/8th 5th/5th 6th/7th 4th/3rd 5th/4th 6th/8th 2nd/2nd 4th/3rd 8th/13th 6th/t-17th 5th/5th 5th/3rd 7th/4th 12th/18th 12th/NTS 10th/NTS 11th/13th 10th/12th 7th/10th 7th/8th
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NCAA NTS NTS NTS 15th 13th 11th 8th NTS DNQ NTS NTS NTS NTS 7th 11th DNQ DNQ 26th 27th NTS DNQ DNQ DNQ DNQ DNQ DNQ DNQ
(1991), in one of the toughest cross country conferences in the nation. Dirksen’s teams have produced 36 top-five finishes and 21 top-three finishes in his 54 appearances at the league championships. Through all the success, Dirksen said some of the best memories have come away from the course. “The relationships with the athletes are the best,” he said. “I really enjoy watching a young 17- or 18-year old athlete come in and mature not only as a runner, but also as a person. It’s fun to know that you’ve had some influence on their lives. I think a lot of times athletes don’t realize what they’ve learned in athletics until they get out there in the real world for a while. It’s just great to be a part of that whole process.” The Cornhusker harriers have been competitive at the NCAA qualifying championships under Dirksen. Twenty-two of his men’s and women’s teams have qualified for the NCAA Cross Country Championships, and he has coached at least one runner at the national event in 25 of his 27 seasons as head coach. In 2005, Kayte Tranel became the 14th athlete to earn All-America honors (20 certificates) under Dirksen, when she placed 27th overall at the NCAA Championships in Terre Haute, Ind. The 1988 Huskers won their only men’s title at the NCAA District V Championships by upsetting defending conference champion Iowa State. The women won District V championships in 1988, 1989, 1991 and 1992 and the NCAA Midwest Region championship in 2003. The 1992 team was led by individual champion Fran ten Bensel. Jeroen Broekzitter, the 1997 Midwest Region champion, and Jonah Kiptarus, the 1996 District V champion, own men’s NCAA qualifying individual titles. Dirksen’s Husker teams have produced many memorable moments at the NCAA cross country meet, including back-to-back third-place finishes in 1988 and 1989 by the women’s team. No women’s team had ever qualified for the national championships before Dirksen’s arrival. Sammie Resh led the 1988 team with an impressive seventhplace finish, the highest individual finish by a Husker female, while Tranel’s placing in 2005 was the highest since 1993, when Theresa Stelling placed 24th. Yvonne van der Kolk also ran a strong race in the 1988 national meet to finish 16th, the first time two Nebraska harriers earned All-America status in the same season. Although no individual Huskers earned All-America recognition in 1989, a balanced team again finished third, as the top five Husker runners finished within 33 seconds of each other. The 2003 squad qualified for the women’s NCAA Championships by way of its NCAA Midwest Region championship. Ann Gaffigan then led the Huskers to a 30th-place team finish at the national meet by crossing the line in 71st. The men have appeared at the NCAA Championships eight times under Dirksen, most recently in 2001. The 2002 team fell a single point short of qualifying at the NCAA Midwest Region Championships. The Huskers’ highest team finishes came in 1989 and 1996. The 1989 team, behind the All-America duo of Joe Kirby (13th) and Jacques van Rensburg (21st), placed eighth following runner-up finishes to eventual NCAA champion Iowa State at both the Big Eight and NCAA District V Championships
The Dirksen family (front from left): Jay Dirksen, Diane Dirksen (Jay’s wife), Kristi Rhebb (Jay’s daughter/Keith’s wife) and Keith Rhebb (Kristi’s husband); (back from left) Renee Dirksen (Derek’s wife) and Derek Dirksen (Jay’s son).
(1,200) and Balazs Tolgyesi (1,600) captured the 1996 NCAA indoor title in the distance medley relay (9:32.13). Tolgyesi went on to set Hungarian national and Nebraska school records in the 1,500-meter run (3:35.57) in the semifinals of the 1996 Olympics in Atlanta.
that same year. van Rensburg (13th) and Kirby (34th) repeated as All-Americans in 1988, when the Huskers finished 11th as a team. The most talented Husker team in school history was the 1996 NCAA Championships squad, which finished in seventh place for the highest team finish by the Nebraska men. Led by Kenyan standouts Jonah Kiptarus and Cleophas Boor, who finished just four seconds apart in second and third place, respectively, the team kept improving after runner-up finishes at both the Big 12 and NCAA District V Championships. Kiptarus and Boor capped an exciting racing season with the two highest finishes by Husker athletes at the NCAA Championships. In cross country, Dirksen has coached 14 Nebraska athletes who have earned 20 NCAA Division I Cross Country All-America awards. Only one Husker male, and no female runners, had earned All-America recognition before Dirksen’s arrival. Among the honored athletes are three-time All-American ten Bensel (1990-91-92) and two-time All-Americans Boor (1996-97), Kirby (1988-89), Resh (1987-88) and van Rensburg (1988-89). ten Bensel’s highest finish was ninth place at the 1992 championship. In addition to the second- and third-place finishes by Kiptarus and Boor in 1996, the other highest men’s individual places were earned by Jean Verster, who took fifth in 1985, and Boor, who placed sixth in 1997. All-America status was also earned by Broekzitter (1997), Theresa Stelling (1993), Kurt Russell (1984) and Wally Duffy (1983). Nebraska cross country athletes are also known for being great students. Each year the Herman Award is given to the Nebraska men’s and women’s teams with the highest grade-point averages. The 2009-10 awards were swept by the cross country teams for the second straight year. In the 16-year history of the award, the women have won it 10 times, while the men have claimed eight awards. Both teams were also honored in 2009 as an All-Academic Cross Country Team for the second straight year by the United States Track and Field and Cross Country Coaches Association. The women posted a GPA of 3.68, the eighth-best GPA among the 176 schools honored. The men ranked 19th out of 135 teams, earning a GPA of 3.43. Since the award was first given out by the Women’s Intercollegiate Cross Country Coaches Association in 1994 (combined with the United States Cross Country Coaches Association in 2006 to form the USTFCCCA), the women have earned the honor 15 times, posting the top GPA in the country in 1994, 1995 and 2000. The men have been honored six times. “The athletes have all the things they need to be successful at Nebraska,” Dirksen said. “That’s positive because we have an environment where they can develop if they’re somebody who has a lot of ability but just hasn’t developed yet. There are many resources so that you can make the most of your time here.” On the track, Dirksen’s athletes have claimed 39 NCAA Division I Track and Field AllAmerica awards and captured 45 conference championships. David Adams is the most recent distance runner to capture a conference title with his win in the 5,000 meters at the 2010 Big 12 Indoor Championships.
Dirksen also helped hone the skills of 2004 U.S. Olympic Trials women’s 3,000-meter steeplechase champion Ann Gaffigan. At the Trials in Sacramento, Calif., Gaffigan upset the field with a then-American-record time of 9:39.35. Dirksen’s most recent success story has been that of former Husker Anne Shadle, who in 2005 became the first NU women’s athlete to win NCAA titles in both the indoor mile and 1,500-meter run outdoors in teh same season. Shadle rewrote Husker records for both events, while also earning All-Big 12 cross country honors as a senior in 2004. Dirksen began his coaching career as the head men’s cross country and track and field coach at his alma mater, South Dakota State, in 1969. In 1975, Dirksen started the women’s cross country program at South Dakota State. He coached six NCAA Division II champions and 34 NCAA Division II All-Americans during his eight years at South Dakota State. His 1973 Jackrabbit men’s cross country team won the NCAA Division II Cross Country championship. In 1977, Dirksen left South Dakota State and spent five years as the assistant men’s track and field coach at Illinois. He coached one NCAA Division I All-American during that time. Before his arrival in Lincoln, Dirksen spent the 1983 season as the head women’s track and field coach at Missouri. The Tiger women placed third at the Big Eight Indoor Championships and second at the Outdoor Championships. In addition, Dirksen produced one All-American and five Big Eight champions at Missouri. A graduate of South Dakota State (B.S., 1968, physical education; M.S., 1969, physical education), Dirksen married Diane Stewart in 1972. They have a son, Derek, and a daughter, Kristi.
Cross Country Coaching Honors 22 NCAA Championship Appearances 20 Cross Country All-Americans 6 NCAA Regional Team Titles 5 Big 12 Conference Team Titles 5 Big Eight Conference Team Titles 3 Individual Conference Champions 2003 NCAA Midwest Regional Coach of the Year
Track and Field Coaching Honors 3 NCAA Champions 1 U.S. Olympic Trials Champion 39 All-Americans 44 Conference Champions
School records have been set in all but one distance event during Dirksen’s coaching stint. The Nebraska team of Alex Lamme (800), Miklos Roth (400), Jonah Kiptarus
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Grant Watley Volunteer Coach (1st Year) Nebraska Wesleyan (2009)
Volunteer Coach (4th Year) Nebraska-Kearney (1966) Doug Martin enters his fourth year as a volunteer coach with the Nebraska cross country team. Previously, Martin spent four seasons with the Husker track and field program, serving as the Director of Operations for home meets, as well as a recruiting coordinator and an office administrator. Martin served as a head high school track and field coach for 33 years, including 23 years as the head coach at North Platte High School before joining Nebraska. In that time, Martin was elected to the Athletic Hall of Fame at the University of Nebraska-Kearney in 2001, and he received the Nebraska Coaches Association Binnie & Dutch Award for outstanding contribution to high school track and field in 2000. Martin was a meet director for numerous high school track and field and cross country meets. He coached two teams to Nebraska Class B state high school track and field championships at Gothenburg High School in 1971 and 1972, and two cross country teams to Class A runner-up finishes at North Platte High School in 1977 and 1978. He and his wife Susan, have three children, Matt, Jennifer and Michael. Matt has been an assistant coach for the Husker track and field team for 13 years.
Grant Watley enters his first year as a volunteer coach at Nebraska after graduating from Nebraska Wesleyan University in 2009 with a degree in health and fitness studies as well as a minor in coaching. Watley has previous experience with the Husker program, as he served as a volunteer intern in the spring of 2009, assisting with the day-to-day operations and administration at home meets. A 2004 graduate of Lincoln Christian High School, Watley coached at Lincoln Christian in 2005 when the Crusaders’ men’s team finished runner-up at the state cross country meet. In 2006, Watley moved to Lincoln Lutheran High School and coached there for five years. He was a member of a coaching staff that won the 2008 Class C team title on the men’s side. While working with the Warriors’ cross country team in 2007, he became the first coach in school history to take both the men’s and women’s programs to the state meet in the same season. Watley is currently working on a master’s of sport science in sports coaching at the United States Sports Academy, and plans to earn a PhD in sport management. He is a USA Track and Field Level 1 certified coach. Watley and his wife Angela live in Lincoln.
Cross Country Support Staff
Brad Brown Assistant Athletic Trainer
Da’Nelle Earl Operations and Recruiting Assistant
Kali Engels Athletic Medicine Graduate Assistant
BreAnna Haessler Media Relations Student Assistant
Brian Kmitta Assistant Strength Coach
Blake Lange Equipment Manager
Mike Nieman Academic Counselor
T.J. Pierce Director of Operations
Laure Ragoss Associate Director of Compliance
LeAndra Ramirez Student Manager
Lindsey Remmers Sports Nutritionist
Keith Zimmer Associate A.D. for Life Skills
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Athletic Director >> Hastings (1959) >> Fourth Year
Hall of Fame football coach Tom Osborne has continued to leave a lasting impression on the history of Nebraska Athletics since returning to lead the Husker program as the school’s 13th athletic director on Oct. 16, 2007. Osborne, who led Nebraska to three national championships (1994, 1995, 1997) and 255 victories in his 25 years as the Huskers’ head football coach, has continued to use his impressive leadership skills to guide the NU athletic department as a whole over the past three seasons. With the core values of integrity, trust, respect, teamwork and loyalty serving as guiding principles for Nebraska’s 23-sport program as a whole, the Huskers have enjoyed renewed success in Osborne’s first three years as athletic director. In 200910, Nebraska finished 17th in the NACDA Directors’ Cup final standings, the Huskers’ best showing since 2000-01. One of Osborne’s first major decisions as athletic director was to hire Bo Pelini as the Huskers’ football coach. Pelini, who had spent the 2003 campaign as NU’s defensive coordinator, has energized Nebraska’s storied tradition with back-to-back nine-win seasons and a pair of Big 12 North Division titles in his first two years. In 2009, Pelini notched 10 wins, including a dominant 33-0 win over Arizona in the Holiday Bowl while finishing in the top 15 in both major national polls.
The Student Life Complex is the first step in Osborne’s aggressive building plan for Nebraska’s athletic facilities. In the summer of 2010, the athletic department broke ground on the Hendricks Training Complex at the Bob Devaney Sports Center, which will directly benefit the men’s and women’s basketball and wrestling programs with new practice and team areas. The project is also expected to lead to additional opportunities for improved facilities for many other Husker Olympic sport programs. The Hendricks Training Complex is scheduled to open before the 2011-12 season. In the spring of 2010, the city of Lincoln also received voter approval to begin construction on the 16,000-seat Haymarket Arena, which will serve as the new competitive home for both Nebraska men’s and women’s basketball programs beginning in 2013-14. Not long after the historic vote in Lincoln, Osborne helped Chancellor Harvey Perlman announce an even more historic move with the shift by Nebraska from the Big 12 to the Big Ten Conference beginning in 2011-12. Nebraska’s move to the Big Ten is expected to add University-wide academic opportunities, while providing financial stability for the athletic department for years to come.
The tradition-rich NU volleyball program has claimed a pair of Big 12 titles and advanced to three NCAA Elite Eight appearances, while the women’s basketball program has earned two NCAA Tournament trips, while notching the best season in school history with a 2010 Big 12 title and a berth in the NCAA Sweet 16. The NU wrestling program shared the 2009 Big 12 title and finished in the top 16 at three straight NCAA Championships. The NU men’s track and field team has captured a pair of Big 12 outdoor crowns, while the men’s and women’s teams have produced five top-20 finishes indoors and outdoors over the past three years.
Before being asked by Chancellor Perlman to return to Nebraska as athletic director in 2007, Osborne served three terms in the U.S. House of Representatives (Nebraska’s 3rd congressional district) from 2000 to 2006.
The men’s and women’s gymnastics teams both produced top-10 NCAA finishes in 2010, while the Husker bowling team won the 2009 NCAA title and finished in the top eight at the NCAA Championships each of the past three years. The NU rifle team has produced a pair of top-six NCAA finishes in the last three years, while the men’s and women’s tennis teams both earned NCAA Tournament trips in 2010. The women won the first NCAA match in school history while the men made their first-ever tournament appearance. The Husker softball team has made back-to-back NCAA Tournament appearances, while the baseball and women’s golf teams both earned NCAA Regional bids in 2008.
Osborne and his wife, Nancy, continue to pour their time and support into the TeamMates mentoring program, which they founded in 1991. TeamMates provides encouragement to school-aged youth to help them graduate from high school and pursue a postsecondary education.
In addition to their competitive success, the Huskers have continued to set high standards academically at both the conference and national levels. Nebraska led the Big 12 with eight CoSIDA Academic All-Americans in 2009-10, increasing NU’s nation-leading total to 277 CoSIDA Academic All-Americans all-time, across all sports. The Huskers also led the Big 12 with a league-record 178 academic all-conference selections, along with a conference-record 687 Big 12 Commissioner’s Honor Roll selections. NU graduated 121 student-athletes from August of 2009 through May of 2010, while increasing its Big 12-leading exhausted eligibility graduation rate to 94 percent. The Huskers also have continued to set the standard on the national level in the area of life skills. In 2010-11, Nebraska will open its new Student Life Complex, which is designed to help Husker student-athletes maximize their performance in the classroom and the community.
He returned to academia following a 2006 gubernatorial bid, serving as a senior lecturer at Nebraska in the College of Business Administration, teaching leadership and business ethics, in the fall of 2007. Osborne also worked as a consultant for local college athletic departments for two years.
Osborne’s leadership of the TeamMates program began while he was putting the final touches on one of the best coaching careers in college football history. The Hastings, Neb., native, who earned master’s and doctoral degrees in educational psychology from the University of Nebraska, was named NU’s 25th head coach following the 1972 season. In 25 seasons with Osborne at the helm, the Huskers mounted a 255-49-3 record - the sixth-most wins in major college history. Osborne’s .836 winning percentage ranked fifth all-time. His career came to a close with a 42-17 win over No. 3 Tennessee in the 1998 Orange Bowl, when he became the first coach in college football history to retire as a reigning national champion. Following his career, he became one of just four coaches in history to have the mandatory three-year waiting period waived for induction into the National Football Foundation College Hall of Fame in December of 1998. Osborne and his wife, Nancy, have three adult children, Mike, Ann and Suzanne and four grandchildren.
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Associate A.D. (13th Year) Nebraska (B.S. 1985, J.D. 1989)
Senior Woman Administrator (3rd Year) Nebraska (1989)
Associate Athletic Director Bob Burton joined the Nebraska athletic department in 1998. He spent 10 years as associate athletic director for compliance/sports administration from 1998 to 2007.
A member of the Nebraska Athletic Department since 1979, Pat Logsdon was promoted to senior woman administrator on March 7, 2008, in addition to her duties as associate athletic director for administration. She previously served in the role of assistant athletic director.
Burton is responsible for the direct administrative supervision to the sports of golf, tennis, men’s gymnastics, track and field, cross country, bowling, wrestling and swimming and diving. He also oversees the operation of Haymarket Park. Working with the Lincoln Saltdogs, he helps set the budget for field and stadium operation costs and create strategic plans for the facility. Burton is a member of the athletic department’s executive team, which helps set policy, develops short- and long-term goals and objectives, and creates strategic plans for the department. Burton also reviews and monitors compliance with all contracts for the athletic department. Burton filled a similar position at Oklahoma State as the assistant athletic director for sports administration and compliance from 1993 to 1997. He oversaw OSU’s Olympic sports programs as well as the training and strength and conditioning, wrestling, men’s and women’s track and field and men’s and women’s tennis programs. Burton came to Nebraska from Texas Tech, where he served as an associate athletic director for compliance for one year. While at Texas Tech, Burton helped complete the NCAA investigation into the Red Raider athletic department and analyzed the entire compliance system at the institution. He also helped identify and implement financial aid and eligibility systems, including changes in personnel and restructuring of the compliance department. Burton, who was a member of the NCAA Division I women’s soccer committee for three years and was a member of the NCAA Division I bowling committee, served as a legislative administrator for the NCAA from 1989 to 1993. At the NCAA, he was involved in the development of legislation, interpretation of regulations and reviewed legal issues related to the application of the association’s regulations. He served as an NCAA liaison to committees and conducted comprehensive education to several intercollegiate athletic conferences. He has served on the National Association of Athletic Compliance Coordinators Executive Committee and the subcommittee of Big 12 Directors of Compliance. He received his bachelor’s degree in finance from Nebraska in 1985 and his juris doctorate from the Nebraska College of Law in 1989. A native of Falls City, Neb., Burton and his wife, Krista, have a daughter, Elly, and sons Robert Falk, McClain John and Abram Lawslo.
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Logsdon’s duties include oversight on all administrative issues and operational functions of the Athletic Director’s office; oversight in the areas of administration, athletic medicine, nutrition, football operations, softball, women’s gymnastics and rifle; developing and implementing administrative policies and procedures, assisting with strategic planning, reviewing and maintaining game and coaching contracts and oversight of the administrative budget. Previously, Logsdon spent six seasons as NU’s director of football operations, the first female in Division I to serve in that capacity. She handled organization of all recruiting functions, supervised compliance activities and coordinated all football administrative operations, including travel and practice operations. Logsdon served three years as assistant to the director of football operations and 14 seasons as the football recruiting secretary. Logsdon received a bachelor’s degree in education from Nebraska in 1989. She is married to Rob Logsdon.
2010 Nebraska Womenâ€™s Cross Country
Scouting the 2010 Husker Women 2010 Returnees
Lara Crofford Jessica Furlan Erica Hamik Ashley Miller Jen Webers Katie White
Isabel Andrade Martina Barinova Blaire Dinsdale Samantha Morabe Sarah Plambeck Allison Eckert
Lara Crofford (Three Letters) Jessica Furlan (One Letter) Erica Hamik (Two Letters) Ashely Miller (Two Letters) Jen Webers (Three Letters) Katie White (One Letter)
Rachel Carrizales Ari Goldstein Elizabeth Marsh
The 2010 season promises to be an interesting and potentially exciting year for the Nebraska women’s cross country team. The Huskers offer a great blend of experience, improving returnees, and talented untested newcomers. After just missing an at-large invitation to the 2009 NCAA Championships, the motivation to return to the national meet is high. The fourth place finishes at both the Big 12 and NCAA Midwest Region Championships brought the season to a sour conclusion with everyone feeling they were good enough to be competitive at the NCAA Championships. The team has had a great summer of training and expect more from themselves in 2010. Lost to graduation were seniors Rachel Carrizales, Ari Goldstein and Elizabeth Marsh. Six returnees from the nine-member 2009 squad, led by senior Lara Crofford, are a cause for optimism. Crofford qualified for the NCAA Championships for the third consecutive season in 2009, finishing113th. She was the top Husker at the Big 12 (16th) and NCAA Midwest Region Championships (11th). “Lara has really proven herself since her freshman year and she continues to improve every year and we are excited to see what she can do this season,” Nebraska Coach Jay Dirksen said. Junior team co-captains Jessica Furlan and Ashley Miller are hoping for outstanding seasons this fall. Furlan was 31st at both the Big 12 and NCAA Midwest Regional meets, while Miller rebounded from a 56th-place finish at the Big 12 to place a respectable 38th in the region. Furlan redshirted in track due to a stress fracture but has come back stronger than ever. Miller on the other hand had a great track season qualifying for the NCAA Indoor Championships in the mile, while just missing in the 1,500 meters outdoors. They will be joined by senior Jen Webers and junior Erica Hamik, both of whom are veteran competitors with strong summer training bases. Add in talented junior Katie White, who has had an excellent pre-season of training, and the Huskers have plenty of reasons to be optimistic. “I think that Miller can be up there with Martina Barinova and Crofford, Dirksen said, Furlan could be close as well and Webers has no reason that she couldn’t be close to them as well.” The new faces on the 2010 team include transfers Martina Barinova from the Czech Republic and Allison Eckert from the University of Colorado, as well as freshmen Isabel Andrade, Samantha Morabe and Sarah Plambeck. Barinova is expected to complement Crofford at the front of the pack. “Martina has a lot of experience competing in Europe against great runners, she is a tremendous student and a fine person. She is one of the better recruits we have seen in a long time,” Dirksen said.
