Honors & Awards
Erica Hamik continued to be a leader for the Nebraska women's cross country team in 2011. The senior from Kearney, Neb., ran as one of the Huskers' top four runners throughout the season while earning her fourth cross country letter at the end of the year.
Hamik opened the 2011 campaign with two top-five finishes for the Huskers, including a second-place showing at the UNO/Creighton Invitational (19:08.34), to help NU to its first team title of the season.
She followed up that performance with a fifth-place finish (21:37.7) at the Woody Greeno/Nebraska Invitational at the Pioneers Park in Lincoln.
Hamik continued to be a leader for the Huskers by finishing 11th (18:02.1) at the SDSU Classic. She was NU's No. 4 runner at the meet, and was one of six Husker runners to finish in the top 20.
In her final regular-season meet, Hamik placed 174th overall (21:44) at the Wisconsin adidas Invitational.
Hamik competed in her final postseason for the Huskers by taking 46th overall (21:24) in Nebraska's first-ever appearance at the Big Ten Championships in Champaign, Ill.
She placed 28th overall at the NCAA Midwest Regionals in DeKalb, Ill., while running a time of 21:54.89.
A solid performer in the classroom as well, Hamik earned academic All-Big Ten honors.
Hamik made her second-straight postseason appearance in 2010 running at both the Big 12 Championships and NCAA Midwest Regional. She took 63rd at the conference meet with a time of 22:10.45 and 87th at the regional with a time of 21:53.4.
Hamik continued to run well on the track in 2010, as she set personal bests in the 800 and 1,000 meters indoors. She broke her personal best in the 800 at the Nebraska Tune-Up with a time of 2:11.90. She then set a personal best (2:51.43) in the 1,000 meters with a sixth-place finish at the Big 12 Championships.
Hamik added a 65th-place finishing at the Wisconsin adidas Invitational, before ending 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.
High School (Kearney Catholic)
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.