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Jacob Griess
Position: Throws
Year: Sophomore
City/State: Grand Island, Neb.
High School: Northwest
Personal Bests
Indoor
Weight Throw, 54-11 1/2 (16.75)
Outdoor
Shot Put, 50-0 (15.24)
Discus, 160-0 (48.76)
Hammer Throw, 178-4 (54.35)

Academics
Big Ten Distinguished Scholar (2014)
Tom Osborne Citizenship Team (2014)

Academic All-Big Ten (2013, 2014)
Nebraska Student-Athlete HERO Leadership Award (2012, 2013, 2014)
Nebraska Scholar-Athlete Honor Roll (Fall 2011, 2012, 2013; Spring 2012, 2013, 2014)
Big 12 Commissioner's Honor Roll, Spring: (2011), Fall: (2010)
 
2014 (Junior)
Jacob Griess competed in three weight throw competitions for Nebraska during the 2014 indoor season… recorded a season-best mark of 52-5 ½ (15.99) in the weight throw at the Mark Colligan Memorial in a sixth place finish.

2013 (Sophomore)

Griess competed in six meets during the 2013 indoor season... recorded a personal-best mark of 54-11 1/2 (16.75) at the Holiday Inn Invitational on Jan. 11...participated in five meets during the 2013 outdoor season...posted a season-best distance of 178-4 (54.35) in the hammer throw at the Nebraska Invite on May 5...earned a top finish in the hammer throw with a toss of 172-0 (52.42) at the Pre-Drake meet on April 24... earned academic All-Big Ten honors and claimed sports on the Nebraska Scholar-Athlete Honor Roll in the fall and spring semesters.

2012 (Freshman)
Griess competed in six meets during the indoor season... notched a personal-best throw of 53-10 1/4 (16.41) in the weight throw at the Frank Sevigne Husker Invitational on Feb. 3... posted a throw of 52-8 1/2 (16.37) at the Nebraska Tune-Up on Feb. 17... competed in four meets during the outdoor season... posted a season-best throw of 173-9 (52.96) in the hammer throw at the Nebraska Invitational on May 5... recorded a throw of 171-11 at the Nebraska Mini Meet on April 25... was named to the fall 2011 and spring 2012 Nebraska Scholar-Athlete Honor Roll.

2011 (Redshirt)
Griess redshirted both the indoor and outdoor seasons in his first year at Nebraska.

Before Nebraska (Grand Island Northwest)
A one-time Nebraska state qualifier in Class B, Griess worked to develop into a weight and hammer thrower for the Huskers... owns a shot put personal best of 50-0 and has tossed 160-0 in the discus... placed 11th in the discus as a junior at the state meet with a throw of 142-11.

Personal
Parents are Mel and Julie Griess... born June 20, 1991... majoring in psychology.
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