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Eckert was a member of the Buffs’ 2007 top seven in most meets, but had a stress fracture in her back during the 2008 cross country season and reconstructive ankle surgery in the spring of 2009. She appears healthy and her training is going well, but it remians to be seen if she is ready to compete at a high level. Andrade (Petaluma HS, Petaluma, Calif.) and Morabe (Great Oak HS, Temecula, Calif.) have run well in high school both in cross country and on the track. If they make a smooth transition to the college level they could be factor. Plambeck was primarily a middle distance runner at Lincoln Christian, but she has great potential. With more training and experience Plambeck could be a contributor in the future. The Huskers should be a strong contender for high finishes in their final season in the Big 12 Conference. Iowa State is the probable favorite to win the conference title, but several teams will be in the running for high places, including Baylor, Colorado, Texas Tech and Texas. Most of the other schools will be stronger than previous years, making it one of the most competitive seasons in Big 12 history. Iowa State, Minnesota and Illinois should be the top teams in the NCAA Midwest Region. Iowa, Kansas State, Kansas and Oklahoma State should also have strong teams. “We are looking forward to the transition to the Big Ten in 2011,” Dirksen said. “The Big 12 is one of the best conferences in the country, and the Big Ten is as good or even a little better than the Big 12 on the cross country side of things. Schools in the Big Ten are a little more distance oriented while the schools in the Big 12 are a little more track-oriented.” Strong performaces in inter-regional meets against other top teams in the country could be a deciding factor in advancement to the NCAA Championships again this season. The Wisconsin Inter-Regional and the Indiana State Pre-National meets will provide the necessary competition against top teams from around the country. “Our core people we are building around are as goos as any team we have had in a quite a few years,” Dirksen said. “We lost some really good people, but the girls are looking forward to having a better team than they had last year. The 2010 schedule will prepare them well for the championship phase of the season.”
NU’s 2007-09 Most Valuable Runner Senior
Newville, Pa. (Big Spring)
2010 (Outlook) Lara (pronounced LAR-uh) Crofford ended her 2009 cross country season by finishing 113th at the NCAA Championships where she ran individually. Crofford was the top runner for the women for the third year in a row and looks to lead the women again in 2010. Along with being the women’s most valuable runner three consecutive seasons, she was also a first-team Academic All-Big 12 selection in 2008 and 2009. She redshirted the 2010 track season due to illness but had a great summer of conditioning and is ready to come back and improve on the course in 2010. “Lara is back to full training after being sick,” Nebraska Coach Jay Dirksen said. “She is ready to lead this young team in 2010.” 2009 (Junior) Crofford was the Huskers’ top runner in all six of her meets during the 2009 season and earned a third straight appearance at the NCAA Championships. For her success on the course, Crofford earned the Nebraska Women’s Most Valuable Runner honor for the third straight year. Crofford became the fourth women’s runner since the award was created in 1983 to earn the honor three times in a career, joining Sammie Resh (1986-88), Fran ten Bensel (1990-92) and Ann Gaffigan (2001-03). Crofford started the year by winning the Huskers’ lone home meet at the Woody Greeno/Nebraska Invitational. Her win led the women’s squad to its fifth straight team title, and Crofford became the sixth Husker to win the meet title on the women’s side during the event’s 20-year history. She then took 19th at the Wisconsin adidas Invitational and 35th at the Indiana State Pre-Nationals to wrap up the regular season. At the Big 12 Championships, Crofford was the first Husker to cross the finish line for the third straight year with a 16th-place time of 22:06.4 to lead NU to a fourth-place team finish. She then earned an at-large bid to the NCAA Championships with an 11th-place finish at the NCAA Midwest Regional, where she also earned All-Region honors for the third-straight year. Running as an indivual at the NCAA Championships, Crofford placed 113th with a time of 21:24.0. She redshirted during the 2010 track season with an illness. 2008 (Sophomore) Following an outstanding freshman campaign that saw her earn an individual trip to the NCAA Championships, Crofford returned even stronger as a sophomore in 2008. Crofford finished in the top 10 at the first six meets of the season, before placing 45th at the NCAA Championships. The Newville, Pa., native became only the second Husker in the Big 12 era to earn two All-Big 12 honors during a career, joining teammate Ari Goldstein, who achieved the feat in 2006 and 2007. Crofford opened 2008 with a victory at the BYU Invitational, leading a 1-2 Husker finish with teammate Rachel Carrizales trailing Crofford’s winning time of 19:10.9. Two weeks later, Crofford paced the Big Red to its fourth straight Woody Greeno/Nebraska Invitational team title at Pioneers Park, finishing second with a time of 21:32.3. She then got back on the winning track at the South Dakota State Classic, winning the 5K meet in 17:31. Crofford made her presence felt nationally at the NCAA Pre-Nationals on Oct. 18, finishing 10th in the white division with a time of 20:38.3, leading the Huskers to a ninth-place team finish in one of the most competitive regular-season meets of the year. At the Big 12 Championships, Crofford improved her 2007 ninth-place finish with a sixth-place showing, leading the Husker women to their third straight third-place showing. She again showed improvement at the NCAA Midwest Regional, moving from ninth in 2007 to seventh in 2008, leading the Huskers to a thirdplace finish and an at-large bid to the NCAA Championships. Crofford saw her biggest improvement of the year when it mattered most, jumping 40 spots at the NCAA
NCAA Qualifier (2007, 2008, 2009) All-Midwest Region (2007, 2008, 2009) All-Big 12 (2007, 2008) NU Women’s Most Valuable Runner (2007, 2008, 2009) USTFCCCA All-Academic Team (2008, 2009) First-Team Academic All-Big 12 (2008, 2009)
Championships from 85th in 2007 to 45th in 2008, running a time of 20:45.4. Her finish led the Huskers to a 25th-place finish in the 31-team field, the squad’s top finish since 1999. During the 2009 track season, Crofford earned four more All-Big 12 honors, as she medaled in the 3,000 and 5,000 meters indoor and the 5,000 and 10,000 meter outdoors. She also competed at the NCAA Outdoor Championships in the 10,000 meter for the second straight year, finishing 13th with a time of 34:48.31. 2007 (Freshman) Crofford had one of the most impressive freshman seasons in school history in 2007, earning the team’s Most Valuable Runner award. Crofford was the first Husker to cross the finish line at every meet during the season. She started her collegiate career at the Creighton/UNO Classic, winning with a time of 18:34 on the 5K course. Two weeks later at the Woody Greeno, Crofford came in second with a time of 22:29.3 on the 6K course, trailing only Beverly Ramos of Kansas State, who Crofford came back to beat at the conference meet. After finishing 18th at the NCAA Pre-National meet, Crofford earned All-Big 12 honors with a ninth-place finish at the conference championships with a time of 20:59.2. She followed her conference performance with a ninth-place finish at the NCAA Midwest Regional, which earned her NCAA Midwest All-Region and USTFCCCA Midwest All-Region honors. Crofford ended her season at the NCAA Championships, where she finished 85th with a time of 21:26.7. Crofford was the first Nebraska freshman since Jeannette Zimmer in 1998 to make a trip to the NCAA Championships. Zimmer finished 70th. High School (Big Spring) Crofford was one of the top prep runners in the nation with an impressive career at Big Spring High School under Coach Robert Jumper. The first-team all-state honoree ended her high school running career with the 2007 Pennsylvania Class AAA 3,200-meter title, which carried momentum into June’s prestigious Nike Outdoor Nationals. At the national meet in Greensboro, N.C., Crofford captured runner-up honors in the 5,000-meter run (16:43.46) and finished sixth in the two-mile (10:28.67) to earn high school All-America status. Her 5,000-meter time was the third-fastest time by an American prep in 2007. On the cross country course, Crofford was nearly as impressive, taking back-to-back runner-up finishes at the 2005 and 2006 state meets. She also finished 14th at the 2006 Northeast Footlocker Cross Country Championships. Off the course, Crofford was a member of the National Honor Society. Personal Lara is the daughter of Cliff and Irene Crofford and was born on May 29, 1989, in Fayetteville, N.C. She has a sister, Caitlin, and a brother, Daniel. Crofford is majoring in nutrition, health and exercise science at Nebraska.
Indoor Mile Run - 4:54.03 3,000 Meters - 9:33.57 5,000 Meters - 16:28.84 (16:28.08o)
Outdoor 1,500 Meters - 4:33.53 5,000 Meters - 16:27.73 10,000 Meters - 33:56.46 2010 HUSKER WOMEN | 23
Jen Webers Senior
Conifer, Colo. (Conifer)
2010 (Outlook) After a solid track season Jen Webers looks to be one of the women’s top five runners during the 2010 cross country season. Webers competed at the Big 12 Championships in the 3,000-meter steeplechase and 5,000 meters. The Colorado native continues to improve on the course each season while proving herself in the classroom as a six-time Big 12 Commissioner’s Honor Roll selection. “Jen is a senior who has had a great summer of training and is coming off a pretty good track season,” Nebraska Coach Jay Dirksen said. “She is quite a bit improved and is looking at being one of our top runners.” 2009 (Junior) Jen Webers opened her junior campaign with a runner-up finish to teammate Erica Hamik at the Creighton/UNO Classic, where the Huskers took the top-five individual spots. She
placed 23rd at the Woody Greeno/Nebraska Invitational to contribute to the Huskers’ fifth straight team title at the meet. Webers followed with a 61st-place finish at the Wisconsin adidas Invitational and a 127th-place finish at the Indiana State Pre-Nationals to close the regular season. Webers finished in the top 50 at the Big 12 Championships for the second straight year with a 41st-place time of 23:00.3 to help the women’s squad take fourth in the team race. She ended the season at the NCAA Midwest Regional, where she placed 75th with a time of 22:46.6. The finish improved on her 87th-place showing in 2008. Webers continued to excel during the 2010 track and field season, as she set a personal best in the 3,000 meters during the indoor season with a time of 9:54.65 at the Frank Sevigne Husker Invitational. She also ran 9:53.51 in the 3K at the Big 12 Indoor Championships on Iowa State’s 300-meter oversized track. Outdoors, Webers competed in the 3,000-meter steeplechase and 5,000 meters at the Big 12 Championships, but did not medal in either event. 2008 (Sophomore) Webers opened the 2008 season with her first career victory, winning the Creighton/UNO Classic with a time of 14:37. Webers followed with three straight top-25 finishes at the BYU Invitational (15th – 20:14.2), Woody Greeno/Nebraska Invitational (11th – 22:45.2) and South Dakota State Classic (22nd – 18:50), helping the Husker women win their fourth straight team title at the Woody Greeno/Nebraska Invitational. During the postseason, Webers improved 24 spots at the Big 12 Championships from 2007, finishing 40th with a time of 22:23.5. She then competed at her first NCAA Midwest Regional, finishing 87th. Webers finished 224th at the national meet with a time of 23:14.1, while the team placed 25th, its top finish since 1999. 2007 (Freshman) Webers started her collegiate career with a strong finish at the Creighton/UNO Classic, where she was the fourth Husker to finish and placed sixth overall with a time of 20:18 on the 5K course. Two weeks later at the Woody Greeno, Webers ran 23:13.5 on the 6K course, helping the Huskers defeat conference foe Kansas State. After finishing 144th at the Roy Griak and 159th at the NCAA Pre-National meet, Webers got her first taste of Big 12 Championship competition. In a field of 102 athletes, Webers finished 64th with a time of 22:51.7. High School (Conifer) Webers finished runner-up in both the 1,600 and 3,200-meter runs at the 2006 Colorado Class 4A State Track Meet. Webers was fourth at the 2006 Colorado Class 4A State Cross Country meet as a senior. She went on to compete at the 2007 Footlocker Midwest Regional in Kenosha, Wis., finishing 25th in a 5K personal-best time of 18:36. Webers was coached in high school by Tim Carlson and Jan Bluemenstion. Personal Jen, the daughter of Bob and Pat Webers, was born on May 11, 1989, in Newark, Del. She has a sister, Kelly. Jen is a Nutritional Science and Dietetics major at Nebraska.
First-Team Academic All-Big 12 (2008, 2009) Big 12 Commissioner’s Fall Honor Roll (2007, 2008, 2009) Big 12 Commissioner’s Spring Honor Roll (2008, 2009, 2010) 24 | 2010 HUSKER WOMEN
Track Bests Indoor Mile Run - 4:59.44 3,000 Meters - 9:53.51 5,000 Meters - 17:39.63
Outdoor 1,500 Meters - 4:35.33 5,000 Meters - 17:28.19
NU’s 2009 Most Improved Runner Junior
Regina, Saskatchewan, Canada (Dr. Martin Leboldus)
2010 (Outlook) After being sidelined for the 2010 indoor and outdoor track seasons, Jessica Furlan could be a big surprise during the 2010 cross country season. Furlan looks to build off the significant gains made in 2009, and continue to improve in 2010. “Jessica has great potential,” Nebraska Coach Jay Dirksen said. “She was hard hit with some stress fractures but is having a really good summer and could be a really big surprise this season.” 2009 (Sophomore) Jessica Furlan became one of the Huskers’ top runners in 2009, as she earned the Nebraska Women’s Most Improved Runner award. Furlan made her season debut at the Woody Greeno/Nebraska Invitational, where she improved on her 29th-place showing from 2008 with a seventh-place finish to help the women win their fifth straight team title at the meet. She followed with a 53rd-place finish and a 99th-place finish at the Wisconsin adidas Invitational and Indiana State Pre-Nationals, respectively. Furlan continued to run well in the postseason, as she took 31st at both the Big 12 Championships and NCAA Midwest Regional. The 31st-place showing at the conference meet bettered her 88th-place time in 2008, while she did not compete at the regional meet as a freshman. Furlan redshirted during the 2010 indoor and outdoor track and field seasons with a foot injury. 2008 (Freshman) Furlan made her Husker debut at the Woody Greeno/Nebraska Invitational, finishing 29th with a time of 23:37.3, helping the Husker women to their fourth-straight team title. Furlan followed with a 30th-place finish at the South Dakota State Classic, as the team took second to national power Minnesota. She ended her freshman campaign as a member of the Big 12 Championships team, crossing the finish line 88th with a time of 23:51.0. High School (Leboldus) Furlan won the junior division of the Saskatchewan Provincial Cross Country Championships as a sophomore. She ran in the senior division as a junior and senior, placing second and third, respectively. Furlan was a four-time Saskatchewan Provincial champion in track and field. In 2005 as a freshman, competing in the midget division, she won the 800-meter run with a time of 2:19.58, while placing second in the 1,500 meters and third in the 3,000. In 2006, she moved to the junior division, winning the 800 and 1,500 meters. In 2007, she competed in the senior division and finished second in each event and added a runner- up finish in the 1,500 meters (4:40.50) as a senior. At the 2007 Canadian Junior Cross Country Championships Furlan placed 15th, after finishing 11th in 2006. At the 2007 World Junior Cross Country Championships in Mombasa, Kenya, she finished 35th. On the track, Furlan won the Canadian junior title in the 2,000-meter steeplechase in 2008 and 3,000-meter steeplechase in 2006. Her personal-best time of 10:16.32 in the 3,000-meter steeplechase at the 2008 World Junior Championships in Bydogoszcz, Poland, placed her ninth. Personal The daughter of Mark Furlan and Kerry Avery, Jessica was born on March 15, 1990. She has one brother, Grant. Jessica is an Enviornmental Studies major at Nebraska.
NU Women’s Most Improved Runner (2009) First-Team Academic All-Big 12 (2009) Big 12 Commissioner’s Fall Honor Roll (2008, 2009) Big 12 Commissioner’s Spring Honor Roll (2009) 2010 HUSKER WOMEN | 25
Erica Hamik Junior
Kearney, Neb. (Catholic)
2010 (Outlook) After making her first cross country postseason appearance in 2009, Erica Hamik continued to run well on the track in 2010. She competed at the Big 12 Championships both indoors and outdoors, but did not earn a medal. “Erica is more of a middle distance runner but has done real well with cross country,” Nebraska Coach Jay Dirksen said. “If her competitiveness starts to match her ability, she has the potential to have a really good year.” 2009 (Sophomore) Hamik started her sophomore campaign on a the right foot with her first career win at the Creighton/UNO Classic, as she led a Husker charge that took the top-five individual
spots. She then contributed to the women’s fifth-straight team title at the Woody Greeno/ Nebraska Invitational, with Hamik by placing 14th. Hamik and the rest of the Huskers then traveled outside of the state of Nebraska for the first time to the Wisconsin adidas Invitational, where she placed 65th. She ended the regular season with a 128th-place showing at the Indiana State Pre-Nationals. Hamik made her first cross country postseason appearance in 2009, running at both the Big 12 Championships and NCAA Midwest Regional. She took 45th at the conference meet with a time of 23:03.6 and finished 65th at the regional with a time of 22:31.3. Hamik continued to run well on the track in 2010, as she set personal bests in the 800 meters both indoors and outdoors. She broke her indoor personal best at the Nebraska Tune Up with a time of 2:14.24 and set an outdoor personal best of 2:s08.55 at the Nebraska Open. She competed at the Big 12 Championships both indoors and outdoors, but did not earn a medal. 2008 (Freshman) Hamik opened her collegiate career with a seventh-place finish at the Creighton/UNO Classic, running a time of 15:18 on the 5K course, while helping the women’s team to a runner-up finish. Hamik traveled to Provo, Utah, for the BYU Invitational, where she placed 29th with a time of 20:36.9, contributing to a runner-up team finish to the hosts from BYU. At the Woody Greeno/Nebraska Invitational, the Kearney, Neb., native crossed the finish line 19th with a time of 23:10.2, assisting in the fourth straight team title for the women. Following a 39th-place showing (19:19) at the South Dakota State Classic, Hamik ended the 2008 season at the Chile Pepper Festival, finishing 124th with a time of 23:08.9. High School (Kearney Catholic) Hamik earned two runner-up finishes at the Nebraska Class D State Cross Country Championships and seven Nebraska Class C State Track and Field titles. Hamik made trips to the state cross country and track and field meets all four years under Coach Fred Carnahan. At the 2005 state cross country meet, Hamik finished second with a time of 16:12.68 to propel her team to a fourth-place finish. As a senior she battled bronchitis and pneumonia to finish second with a time of 15:47.0. Hamik won three state track and field titles as a sophomore in the 1,600-meter run (5:20.25), 4x400 relay (4:06.33) and 4x800 relay (9:49.28). She returned in 2007 to defend her title in the 1,600 meters, placing second in both the 400 and 800 meters while finishing third in the 3,200-meter run. She capped her senior year in 2008 with three more state titles, winning the 400 (57.71), 800 (2:15.97) and 1,600 (5:20.39) meters. Personal The daughter of Dan and Janine Walker, Erica was born March 25, 1990. She has a sister, Rachelle, and a brother, Alec. Erica is a Nutritional Science and Dietetics major at Nebraska.
First-Team Academic All-Big 12 (2009) Big 12 Commissioner’s Fall Honor Roll (2008, 2009) Big 12 Commissioner’s Spring Honor Roll (2009, 2010) 26 | 2010 HUSKER WOMEN
Track Bests Indoor 800 Meters-2:14.24 Mile Run - 5:07.39
Outdoor 800 Meters-2:08.55
2010 NCAA Indoor Track Qualifier Junior
Tipton, Iowa (Tipton)
2010 (Outlook) Ashley Miller finished her 2009 cross country season strong by finishing 38th at the NCAA Regional Championships. Miller carried her momentum to the 2010 track season where she earned her first career trip to the NCAA Championships.
2007 (Freshman) Miller was not a member of the Nebraska cross country team in 2007. She redshirted during the 2008 track and field season, because of a stres fracture in her foot.
2009 (Sophomore) Miller started the season with a third-place showing at the Creighton/UNO Classic, which improved on her eighth-place finish from 2008. She continued to show improvement at the Woody Greeno/Nebraska Invitational, where she moved up 24 spots from her 2008 finish to place 13th and contribute to the women’s fifth straight team title at the meet. Following a 52nd-place finish at the Wisconsin adidas Invitational, Miller placed 163rd at the Indiana State Pre-Nationals.
High School (Tipton) Miller was a 15-time Iowa Class 2A girl’s state champion with titles in the 400-meter dash, 800 meters, 1,500 meters, 4x400-meter relay, 4x800-meter relay and distance medley relay under Coach Jenny King and Coach Dave Fetterman. Her performance made her the winningest track athlete in Iowa history. She helped Tipton High School to four consecutive state championships (2004-07) in track, as well as four in cross country. She also was the 2004 and 2006 Iowa Class 2A individual state cross country champion and claimed consecutive Drake Relays high school girl’s 800-meter crowns in 2004 and 2005, before adding her third victory in 2007 with a personal-best time of 2:10.10. Miller was named the Iowa Wendy’s High School Heisman winner and was the 2005 Gatorade Iowa Girls Track and Field Athlete of the Year.
After struggling at the Big 12 Championships, where she placed 56th, Miller bounced back at the NCAA Regional Championships to finish 38th with a time of 21:54.0, which improved on her 91st-place finish in 2008.
Personal The daughter of Darren and Ann Miller, Ashley was born on March 16, 1989. Ashley is a dietetics major at Nebraska.
“Ashley is going to be tremendously improved from last year,” Nebraska Coach Jay Dirksen said. She is a great competitor, and we are looking for great things out of her this season.”
Miller built more momentum during the 2010 track and field season, as she earned her first career trip to the NCAA Championships and earned two medals at the Big 12 Championships, including a runner-up finish in the indoor 1,000 meters. She ran an oversized best of 4:50.50 in the mile at the UW Qualifier to earn a provisionalqualifying spot at the NCAA Indoor Championships, where she placed 17th. Indoors, she also set personal bests in the 800 (2:10.87), 1,000 (2:49.56) and 3,000 (9:48.09) meters. During the outdoor season, Miller set personal bests in the 800 and 1,500 meters on the same weekend. She first posted the top 1,500-meter mark by a Husker in 2010 with a time of 4:22.01 at the Mt. SAC Relays on April 16. Miller then clocked a time of 2:09.30 in the 800 meters the following day at the Beach Invitational. 2008 (Redshirt Freshman) After not competing in cross country in 2007 and redshirting during the 2008 track and field season following a foot injury at the first meet of the indoor season, Miller made a big impact on the 2008 cross country team. She helped the Huskers post third-place finishes at the Big 12 and NCAA Midwest Regional Championships, while also assisting in a 25thplace team finish at the NCAA Championships. Miller started her collegiate cross country career at the Creighton/UNO Classic, finishing eighth with a time of 15:21 on the 5K course. She then contributed to the women’s secondplace finish at the BYU Invitational in Provo, Utah, with a 38th-place showing (20:53.1). Miller continued to show progress by posting back-to-back top-40 finishes at the Woody Greeno/Nebraska Invitational (37th) and South Dakota State Classic (25th). In the postseason, Miller finished 64th at her first Big 12 Championship meet, running a time of 23:02.1 to help the team to its third straight third-place finish. She finished 234th at the national meet, running a time of 22:35.0.
