Honors & Awards
CoSIDA Academic All-American (Third Team, 2012)
Nebraska Scholar-Athlete Honor Roll (Fall 2011, 2012; Spring 2012)
Big 12 Commissioner’s Honor Roll (Fall 2009, 2010; Spring 2010, 2011)
Brett Grieb will be looked upon to add depth to the Husker cross country team during his junior campaign in 2012. The York, Neb., native competed in three meets as a sophomore, and will be counted on for improved times as a junior.
A standout in the classroom, Grieb captured third-team CoSIDA Academic All-America honors in the spring of 2012.
After two years of training with the Nebraska cross country program, Grieb made his first appearances on the course for the Huskers as a sophomore in 2011. He competed in three meets early in the season for NU.
In his first meet with the Huskers, Grieb competed at the UNO/Creighton Invitational, placing 28th overall (30:25.58). He followed that performance with a 197th-place finish at the Woody Greeno/Nebraska Invitational. He ran a season personal-best 28:48.1 on the course at Pioneers Park.
Grieb closed his sophomore campaign by running at the SDSU Classic in Brookings, S.D., where he placed 66th overall (29:01.3).
In the classroom, Grieb claimed third-team CoSIDA Academic All-America honors in the spring of 2012. He also earned spots on the Nebraska Scholar-Athlete Honor Roll in both the fall and spring semesters of 2011-12.
2010 (Redshirt Freshman)
Grieb trained with the cross country team but did not compete. He produced three personal bests during the indoor track season, including a 1:57.09 in the 800. He added a 2:38.07 in the 1,000 meters at the Nebraska Wesleyan Invitational and a 4:24.95 in the mile at the Nebraska Tune-Up.
During the outdoor season he posted season bests of 2:02.84 in the 800 and 4:12.78 in the 1,500 at the Nebraska Open.
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 2:02.74 in the 800 meters and 4:08.17 in the 1,500 meters.
High School (York)
Grieb made trips to the Nebraska Class B State Cross Country Championships all four years at York 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.
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 majored in biological sciences at Nebraska and was a third-team CoSIDA Academic All-American following track and field season in 2012. He earned his bachelor's degree from Nebraska in May of 2013. He claimed spots on the Nebraska Scholar-Athlete Honor Roll in the fall of 2011 and 2012, and spring semester of 2012.