Jacob Bender
Position: Sprints
Year: Sophomore
Hometown: Naperville, Ill.
High School: Neuqua Valley High School
Personal Bests
400m: 47.14, 46.90o
600m: 1:17.83
800m: 1:58.06
400m: 47.28
200m: 22.70

NCAA Championships
2015 (I): 4x400m Relay, 3:04.83 (2nd)
2014 (O): 4x400m Relay, 3:04.14 (6th)

Big Ten Championships
2015 (I): 400m, 46.90p/47.13o (6th); 4x400m Relay, 3:07.04o (2nd)
2014 (O): 400m, 47.76 (14th); 4x400, 3:05.76 (1st)
2014 (I): 400m, 47.33o (7th); 4x400, 3:07.72o (2nd)

Big Ten Champion
2014 Big Ten Outdoor Champion - 4x400m Relay

All-America First Team (2014 NCAA Outdoors - 4x400, 2015 NCAA Indoors - 4x400)
Big Ten Champion (2014 Outdoors - 4x400)
All-Big Ten First Team (2014 Outdoors - 4x400)
All-Big Ten Second Team (2014 Indoors - 4x400, 2015 Indoors - 4x400)
Academic All-Big Ten (2014)
USTFCCCA All-Academic Team (2014)
Nebraska Scholar-Athlete Honor Roll (2012-13, 2013-14, Fall 2014)
Tom Osborne Citizenship Team (2015)

2015 (Junior)
Indoor: Broke the 4x400-meter relay school record again with a run of 3:04.83 at the NCAA Indoor Championship to grab runner-up honors for the second straight season...also finished second at the Big Ten Indoor Championships with an oversized time of 3:07.04, the second-fastest oversized time in school history...earned second-team All-Big Ten and first-team All-America honors...also ran the 400m at the Big Ten Championships, posting an oversized PR 46.90 in the prelims before finishing sixth overall with a final run of 47.13...set a PR of 47.14 at the Tyson Invitational, which ranks eighth in NU history...ran a PR 1:17.83 in the 600m at the adidas Classic, which ranks fourth in NU indoor history...also set a PR in the 800m (1:58.06)...won the 400m title at the Mark Colligan Memorial (47.48). 


2014 (Sophomore)
Indoor: Broke the then-school record as part of the 4x400-meter relay team with a time of 3:06.93 at the Tyson Invitational...finished runner-up with his 4x400-meter relay team at the 2014 Big Ten Indoor Championships with a time of 3:07.72, earning second-team All-Big Ten honors...posted a personal-best time of 47.72 on two separate occasions at the Holiday Inn and Frank Sevigne finish of the year came with a personal-best time of 1:19.35 in the 600 meters at the Mark Colligan Memorial, where he earned runner-up accolades...earned the top prize as part of the 4x400-meter relay team at the Holiday Inn Invitational with a time of 3:11.12...finished in the top spot as part of the 4x400 relay squad in a time of 3:09.80 at the Frank Sevigne Invite...battled to a seventh-place finish in the 400 meters at the Big Ten Indoor Championships with a personal-best time of 47.33 on the oversized track. Outdoor: Was a Big Ten champion and a first-team All-American with his 4x400 relay team...won the Big Ten Outdoor 4x400 title with a time of 3:05.76...placed sixth at the NCAA Outdoor Championships 4x400 relay with a mark of 3:04.14...ran a personal-best 47.28 in the 400 meters at the Musco Twilight...named to the academic All-Big Ten team and the Nebraska Scholar-Athlete Honor Roll both semesters, as well as the USTFCCCA All-Academic Team.

2013 (Freshman)
Competed in four meets for the Huskers during the 2013 indoor season...notched a season-best time of 48.87 in the 400 meters at the Nebraska Tune-Up...recorded a season-best time of 1:20.68 in the 600 meters at the Mark Colligan Memorial...participated in four meets for NU in the 2013 outdoor season...notched a third-place finish in the 400 meters at the Nebraska Invitational with a season-best mark of 48.82...posted a 22.70 in the 200 meters at the Crimson Tide Invite...earned spots on the Nebraska Scholar-Athlete Honor Roll both semesters.

Before Nebraska (Neuqua Valley)
Joined the Huskers from Neuqua Valley High School in Naperville, Ill...set a personal best of 48.04 in the 400 meters at the Illinois State High School 3A Track and Field Championships, finishing second...helped the Neuqua Valley 4x400 relay team to a fifth-place finish at the state championships...helped the 4x400 meter relay team to an Illinois Class 3A title as a sophomore, while finishing fifth at the New Balance Nationals with a time of 3:16.03...was a member of a third-place team in the 4x200 meters at the Class 3A meet as a sophomore... also helped the 4x100-meter relay team to a sixth-place finish at the New Balance Nationals.
Born Jan. 28, 1994...parents are Dave and Angela...majoring in finance.