First-Team Academic All-Big 12 (2008, 2009) Big 12 Commissioner’s Fall Honor Roll (2007, 2008, 2009) Big 12 Commissioner’s Spring Honor Roll (2008, 2009, 2010)
Track Bests Indoor 800 Meters- 2:10.87 1,000 Meters-2:49.56 Mile Run - 4:50.50 3,000 Meters - 9:48.09
Outdoor 800 Meters-2:09.30 1,500 Meters - 4:22.01 2010 HUSKER WOMEN | 27
Katie White Junior
Broken Bow, Neb. (Broken Bow)
2010 (Outlook) Katie White looks to build off her 2009 season after being injured during the 2010 track and field season. White has been a major contributor in the classroom, earning first-team Academic All-Big 12 honors in 2009. “Katie has been sidelined by many stress fractures,” Nebraska Coach Jay Dirksen said. I know she can run well, it’s just a matter of staying healthy.” 2009 (Sophomore) White opened her second season at Nebraska with a fifth-place finish at the Creighton/ UNO Classic and followed with a 54th-place showing at the Woody Greeno/Nebraska Invitational. She finished the regular season by placing 116th at the Wisconsin adidas Invitational and 15th in the open race at the Indiana State Pre-Nationals. In the postseason, White ran on the Huskers’ Big 12 Championships team for the second straight year, where she improved on her finish from 2008. After placing 73rd as a freshman, White climbed to 59th in 2009 with a time of 23:34.2. During the 2010 track and field season, White only competed in one meet during the indoor season before she missed the rest of the year with injury. She competed in the 3,000 meters at the Holiday Inn Invitational, running a personal-best time of 10:19.48. 2008 (Freshman) White started her Husker career at the Creighton/UNO Classic, finishing 10th with a time of 15:29 on the 5K course. White helped the Huskers win their fourth straight Woody Greeno/ Nebraska Invitational title, finishing 21st individually with a time of 23:17.0. The Broken Bow, Neb., native coasted to a 28th-place finish at the South Dakota State Classic (19:06), as the team took second. Following an 81st-place finish at the Chile Pepper Festival, White ended her first season at the Big 12 Championships, running a time of 23:18.1 to finish 73rd. High School (Broken Bow) White was a 10-time Nebraska state champion for Broken Bow High School. She won seven gold medals at the Class B State Track and Field Championships and three more titles at the Class C State Cross Country meet. She won the Nebraska Class C State Cross Country championship in her sophomore, junior and senior seasons, leading her team to second-place finishes in her junior and senior years. In 2005 as a freshman, she won the 1,600- and 3,200-meter runs, while finishing fourth in the 800 meters at the state track and field meet. She followed her freshman year performance with wins in the 800, 1,600 and 3,200 in 2006 and the third state titles of her career in the 1,600 and 3,200 meters at the 2008 meet with personal bests of 5:09.70 and 10:51.81, respectively. White competed with a sprained tendon as a junior in 2007. Despite the injury, she placed second in the 1,600-meter run and third in the 3,200-meter run. Personal The daughter of Jason and Teresa White, Katie was born on June 11, 1990. She has two brothers, Mitchell and Alex. Katie is a pre-pharmacy major at Nebraska and a Regents Scholar.
First-Team Academic All-Big 12 (2009) Big 12 Commissioner’s Fall Honor Roll (2008, 2009) Big 12 Commissioner’s Spring Honor Roll (2009, 2010) 28 | 2010 HUSKER WOMEN
Track Bests Indoor 3,000 Meters - 10:19.48
Blaire Dinsdale Honors Big 12 Commissioner’s Fall Honor Roll (2008, 2009)
Big 12 Commissioner’s Spring Honor Roll (2009, 2010)
Junior Sioux Falls, S.D. (Colorado/Roosevelt HS) 2010 (Outlook) Allison Eckert has been out of competition for some time but looks to start strong at Nebraska after competing for Colorado as a true freshman in 2007. “Allison is a transfer from Colorado, and as a freshman she was one of their top seven until she was sidlined with injuries,” Nebraska Coach Jay Dirksen said. She was a great runner in high school, and we are interested to see what she can do this season.” Before Nebraska (Colorado) Eckert started her collegiate career at the University of Colorado with her twin sister Krista. In 2007 as a true freshman, Allison placed 15th at the Rocky Mountain Shootout. Eckert then took 102nd place at NCAA Pre-Nationals. At the Big 12 Championship, she was the ninth runner for CU and placed 61st overall. She redshirted during the 2008 indoor track and field season before competing outdoors. Eckert redshirted during the 2008 cross country season and did not compete in 2009. On the track, she did not compete during the 2009 or 2010 seasons. She joined Nebraska with two years of eligibility remaining. High School (Roosevelt) Eckert was a two-time cross country All-American and won one individual cross country title in South Dakota’s Class AA, the largest class in South Dakota. At Roosevelt High School in Sioux Falls, Eckert finished in the top 10 at every state cross country meet, starting with a ninth-place finish as a freshman in 2003 (16:09.83). Eckert followed with a third-place finish in 2004 (15:34.68) and a runner-up finish as a junior in 2005 (15:05.70). She capped her high school career with a state title, running a time of 14:22.59. On the track, Eckert was a six-time Class AA champion, winning three titles in the 3,200 meters, two in the 800 meters and one in the 1,600 meters. She set the state meet and Roosevelt school record in the 3,200 meters in 2005 as a sophomore with a time of 10:38.66, earning her South Dakota High School Coaches Association Outstanding Track Girl in Class AA, the Class AA State Meet MVP and the Gatorade Athlete of the Year. Eckert swept the 800, 1,600 and 3,200 meters as a junior in 2006, posting a meet-record time of 2:11.24 in the 800. She ended her senior year with a second straight title in the 800 and a third-place finish in the 1,600 meters.
Traer, Iowa (North Tama)
2010 (Outlook) Blaire Dinsdale enters her first cross country season at Nebraska after competing for the track and field team in 2009 and 2010. Dinsdale was a four-time participant in the Iowa state cross country meet, where she earned an individual title as a senior and broke the Class 1A state meet record. “Blaire has had a good summer of training,” Nebraska Coach Jay Dirksen said. “She was an accomplished high school runner in Iowa and has some previous experience in the 4,000 meters. We are eager to see how she makes the transition this season.” 2009 (Redshirt Freshman) Dinsdale did not compete in cross country, but continued her success for the track and field team in the 800 meters. She just missed All-Big 12 honors by one place in three events at the 2010 indoor conference meet. During the 2010 outdoor season, she added a thirdplace showing in the 800 at the conference meet, her top career finish at the conference championships. 2008 (Freshman) Dinsdale was not a member of the Nebraska cross country team. She did earn two All-Big 12 honors at the 2009 Big 12 Indoor Championships with a fourth-place finish in the 800 meters (2:10.40) and as a member the 4x400-meter relay that placed eighth. Dinsdale captured All-Big 12 honors at the Big 12 Outdoor Championships with a time of 2:10.94 in the 800. High School (North Tama) Dinsdale came to Nebraska as a nine-time individual Iowa Class 1A state champion under Coach Kent Hanser. She was a four-time participant in the state cross country meet, where she won the individual title as a senior in 2007 and broke the Class 1A state meet record.
Eckert was a three-time qualifier for Foot Locker Nationals and also owns the Roosevelt school record in the 800 meter with a time of 2:11.2.
On the track, she helped the Redhawks to team titles in 2006, 2007 and 2008, including the most team points in Class 1A state history in 2008. She won the 400 hurdles (1:02.82) as a sophomore and went on to earn state championships in the 400 (56.39), 800 (2:11.65) and 400 hurdles (1:02.86) as well as being a member of the champion DMR (4:05.27) team as a junior. As a senior, she won the 800 (2:14.55), 1,500 (4:37.75) and 400 hurdles (1:03.29). She also set class 1A state meet records in the 400 and DMR in 2007 as well as the 1,500 meters in 2008.
Personal The daughter of Joe and Lisa Eckert, Allison was born on Feb. 4, 1989. She has an identical twin, Krista, who is a member of the University of Colorado cross country and track and field teams. Eckert is a Biological Sciences major at Nebraska.
Personal Blaire is the daugher of Mark and Shelby Dinsdale. She was born July 24, 1990 and her twin sister Brooke is also on the Nebraska track and field team. Blaire is a business administration major at Nebraska.
Track Bests Outdoor Mile - 4:53.81 3,200 Meters - 10:19.48
Track Bests Indoor 800 Meters - 2:10.13
Outdoor 800 Meters - 2:07.39 1,500 Meters - 4:37.75 2010 HUSKER WOMEN | 29
Track Bests T
I Indoor 11,500 Meters - 4:32.67 33,000 Meters - 9:36.77
O Outdoor Mile - 4:56.29 M 33,200 Meters - 11:06.47
Outdoor 1,500 Meters - 4:30.03 3,000 Meters - 9:32.44 5,000 Meters - 16:47.06
Prerov, Czech Republic (Gymnazium Jana Blahoslava/Placky Univ.)
Petaluma, Calif. (Petaluma)
2010 (Outlook) Martina Barinova hopes to make an immediate impact as one of Nebraska’s top runners this fall. “Martina has a lot of experience, and she has great range that can help her be one of our top runners this fall,” Nebraska Coach Jay Dirksen said. “Martina is one of the better recruits we have had in a long time.”
2010 (Outlook) Isabel Andrade had her best season on a track as a junior, before missing most of her senior season with a stress fracture. “Isabel got a late start on training due to injury,” Nebraska Coach Jay Dirksen said. “She has good ability, but I think this is going to more of a transition year for her.”
Before Nebraska (Gymnazium Jana Blahoslava/Placky University) Barinova joins the Huskers as a redshirt freshman after one year at Placky University in Olomouc, Czech Republic. A graduate of Gymnazium Jana Blahoslava in Prerov, Barinova thrived in the distance events, holding the Czech Republic national junior record in the 3,000-meter steeplechase with a time of 10:17.86, which would rank as the third-best performance all-time at Nebraska.
High School (Petaluma) Andrade comes to Nebraska after completing her prep career at Petaluma High School under Coach Jim Lynch. A two-time qualifier for California’s state cross country meet in Division 3, Andrade made her debut with a ninth-place finish in 2008. She returned as a senior in 2009 to finish 19th and contribute to the Trojans, 17th-place finish as a team.
In 2010 Barinova set three personal bests, including the indoor 3,000 meters (9:36.77), outdoor 3,000 meters (9:32.44) and outdoor 5,000 meters (16:47.06). Her personal best in the indoor 3,000 meters came at the Czech Republic National Championships, where she placed second. During her career she has captured Czech Republic Junior national titles in the 3,000-meter steeplechase (2009 - 10:20.15) and the 1,500 meters (2008 - 4:33.52).
Andrade produced her best season on the track as a junior, before missing most of her senior season with a stress fracture, which only allowed her to run until the end of March. She ran a personal best of 11:06.47 in the 3,200 meters at the 2009 Redwood Empire Area Finals and then broke her personal best in the 1,600 meters six days later at the NCS Meet of Champions with a time of 4:56.29.
Personal Marina is the daughter of Vladimar and Alena Barinova. She was born on Jan. 28, 1990 and is a Spanish major at Nebraska.
Personal Isabel is the daughter of Francisco and Helen Andrade. She was born on Dec. 4, 1991 and has not declared a major at Nebraska.
Sarah Plambeck Track Bests T O Outdoor Mile - 5:19.1 M 33,200 Meters - 11:42.34
O Outdoor Mile - 5:02.54 M 33,200 Meters - 11:10.83
Temecula, Calif. (Great Oak)
2010 (Outlook) Sam Morabe competed against some of the top prep athletes in the country in high school which could help her transition to NCAA Dvision I competition at Nebraska. “Sam comes from a great high school where she was one of their top runners,” Nebraska Coach Jay Dirksen said. “She has the potential to make the transition to college running better than a typical freshman.” High School (Great Oak) Morabe joins the Huskers after competing in one of the most talent-filled prep areas in the country at Great Oak High School in Temecula, Calif., under Coach Doug Soles. In her lone appearance as a senior at the California Division I Cross Country Championships, Morabe finished 65th to help the Wolfpack take runner-up honors as a team. On the track, Morabe ran against some of the top prep athletes in the country in the Southern Section of Division I, which includes the Los Angeles area. She posted personal bests of 5:02.54 in the 1,600 meters and 11:10.83 in the 3,200 meters as a senior. Personal Samantha is the daughter of Martin Morabe and Martha Dart. She was born on Jan. 16, 1992 and has not declared a major at Nebraska.
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Lincoln, Neb. (Christian)
2010 (Outlook) Sarah Plambeck was an accomplished runner in high school, earning 14 total medals at the Nebraska state track meet. “Sarah is more of a middle distance runner that has a lot of natural ability,” Nebraska Coach Jay Dirksen said. “This is probaly going to be a learning year for her.” High School (Lincoln Christian) Plambeck joined Nebraska after a prep career at Lincoln Christian High School under Coach Lynn Wilson. A four-year qualifier for the Nebraska state track and field meet in Class C, Plambeck did not compete in cross country until her senior year. She made an immediate impact, as she finished third in the Class D race, which led the Crusaders to a sixth-place finish in the team standings. Plambeck debuted at the state track meet as a freshman, where she earned three medals with a fifth-place finish in the 3,200 meters, sixth-place finish in the 1,600 meters, and she was a member of the eighth-place 4x800-meter relay. She earned four more medals as a sophomore, including her first state championship as the anchor of the 4x800-meter relay. Along with the state title, Plambeck placed second in the 1,600 meters, third in the 3,200 meters and fourth in the 800 meters. Plambeck brought home three more gold medals as a junior, including individual titles in the 1,600 and 3,200 meters, while the Crusaders defended their title in the 4x800-meter relay with Plambeck as the anchor. A foot injury slowed Plambeck during her senior season, but she still captured four medals at the state meet with third-place finishes in the 800 and 4x800, a fourth-place finish in the 3,200 meters and a seventh-place showing in the 1,600 meters. Personal Sarah is the daughter of Bob and Martha Plambeck. She was born on April 1, 1992 and has not declared a major at Nebraska.
2009 Meet-by-Meet Recap
Creighton/UNO Classic 5K Saturday, Sept. 5 - Omaha, Neb. Team Champion: Nebraska (15 pts.) Top Five Individuals 1. Erica Hamik, Nebraska ................................ 18:58.6 2. Jen Webers, Nebraska ................................ 19:00.1 3. Ashley Miller, Nebraska ............................... 19:06.2 4. Ari Goldstein, Nebraska............................... 19:08.4 5. Katie White, Nebraska ................................. 20:12.1 Other NU Finishers 11. Elizabeth Marsh ......................................... 20:46.1
Woody Greeno/Nebraska Invitational Saturday, Sept. 19 - Lincoln, Neb. Team Champion: Nebraska (32 pts.) Top Five Individuals 1. Lara Crofford, Nebraska .............................. 20:32.7 2. Rachel Carrizales, Nebraska ....................... 20:37.8 3. Leah Thompson, Wichita State ................... 20:48.6 4. Ramsey Fitzsimmons, USD......................... 21:00.7 5. Anna Kraayenbrink, Wartburg ..................... 21:07.8 Other NU Finishers 7. Jessica Furlan ............................................. 21:11.8 11. Ari Goldstein .............................................. 21:21.6 13. Ashley Miller .............................................. 21:33.1 14. Erica Hamik ............................................... 21:37.1 23. Jen Webers ............................................... 22:02.8 51. Elizabeth Marsh ......................................... 22:56.2 54. Katie White ................................................ 23:00.9
Wisconsin adidas Invitational Saturday, Oct. 3 - Madison, Wis. Team Champion: Duke (78 pts.) Nebraska Finish: 8th (188 pts.) Top Five Individuals 1. Emily Lemmon, BYU ................................... 17:00.3 2. Angela Bizzarri, Illinois ................................ 17:03.2 3. Carly Seymour, Duke .................................. 17:08.3 4. Kaitlyn Peale, Michigan ............................... 17:11.3 5. Hollie Knight, Auburn ................................... 17:18.0 Top NU Finishers 19. Lara Crofford ............................................. 17:37.5 27. Rachel Carrizales ...................................... 17:46.7 48. Ari Goldstein .............................................. 18:06.1 52. Ashley Miller .............................................. 18:09.1 53. Jessica Furlan ........................................... 18:09.6 61. Jen Webers ............................................... 18:16.1 65. Erica Hamik ............................................... 18:18.6 116. Katie White .............................................. 19:44.3 117. Elizabeth Marsh ....................................... 19:46.3
Indiana State Pre-Nationals (Blue Race) Saturday, Oct. 17 - Terre Haute, Ind. Team Champion: Colorado (94 pts.) Nebraska Finish: 11th (346 pts.) Top Five Individuals 1. Jenny Barringer, Colorado........................... 19:50.9 2. Susan Kuijken, Florida State ....................... 20:20.8 3. Jordan Hasey, Oregon ................................ 20:33.0 4. Risper Kimaiyo, UTEP ................................. 20:33.9 5. Janet Jesang, Western Kentucky ................ 20:34.5 Top NU Finishers 23. Rachel Carrizales ...................................... 21:11.2 35. Lara Crofford ............................................. 21:22.5 62. Ari Goldstein .............................................. 21:46.5 99. Jessica Furlan ........................................... 22:04.8 127. Jen Webers ............................................. 22:20.3 128. Erica Hamik ............................................. 22:22.7 163. Ashley Miller ............................................ 22:48.1
NCAA Midwest Regional Saturday, Nov. 14 - Springfield, Mo. Team Champion: Minnesota (60 pts.) Nebraska Finish: 4th (147 pts.) Top Five Individuals 1. Angela Bizzarri, Illinois ................................ 20:07.5 2. Megan Duwell, Minnesota ........................... 20:14.5 3. Lisa Koll, Iowa State .................................... 20:19.2 4. Kristin Sutherland, Illinois ............................ 20:44.1 5. Lauren Bonds, Kansas ................................ 20:49.1 Top NU Finishers 11. Lara Crofford ............................................. 21:06.8 31. Jessica Furlan ........................................... 21:43.7 33. Rachel Carrizales ...................................... 21:48.4 38. Ashley Miller .............................................. 21:54.0 47. Ari Goldstein .............................................. 22:01.6 65. Erica Hamik ............................................... 22:31.3 75. Jen Webers ............................................... 22:46.6
NCAA Championships Big 12 Championships Saturday, Oct. 31 - Columbia, Mo. Team Champion: Texas Tech (38 pts.) Nebraska Finish: 4th (143 pts.) Top Five Individuals 1. Jenny Barringer, Colorado........................ ...20:27.5 2. Allie McLaughlin, Colorado .......................... 21:13.4 3. Lisa Koll, Iowa State .................................... 21:17.5 4. Lillian Badaru, Texas Tech .......................... 21:22.4 5. Purity Biwott, Texas Tech ............................ 21:23.9 Top NU Finishers 16. Lara Crofford ............................................. 22:06.4 23. Rachel Carrizales ...................................... 22:21.7 31. Jessica Furlan ........................................... 22:37.2 32. Ari Goldstein .............................................. 22:39.1 41. Jen Webers ............................................... 23:00.3 45. Erica Hamik ............................................... 23:03.6 59. Katie White ................................................ 23:34.2 87. Elizabeth Marsh ......................................... 24:32.3
Monday, Nov. 23 - Terre Haute, Ind. Team Champion: Villanova (86 pts.) Nebraska Finish: No Team Score Top Five Individuals 1. Angela Bizzarri, Illinois ................................ 19:46.8 2. Kendra Schaaf, Washington ........................ 19:51.6 3. Susan Kuijken, Florida State ....................... 19:57.7 4. Catherine White, Virginia ............................. 19:59.5 5. Allie McLaughlin, Colorado .......................... 20:01.1 Top NU Finisher 113. Lara Crofford ........................................... 21:24.0
2009 NU Potseason Awards Most Valuable Runner
Lara Crofford Most Improved Runner
Jessica Furlan Letterwinners (#)
Ari Goldstein (4) Rachel Carrizales (3) Lara Crofford (3) Jen Webers (3) Erica Hamik (2) Ashley Miller (2) Jessica Furlan (1) 2010 HUSKER WOMEN | 31
2010 Nebraska Menâ€™s Cross Country
Scouting the 2010 Husker Men 2010 Returnees
David Adams Jesse Adams Alex Adams Tommy Brinn Peter Falcon Connor Gibson Matt Conahan Todd Gulizia Jarren Heng Brad Doering Adam Mitteis Anthony Pittman Brett Grieb Trevor Vidlak Parker Schoen Ethan Luebbe Dani Dapo Anthony Oberle
The 2010 Nebraska harriers expect to improve on a seventh-place finish at the 2009 Big 12 Championships and eighth-place finish at the NCAA Midwest Region Championships, their best team places since 2002. Captains David Adams and Anthony Oberle are outstanding leaders for the 18 members of the team. Adams has been the top Cornhusker since his initial season as a redshirt freshman in 2007 and Oberle has been working his way up the roster with great effort and determination. Both will provide excellent examples of dedication and determination for a team with a good blend of veterans and promising newcomers. “There is so much unknown on the men’s team,” Nebraska Coach Jay Dirksen said. “There are a lot of people that if they stay healthy and consistent, can really improve from where they have been. We could have a pretty good team. There is a lot of untapped ability.” Five returning lettermen form the nucleus of the 2010 team. Adams was the Huskers, top finisher in every race except the season opener at the Creighton/Nebraska-Omaha Classic, a race he did not run. His postseason finishes at the Big 12 (22nd) and NCAA Midwest Region Championships (20th) were the best individual performances by a Nebraska harrier since 2002. “I think David Adams is one of the best runners in the Big 12,” Dirksen said. “He has so much experience, he is definitely our No. 1 guy again this season.” Oberle along with seniors Brad Doering and Todd Gulizia traded positions as the Huskers 2-3-4 runners last year, and all three are poised to display major improvement this season. Junior Jesse Adams, NU’s No. 5 in 2009, has made solid gains and appears to be ready for an outstanding season. “There is no reason that Todd Gulizia couldn’t be one of the best guys in the conference, and he might be, we just don’t know,” Dirksen said. “He needs to stay consistent and he will do some things for us. Brad Doering also has no reason he can’t be better than last year.” Behind the five lettermen is a group of men who are capable of dramatically better performances this season, including seniors Matt Conahan and Ethan Luebbe. Both are proven 800 and 1,500 meter runners who could make significant contributions this fall. Juniors Peter Falcon and Adam Mitteis are also improving, as are sophomores Tommy Brinn and Trevor Vidlak along with redshirt freshman Brett Grieb.
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David Adams (Two Letters) Bryce Somer Jesse Adams (Two Letters) Eric Thies Matt Conahan (One Letter) Mikel Thomas Brad Doering (Two Letters) Peter Falcon (Two Letters) Todd Gulizia (Two Letters) Anthony Oberle (Two Letters)
Six new members on the cross-country team include sophmore 800-meter specialist Dani Dapo, who will be in his first season of collegiate cross country. Five true freshmen, all from Nebraska, include Alex Adams, Connor Gibson, Jarren Heng, Anthony Pittman and Parker Schoen. Gibson and Adams were 1-2 in the 2009 Class B State Cross Country Championships and Heng won the Class C title in both 2008 and 2009. Schoen was third in Class A after winning the 2008 individual title, while Pittman was the Class A runner-up in both 2008 and 2009. All will be instrumental in the years to come for Cornhusker cross country. If they can adjust rapidly to the college level, they can be contenders for NU’s top seven spots on the team this year. “Schoen and Heng are very talented athletes who have a lot of ability,” Dirksen said. “They have a good chance to be in our top seven runners.” The 2010 schedule will provide plenty of competition to prepare for the Big 12 and NCAA Midwest Region Championships. “The Big 12 is one of those conferences that if you are in the top half you have an exceptional team,” Dirksen said. “Our schedule is really tough but the guys have the possibility to jump significant spots in the meets.” Top competition in the Big 12 Conference will come from Colorado, Iowa State, Oklahoma State (NCAA defending champion) and Oklahoma. At the NCAA Midwest Region Championships, look for defending champ Oklahoma State, Iowa State, Minnesota and Oklahoma to battle for the two automatic-qualifying spots. Nebraska can certainly be counted as a team to move up again this season in both the Big 12 and NCAA Midwest Region Championships. “Nobody is going to do anything if they don’t think first that they can do something and this group is one that is going to overachieve significantly, nothing that they do will surprise me because of their attitudes and work ethic,” said Jay Dirksen.
2010 (Outlook) Matt Conahan has been slowed by injury and illness at Nebraska, but he did set a personal best this past spring on the track in the 3,000 meters. “Matt is more of a track runner,” Nebraska Coach Jay Dirksen said. “But he has had moments where you say this guy can be a pretty good cross country runner.” 2009 (Junior) Conahan only competed in two races during the 2009 season, the Creighton/UNO Classic and Woody Greeno/Nebraska Invitational, before he suffered an injury at the Wisconsin adidas Invite and was lost for the rest of the season. He was the Huskers’ fourth runner at the Creighton/UNO Classic, as he finished 11th overall with a time of 28:52. Conahan bounced back to run both indoors and outdoors for the track and field team, including a personal best of 8:55.73 in the indoor 3,000 meters. 2008 (Sophomore) Conahan got a late start to his sophomore season, not running until the fourth meet of the year. He opened with a 25th-place finish at the South Dakota State Classic, running a time of 26:49 to contribute to the men’s team winning the meet title. Conahan finished 79th at the Big 12 Conference Championships with a time of 26:58.5, assisting the men’s team to a seventh-place finish, its best showing since 2002.
Omaha, Neb. (Millard North)
Shootout, during the outdoor season before being diagnosed with mononucleosis, which ended his season. High School (Millard North) Conahan competed at the Nebraska Class A State Cross Country Championships all four years under Coach Mike Neeman. Conahan won the 2005 Class A state title and All-Class gold medal as a junior. Conahan also earned two All-Class gold medals for his efforts at the state track meet. His first came from his 800-meter (1:53.81) at the 2006 state meet, while the second was as the anchor leg of the winning 4x800meter relay team in 2007. He repeated his 800-meter win at the 2007 meet, where he also anchored the runner-up 4x400-meter relay team. In 2005, Conahan won the boys’ intermediate 2,000-meter steeplechase (6:28.28) at the USA Youth Championships in Knoxville, Tenn. His personal-best time of 6:21.46 earned him the young men’s bronze medal at the 2006 national meet. He also won the intermediate boys’ 1,500 and 2,000-meter steeplechase at the 2004 USA Youth Championships. Personal Matt was born in Omaha, Neb., on March 1, 1989. He is the son of Timothy and Jennifer Conahan, and has one sister, Kristen. Conahan is majoring in criminal justice at Nebraska.
2007 (Freshman) At the season-opening Creighton/UNO Classic, Conahan finished sixth with a time of 28:28 on the 8K course. The following week at home, he ran a time of 26:16.8 at the Woody Greeno. He finished 108th at his first NCAA Regional meet with a time of 33:17 on the 10K course.Conahan helped out immediately on the track, producing the team’s second-best time during the indoor season in the 800 meters (1:52.86), 1,000 meters (2:27.48) and mile run (4:10.75). He only competed in one meet, the Jim Click
Track Bests Indoor Mile Run - 4:10.75 3,000 Meters - 8:55.73
Outdoor 1,500 Meters - 4:06.95
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NU’s 2008-09 Most Improved Runner
2010 (Outlook) Brad Doering (pronounced DOOR-ing) made signifcant strides during his junior year at Nebraska. He earned NU’s Most Improved Runner award for the second year in a row, after placing 59th at the NCAA Midwest Regional to help the Huskers finish eighth as a team. “Brad had an exceptional junior year,” Nebraska Coach Jay Dirksen said. “He is a good competitor, if he stays healthy he will be one of our top runners.” 2009 (Junior) Doering continued to develop into one of the Huskers’ top runners in 2009, as he was honored as the Most Improved Runner on the men’s side for the second straight season. He started the year with his first collegiate win, as he led four Huskers in the top five at the Creighton/UNO Classic. Doering then joined teammate and Woody Greeno/Nebraska Invitational champion David Adams in the top 10 at the meet with a 10th-place finish, improving on his 29th-place showing at the 2008 contest. After top-100 finishes at the Wisconsin adidas Invitational (58th) and Indiana State PreNationals (96th), Doering was the second NU runner to cross the finish line at the Big 12 Championships with a 30th-place finish (25:52.6). He ended his junior campaign at the NCAA Midwest Regional, where he helped the Huskers finish eighth by placing 59th overall with a time of 32:45.4 on the 10K course. 2008 (Sophomore) Doering opened his sophomore campaign with a ninth-place finish at the Creighton/UNO Classic, improving on his 13th-place finish from 2007. Doering then finished 47th (22:46.3) at the BYU Invitational and 29th (26:32.3) at the Woody Greeno/Nebraska Invitational, contributing to the men’s third straight team title at the Woody Greeno. Doering broke back into the top 20 with an 18th-place showing at the South Dakota State Classic, running a time of 26:34 to contribute to the men’s third team title of the season. The Yuba City, Calif., native ended the season at his first Big 12 Championships, where he
Yuba City, Calif (Yuba City) finished 46th with a time of 25:37.8. From his performance in 2008, Doering was named the team’s Most Improved Runner. Freshman (2007) Doering worked on making the transition to the competitive Big 12 Conference in his freshman year. He opened the season at the Creighton/ UNO Classic where he finished 13th with a time of 29:29. Out of 269 runners at the Woody Greeno, he finished 58th (26:59.1) on the 8K course. His final meet of the year came at the Chile Pepper Festival in Fayetteville, Ark., where he suffered an injury and was unable to compete the rest of the season. Still recovering from an injury after the cross country season, Doering redshirted the indoor track season. He rebounded to compete during the outdoor season, running in seven meets. Doering’s best performance of the year came at the Stanford Invitational where he ran a personal-best time of 3:55.76 in the 1,500-meter run. High School (Yuba City) Doering qualified for the California Division I State Cross Country Championships three years in a row under Coach Mike Buzbee. He was 42nd as a senior, 74th as a junior and 49th as a sophomore for Yuba City High School. On the track, Doering qualified for the California state meet as a sophomore in the 3,200-meter run and as a junior in the 1,600-meter run. As a senior, he was knocked down during the Sac Joaquin Section Masters Finals and fell short of the state meet after an outstanding regular season. Doering had prep personal-best times of 1:56.48 in the 800, 4:18.19 in the 1,600, 8:43.98 in the 3,000 and 9:23.25 in the 3,200. Personal Brad was born in Yuba City, Calif., on Dec. 1, 1988. He is the son of Mark and Sheri Doering and has one sister, Stacy, and one brother, Mark. Doering is a secondary education major at Nebraska.
NU Men’s Most Improved Runner (2008, 2009) First-Team Academic All-Big 12 (2009) Big 12 Commissioner’s Fall Honor Roll (2008, 2009) Big 12 Commissioner’s Spring Honor Roll (2009, 2010) 36 | 2010 HUSKER MEN
Indoor 3,000 Meters - 8:30.37
Omaha, Neb. (Millard South)
2010 (Outlook) Todd Gulizia (pronounced GUH-litz-EE-uh) ran at one of the top spots for the Huskers’ during the 2009 season. Gulizia set personal bests on the track this past spring in the 3,000 meters and the 5,000 meters. He looks to carry that momentum into the 2010 cross country season.
2007 (Freshman) Gulizia made a strong impact on the Nebraska cross country team in his freshman year, finishing among the top three Husker runners at each of his six meets, while being the first Husker to cross the finish line twice (Creighton/ UNO Classic and Roy Griak).
“Todd should be one of our best guys,” Nebraska Coach Jay Dirksen said. “He just needs to stay healthy. I know he can perform at a high level.”
At the Roy Griak, NCAA Pre-Nationals and Big 12 Championships, Gulizia was the first or second Husker to finish, trailing senior Peter van der Westhuizen at the NCAA Pre-Nationals and Big 12 Championships. In his first Big 12 Championships he ran a 26:01.3 to finish 38th. Gulizia ended his season at the NCAA Midwest Regional, where he finished 52nd with a time of 31:45 on the 10K course.
2009 (Junior) After missing the 2008 postseason due to injury, Gulizia returned as one of the Huskers’ top runners in 2009. The Omaha native opened the season with a 22nd-place showing at the Woody Greeno/Nebraska Invitational, helping the men win the team title. He was one of four Huskers to finish in the top 100 at the competitive Wisconsin adidas Invitational, as he was the third NU runner to cross the finish line, placing 69th overall. During the postseason, Gulizia finished 38th at the Big 12 Championships for the second time in his career, after finishing in the same spot as a freshman in 2007. He ended the season at the NCAA Midwest Regional Championships, where he helped the men take eighth place with a 55thplace finish. Gulizia continued his momentum into the 2010 track and field season, where he set personal bests in the 3,000 meters (8:25.31) and 5,000 meters (14:49.71) indoors, as well as the 5,000 meters (14:47.14) and 10,000 meters (31:39.24) outdoors. 2008 (Sophomore) Gulizia was one of the Huskers’ top runners in 2008, before late-season back problems kept him out of the Big 12 and NCAA Midwest Regional Championships. Gulizia opened the year at the BYU Invitational, finishing 17th with a time of 21:59.6. He followed with a pair of top-10 finishes, coming in 10th (25:53.1) at the Woody Greeno/Nebraska Invitational and sixth at the South Dakota State Classic (25:47). Gulizia was shut down for the year after the NCAA PreNationals, where he finished 205th with a time of 25:45.6.
Gulizia competed in five meets during the indoor track season, setting personal bests in the mile, 3,000-meter and 5,000-meter runs. His outdoor season came to an abrupt halt after he was diagnosed with mononucleosis following his first meet at the Stanford Invitational, where he ran the 10,000 meters. High School (Millard South) Gulizia led Millard South High School to the 2006 Class A state championship with his individual title, blowing away the field by nearly 30 seconds (15:28.19) to claim the All-Class gold medal. He was third in his two other appearances at the state meet in 2004 and 2005 under coaches Scot Rainbolt and Dustin Llewellyn. The 2007 Nebraska Gatorade Track and Field Athlete of the Year, Gulizia swept the All-Class gold medals by winning the Class A titles in both the 1,600 (4:18.84) and 3,200 (9:16.36). He qualified for the same two events as a junior and sophomore, placing fourth in the 1,600 and second in the 3,200 in 2006 and seventh in the 1,600 in 2005. Gulizia’s best performance was saved for his final high school race at the Nike Outdoor Nationals in Greensboro, N.C., where he ran a time of 9:07.90 for the full two mile, the second-best performance in Nebraska prep history. Personal Todd was born on Aug. 10, 1988, in Omaha, Neb. The son of AJ and Jolene Gulizia, he has a twin brother, Matt. Todd is majoring in international business at Nebraska.
First-Team Academic All-Big 12 (2008, 2009) Big 12 Commissioner’s Fall Honor Roll (2007, 2008, 2009) Big 12 Commissioner’s Spring Honor Roll (2008, 2009, 2010)
Track Bests Indoor Mile Run - 4:16.31 3,000 Meters - 8:25.31 5,000 Meters - 14:49.71
Outdoor 1,500 Meters - 3:57.49 5,000 Meters - 14:47.14 10,000 Meters - 31:39.24 2010 HUSKER MEN | 37
2010 (Outlook) After battling injuries throughout his career, senior Ethan Luebbe (pronounced LU-bee) hopes to stay healthy and contribute for the Huskers on the course in his final season. The Nebraska native completed two races for the Huskers as a junior in 2009, before being knocked out of competition by injury. An outstanding contributor in the classroom, Luebbe is a two-time Academic All-Big 12 selection, including a first-team pick in 2009. He is also an eight-time member of the Big 12 Commissioner’s Honor Roll. “Ethan is a great competitor,” Nebraska Coach Jay Dirksen said. “He works hard and his training is real consistent. Nothing will surprise me with him because he is such a great competitor.”
Waco, Neb. (Centennial) 2009 (Junior) Luebbe finished two meets in 2009, before he suffered an injury at the Indiana State PreNationals and missed the rest of the season. After missing the entire 2008 season, Luebbe competed as a Husker for the first time in nearly two years at the Woody Greeno/Nebraska Invitational, where he placed 133rd and the team finished first. He then went on to finish 117th at the Wisconsin adidas Invitational. Luebbe returned to compete both indoors and outdoors for the track and field team, where he competed at the Big 12 Indoor Championships in the 1,000 meters. He cleared an 800-meter oversized best of 1:52.77 during the indoor season and ran personal bests of 1:52.04 in the 800 meters and 3:56.07 in the 1,500 meters during the outdoor season. 2008 (Junior) Luebbe did not compete in any meets in 2008, but was a member of the team. 2007 (Sophomore) After a strong freshman season, Luebbe returned for his sophomore campaign with high expectations. A chronic hamstring injury prevented him from running at full strength, and he only competed in two meets. He finished 35th at the Woody Greeno, running a time of 26:30.0, nearly two minutes faster than his time in 2006. He ran at the Roy Griak, where he finished 138th with a time of 26:29.5, just under a minute faster than his 2006 time. 2006 (Freshman) Luebbe finished in the Huskers’ top-seven in every meet, while improving his 8K time by 1:31 from the start of the season. Luebbe was the third Nebraska runner at the Big 12 Championships (76th overall). He continued his freshman season with a strong fourth-place finish in the 1,000-meter run (2:26.83, oversize track) at the Big 12 Indoor Championships. High School (Centennial) Luebbe was a four-time top-10 finisher at the Nebraska Class C State Cross Country Championships, finishing fifth as a senior, runner-up as a junior, sixth as a sophomore and 10th as a freshman. Centennial won the 2002 Class C team title and was runner-up during Luebbe’s sophomore year. On the track, Luebbe qualified for the Class B state meet his freshman, sophomore and junior years. He did not compete for Centennial as a senior, although he did run unattached in several races. His best time in the 800-meter run (1:55.29) came at the 2006 Concordia Twilight, while his best performance at the state meet was winning the 2004 Class B 800-meter run (1:55.77) as a sophomore. His high school cross country coach was Dean Davis. Personal The son of Daniel and Gladys Luebbe, Ethan was born Feb. 5, 1987. He is the youngest of four children, with sisters Jeana and Bethany and a brother, Jesse. Luebbe is a mechanical engineering major.
First-Team Academic All-Big 12 (2009) Second-Team Academic All-Big 12 (2007) Big 12 Commissioner’s Fall Honor Roll (2006, 2007, 2008, 2009) Big 12 Commissioner’s Spring Honor Roll (2007, 2008, 2009, 2010) 38 | 2010 HUSKER MEN
Track Bests Indoor Mile Run - 4:12.95
Outdoor 1,500 Meters - 3:56.07
York, Neb. (York)
2010 (Outlook) After placing 22nd individually at the Big 12 Championships to post the top finish by a Husker at the men’s conference meet since James Bowler finished 19th in 2002, David Adams looks to lead the men’s side as a captain and the team’s No. 1 runner. Along with earning two most valuable runner awards, Adams also contributes his abilities in the classroom. He is a five-time member of the Big 12 Commissioner’s Honor Roll, and a two-time first team Academic All-Big 12 selection. “David is one of the best runners in the Big 12,” Nebraska Coach Jay Dirksen said. “He has a lot of experience and is a big time runner. He has tremendous leadership skills and will be a great captain for us again this year.” 2009 (Sophomore) Adams continued to perform as the team’s top runner in 2009, as he was named NU’s Most Valuable Runner on the men’s side for the second straight season. Adams opened the season at the Woody Greeno/ Nebraska Invitational, where he led the men’s team to the title with an individual crown of his own. The individual win marked the fifth time a Husker had won the meet on the men’s side and was the Huskers’ first title since James Bowler won in 2002. Adams also posted the sixth-best overall time on the 8K course and the second-best time by a Husker, trailing Cleophas Boor’s 1996 time of 24:05.3. Adams went on to finish the regular season with back-to-back top-25 finishes at the Wisconsin adidas Invitational (11th) and Indiana State Pre-Nationals (21st). In the postseason, Adams took 22nd individually at the Big 12 Championships to post the top finish by a Husker at the men’s conference meet since Bowler finished 19th in 2002. Adams’ top-25 finish carried the men’s squad to a seventh-place finish for the second straight year, marking the first time since 2001-2002 that the men placed in the top 10 in back-to-back seasons. Adams concluded 2009 at the NCAA Midwest Regional, where he earned All-Region honors for the first time in his career with a 20th-place showing. Adams’ strong performance led the men’s team to an eighthplace finish, which was two spots higher their 10th-place finish a year earlier. During the 2010 indoor track and field season, Adams opened the year on fire with a school-record time of 14:12.47 in the 5,000 meters at the Holiday Inn Invitational. He went on to earn his first Big 12 individual title in the same event at the indoor conference championships, as he ran 14:03.04 on Iowa State’s 300-meter oversized track. Adams scored 18 points for the men’s team at the conference meet, as he also finished runner-up in the 3,000 meters (8:09.43). Outdoors, Adams earned his third straight All-Big 12 honor in the 3,000-meter steeplechase. He finished third in the event at the conference meet to help the men’s team capture the team title for the second straight season. 2008 (Redshirt Freshman) After redshirting in 2007, Adams made the most of his first collegiate cross country season by leading the Huskers in six of his seven meets, earning him the team’s Most Valuable Runner honor. Adams won his first career meet with a 6K time of 19:06 at the Creighton/UNO Classic to open the year, leading the men to the team title. Following an 11th-place finish at the BYU Invitational, Adams led the men to their third straight Woody Greeno/Nebraska Invitational title with an eighth-place time of 25:34.8. Adams then took fourth at the South Dakota State Classic, leading the Husker men to their third team championship of the season. Adams placed 26th at his first Big 12 Championship meet, running a time of 25:16.2 on the 8K course. Behind Adams’ performance, the team finished seventh, its top finish at the conference meet since 2002. At the NCAA Midwest Regional, Adams came in 43rd with a time on 32:23.7, helping the team finish 10th,
All-Midwest Region (2009) NU Men’s Most Valuable Runner (2008, 2009) First-Team Academic All-Big 12 (2008, 2009) Big 12 Commissioner’s Fall Honor Roll (2007, 2008) Big 12 Commissioner’s Spring Honor Roll (2008, 2009, 2010)
NU’s 2008-09 Most Valuable Runner Two Letters
its best showing since 2002. Adams continued to excel during the 2009 track and field season, capping the year with a trip to the NCAA Championships. Midway through the outdoor season at the Payton Jordan Invitational, Adams set a personal best in the 3,000-meter steeplechase with a time of 8:43.79, the sixth-best performance in Husker history. During the postseason, he took third at the Big 12 Outdoor Championships and then 15th at the NCAA Championships with a time of 8:49.51. 2007 (Freshman) Adams redshirted his first year of cross country at Nebraska following a stress fracture he suffered during the spring of his senior year of high school. Adams competed both indoors and outdoors for the track and field team. He excelled outdoors, winning the 3,000-meter steeplechase at the Concordia Invitational (9:18.05), Kansas Relays (9:20.64) and Ward Haylett Invitational (8:57.87). He capped his freshman year by finishing fifth at the Big 12 Outdoor Championships in the 3,000-meter steeplechase and qualifying for the NCAA Midwest Regional meet. At the USA Junior Championships in Columbus, Ohio, Adams finished fourth in the 3,000-meter steeplechase (9:07.16). Husker teammate Mikel Thomas finished second. High School (York) Adams was the 2005 and 2006 Nebraska Class B state cross country champion. His winning time of 15:55.18 in 2005 was the fastest of the meet, earning him the All-Class gold medal. In 2006, Adams’ time of 15:47.79 was good for second, trailing Husker teammate Todd Gulizia. Adams was coached by Tom Brink and former Husker distance standout Eric Rasmussen. On the track, Adams competed in the 2005 and 2006 state meets, but missed the 2007 meet his senior year due to a stress fracture in his foot. As a junior, he won the All-Class gold medal in the 1,600-meter run by 19 one-hundredths of a second (4:23.50) over Husker teammate Matt Conahan. Adams also won the Class B 3,200-meter run (9:32.29) and was the anchor on the runnerup 4x800-meter relay team. At the 2005 state meet, he was the Class B 3,200-meter champion. Personal The son of Ron and Ruth Adams, David was born in Fremont, Neb., on Jan. 4, 1989. He has one sister, Janelle, and two brothers, Tim, and Alex. David is majoring in electrical engineering at Nebraska.
Track Bests Indoor Mile Run - 4:03.98 3,000 Meters - 8:09.43 5,000 Meters - 13:55.68
Outdoor 1,500 Meters - 3:51.27 5,000 Meters - 14:06.38 2010 HUSKER MEN | 39
Honors First-Team Academic All-Big 12 (2009)
Honors Second-Team Academic All-Big 12 (2008)
Big 12 Fall Commissioner’s Honor Roll (2008, 2009) Big 12 Spring Commissioner’s Honor Roll (2009, 2010)
Ogallala, Neb. (Ogallala)
Big 12 Commissioner’s Fall Honor Roll (2007, 2008) Big 12 Commissioner’s Spring Honor Roll (2008, 2009)
Bellevue, Neb. (West)
2010 (Outlook) Jesse Adams made an impressive jump a the Woody Greeno/Nebraska Invitational in 2009 by placing 44th, 16 spots higher than 2008. Adams is also a contributor in the classroom, he is a fourtime Big 12 Commissioner’s Honor Roll selection. “We are really excited about Jesse,” Nebraska Coach Jay Dirksen said. “All his hard work is starting to pay off, and we are predicting he will be one of our top runners this season.”
2010 (Outlook) Peter Falcon set a personal best in the indoor 3,000 meters during the spring 2010 track season after missing the 2009 track season due to injury. “Peter has had trouble with his knees,” Nebraska Coach Jay Dirksen said. “When he is healthy he is a solid runner, he just needs to stay consistent.”
2009 (Sophomore) Adams made his second straight appearance at the Big 12 Championships in 2009 and competed at his first career NCAA Midwest Regional Championships.
2009 (Junior) Falcon missed the 2009 cross country season due to injury. He came back to compete indoors for the 2010 track and field team, where he ran in six meets. Falcon set his indoor 3,000 meter personal best at the Frank Sevigne Husker Invitational with a time of 8:44.38, then went on to set a PR in the mile later in the season at the Nebraska Tune-Up with a time of 4:23.71.
He opened the year with a solid third-place finish at the Creighton/UNO Classic, where he was one of four Huskers to finish in the top five. Adams then improved on his 60th-place finish from the 2008 Woody Greeno/Nebraska Invitational with a 44th-place showing at the 2009 contest, running the course in 26:32.15. In the postseason, he finished 65th overall and fifth among NU’s runners at the Big 12 Championships, which improved on his 82nd-place finish in 2008. Adams finished 2009 at the NCAA Midwest Regional in 86th place, which helped the men’s team place eighth overall, their highest team finish since 2002. 2008 (Freshman) Adams started his collegiate cross country career with an 11th-place finish at the Creighton/UNO Classic, contributing to a team title for the men’s squad. Adams then finished 60th (27:13.1) at the Woody Greeno/Nebraska Invitational and 33rd (27:01) at the South Dakota State Classic, helping the men’s team bring home two more team titles. The Ogallala, Neb., native ended the year at the Big 12 Championships, running a time of 27:00.6 to finish 82nd. High School (Ogallala) Adams earned three Nebraska Class B state championships at Ogallala High School under Coach Shane Fruit. Adams made trips to the state cross country meet in 2005, 2006 and 2007, helping Ogallala capture a team title in 2006 along with a pair of third-place finishes. Adams also excelled on the track, as he earned two gold and three silver medals at the state meet. As a sophomore in 2006, he finished second in the 3,200 meters (9:58.29). He returned as a junior in 2007 to win the event (9:34.28), and then defended his title (9:36.52) in 2008. He also earned runner-up finishes in 2007 and 2008 in the 1,600 meters. Personal The son of Chad and Barbara Adams, Jesse was born on Jan. 26, 1990. Jesse has three siblings, Rebecca, Harry and Sam. Jesse is majoring in finance at Nebraska.
Track Bests Indoor 3,000 Meters - 8:52.83 5,000 Meters - 15:32.81
40 | 2010 HUSKER MEN
Outdoor 5,000 Meters - 15:09.80
2008 (Sophomore) Falcon started 2008 on a high note, finishing fifth at the Creighton/UNO Classic with a time of 19:18, helping bring home the men’s team title. He followed with a 25th-place finish at the BYU Invitational, running a time of 22:13.6 on the four-mile course. Falcon improved 15 spots from 2007 at the Woody Greeno/ Nebraska Invitational with a 15th-place time of 26:05.2. The Bellevue, Neb., native then made a huge gain at the NCAA Pre-Nationals, jumping 54 spots from 2007 with a 164th-place showing (25:26.6). Falcon ended the year running on both the Big 12 (75th) and NCAA Midwest Regional Championship (73rd) teams. 2007 (Freshman) Falcon made steady progress during his freshman year, capping it off with a 67th-place finish at the Big 12 Championships. At his first collegiate meet he placed 11th at the Creighton/UNO Classic with a time of 29:10. At the NCAA Pre-National meet he placed 218th in the blue division with a time of 25:53.3. Falcon was the fifth Husker to cross the finish line at the Big 12 Championships, running a time of 26:49.3. Falcon ran in five meets during the indoor track season and missed the outdoor season due to a knee injury. During the summer, Falcon was runner-up in the young men’s 5,000 meters at the USATF National Junior Olympics with a personal-best time of 15:17.49. High School (Bellevue West) Falcon was a rare four-time qualifier to the Nebraska Class A State Cross Country Championships under Coach Craig Christians. Falcon’s best finish came in 2007 (sixth), helping lead his team to a third-place finish. In the 2007 Nebraska State Track and Field Championships, Falcon produced personal-best performances to finish fourth in both the 1,600 (4:26.07) and 3,200 (9:42.86). He also ran the anchor leg on the fifth-place 4x800-meter relay team. At the 2006 state meet, Falcon placed fifth in the 3,200. During the summer, he ran a 5,000-meter time of 16:00.55 to finish 10th in the young men’s division at the USATF Junior Olympic Championships in Walnut, Calif. Personal The son of Manuel and Maggie Falcon, Peter was born on Sept. 13, 1989, in Wichita, Kan. Peter is majoring in biology at Nebraska.
Track Bests Indoor Mile Run - 4:23.71 3,000 Meters - 8:44.38 5,000 Meters - 15:19.41
Honors Second-Team Academic All-Big 12 (2009)
Honors First-Team Academic All-Big 12 (2008, 2009)
Big 12 Spring Commissioner’s Honor Roll (2009)
Plattsmouth, Neb. (Plattsmouth)
2010 (Outlook) Adam Mitteis (pronounced MET-us) set a personal best in the 1,000 meters and mile during the 2010 spring track season. Mitteis looks to improve throughout the 2010 cross country season and make another postseason appearance. 2009 (Sophomore) Mitteis opened his sophomore season with a top-25 finish at the Creighton/UNO Classic, where the men won the team title. After not running at the Woody Greeno/Husker Invitational, he returned for the Wisconsin adidas Invite to place 123rd in one of the top meets of the regular season. Mitteis made his first postseason appearance in 2009, as he produced top-100 finishes at both the Big 12 Championships and NCAA Midwest Regional Championships. He finished 88th with a time of 27:43.7 on the conference’s 8K course, and ran 33:58.7 on the 10K course at the regional meet. Mitteis competed both indoors and outdoors for the track and field team in 2010, where he set indoor personal bests in the 1,000 meters (2:35.47) and mile (4:23.82). 2008 (Freshman) Mitteis finished 30th in his first collegiate race at the Creighton/UNO Classic to help the Husker men to the team title. He struggled the rest of the season with a back injury he sustained during the Creighton/ UNO Classic. The men followed with a win at the Woody Greeno/Husker Invitational, while Mitteis ran 28:02.5 to finish 110th. After a 52nd-place finish at the South Dakota State Classic, Mitteis finished 145th at one of the top regular-season meets of the year, the Chile Pepper Festival in Fayetteville, Ark. Mitteis competed once for the Huskers during the 2009 indoor track and field season, before he missed the rest of the indoor and outdoor seasons with a knee injury. In his lone competition, Mitteis finished 30th at the Holiday Inn Invitational with a time of 9:40.22 in the 3,000 meters. He was granted a medical hardship for the indoor season. High School (Plattsmouth) Mitteis won two Nebraska Class B state cross country titles under the tutelage of Coach Todd Nott. Mitteis burst onto the high school scene as a freshman in 2004, capturing the individual title with a time of 16:46.63 in the 5,000-meter race. After finishing third in 2005 and second in 2006, Mitteis returned to the top of the ranks by capturing his second title in his senior season (16:17.13).
Sioux City, Iowa (Bishop Heelan)
2010 (Outlook) Anthony Oberle (pronounced OH-ber-LEE) made huge strides during the 2009 postseason and took the momentum into the 2010 track season where he set four personal bests. Oberle has also performed well in the classroom as a first team Academic All-Big 12 pick. “Anthony is one of the hardest working guys I have ever coached,” Nebraska Coach Jay Dirksen said. “He uses every ounce of what he has. He is also one of the better captains we have had in a long time because of his ability to lead our guys.” 2009 (Sophomore) Oberle started 2009 by improving on his seventh-place finish at the 2008 Creighton/UNO Classic with a sixth-place showing. He then helped the men win the team title at the Woody Greeno/Nebraska Invitational with a 39th-place time of 26:18.75, another one-place improvement over his 2009 finish. Oberle made his biggest jump during the Big 12 Championships (51st) and NCAA Midwest Regional Championships (41st). He placed 67th and 85th at the same meets in 2008. He went on to set four personal bests during the 2010 track and field season, with PR’s in the mile (4:22.39) and 3,000 meters (8:32.21) during the indoor season, as well as the 1,500 meters (4:07.92) and 3,000 meters (8:47.62) during the outdoor season. 2008 (Redshirt Freshman) Oberle was one of the Huskers’ top runners in his first season, competing in all seven meets and producing four top-50 finishes. He finished seventh in his first collegiate race with a 6K time of 19:25 at the Creighton/UNO Classic, as the men’s team won the meet title. He then finished 41st (22:41.9) and 40th (25:54.2) in back-to-back meets at the BYU Invitational (4 miles) and Woody Greeno/Nebraska Invitational (8K), respectively. Oberle ran on both the Big 12 and NCAA Midwest Regional Championship teams, posting 67th- and 85th-place finishes, respectively.
High School (Bishop Heelan) Oberle was a four-year qualifier for the Iowa Class 3A State Cross Country Championships. His best performance at the state meet came with a seventh-place finish as a sophomore in 2005. He placed 44th as a freshman, 14th as a junior and 21st as a senior. Following his senior state meet, he was diagnosed with whooping cough, which explained his drop in performances at the end of the season. Oberle was a familiar face in the 3,200-meter run at the Iowa Class 3A State Track Meet, qualifying four years in a row. He won the 3,200 title as a senior in a personal-best time of 9:26.44, following a second-place finish as a junior and a third-place showing as a sophomore. Oberle was a member of the National Honor Society.
Personal Adam is the son of Doug and Vicki Mitteis and was born on May 26, 1990. Adam has two younger siblings, sister, Lauren, and brother, Andrew. Adam is majoring in biological sciences at Nebraska.
Indoor Mile Run - 4:23.82
2007 (Freshman) Oberle redshirted his first year at Nebraska after suffering a stress fracture late in the summer. He showed major improvement during the indoor track season, with personal-best times of 8:39.30 in the 3,000 meters and 14:56.32 in the 5,000 meters. Outdoors he posted wins in the 5,000 meters and 10,000 meters at the Concordia Invitational and Hastings Bronco Relays. Oberle recorded his top time on the team in the 10,000 meters with a 10th-place finish at the Drake Relays (31:40.52).
Mitteis won five Class B gold medals during his prep career on the track, including three in 2008 (800 meters, 1,600 meters and 4x800-meter relay). His winning times in the 800 (1:55.62) and 1,600 (4:22.46) meters were personal bests. Mitteis was the 3,200 meter runner-up as a senior, junior and freshman.
Big 12 Commissioner’s Fall Honor Roll (2007, 2008, 2009) Big 12 Commissioner’s Spring Honor Roll (2008, 2009, 2010)
Personal Anthony was coached in high school by his father, Don. He was born in Sioux City, Iowa, on Oct. 11, 1988. He is the son of Don and Mindy Oberle, and has three sisters, Sara, Amanda and Emily. Anthony is majoring in biology at Nebraska.
Outdoor 1,500 Meters - 4:06.02
Track Bests Indoor Mile Run - 4:22.39 3,000 Meters - 8:32.21 5,000 Meters - 14:56.32
Outdoor 1,500 Meters - 4:07.92 5,000 Meters - 15:05.80 10,000 Meters - 31:40.52 2010 HUSKER MEN | 41
Honors 2010 NCAA Outdoor Track and Field Qualifier
Honors Big 12 Fall Commissioner’s Honor Roll (2009)
Otsego, Mich. (Otsego)
2010 (Outlook) Tommy Brinn excelled as a true freshman, as he started off his cross country career by placing fifth at the Creighton/UNO Classic. He then earned three All-Big 12 honors on the track in 2010. “Tommy has a great attitude, and he is a great competitor,” Nebraska Coach Jay Dirksen said. “He is also a guy that won’t surprise me with what he can accomplish because he is such a great competitor.” 2009 (Freshman) True freshman Tommy Brinn made his Husker debut at the Creighton/UNO Classic, where he was the fifth Husker to cross the finish line in ninth place. He went on to compete in three more regular-season meets, including the Woody Greeno/Nebraska Invitational (172nd), Wisconsin adidas Invitational (119th) and Indiana State Pre-Nationals (90th). Brinn excelled during the 2010 track and field season, where he earned three All-Big 12 honors. He was the Huskers’ top 800-meter runner both indoors and outdoors, running times of 1:52.06 and 1:49.53, respectively. Brinn also cleared 1:50.17 during the preliminaries of the Big 12 Indoor Championships on Iowa State’s 300-meter oversized track. He went on to finish fourth in the 800-meter final, earning Brinn his first All-Big 12 honor. Outdoors, Brinn finished fifth at the Big 12 Outdoor Championships in the 800 meters with a time of 1:49.70 and ran a leg of the fifth-place 4x400-meter relay to earn two more AllBig 12 honors and help the men’s team win their second straight outdoor team title. Brinn capped the year by running a leg of the 4x400-meter relay at the NCAA West Preliminary Round that placed ninth and qualified for the NCAA Outdoor Championships in Eugene, Ore., where he was an alternate on the relay. High School (Otsego) Brinn came to Nebraska after finishing as Otsego’s top runner his final two seasons at the Michigan Lower Peninsula Division 2 Cross Country Championships, including an 11thplace individual finish in 2008 that propelled the Bulldogs to third in the team standings under Coach Steve Long. Brinn excelled on the track in the 800 meters, where he captured back-to-back Michigan Lower Peninsula Division 2 championships as a junior and senior, setting the meet record as a junior with a time of 1:51.76. He also finished second in the 400 meters and was a member of the runner-up 4x400-meter relay at the state meet in 2009. Brinn led Michigan to a win over Ohio and Indiana at the 2009 Midwest Meet of Champions with a meet-record and personal-best time of 1:49.27. Brinn ranked No. 4 nationally as a senior and No. 22 as a junior in the 800 meters. Brinn was sixth at the 2009 USA Junior Nationals in Eugene, Ore., with a time of 1:53.25.
Omaha, Neb. (Westside)
2010 (Outlook) Dani Dapo (pronounced Johnny JAP-o) is making his first appearance in cross country since he placed 20th at the state meet his senior year of high school. He has been a member of the track and field team as primarily an 800 runner the past two seasons. “Dani has more stamina in the 800 than all the other guys so it will be interesting to see what he does this season,” Nebraska Coach Jay Dirksen said. 2009 (Redshirt Freshman) Dapo did not compete in cross county in 2009. He competed at six meets during the indoor track and field season, where he posted a personal best of 2:28.19 in the 1,000 meters at the Frank Sevigne Husker Invitational and an oversized best of 1:53.94 in the 800 meters at the Bill Bergan Invitational. Dapo focused on the 800 meters during the outdoor season, as he competed in the event at five meets. He posted the fourth-best time by a Husker outdoors in 2010 with a personal best of 1:53.65 at the Jim Click Shootout. 2008 (Freshman) Dapo did not compete in cross county, but did compete during the indoor track and field season, before redshirting the outdoor season. He started in the indoor season at the Holiday Inn Invitational, placing fourth in the 800 meters with a personal-best time of 1:55.60 as an unattached athlete. Dapo ran in a Husker uniform in his next four meets, posting top-10 finishes at the Conference Challenge (5th), adidas Classic (8th) and Husker Invitational (5th). He competed only one time unattached during the outdoor season, where he ran an outdoor best of 1:55.62 at the Nebraska Invitational. High School (Omaha Westside HS) Dapo made trips to the Nebraska Class A State Track and Field meet in all four years at Westside High School under Coach Rick McKever. Dapo contributed to a sixth-place finish in the 4x800-meter relay as a sophomore, before returning as a junior to finish sixth in the 800 (1:58.91), seventh in the 4x400 (3:27.41) and second in the 4x800 (8:05.08). As a senior, Dapo placed second in the 800 (1:55.91) and anchored the sixth-place 4x800meter relay team (8:08.13). He was a four-time participant at the state cross country meet, with 20th being his best finish as a senior. Dapo chose Nebraska over Kansas. Personal Dani’s parents are Amir and Emma Dapo. He was born Feb. 23, 1990 and majors in prephysical therapy.
Personal The son of Chauncy and Janis Brinn, Tommy was born Feb. 11, 1990. Brinn has one brother, Trevor. Brinn has not declared a major.
Track Bests Indoor Mile Run - 4:17.80
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Outdoor 1,500 Meters - 3:58.51
Indoor Mile Run - 4:39.35
Outdoor 1,500 Meters - 4:05.86
Brett Grieb Honors Big 12 Commissioner’s Fall Honor Roll (2009)
Big 12 Commissioner’s Spring Honor Roll (2010)
Lincoln, Neb. (Northeast)
2010 (Outlook) Trevor Vidlak placed 12th in his opening meet for the Huskers at the Creighton/UNO Classic. He also competed for the Huskers’ on the track in 2010 in the 1,000 meters, mile and 3,000 meters. “Last year was a learning experience for Trevor,” Nebraska Coach Jay Dirksen said. “We are hoping he can build on that this year.” 2009 (Freshman) Vidlak competed in five meets for the Huskers in his first season at Nebraska, including a trip to the Big 12 Championships. The Lincoln native opened his Husker career with a 12th-place showing at the Creighton/UNO Classic and then went on to help NU win the men’s title at the Woody Greeno/Nebraska Invitational with a 66th-place time of 26:55.7. He capped his freshman season by finishing 101st at the conference meet, where the men’s squad finished seventh. Vidlak competed in the 1,000 meters, mile and 3,000 meters for the Huskers during the indoor track and field season and then redshirted the outdoor season. High School (Northeast) Vidlak joined the Huskers after qualifying for six Nebraska Class A State Championships at Lincoln Northeast High School under Head Coach John Snoozy. Vidlak competed at the state cross country championships in 2005, 2007 and 2008, including a seventh-place finish as a senior with a time of 16:43.5 on the 5K course.
York, Neb. (York)
2010 (Outlook) After redshirting during the 2009 cross country season Brett Grieb set personal bests on the track in the 800 and 1,500 meters. “Brett is a hard worker,” Nebraska Coach Jay Dirksen said. “He needs to develop his competitiveness.” 2009 (Freshman) Grieb redshirted his first season with the cross country team. He went on to compete indoors and outdoors for the track and field team, where he ran outdoor personal bests of 2:04.74 in the 800 meters and 4:08.17 in the 1,500 meters. High School (York) Grieb joins the Huskers after four years at York High School. Grieb made trips to the Nebraska Class B State Cross Country Championships all four years of high school, with his best finishes coming in 2006 (33rd) and 2008 (34th). On the track, Grieb competed in the 1,600-meter run at the state meet during his sophomore, junior and senior seasons. His top finish came in 2009 when he placed third with a personal-best time of 4:28.00. Personal A second-generation Husker, Brett is the son of Chris and Sheila Grieb. Brett’s father earned a letter on the track and field team in 1975. Brett was born Nov. 6, 1990 and has one brother, Ryan. Brett is majoring in biological sciences at Nebraska.
In his sophomore, junior and senior seasons, Vidlak qualified in both the 3,200 and 1,600 meters at the state track and field meet. He earned his first state medals as a junior, finishing sixth in the 1,600 meters (4:33.34) and eighth in the 3,200 meters (9:54.41). Vidlak returned as a senior in 2009 to again finish sixth in the 1,600 meters (4:28.62), but cut over 20 seconds off his 2008 state time to move up to second in the 3,200 meters with a personal-best time of 9:33.02. Personal The son of Theresa Schoonover and Tom Vidlak, Trevor was born June 10, 1991. Trevor is majoring in actuarial science at Nebraska.
Track Bests Indoor Mile Run - 4:21.54 3,000 Meters - 9:08.03
Track Bests Indoor Mile Run - 4:26.84 3,000 Meters - 9:21.55 -
Outdoor 1,500 Meters - 4:08.17
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Indoor 3,000 Meters - 15:45.54
Outdoor 10,000 Meters - 34:34.54
York, Neb. (York)
2010 (Outlook) Alex Adams was a solid runner at York High School, competing in the state meet as a sophomore and junior. “Alex did very well in cross country last year but was injured most of the year in track,” Nebraska Coach Jay Dirksen said. “We are anticipating a transition year out of him.” High School (York) A four-year qualifier in Class B for the Nebraska state cross country meet, Adams will transition to collegiate running after a prep career at York High School. After placing 68th as a freshman in 2006, Adams cut over a minute off his time the following year to finish 32nd. He continued to shoot up the charts as a junior with a ninth-place time of 16:58.4. Adams capped his career by taking runner-up honors to Husker teammate Connor Gibson with a state-best time of 16:42.9, which led the Dukes to a second-place team finish. On the track, Adams qualified for the state meet as a sophomore and junior. He earned his only state medal in 2009 with a sixth-place showing in the 3,200 meters, while also running the 1,600 meters. Personal The son of Ron and Ruth Adams, Alex was born on March 21, 1992. He is the younger brother of Husker teammate David Adams. Alex has not declared a major.
Blair, Neb. (Blair)
2010 (Outlook) Connor Gibson was a standout athlete on the track, competing in three state track meets and earning seven medals including five titles and two All-Class Gold Medals. “Connor has a great year ahead of him on the track,” Nebraska Coach Jay Dirksen said. “Cross country will take a couple years, but he is a very talented young man.” High School (Blair) Gibson joined the Huskers after winning the 2009 Nebraska cross country title in Class B under Coach Darren Harsin at Blair High School. A three-time state qualifier in cross country, Gibson made his first appearance as a sophomore in 2007, finishing 20th with a time of 17:20.75. He cut over 20 seconds off his 2007 time to finish 10th in 2008 with a time of 16:59.5. In 2009, Gibson continued to run faster (16:30.2) at the state meet to become the second straight runner from Blair to win the state title. On the track, Gibson made his first appearance at the state meet as a sophomore, finishing 10th in the 1,600 meters. He returned in 2009 to win three state medals by winning the 1,600 meters (4:20.77), finishing third in the 800 meters (1:57.37) and running the anchor leg of the winning 4x800-meter relay. He capped his prep career with four state medals, including three Class B state titles and two All-Class gold medals at the 2010 meet. Gibson ran the top time across all classes in the 800 meters (1:55.17) and 1,600 meters (4:21.77), anchored the winning 4x800-meter relay and added a runner-up finish in the 3,200 meters. Personal Connor is the son of Kurt and Sue Gibson. He was born on Nov. 7, 1991 and has not declared a major.
Indoor 3,000 Meters - 15:45.54
Indoor 3,000 Meters - 15:45.54
Outdoor 10,000 Meters - 34:34.54
Norfolk, Neb. (Catholic)
2010 (Outlook) Jarren Heng defended his state title in 2010 in the 3,200 meters with a personal-best time of 9:29.20. Heng also led the Knights to four straight Nebraska Class C team titles in state cross country. “We are really excited about Jarren,” Nebraska Coach Jay Dirksen said. “He is very talented and has the ability to be one of the top seven runners.” High School (Norfolk Catholic) Heng joins the Husker distance squad after a successful career at Norfolk Catholic High School in Norfolk, Neb., under coaches Tim Kassmeier and Doug Zoucha. Heng led the Knights to four straight Nebraska Class C team titles at the state cross country meet, as he was the team’s top finisher all four years from 2006 to 2009. A fourthplace finisher as a freshman, Heng placed second in 2007, before winning back-to-back individual and All-Class gold medals in 2008 and 2009. Since the meet began in 1960, Norfolk Catholic is one of only three teams in state history on the men’s side to win four consecutive team titles, joining Morrill (1979-1982) and York (1992-95). On the track, Heng made his first trip to the Nebraska state meet in Class B as a sophomore in 2007, where he contributed to the Knights’ team title by earning two individual medals. He returned to win three more medals in 2008. Heng won four medals, including his first state title in 2009, as he won the 3,200 meters, finished runner up in the 1,600 meters, placed fourth in the 800 meters and ran the anchor leg of the sixth-place 4x800 relay. Heng capped his prep career by defending his state title in the 3,200 meters with a personal-best time of 9:29.20, while also placing eighth in the 800 meters, and running the second leg of the third-place 4x800 relay. Heng finished second in the 1,600 meters for the second straight year to Husker teammate Connor Gibson. Personal Jarren is the son of Jeff and Kristi Heng. He was born on Dec. 18, 1991 and has not declared a major. 44 | 2010 HUSKER MEN
Outdoor 10,000 Meters - 34:34.54
Jarren Heng Track Bests
Indoor 3,000 Meters - 15:45.54
Outdoor 10,000 Meters - 34:34.54
Omaha, Neb. (Millard West)
2010 (Outlook) Anthony Pittman was runner-up at the state cross country meet twice during his high school career. “Anthony was a great high school cross country runner,” Nebraska Coach Jay Dirksen said. “We think he will will develop into a good runner before he gets out of here.” High School (Millard West) Pittman joins the Huskers after leading Millard West High School to back-to-back Class A cross country state titles under Coach Max Kurz. After not competing as a freshman or sophomore, Pittman broke onto the scene at the 2008 state meet by running 16:37.0 to finish runner-up to Husker teammate Parker Schoen. As a senior in 2009, Pittman cut nearly 14 seconds off his 2008 time, but missed out on the individual title again with a second-place time of 16:23.6. Pittman earned his first state medal on the track as a senior, as he finished eighth in the 3,200 meters with a time of 9:55.86. He owns a personal best of 9:47.14 in the 3,200 meters, which he ran at the 2010 Class A-4 District meet. Personal Anthony is the son of Tom and Colette Pittman. He was born on Sept. 23, 1992 and has not declared a major.
Parker Schoen Track Bests Indoor 3,000 Meters - 15:45.54
Outdoor 10,000 Meters - 34:34.54
Lincoln, Neb. (Southwest)
2010 (Outlook) Parker Schoen (pronounced ShANE) ran his personal bests at the 2010 state track meet in the mile and 3,200 meters. “When he was is healthy he is pretty good,” Nebraska Coach Jay Dirksen said, “He is going to have a chance to be in the top seven runners.” High School (Lincoln Southwest) Schoen joins the Huskers after winning the 2008 Nebraska Class A state cross country title while at Lincoln Southwest High School under Coach Ryan Salem. A four-year state cross country qualifier, Schoen placed 75th as a freshman, before moving up to 31st as a sophomore in 2007. He then took the state title as a junior with a time of 16:30.9 to lead the Silverhawks to a seventh-place finish. Schoen improved his time as a senior, running 16:26.7, but was unable to defend his title as he placed third. Schoen qualified for the state track meet for the first time as a junior in 2009, where he competed in three events. He earned two medals with a third-place finish in the 3,200 meters and an eighth-place finish in the 1,600 meters, while also taking 10th in the 800 meters. Schoen repeated as a medalist in the 1,600 (4th) and 3,200 (2nd) meters as a senior, as he ran personal bests in each event with times of 4:28.64 and 9:30.37, respectively. Personal Parker is the son of Jeff Schoen and Clair and Lesa Christiancy. He was born on Feb. 13, 1992 and has not declared a major.
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2009 Meet-by-Meet Recap
Saturday, Sept. 5 - Omaha, Neb. Team Champion: Nebraska (15 pts.) Top Five Individuals 1. Brad Doering, Nebraska............................... 26:19.3 2. John Krumsee, Unattached.......................... 26:24.2 3. Jesse Adams, Nebraska............................... 27:16.4 4. Bryce Somer, Nebraska............................... 27:20.5 5. Eric Thies, Nebraska.................................... 27:27.0 Other NU Finishers 6. Anthony Oberle............................................. 27:31.0 9. Tommy Brinn................................................ 28:25.4 11. Matt Conahan............................................. 28:52.6 12. Trevor Vidlak.............................................. 28:53.9 21. Adam Mitteis............................................... 30:11.0 22. Matt Shipp.................................................. 30:30.2
Woody Greeno/Nebraska Invitational Saturday, Sept. 19 - Lincoln, Neb. Team Champion: Nebraska (23 pts.)
Top Five Individuals 1. David Adams, Nebraska............................... 24:29.4 2. Aaron Swift, Colorado School of Mines........ 24:48.7 3. Laban Sialo, Central Missouri....................... 24:53.6 4. Joel Rop, Butler Community College............ 24:58.6 5. Ben Zywicki, Colorado School of Mines....... 25:05.9 Other NU Finishers 10. Brad Doering.............................................. 25:31.2 22. Todd Gulizia............................................... 25:58.1 39. Anthony Oberle........................................... 26:18.8 42. Bryce Somer............................................... 26:25.2 44. Jesse Adams.............................................. 26:32.2 61. Eric Thies.................................................... 26:52.5 66. Trevor Vidlak.............................................. 26:55.7 133. Ethan Luebbe........................................... 27:50.8 144. Matt Conahan........................................... 27:57.9 172. Tommy Brinn............................................ 28:16.7 255. Matt Shipp................................................ 29:37.3
2009 NU Potseason Awards Most Valuable Runner
Most Improved Runner
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Wisconsin adidas Invitational
Big 12 Championships
Saturday, Oct. 3 - Madison, Wis. Team Champion: Syracuse (41 pts.) Nebraska Finish: 11th (256 pts.)
Saturday, Oct. 31 - Columbia, Mo. Team Champion: Oklahoma State (24 pts.) Nebraska Finish: 7th (199 pts.)
Top Five Individuals 1. Andrew Bumbalough, Georgetown............... 23:54.0 2. Jeff Thode, Iowa........................................... 23:54.8 3. Tito Medrano, Syracuse............................... 23:55.8 4. Mark Dennin, Georgetown............................ 23:56.4 5. Brad Miller, Syracuse................................... 24:01.7
Top Five Individuals 1. Ryan Vail, Oklahoma State........................ 24:50.67 2. John Kosgei, Oklahoma State.................... 24:52.26 3. Colby Lowe, Oklahoma State..................... 24:55.25 4. German Fernandez, Oklahoma State......... 24:57.83 5. Guor Marial, Iowa State.............................. 25:04.82
Top NU Finishers 11. David Adams.............................................. 24:11.0 58. Brad Doering.............................................. 25:13.7 69. Todd Gulizia............................................... 25:21.7 74. Anthony Oberle........................................... 25:26.6 101. Jesse Adams............................................ 26:12.4 107. Bryce Somer............................................. 26:30.8 108. Eric Thies.................................................. 26:35.8 117. Ethan Luebbe........................................... 27:11.6 118. Jon Ronhovde.......................................... 27:13.4 119. Tommy Brinn............................................ 27:16.4 123. Adam Mitteis............................................. 27:58.2 124. Trevor Vidlak............................................ 28:06.8
Top NU Finishers 22. David Adams............................................ 25:42.25 30. Brad Doering............................................ 25:52.58 38. Todd Gulizia............................................. 26:01.24 51. Anthony Oberle......................................... 26:16.84 65. Jesse Adams............................................ 26:49.47 86. Eric Thies.................................................. 27:36.09 88. Adam Mitteis............................................. 27:43.62 89. Bryce Somer............................................. 27:49.09 101. Trevor Vidlak.......................................... 28:39.24
Indiana State Pre-Nationals (White Race)
Saturday, Oct. 17 - Terre Haute, Ind. Team Champion: Stanford (47 pts.) Nebraska Finish: 24th (570 pts.) Top Five Individuals 1. Chris Derrick, Stanford................................. 23:27.1 2. Samuel Chelanga, Liberty............................ 23:34.6 3. Elliott Heath, Stanford................................... 23:39.6 4. Ryan Sheridan, Iona..................................... 23:46.7 5. Hassan Mead, Minnesota............................. 23:49.2 Top NU Finishers 21. David Adams.............................................. 24:09.2 96. Brad Doering.............................................. 25:02.9 131. Anthony Oberle......................................... 25:28.7 159. Todd Gulizia............................................. 25:47.4 163. Jesse Adams............................................ 25:51.6 222. Eric Thies.................................................. 26:57.4 232. Bryce Somer............................................. 27:53.1
2009 Letterwinners (#) David Adams (2) Jesse Adams (2) Brad Doering (2) Todd Gulizia (2) Anthony Oberle (2)
NCAA Midwest Regional
Saturday, Nov. 14 - Springfield, Mo. Team Champion: Oklahoma State (50 pts.) Nebraska Finish: 8th (248 pts.) Top Five Individuals 1. Hassan Mead, Minnesota............................. 30:21.9 2. Jeff Schirmer, Southern Illinois..................... 30:49.9 3. Kevin Schwab, Oklahoma............................ 30:52.0 4. Robert Sorrell, Oklahoma............................. 30:53.4 5. Hillary Bor, Iowa State.................................. 30:55.6 Top NU Finishers 20. David Adams.............................................. 31:19.5 41. Anthony Oberle........................................... 32:11.6 55. Todd Gulizia............................................... 32:36.9 59. Brad Doering.............................................. 32:45.4 86. Jesse Adams.............................................. 33:37.7 99. Adam Mitteis............................................... 33:58.7 105. Eric Thies.................................................. 34:03.7
Monday, Nov. 23 - Terre Haute, Ind. Team Champion: Oklahoma State (127 pts.) Nebraska Finish: No Team Score Top Five Individuals 1. Samuel Chelanga, Liberty............................ 28:41.3 2. David McNiell, Northern Arizona.................. 29:06.5 3. Chris Derrick, Stanford................................. 29:14.8 4. Barnabas Kirui, Mississippi........................... 29:24.1 5. Jordan Chipangama, Northern Arizona........ 29:33.1 None
Top NU Finisher
Husker Cross Country History
Husker Women’s All-Americans
Sammie Resh 1987, 1988
Yvonne van der Kolk 1988
Theresa Stelling 1993
Kayte Tranel 2005
Fran ten Bensel 1990, 1991, 1992
Husker Men’s All-Americans
Greg Carlberg 1970
Wally Duffy 1983
Kurt Russell 1984
Jean Verster 1985
Jacques van Rensburg 1988, 1989
Jonah Kiptarus 1996
Cleophas Boor 1996, 1997
Jeroen Broekzitter 1997
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Joe Kirby 1988, 1989
Husker Womenâ€™s Postseason History NCAA Championships Year 2009 2008 2007 2006 2005 2004 2003 2002 2001 2000 1999 1998 1997 1996 1995 1994 1993 1992 1991 1990 1989 1988 1987 1986 1985 1984 1983 1982 1981 1980 1979 1978 1977 1976 1975
Champion (Pts.) Villanova (86) Washington (79) Stanford (145) Stanford (195) Stanford (146) Colorado (63) Stanford (120) Brigham Young (85) Brigham Young (62) Colorado (117) Brigham Young (72) Villanova (106) Brigham Young (100) Stanford (101) Providence (88) Villanova (75) Villanova (66) Villanova (123) Villanova (85) Villanova (82) Villanova (99) Kentucky (75) Oregon (98) Texas (62) Wisconsin (58) Wisconsin (63) Oregon (95) Virginia (48) Virginia (36) North Carolina State (76) North Carolina State (108) Iowa State (119) Iowa State (92) Iowa State (62) Iowa State (96)
NU Finish (Pts.) No Team Finish 25th (539) No Team Finish Did Not Qualify No Team Finish Did Not Qualify 30th (593) Did Not Qualify No Team Finish Did Not Qualify 16th (430) t23rd (534) 19th (457) 20th (449) Did Not Qualify 16th (412) 20th (421) 18th (394) 12th (314) Did Not Qualify 3rd (186) 3rd (143) No Team Finish 12th (245) Did Not Qualify 11th (268) Did Not Qualify Did Not Qualify Did Not Qualify No Team Finish Did Not Qualify No Team Finish No Team Finish Did Not Qualify No Team Finish
Top NU Finisher Lara Crofford, 113th Lara Crofford, 45th Lara Crofford, 85th -Kayte Tranel, 28th -Ann Gaffigan, 71st -Ann Gaffigan, 98th -Michelle Brooks, 31st Jeannette Zimmer, 70th Amy Wiseman, 94th Melissa Wilson, 86th Christina Blackmer, 108th Julie Mazzitelli, 73rd Theresa Stelling, 24th Fran ten Bensel, 9th Fran ten Bensel, 17th Fran ten Bensel, 36th Yvonne van der Kolk, 34th Sammie Resh, 7th Sammie Resh, 29th Laura Wight, 35th -Laura Wight, 37th ---Sara Stricker -Carol Schenk, 30th Donna Fox, 140th -Cindy Dixon, 74th
Regional Championships Year Champion (Pts.) Midwest 2009 Minnesota (60) 2008 Minnesota (57) 2007 Minnesota (79) 2006 Illinois (44) 2005 Oklahoma State (71) 2004 Missouri (52) 2003 Nebraska (60) 2002 Missouri (63) 2001 Oklahoma State (56) 2000 Kansas State (61) 1999 Kansas State (40) 1998 Kansas State (92) 1997 Missouri (76) District V 1996 Iowa State & Missouri (68) 1995 Missouri (57) 1994 Kansas (67) 1993 Kansas (76) 1992 Nebraska (66) 1991 Nebraska (45) 1990 Iowa State (56) 1989 Nebraska (41) 1988 Nebraska (38) 1987 Colorado (52) 1986 Colorado (33) 1985 Iowa State (42) 1984 Kansas State (53) 1983 Iowa State (39) 1982 Iowa State (43) 1981 Missouri (35) 1980 Iowa (48) 1979 Iowa State (26) 1978 Iowa State (30) 1977 Iowa State (26)
Year Champion (Pts.) Big 12 2009 Texas Tech (38) 2008 Texas Tech (44) 2007 Colorado (59) 2006 Colorado (45) 2005 Colorado (38) 2004 Colorado (25) 2003 Colorado (45) 2002 Colorado (34) 2001 Colorado (33) 2000 Colorado (29) 1999 Colorado (62) 1998 Kansas State (78) 1997 Colorado (23) 1996 Colorado (30) Big Eight 1995 Colorado (25) 1994 Colorado (29) 1993 Nebraska (57) 1992 Colorado & Kansas State (52) 1991 Nebraska (55) 1990 Iowa State (48) 1989 Nebraska (43) 1988 Nebraska (41) 1987 Colorado (49) 1986 Oklahoma State (49) 1985 Nebraska (61) 1984 Missouri (57) 1983 Iowa State (44) 1982 Kansas State (41) 1981 Iowa State (27) 1980 Missouri (36) 1979 Iowa State (31) 1978 Iowa State (43) 1977 Iowa State (27)
NU Finish (Pts.)
Top NU Finisher
4th (143) 3rd (102) 3rd (98) 3rd (110) 5th (117) 9th (235) 6th (149) 11th (257) 9th (184) 7th (173) 4th (121) 7th (138) 2nd (92) 3rd (123)
Lara Crofford, 16th Lara Crofford, 6th Lara Crofford, 9th Channing Anseth, 12th Kayte Tranel, 15th Anne Shadle, 15th Ann Gaffigan, 19th Ann Gaffigan, 27th Ann Gaffigan, 7th Kathryn Handrup, 20th Michelle Brooks, 7th Jeannette Zimmer, 12th Amy Wiseman, 6th Christina Blackmer, 18th
4th (93) 2nd (65) 1st (57) 3rd (82) 1st (55) 4th (105) 1st (43) 1st (41) 2nd (57) 4th (88) 1st (61) 5th (97) 4th (111) 5th (105) 6th (152) 7th (173) No Team Finish 5th (118) 6th (134)
Nora Shepherd, 6th Julie Mazzitelli, 4th Theresa Stelling, 2nd Fran ten Bensel, 2nd Fran ten Bensel, 1st Fran ten Bensel, 8th Yvonne van der Kolk, 4th Sammie Resh, 4th Sammie Resh, 2nd Sammie Resh, 13th Jill Noel, 5th Karlene Erickson, 12th Jill Noel, 7th Sara Stricker, 10th Sara Stricker, 20th Sara Stricker, 18th Chris Haas, 20th Carol Schenk, 2nd Cindy Dixon, 19th
Individual All-Region Honors NU Finish (Pts.) 4th (147) 3rd (124) 4th (130) 4th (141) 5th (142) 11th (311) 1st (60) 13th (319) 10th (233) 8th (196) 3rd (98) 4th (128) 2nd (81) 3rd (99) 3rd (87) 2nd (78) 2nd (86) 1st (66) 1st (45) 3rd (74) 1st (41) 1st (38) 3rd (75) 3rd (67) 3rd (83) 3rd (65) 4th (133) No Team Finish 4th (95) No Team Finish No Team Finish 6th (145) 7th (205)
Top NU Finisher Lara Crofford, 11th Lara Crofford, 7th Lara Crofford, 9th Ari Goldstein, 22nd Kayte Tranel, 8th Anne Shadle, 37th Ann Gaffigan, 2nd Ann Gaffigan, 10th Ann Gaffigan, 6th Kathryn Handrup, 21st Michelle Brooks, 7th Jeannette Zimmer, 11th Amy Wiseman, 5th Christina Blackmer, 12th Nora Shepherd, 2nd Nora Shepherd, 7th Theresa Stelling, 2nd Fran ten Bensel, 1st Fran ten Bensel, 2nd Fran ten Bensel, 6th Yvonne van der Kolk, 4th Sammie Resh, 3rd Sammie Resh, 2nd Sammie Resh, 13th Jill Noel, 11th Laura Wight, 7th Karlene Erickson, 13th Sara Stricker, 16th Janice Orht, 9th Sara Stricker, 13th Christine Hass, 30th Carol Schenk, 2nd Donna Fox, 17th
Midwest 2009 Lara Crofford 2008 Lara Crofford, Natalja Callahan, Rachel Carrizales, Jen Pancoast 2007 Lara Crofford, Natalja Zarcenko 2005 Kayte Tranel, Ari Goldstein 2003 Ann Gaffigan, Kathryn Handrup, Anne Shadle, Kayte Tranel 2002 Ann Gaffigan, Kayte Tranel 2001 Ann Gaffigan, Kathryn Handrup 2000 Ann Gaffigan, Kathryn Handrup 1999 Michelle Brooks, Kathryn Handrup, Jaimie Kruger, Jaime Pauli 1998 Amy Wiseman, Jeannette Zimmer 1997 Kate Centerwall, Melinda Mohr, Jaime Pauli, Amy Wiseman District V 1996 Christina Blackmer, Amie Finkner, Jaime Pauli, Nora Shepherd, Melissa Wilson 1995 Christina Blackmer, Heather McMahon, Nora Shepherd 1994 Julie Mazzitelli, Nora Shepherd
Individual All-Conference Honors Big 12 2008 Lara Crofford, Rachel Carrizales 2007 Lara Crofford, Natalja Zarcenko 2006 Channing Anseth, Ari Goldstein 2005 Kayte Tranel 2004 Anne Shadle 2001 Ann Gaffigan 1999 Michelle Brooks 1997 Amy Wiseman Big Eight 1995 Nora Shepherd 1994 Julie Mazzitelli 1993 Theresa Stelling 1992 Fran ten Bensel, Theresa Stelling 1991 Fran ten Bensel, Lisa (Darley) Graham 1990 Fran ten Bensel, Lisa Darley 1988 Sammie Resh, Tracy Smith, Yvonne van der Kolk 1987 Michele Marthaler, Juliette Prowse, Sammie Resh 1985 Mary Amen, Jill Noel, Laura Wight 1982 Sara Stricker 1979 Carol Schenk 2010 HUSKER HISTORY | 49
Husker Men’s Postseason History NCAA Championships Year 2009 2008 2007 2006 2005 2004 2003 2002 2001 2000 1999 1998 1997 1996 1995 1994 1993 1992 1991 1990 1989 1988 1987 1986 1985 1984 1983 1982 1981 1980 1979 1978 1977 1976 1975 1974 1973 1972 1971 1970 1969 1968 1967 1966 1965 1964 1963 1962 1961 1960 1959 1958 1957 1956 1955 1954 1953 1952 1951 1950 1949 1948 1947 1946 1945 1944 1943 1942 1941 1940 1939 1938
Champion (Pts.) Oklahoma State (127) Oregon (93) Oregon (85) Colorado (94) Wisconsin (37) Colorado (90) Stanford (24) Stanford (47) Colorado (90) Arkansas (83) Arkansas (58) Arkansas (97) Stanford (53) Stanford (46) Arkansas (100) Iowa State (65) Arkansas (31) Arkansas (46) Arkansas (52) Arkansas (68) Iowa State (54) Wisconsin (105) Arkansas (87) Arkansas (69) Wisconsin (67) Arkansas (101) Texas-El Paso (108) Wisconsin (59) Texas-El Paso (17) Texas-El Paso (58) Texas-El Paso (86) Texas-El Paso (56) Oregon (100) Texas-El Paso (62) Texas-El Paso (88 ) Oregon (77) Oregon (89) Tennessee (134) Oregon (83) Villanova (87) Texas-El Paso (74) Villanova (78) Villanova (91) Villanova (79) Western Michigan (81) Western Michigan (86) San Jose State (53) San Jose State (58) Oregon State (68) Houston (54) Michigan State (44) Michigan State (79) Notre Dame (121) Michigan State (28) Michigan State (46) Oklahoma A&M (61) Kansas (70) Michigan State (65) Syracuse (80) Penn State (53) Michigan State (59) Michigan State (41) Penn State (60) Drake (42) Drake (50) Drake (25) No Meet Held Because of WWII Indiana/Penn State (57) Rhode Island (83) Indiana (65) Michigan State (54) Indiana (51)
Regional Championships NU Finish (Pts.) Top NU Finisher Did Not Qualify -Did Not Qualify -Did Not Qualify -Did Not Qualify -Did Not Qualify -Did Not Qualify -Did Not Qualify -No Team Finish James Bowler, 84th 27th (661) James Bowler, 78th 26th (623) Marcus Witter, 79th Did Not Qualify -Did Not Qualify -11th (294) Cleophas Boor, 6th 7th (209) Jonah Kiptarus, 2nd No Team Finish Brady Bonsall, 87th No Team Finish Kevin Miiller, 71st Did Not Qualify -No Team Finish David Iteffa, 50th Did Not Qualify -No Team Finish Joe Kirby, 149th 8th (305) Joe Kirby, 13th 11th (270) Jacques van Rensburg, 14th 13th (311) Jean Verster, 29th 15th (338) Jean Verster, 33rd No Team Finish Jean Verster, 5th No Team Finish Kurt Russell, 26th No Team Finish Wally Duffy, 29th Did Not Qualify -Did Not Qualify -Did Not Qualify -Did Not Qualify -Did Not Qualify -Did Not Qualify -Did Not Qualify -Did Not Qualify -Did Not Qualify -Did Not Qualify -Did Not Qualify -No Team Finish Bob Unger, 67th No Team Finish Greg Carlberg, 22nd t-15th (420) Pete Brang, 39th Did Not Qualify -Did Not Qualify -Did Not Qualify -Did Not Qualify -Did Not Qualify -Did Not Qualify -No Team Finish Ray Stevens, 27th Did Not Qualify -Did Not Qualify -Did Not Qualify -Did Not Qualify -Did Not Qualify -Did Not Qualify -Did Not Qualify -Did Not Qualify -Did Not Qualify -Did Not Qualify -Did Not Qualify -Did Not Qualify -Did Not Qualify -Did Not Qualify -Did Not Qualify -Did Not Qualify -Did Not Qualify -Did Not Qualify --- -Did Not Qualify -Did Not Qualify -Did Not Qualify -Did Not Qualify -Did Not Qualify --
Year Champion (Pts.) Midwest 2009 Oklahoma State (50) 2008 Oklahoma State (42) 2007 Oklahoma State (47) 2006 Oklahoma State (72) 2005 Oklahoma State (49) 2004 Minnesota (48) 2003 Oklahoma State (78) 2002 Iowa (79) 2001 Minnesota (78) 2000 Oklahoma State (68) 1999 Minnesota (56) 1998 Oklahoma State (42) 1997 Oklahoma State (86) District V 1996 Oklahoma State (47) 1995 Oklahoma State (33) 1994 Iowa State (28) 1993 Iowa State (35) 1992 Kansas State (58) 1991 Iowa State (29) 1990 Iowa State (21) 1989 Iowa State (33) 1988 Nebraska (51) 1987 Colorado (80) 1986 Colorado (46) 1985 Iowa State (51) 1984 Iowa State (66) 1983 Iowa State (49) 1982 Colorado (41) 1981 Iowa State (70) 1980 Colorado (50) 1979 Colorado (26) 1978 Colorado (25) 1977 Missouri (31) 1976 Oklahoma (54) 1975 Colorado (50) 1974 Kansas State, 32
NU Finish (Pts.)
Top NU Finisher
8th (248) David Adams, 20th 10th (269) Kyle Custer, 35th 12th (299) Peter van der Westhuizen, 43rd 13th (427) Brian Parr, 39th No Team Finish Brian Parr, 82nd No Team Finish Eric Rasmussen, 54th 18th (412) Paul Wilson, 64th 4th (154) James Bowler, 6th 3rd (94) James Bowler, 6th 5th (156) Aaron Carrizales, 6th t7th (203) Marcus Witter, 11th 13th (320) Lou Petricca, 43rd 3rd (101) Jeroen Broekzitter, 1st 2nd (58) 8th (200) 4th (115) 3rd (100) 7th (202) 5th (163) 8th (172) 2nd (90) 1st (51) 2nd (82) 2nd (68) 5th (115) 5th (117) 4th (106) Did Not Qualify Did Not Qualify Did Not Qualify NA NA NA Did Not Qualify NA NA
Jonah Kiptarus, 1st Brady Bonsall, 8th Kevin Miiller, 10th Kevin Miiller, 10th David Iteffa, 2nd David Iteffa, 13th Joe Kirby, 4th Jaques van Rensburg, 2nd Joe Kirby, 2nd Jean Verster, 3rd Jean Verster, 2nd Jean Verster, 5th Kurt Russell, 4th Wally Duffy, 3rd ----------
David Adams was the Husker men’s top finisher at both the 2009 NCAA Midwest Regional Championships and Big 12 Championships.
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Conference Championships Year Champion (Pts.) Big 12 2009 Oklahoma State (24) 2008 Oklahoma State (26) 2007 Colorado (34) 2006 Colorado (36) 2005 Colorado (44) 2004 Colorado (48) 2003 Colorado (38) 2002 Colorado (25) 2001 Colorado (31) 2000 Colorado (16) 1999 Colorado (22) 1998 Colorado (31) 1997 Colorado (32) 1996 Colorado (66) Big Eight 1995 Oklahoma State (38) 1994 Iowa State (29) 1993 Iowa State (27) 1992 Colorado (42) 1991 Iowa State (16) 1990 Iowa State (26) 1989 Iowa State (22) 1988 Iowa State (34) 1987 Iowa State (47) 1986 Colorado (37) 1985 Colorado (48) 1984 Iowa State (32) 1983 Iowa State (53) 1982 Colorado (35) 1981 Iowa State (33) 1980 Colorado (26) 1979 Colorado (22) 1978 Colorado (22) 1977 Colorado (21) 1976 Colorado (46) 1975 Kansas State (25) 1974 Iowa State & Missouri (49) 1973 Oklahoma State (53) 1972 Oklahoma State (37) 1971 Kansas State (49) 1970 Missouri (60) 1969 Kansas (55) 1968 Kansas (45) 1967 Missouri (52) 1966 Kansas State (51) 1965 Kansas State (34) 1964 Kansas (31) 1963 Kansas (26) 1962 Colorado (60) 1961 Kansas (26) 1960 Oklahoma State (40 1959 Kansas (51) 1958 Kansas (37) 1957 Kansas (26) Big Seven 1956 Kansas (20) 1955 Kansas (15) 1954 Kansas (14) 1953 Kansas (11) 1952 Kansas (20.5) 1951 Kansas (13) 1950 Kansas (19) 1949 Kansas (22) 1948 Kansas (19) Big Six 1947 Kansas (22) 1946 Oklahoma (44) 1942-45 No Meet Held Because of WWII 1941 Oklahoma (27) 1940 Nebraska (24) 1939 Kansas State (35) 1938 Kansas State (36) 1937 Kansas State (37) 1936 Kansas State (45) 1935 Oklahoma (31) 1934 Kansas State (37) 1933 No Meet Held 1932 Kansas State (29) 1931 Iowa State (NA) 1930 Iowa State (NA) 1929 Oklahoma (44) 1928 Kansas (51)
NU Finish (Pts.)
Top NU Finisher
7th (199) 7th (200) 10th (230) 11th (320) 10th (288) 12th (312) 12th (341) 7th (171) 5th (136) 5th (153) 6th (173) 8th (179) 4th (99) 2nd (70)
David Adams, 22nd David Adams, 26th Peter van der Westhuizen, 23rd Brian Parr, 46th Peter van der Westhuizen, 25th Eric Rasmussen, 37th Alec Maduza, 59th James Bowler, 19th James Bowler, 6th Marcus Witter, 11th Marcus Witter, 23rd Marcus Witter, 22nd Cleophas Boor, 2nd Jonah Kiptarus, 1st
6th (161) 5th (118) 4th (106) 6th (129) 5th (124) 3rd (84) 2nd (68) 3rd (101) 2nd (51) 2nd (64) 5th (99) 3rd (104) 2nd (78) 7th (154) 7th (208) 8th (154) 8th (169) 8th (181) 4th (119) 8th (156) 8th (214) 8th (234) 6th (117) 6th (116) 3rd (77) 7th (152) 2nd (72) 4th (98) 8th (187) 8th (224) 7th (216) 5th (133) 6th (143) 3rd (76) 7th (150) 6th (139) 3rd (94) 5th (117) 6th (155)
Brady Bonsall, 12th Kevin Miiller, 12th David Iteffa, 18th David Iteffa, 1st David Iteffa, 10th Joe Kirby, 4th Joe Kirby, 2nd Jacques van Rensburg, 5th Jean Verster, 2nd Jean Verster, 2nd Jean Verster, 7th Kurt Russell, 4th Wally Duffy, 4th Marc Adam, 14th Marc Adam, 30th NA NA Mark Fluitt, 21st Harold Stelzer, 3rd Steve Allen, 16th Harold Stelzer, 34th NA Bob Unger, 11th Bob Unger, 11th Bob Unger, 2nd Greg Carlberg, 1st Pete Brang, 3rd Pete Brang, 6th Mel Campbell, 26th NA NA NA Peter Scott, 19th Mike Fleming, 1st Ray Stevens, 4th Ray Stevens, 8th Joe American Horse, 6th Joe Mullins, 8th Robert Elwood, 8th
6th (126) 6th (106) 7th (103) NA 6th (92) NA NA 7th (93) 6th (100)
Robert Elwood, 5th Robert Elwood, 17th NA NA Clay Scott, 9th NA NA Esrif Aydin, 9th Don Morrison, 20th
6th (79) 4th (76)
NA Bobby Ginn, 1st
4th (51) 1st (24) 6th (72) 5th (95) 4th (83) 3rd (62) 4th (86) 4th (79)
Bobby Ginn, 1st Bobby Ginn, 1st NA NA NA NA NA NA
3rd (43) 4th (NA) 4th (NA) 5th (91) 3rd (79)
NA NA NA NA NA
Brad Doering was named Nebraskaâ€™s Most Improved Runner on the menâ€™s side during the 2008 and 2009 seasons.
Individual All-Region Honors Midwest 2009 David Adams 2002 James Bowler, Eric Rasmussen 2001 James Bowler, Ian Gray, Mike Kamm 2000 Aaron Carrizales, Marcus Witter 1999 Marcus Witter 1997 Cleophas Boor, Jeroen Broekzitter, Aaron Johnson District V 1996 Cleophas Boor, Jonah Kiptarus, Philip Maiyo, Balazs Tolgyesi, Jim Vance 1995 Brady Bonsall, Balazs Tolgyesi 1994 Brady Bonsall, Kevin Miiller, Balazs Tolgyesi
Individual All-Conference Honors Big 12 2001 James Bowler 1997 Cleophas Boor, Jeroen Broekzitter 1996 Cleophas Boor, Jonah Kiptarus Big Eight 1992 David Iteffa 1991 David Iteffa 1990 Joe Kirby 1989 Joe Kirby, Jacques van Rensburg 1988 Jacques van Rensburg 1987 Bryan Clark, Joe Kirby, Jean Verster 1986 Jean Verster 1985 Jean Verster
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Husker Women’s Academic Success Academic All-Big 12
Academic All-Big Eight
First-Team 2009 Rachel Carrizales, Lara Crofford, Jessica Furlan, Ari Goldstein, Erica Hamik, Elizabeth Marsh, Ashley Miller, Jen Webers, Katie White 2008 Lara Crofford, Ari Goldstein, Ashley Miller, Betsy Miller, Jen Pancoast, Jen Webers, Natalja (Zarcenko) Callahan 2007 Rachel Carrizales, Joslyn Dalton, Ari Goldstein, . Jen Pancoast, Natalja Zarcenko 2006 Channing Anseth, Joslyn Dalton, Ari Goldstein, Betsy Miller, Jen Pancoast, Kim Pancoast, Sara Prince, Val Zajac 2005 Michaela Lenihan, Kayte Tranel, Kim Pancoast, . Val Zajac, Betsy Miller 2004 Anne Shadle, Kayte Tranel, Lindsey Finkner, Kim Pancoast, Val Zajac 2003 Ann Gaffigan, Kathryn Handrup, Michaela Lenihan, Kim Pancoast, Anne Shadle, Kayte Tranel 2002 Ann Gaffigan, Anne Shadle, Michele Steube 2001 Ann Gaffigan, Kathryn Handrup, Morgan Hartman, Jenna Lucas 2000 Amie (Finkner) Jorgensen, Jaimie Kruger, Christy Linnell, Jenna Lucas, Deb Osteen 1999 Amie Finkner, Jenna Lucas, Melinda (Mohr) Oliver, Deb Osteen, Jaime Pauli, Jeannette Zimmer 1998 Liz Biehl, Amie Finkner, Jenna Lucas, Melinda Mohr, Deb Osteen, Jaime Pauli, Jeannette Zimmer 1997 Nora Shepherd, Jaime Pauli, Melinda Mohr 1996 Sherri (Elwood) Macfee, Sandy Fein, Megan Mahle , Melinda Mohr, Nora Shepherd, Melissa Wilson
First-Team 1995 Sandy Fein, Lindsey Miller, Nora Shepherd 1994 Kris Ellenbecker, Amber Parkinson, Sherri Sutter
Second-Team 2005 Joslyn Dalton 2001 Melissa Drozda 2000 Melissa Drozda, Kathryn Handrup Honorable-Mention 1996 Sherri Bonsall
1993 1992 1991 1990 1989 1988 1987 1986
Julieanne Campbell, Kris Ellenbecker, Sandy Fein, Dannika Hardersen, Theresa Stelling, Sherri Sutter Dannika Hardersen, Fran ten Bensel, Theresa Stelling, Sylvia Veit Lisa (Darley) Graham, Fran ten Bensel, Theresa Stelling Lisa Darley, Katie Fletcher, Fran ten Bensel Michele Marthaler, Juliet Prowse Michele Marthaler, Juliet Prowse, Sammie Resh Sammie Resh Mary Amen, Jill Noel
Honorable-Mention 1995 Sherri Bonsall, Sherri Elwood, Kristin Whitted 1994 Sherri Elwood, Lindsey Miller, JoDee Shufelt 1993 Michele Schaefer 1992 Julieanne Campbell, Kris Ellenbecker, Katie Fletcher, Michele Schaefer, JoDee Shufelt 1991 Julieanne Campbell, Katie Fletcher, Sylvia Veit 1990 Julieanne Campbell, Lisa Darley, Angie Lippold, . Sylvia Veit 1989 Katie Fletcher, Angie Lippold, Kelly Loos, Fran ten Bensel, Yvonne van der Kolk, Sylvia Veit 1988 Susie Howard 1987 Dawn Gale, Michele Marthaler 1986 Laura Wight
CoSIDA Academic All-Americans 2004 2002
Ann Gaffigan (Second Team) Jenna Lucas (Second Team)
USTFCCCA All-Academic Team 2009 2008 2005 2003 2002 2001 1999 1997 1995 1993 1992 1991
Lara Crofford Lara Crofford, Rachel Carrizales Kayte Tranel Ann Gaffigan, Kathryn Handrup, Anne Shadle, Kayte Tranel Ann Gaffigan Ann Gaffigan Jaime Pauli Melinda Mohr Nora Shepherd Kris Ellenbecker, Theresa Stelling Fran ten Bensel, Theresa Stelling Theresa Stelling
Nebraska’s Herman Award
Lara Crofford leads the Husker women again in 2010, after earning the honor of NU’s Most Valuable Runner for the third straight season in 2009.
2009 2008 2007 2006 2005 2004 2003 2002 2001 2000 1999 1998 1997 1996 1995 1994
Cross Country - 3.709 Cross Country - 3.671 Cross Country - 3.711 Rifle - 3.675 Tennis - 3.607 Tennis - 3.436 Gymnastics - 3.579 Golf - 3.465 Cross Country - 3.447 Cross Country - 3.647 Cross Country - 3.647 Cross Country - 3.559 Cross Country - 3.607 Cross Country - 3.602 Gymnastics - 3.669 Cross Country - 3.558
Note: The Herman Awards are presented annually and are named after the Dick and Dale Herman families. They are awarded to the University of Nebraska teams with the highest team grade-point
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Jessica Furlan was the women’s 2009 Most Improved Runner. She also returns as a first team Academic All-Big 12 recipeint.
Husker Menâ€™s Academic Success Academic All-Big 12
CoSIDA Academic All-Americans
First-Team 2009 David Adams, Jesse Adams, Brad Doering, Todd Gulizia, Ethan Luebbe, Anthony Oberle, Bryce Somer, Eric Thies 2008 David Adams, Kyle Custer, Todd Gulizia, Anthony Oberle, Bryce Somer, Eric Thies 2007 Kyle Custer, Alec Maduza, Bryce Somer 2006 Kyle Custer, Bryce Dickmeyer, Alec Maduza 2005 Bryce Dickmeyer 2004 Bryce Dickmeyer, Eric Rasmussen 2003 Dana Carne, Tim Williams, Paul Wilson 2002 Marc Clinard, Eric Rasmussen, Paul Wilson Kyle Wyatt, Tim Williams 2001 Ian Gray, Paul Wilson, Kyle Wyatt 2000 Ian Gray 1998 Darren Ivy, Jim Vance 1997 Jeroen Broekzitter, Jeff Ganz 1996 Alex Lamme, David Olson, Balazs Tolgyesi Jim Vance
2004 2002 1996 1995
Second-Team 2009 Adam Mitteis 2008 Peter Falcon 2007 Ethan Luebbe 2006 Brian Parr 2004 Kyle Doperalski 2002 James Bowler, Mike Kamm 2001 Eric Rasmussen 2000 Aaron Carrizales Honorable-Mention 1997 Aaron Johnson 1996 Jeff Ganz, Mike Mason
Academic All-Big Eight First-Team 1995 Brady Bonsall, Alex Lamme, Balazs Tolgyesi 1994 Brady Bonsall, David Draheim, Renier Henning Alex Lamme, Kevin Miiller, Balazs Tolgyesi 1993 Brady Bonsall, Renier Henning, Kevin Miiller 1992 Kevin Clark, Renier Henning David Iteffa, Kevin Miiller 1991 Kevin Clark, Frank Lee 1990 Kevin Clark, Pat Day, Frank Lee 1989 Harald Graham, Joe Kirby 1988 Frank Graham, Harald Graham 1987 Bryan Clark, Joe Kirby 1986 Bryan Clark
Dana Carne (Second Team) Kyle Wyatt (Second Team) Brady Bonsall (First Team) Brady Bonsall (Third Team)
USTFCCCA All-Academics 2002 2001 1996 1995 1994 1993
Eric Rasmussen Ian Gray Balazs Tolgyesi Brady Bonsall Brady Bonsall, Kevin Miiller Kevin Miiller
Nebraskaâ€™s Herman Award 2009 2008 2007 2006 2005 2004 2003 2002 2001 2000 1999 1998 1997 1996 1995 1994
Cross Country - 3.340 Cross Country - 3.309 Tennis - 3.123 Cross Country - 3.096 Cross Country - 3.115 Cross Country - 3.196 Cross Country - 3.330 Cross Country - 3.466 Tennis - 3.163 Tennis - 3.304 Tennis - 3.205 Gymnastics - 3.195 Tennis - 3.359 Tennis - 3.281 Golf - 3.267 Cross Country - 3.298
Note: The Herman Awards are presented annually and are named after the Dick and Dale Herman families. They are awarded to the University of Nebraska teams with the highest team grade-point average.
Todd Gulizia claimed first-team Academic AllBig 12 honors for the second year in a row while competing in cross country and track.
Honorable-Mention 1995 Kevin Brewer, Mike Mason, Mike Myers 1994 Chad Jansen 1993 David Rhodes 1992 Brady Bonsall, Brian Roth, Erik Skaden 1991 Kevin Miiller, Brian Roth, Erik Skaden 1990 Kirk Petit 1989 Kevin Clark, Pat Day, Frank Graham, Kirk Petit 1987 Brian Grier 1986 Don Pobanz
Anthony Oberle continued to improve in 2009, making his biggest jump during the postseason, where he placed 51st at the Big 12 Championships and 41st at the NCAA Midwest Regional Championships. He placed 67th and 85th at the same meets in 2008. He went on to set four personal bests during the 2010 track and field season.
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Husker Womenâ€™s Team Awards Team Captains Year 2010 2009 2008 2007 2006 2005 2004 2003 2002 2001 2000 1999 1998 1997 1996 1995 1994 1993 1992 1991 1990 1989 1988 1987 1986 1985 1984 1983 1982 1981 1980 1979
Captain(s) Hometown Jessica Furlan Regina, Saskatchewan, Canada Ashley Miller Tipton, Iowa Ari Goldstein Soldotna, Alaska Rachel Carrizales Morrill, Neb. Ari Goldstein Soldotna, Alaska Betsy Miller Lodgepole, Neb. Elizabeth Marsh Wichita, Kan. Ari Goldstein Soldotna, Alaska Kim Pancoast Cape Girardeau, Mo. Betsy Miller Lodgepole, Neb. Michaela Lenihan Omaha, Neb. Kim Pancoast Cape Girardeau, Mo. Kayte Tranel Hampton, Neb. Anne Shadle South Sioux City, Neb. Kayte Tranel Hampton, Neb. Kathryn Handrup Aurora, Neb. Ann Gaffigan Springfield, Ill. Kathryn Handrup Aurora, Neb. Ann Gaffigan Springfield, Ill. Jenna Lucas Rapid City, S.D. Amie (Finkner) Jorgensen Kearney, Neb. Jaime Pauli Milbank, S.D. Melissa Wilson Scottsbluff, Neb. Nora Shepherd York, Neb. Sandy Fein Lenexa, Kan. Sherri (Sutter) Bonsall Merino, Colo. Kris Ellenbecker Sioux Falls, S.D. Theresa Stelling Auburn, Neb. Fran ten Bensel Arapahoe, Neb. Lisa (Darley) Graham Carlsbad, N.M. Katie Fletcher Lakin, Kan. Michele Marthaler Brooten, Minn. Sammie Resh Shelton, Neb. Sammie Resh Shelton, Neb. Jill Noel Lincoln, Neb. Laura Wight Letchworth, England Jill Noel Lincoln, Neb. Sue Nelson Indianola, Iowa Janice Ohrt Traer, Iowa Tami Essington Washington, Ill. Lisa Kramer Lincoln, Neb. Gina Hungerford Omaha, Neb.
Most Valuable Runner Year 2009 2008 2007 2006 2005 2004 2003 2002 2001 2000 1999 1998 1997 1996 1995 1994 1993 1992 1991 1990 1989 1988 1987 1986 1985 1984 1983
Athlete Lara Crofford Lara Crofford Lara Crofford Channing Anseth Kayte Tranel Anne Shadle Ann Gaffigan Ann Gaffigan Ann Gaffigan Kathryn Handrup Michelle Brooks Jeannette Zimmer Amy Wiseman Christina Blackmer Nora Shepherd Julie Mazzitelli Theresa Stelling Fran ten Bensel Fran ten Bensel Fran ten Bensel Yvonne van der Kolk Sammie Resh Sammie Resh Sammie Resh Mary Amen Jill Noel Laura Wight Karlene Erickson
Hometown Newville, Pa. Newville, Pa. Newville, Pa. Lincoln, Neb. Hampton, Neb. South Sioux City, Neb. Springfield, Ill. Springfield, Ill. Springfield, Ill. Aurora, Neb. Preston, England Port Orchard, Wash. Leeâ€™s Summit, Mo. Upland, Calif. York, Neb. Eyota, Minn. Auburn, Neb. Arapahoe, Neb. Arapahoe, Neb. Arapahoe, Neb. Hilversum, Netherlands Shelton, Neb. Shelton, Neb. Shelton, Neb. Lincoln, Neb. Lincoln, Neb. Letchworth, England Ericson, Neb.
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Most Improved Runner Year 2009 2008 2007 2006 2005 2004 2003 2002 2001 2000 1999 1998 1997 1996 1995 1994 1993 1992 1991 1990 1989 1988 1987 1986 1985 1984 1983
Athlete Hometown Jessica Furlan Regina, Saskatchewan, Canada Jen Pancoast Cape Girardeau, Mo. Rachel Carrizales Morrill, Neb. Jen Pancoast Cape Girardeau, Mo. Betsy Miller Lodgepole, Neb. Lindsey Finkner Kearney, Neb. Anne Shadle South Sioux City, Neb. Anne Shadle South Sioux City, Neb. Kathryn Handrup Aurora, Neb. Jenna Lucas Rapid City, S.D. Jaimie Kruger Pierce, Neb. Jenna Lucas Rapid City, S.D. Kate Centerwall Bellevue, Wash. Melinda Mohr Carroll, Neb. Christina Blackmer Upland, Calif. Amber Parkinson Anaheim, Calif. Kris Ellenbecker Sioux Falls, S.D. Kirsten Walz Las Cruces, N.M. Stephanie Quandt Grand Island, Neb. Lisa (Darley) Graham Carlsbad, N.M. Katie Fletcher Lakin, Kan. Dawn Gale Gillette, Wyo. Susie Larson Lincoln, Neb. Sammie Resh Shelton, Neb. Sammie Resh Shelton, Neb. Mary Amen Lincoln, Neb. Jill Noel Lincoln, Neb.
Student-Athlete Amen, Mary Anseth, Channing Biehl, Liz Blackmer, Christina Brooks, Michelle Callahan (Zarcenko), Natalja Campbell, Julieanne Carrizales, Rachel Centerwall, Kate Crofford, Lara Dalton, Joslyn (Darley) Graham, Lisa Dixon, Cindy Edmunds, Ann Ellenbecker, Kris (Elwood) Macfee, Sherri Erickson, Karlene Essington, Tami Fein, Sandy (Finkner) Jorgensen, Amie Finkner, Lindsey Fletcher, Katie Fox, Donna Furlan, Jessica Gaffigan, Ann Gale, Dawn Glisovic, Mirjana Goldstein, Ari Hamik, Erica Handrup, Kathryn Hass, Christine Henning, Lori Hiatt, Kelly Hitz, Doris (Howard) Larson, Susie Hungerford, Gina Jadran, Farah Kindig, Nancy Kramer, Lisa Kruger, Jaimie Laack, Allison Laird, Hillary Lenihan, Michaela
Year(s) Lettered 1984-85-86 2005-06-07 1997 1993-94-95-96 1999 2005-06-07-08 1990-91 2007-08-09 1997 2007-08-09 2004-05-06-07 1987-90-91 1975-76-77-78 1981 1991-93 1993-94-95-96 1983-84-85-86 1978 1992-93-95-96 1996-98-99-00 2003-04 1989 1977 2009 2000-01-02-03 1988 1999 2005-06-07-09 2008-09 1999-00-01-03 1979 1985 1976-77-78 1975-76-77 1986-87-88 1978 2003 1977 1978-80 1999-00 1985 2000 2005
Linnell, Christy (Loos) O'Donnell, Kelly Lucas, Jenna Lund, Becky Marsh, Elizabeth Marthaler, Michele Mazzitelli, Julie McConkey, Susan McMahon, Heather Miller, Ashley Miller, Betsy Miller, Lindsey (Mohr) Oliver, Melinda Most, Sheri Noel, Jill Nunnally, Carol Obermeir, Sandra Ohrt, Janice Osteen, Deb Pancoast, Jen Pancoast, Kim Parkinson, Amber Pauli, Jaime Pearson, Cindy Prowse, Juliet Quandt, Stephanie Resh, Sammie Sanchez, Olivia Schaefer, Michele Schenk, Carol Seaton, Julie Shadle, Anne Shepherd, Nora Shufelt, JoDee Smith, Tracy Spires, Kerry Stelling, Theresa Stricker, Sara (Sutter) Bonsall, Sherri ten Bensel, Fran Tranel, Kayte van der Kolk, Yvonne Veit, Sylvia Vickers, Cindy Walz, Kirsten Webers, Jen White, Katie Wight, Laura Wilson, Melissa Wiseman, Amy Zimmer, Jeannette
1999 1987-89-90 1999-00-01 1990-93 2006 1986-87-88-89 1993-94 1976 1995 2008-09 2005-06-08 1993-94-95 1996-97-98-99 1977 1983-84-85-86 1984 1977 1981 1997-98-99 2006-07-08 2003-04-05-06 1994 1996-97-98-99 1977 1986-87-88-89 1991 1985-86-87-88 1993-94 1991 1979 1977 2002-04 1994-95-96-97 1992-94 1988-89 1991 1990-91-92-93 1980-81-82 1992-93-94 1989-90-91-92 2002-03-05 1988-89 1989-90-91-92 1976-77 1991-92 2007-08-09 2008 1983-84-85-86 1995-96-98 1997-98 1998-99
Husker Men’s Team Awards Team Captains Year 2010 2009 2008 2007 2006 2005 2004 2003 2002 2001 2000 1999 1998 1997 1996 1995 1994 1993 1992 1991 1990 1989 1988 1987 1986 1985 1984 1983
Captain(s) Hometown David Adams York, Neb. Anthony Oberle Sioux City, Iowa David Adams York, Neb. Kyle Custer Cambridge, Neb. Brian Parr Fremont, Neb. Peter van der Westhuizen Kempton Park, South Africa Alec Maduza Shorewood, Wis. Bryce Dickmeyer Fremont, Neb. Bryce Dickmeyer Fremont, Neb. Aaron Nasers Battle Creek, Mich. Kyle Doperalski Wamego, Kan. Eric Rasmussen North Platte, Neb. Dana Carne Omaha, Neb. Ian Gray Eugene, Ore. Ian Gray Eugene, Ore. Marcus Witter Kearney, Neb. Aaron Carrizales Morrill, Neb. Lou Petricca Mount Prospect, Ill. Aaron Johnson Columbus, Neb. David Olson Bellevue, Neb. Brady Bonsall Burwell, Neb. Brady Bonsall Burwell, Neb. Chad Jansen Lee’s Summit, Mo. David Iteffa Addis Ababa, Ethiopia Kevin Clark Auburn, Neb. Pat Day Omaha, Neb. Joe Kirby Jefferson City, Mo. Frank Graham Nebraska City, Neb. Frank Graham Nebraska City, Neb. Bryan Clark Auburn, Neb. Kraig Vanderbeek Lincoln, Neb. Kirk Gottschalk Wahoo, Neb. Tom Hoffman Exeter, Neb. Mark Gokie Kearney, Neb.
Most Valuable Runner Year 2009 2008 2007 2006 2005 2004 2003 2002 2001 2000 1999 1998 1997 1996 1995 1994 1993 1992 1991 1990 1989 1988 1987 1986 1985 1984 1983
Athlete Hometown David Adams York, Neb. David Adams York, Neb. Peter van der Westhuizen Kempton Park, South Africa Brian Parr Fremont, Neb. Peter van der Westhuizen Kempton Park, South Africa Eric Rasmussen North Platte, Neb. Dana Carne Omaha, Neb. James Bowler Alcester, Warwickshire, England James Bowler Alcester, Warwickshire, England Marcus Witter Kearney, Neb. Marcus Witter Kearney, Neb. Marcus Witter Kearney, Neb. Cleophas Boor Kapsabet, Kenya Jonah Kiptarus Kapsabet, Kenya Brady Bonsall Burwell, Neb. Kevin Miiller Rugby, N.D. Kevin Miiller Rugby, N.D. David Iteffa Addis Ababa, Ethiopia David Iteffa Addis Ababa, Ethiopia Joe Kirby Jefferson City, Mo. Joe Kirby Jefferson City, Mo. Jacques van Rensburg Bloemfontein, South Africa Jean Verster Sasolburg, South Africa Jody Fischer Gillette, Wyo. Jean Verster Sasolburg, South Africa Kurt Russell Flint, Mich. Wally Duffy Shenandoah, Iowa
Most Improved Runner Year
2009 2008 2007 2006 2005 2004 2003 2002 2001
Brad Doering Brad Doering Kyle Custer Alec Maduza Bryce Dickmeyer Bryce Dickmeyer Eric Dall Eric Rasmussen Paul Wilson
Hometown Yuba City, Calif. Yuba City, Calif. Cambridge, Neb. Shorewood, Wis. Fremont, Neb. Fremont, Neb. Scottsdale, Ariz. North Platte, Neb. Wahoo, Neb.
2000 1999 1998 1997 1996 1995 1994 1993 1992 1991 1990 1989 1988 1987 1986 1985 1984 1983
Aaron Carrizales Aaron Carrizales Todd Tripple Aaron Johnson Jim Vance Jim Vance Brady Bonsall Brady Bonsall Erik Skaden Kevin Miiller Frank Lee Kevin Clark Pat Day Joe Kirby Doug Mascher Bryan Clark Kirk Gottschalk Gerard O’Callaghan
Letterwinners Student-Athlete Adam, Marc Adams, David Adams, Jesse Alden, Claude Allen, Edgar Amberson, A.B. Anderson, Lewis Bachkora, Charles Banks, Tom Barta, Jed Bates, William Batie, J. Russell Bauman, H.O. Blackburn, Leston Blaser, Roy Bonsall, Brady Boor, Cleophas Bowler, James Bowman, Claire Broekzitter, Jeroen Brownlee, John Cales, Thomas Carlson, Jared Carne, Dana Carrizales, Aaron Chaddereon, Norris Clark, Bryan Clark, Kevin Clinard, Marc Conahan, Matt Cook, William Coulter, Steve Cudmore, Dave Cummings, Emerie Custer, Kyle Dall, Eric Davis, Phillip Day, Pat Dickmeyer, Bryce Diers, Harold Doering, Brad Doperalski, Kyle Draheim, David Duffy, Wally Elwood, Todd Etherton, Louis Falcon, Peter Fischer, George Fischer, Jody Foster, Kyle Ganz, Jeff Gardner, Maurice Garringer, Luke Garvey, Philip George, Ralph Ginn, Bobby Goetze, Hartmann Gokie, Mark Gottschalk, Kirk Graham, Frank Graham, Harald Gray, Ian Grier, Brian
Morrill, Neb. Morrill, Neb. Gering, Neb. Columbus, Neb. Indianapolis, Ind. Indianapolis, Ind. Burwell, Neb. Burwell, Neb. Sacramento, Calif. Rugby, N.D. Pocatello, Idaho Auburn, Neb. Omaha, Neb. Jefferson City, Mo. Gretna, Neb. Auburn, Neb. Wahoo, Neb. County Cork, Ireland Year(s) Lettered 1983 2008-09 2008-09 1906-07-08 1920 1908-09-10 1909-10-11 1920 1989-91 1999-00-01 1910-11 1928 1907-08-09 1987-88 1932 1992-93-94-95 1996-97 2001-02 1921 1997 1937-38 1911 1999 2003 1996-99-00 1926-27 1984-85-86-87 1989-90-91-92 2001 2007 1939-40 1990 1983 1927 2006-07 2002-03 1999 1988-89-90 2004-05 1912 2008-09 2002 1993-94 1983 1990 1929 2007-08 1921 1986-87 1985 1996-97 1922 2001 1928-30 1908 1940 1913 1983 1984 1986-87-88-89 1986-87-88-89 2000-01 1987
Griffin, Carroll Gulizia, Todd Haskell, John Havenga, Leon Hayden, Jeremy Henning, Renier Hoffman, Tom Hyde, Alvin Iteffa, Banti Iteffa, David Jansen, Chad Janulewicz, Martin Johnson, Aaron Johnson, Glen Kamm, Mike Kennedy, Alfred Kibble, Clarence Kiptarus, Jonah Kirby, Joe Kratz, Golden Kretzler, Harry Kosman, Hunter Lamme, Alex Lee, Frank Lewis, James Maiyo, Philip Maduza, Alec Mascher, Doug Mason, Mike McCartney, Ellis McMaster, J.L. Meyer, Kurt Miiller, Kevin Milek, W.A. Morrow, George Myers, Mike Nelsen, Johannes Nuernberger, Gordeon O’Callaghan, Gerard Oberle, Anthony Olson, David Parr, Brian Petit, Kirk Petricca, Lou Rasmussen, Eric Rhodes, David Ross, Jack Russell, Kurt Scheer, Aaron Schultz, Jacob Searle, James Seger, Henry Skaden, Erik Skinner, Jeremy Smith, Tony Somer, Bryce States, Herbert Thies, Eric Thomas, Mikel Tolgyesi, Balazs Tripple, Todd Trump, Earle van der Westhuizen, Peter van Rensburg, Jacques Vance, Jim Vanderbeek, Kraig Verster, Jean Wandzilak, Scott White, Earl Williams, Tim Williams, Walter Wilson, Paul Witter, Marcus Wyatt, Kyle Zimmerman, Paul
1927-28-29 2007-09 1922 1985 1996 1991-92-93-94 1983-84 1921-22 1993 1990-91-92-93 1993-94 1928 1996-97 1926-27 1999-00-01-02 1911 1927 1996 1987-88-89-90 1912 1920 1999 1994-96 1990 1923-24-25 1996 2006 1986-87 1996 1926 1913 1988 1991-92-93-94 1909-1910 1930-31 1992-93 1920 1930 1983-85 2008-09 1995-96 2005-06 1989 1995-96-97-98 2000-01-02-04 1992 1924-25 1983-84 1995-96 1923 1925 1930 1992 1992 1998 2008 1904 2007 2007-08 1994-95-96 1997-98-99 1908 2005-07 1988-89 1994-95-96-98 1984-85-86-87 1985-86-87 2001 1907 2001 1920-21 2001-02 1997-98-99-00 2000-01-02 1923-24-25
Note: Letters in cross country were not awarded under Coach Frank Sevigne, but resumed in 1983, when Jay Dirksen took became head coach.
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The Big 12 Conference has established a consistent level of national success on the field and in the classroom as it enters its 15th season in 2010-11. Since it began play in 1996-97, the conference can boast 38 team crowns and 440 individual NCAA Championships. Big 12 squads enjoyed a strong year across the board in 2009-10. Oklahoma State won the NCAA men’s cross country title while Texas captured the national championship in men’s swimming and diving. Dan Beebe Texas A&M secured Commissioner men’s and women’s outdoor track and field championships, and the Big 12 had the No. 1 team in the nation at some point during the 2009-10 season in nine different sports. In volleyball, six teams qualified for the 2009 NCAA Tournament, including five teams that reached the NCAA Regionals. Nebraska joined Texas, Iowa State, Texas A&M and Baylor to give the league more selections than any other conference. The Big 12 also had a school play for the BCS National Championship (Texas) for the seventh season. Oklahoma finished second nationally at the NCAA women’s gymnastics finals - an all-time high for the Big 12 - while Oklahoma State placed second at the men’s golf championship. Iowa State was third at the NCAA wrestling championships and the Big 12 also placed a team in the College World Series in both softball (Missouri) and baseball (Oklahoma). The individual honors also continued, as Jenny Barringer (Colorado) earned The Bowerman Award, presented for the first time to the most outstanding collegiate women’s track and field athlete. Caroline Hedwall (Oklahoma State) was named the recipient of the Honda Sports Award as the nation’s top female golfer after capturing the NCAA individual title. Lisa Koll (Iowa State) earned the Honda Sports Award as the top collegiate female athlete in track and field. The Big 12 has had four Heisman Trophy winners in its 14-year history. In 2008, the Big 12 established a high-water mark, as four of the top five vote-getters hailed from the same conference, including award-winner
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Sam Bradford (Oklahoma). The league followed that recognition with two of the top five finalists, including NU defensive tackle Ndamukong Suh, in 2009. During the past six seasons a total of 16 NCAA trophies have been hoisted by Big 12 institutions, with at least one national crown won in all but one year for the conference, including each of the past 13 seasons. The Big 12 leads all conferences with its seven appearances in BCS title games. Seven league squads have played for the football national championship in the last 10 years with berths in 17 BCS games overall. The Big 12 and its member institutions are committed to a competitive environment where sportsmanship and fair play take center stage. Whether on the field, in the classroom, or within the community, the student-athletes, administrators, coaches and game officials of the Big 12 support the highest ideals in sportsmanship. Sarah Pavan (Nebraska) earned countless accolades for her work away from competition, being named the Academic All-America of the Year for all sports in both 2006-07 and 200708. She was also named recipient of the prestigious 2006-07 Honda-Broderick Award as Collegiate Woman Athlete of the Year. Competitive excellence, scholarship and sportsmanship are all equal components of the Big 12 philosophy. All-Big 12 teams and academic All-Big 12 squads are recognized for each sport at the end of their respective seasons. At the end of each academic year, the conference honors its top male and female student-athletes with the Big 12 Athlete of the Year and Big 12 Sportsperson of the Year awards. Institutions can also nominate student-athletes for the prestigious Dr. Prentice Gautt Postgraduate Scholarships at the end of each academic year. A total of 249 scholars have received over $1.6 million in postgraduate financial aid. The Big 12 sponsors 21 sports. Men’s squads include baseball, basketball, cross country, football, golf, indoor track and field, outdoor track and field, swimming and diving, tennis and wrestling. Women’s teams are fielded in basketball, cross country, golf, gymnastics, indoor track and field, outdoor track and field, soccer, softball, swimming, tennis and volleyball. In 2010-11, conference schools include Baylor, Colorado, Iowa State, Kansas, Kansas State, Missouri, Nebraska,
Oklahoma, Oklahoma State, Texas, Texas A&M and Texas Tech. The institutions created a league that encompasses seven states, over 46 million people and television households in 18 of the top 100 markets within its geographic footprint. The conference conducts championships for 19 of its 21 sports. Each championship helps to determine teams and/or individuals that will represent the Conference in national postseason competition. The winner of the Big 12 football championship game earns the league’s berth into the Bowl Championship Series. In its first 14 years, the conference has distributed more than $1.2 billion to its 12 member institutions. The conference office is headquartered in Irving, Texas.
Big 12 Administration
Commissioner.................................................................................Dan Beebe Deputy Commissioner.....................................................................Tim Weiser Senior Associate Commissioner........................................................Tim Allen Senior Associate Commissioner..................................................Dru Hancock Associate Commissioner - Men’s Basketball & Game Management............J o h n Underwood Chief Financial Officer.....................................................................Steve Pace Assistant Commissioner - Communications....................................Bob Burda Assistant Commissioner - Events & Human Resources...........Brad Clements Assistant Commissioner - Governance & Compliance..................Lori Ebihara Assistant Commissioner - Championships.................................Dayna Scherf Assistant Commissioner - Football & Student Services...... Edward T. Stewart
Big 12 Communications Staff
Assistant Commissioner-Communications......................................Bob Burda Director of Communications...........................................................Rob Carolla Associate Director of Communications...........................Joni James Lehmann Assistant Director of Communications.....................................Carmen Branch Will Hancock Communications Assistant.............................Jessica Schwager Will Hancock Communications Assistant.............................Laura Rasmussen
Contact the Big 12 Conference 400 East John Carpenter Freeway Irving, TX 75062 Phone: (469) 524-1000 Fax: (469) 524-1045 www.big12sports.com
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