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2016-Spring-Game
NU Track and Field BIO
Cody Rush
Player Profile:
Cody Rush 806707
Position: Sprints
Year: Sophomore
Hometown: Grand Island, Neb.
High School: Grand Island Northwest

Personal Bests
Indoor
200m: 21.28
400m: 46.32, 45.91o
600m: 1:18.00, 1:16.89o
800m: 1:55.09
Outdoor
100m: 10.68
200m: 21.40
400m: 46.12

NCAA Championships
2015 (O): 4x100 - 39.76 (13th); 4x400 - 3:07.72 (15th)
2015 (I): 4x400 - 3:04.83 (2nd); 400m - 46.88 (13th)
2014 (O): 4x400 - 3:04.14 (6th); 400m - 46.30 (13th)
2014 (I): 4x400 - 3:05.25 (2nd)
2013 (O): 4x400 - 3:06.96 (16th)
2013 (I): 4x400 - 3:07.63 (7th)

Big Ten Championships
2015 (O): 400m, 47.40 (11th); 4x100, 40.17 (3rd); 4x400, 3:11.28 (8th)
2015 (I): 200m, 21.28o (5th); 400m, 45.91o (3rd); 4x400, 3:07.04o (2nd)
2014 (O): 400m, 46.18 (3rd); 4x400, 3:05.76 (1st)
2014 (I): 400m, 47.06o (6th); 4x400, 3:07.72o (2nd)
2013 (O): 400m, 46.70 (3rd); 4x400, 3:07.87 (1st)
2013 (I): 600m, 1:16.89 (4th)

Honors
All-America First Team (4x400 - 2015 Indoor, 2014 Outdoor, 2014 Indoor, 2013 Indoor)
All-America Second Team (4x100 - 2015 Outdoor, 4x400 - 2015 Outdoor, 2013 Outdoor, 400m - 2015 Indoor, 2014 Outdoor)
All-Big Ten First Team (4x400 - 2014 Outdoor, 2013 Outdoor)
All-Big Ten Second Team (4x400 - 2014 Indoor)
CoSIDA Academic All-America Second Team (2014)
CoSIDA All-District VII First Team (2014)
Big Ten Distinguished Scholar (2014, 2015)
Academic All-Big Ten (2014, 2015)
Big Ten Sportsmanship Award (Indoor, 2015)
Nebraska Student-Athlete HERO Leadership Award (2014)
Tom Osborne Citizenship Team (2014, 2015)
Nebraska Scholar-Athlete Honor Roll (Fall 2012, 2013, 2014; Spring 2013, 2014, 2015)
USTFCCCA All-Academic Team (2013, 2014, 2015)

2015 (Junior)
Indoor: Along with his 4x400m relay teammates, broke own NU school record with a time of 3:04.83 at the NCAA Indoor Championships to claim runner-up honors and first-team All-America status...placed 13th in the 400m at the NCAA Championships (46.88)...set the 400m indoor school record by running 46.32 to win the Frank Sevigne Husker Invitational...ran an oversized PR 45.91 to finish third at the Big Ten Indoor Championships...placed fifth in the 200m (21.32)...finished second in the 4x400 relay (3:07.04)...won event titles at the Holiday Inn Invite (600m), Mark Colligan Memorial (4x400), adidas Classic (4x400) and Frank Sevigne Husker Invitational (4x400, 400m)...earned a Big Ten Sportsmanship Award for the indoor season.

Outdoor: Battled injuries throughout the season but returned to finish 13th at the NCAA Outdoor Championships with the 4x100 relay team in 39.76, garnering second-team All-America honors...also placed 15th with the 4x400 relay team (3:07.72)...finished the 400m in 47.40 at the Big Ten Outdoor Championships to place 11th...finished third with the 4x100 relay team (40.17)...won the Nebraska Invitational 400m in 47.26.

2014 (Sophomore)
Indoor: Along with his 4x400m relay teammates, smashed the school record with a time of 3:05.25 at the NCAA Indoor Championships in a runner-up finish...also set the school record earlier in the year as part of the 4x400m relay team with a time of 3:06.93 at the Tyson Invitational…finished runner-up with his 4x400m relay team at the 2014 Big Ten Indoor Championships with a time of 3:07.72, earning second-team All-Big Ten honors…recorded a personal-best time of 47.05 to claim top honors in the 400 meters at the Frank Sevigne Invite, a time that ranked sixth in the NU record books...earned another first-place finish in the 400 meters at the Mark Colligan Memorial with a time of 47.12...clocked the fourth-best NU time in the 600 meters of 1:18.40 to finish runner-up at the Frank Sevigne Invite...ran a personal best in the 800 meters of 1:55.91 at the Holiday Inn Invitational...earned the top prize as part of the 4x400m relay team at the Holiday Inn Invitational with a time of 3:11.12...captured the title with his 4x400m relay teammates with a time of 3:12.99 at the Mark Colligan Memorial...battled to a sixth-place finish in the 400 meters at the Frank Sevigne Invite with a personal-best time of 47.04.

Outdoor: Earned first-team All-America honors with his 4x400m relay team, finishing sixth at the NCAA Outdoor Championships with a time of 3:04.14...finished second at the Big Ten Championships prelims in the 400 meters...recorded a personal best in the 400 meters at the NCAA West Prelims of 46.12...posted a 10.68 in the 100 meters to give him a second-place finish at the Pre-Drake meet and recorded a personal-best 21.40 in the 200 meters to give him a fourth-place finish at the Nebraska Quad...claimed spots on the Nebraska Scholar-Athlete Honor Roll in the fall and spring semesters...named to the USTFCCCA All-Academic Team...was a second-team CoSIDA Academic All-American and a first-team CoSIDA All-District 7 selection and a Big Ten Distinguished Scholar, as well as academic All-Big Ten...also named to the Tom Osborne Citizenship Team and earned a Nebraska Student-Athlete HERO Leadership Award.

2013 (Freshman)
Earned first-team All-America honors indoors in 2013, helping the men’s 4x400 meter relay team to a seventh-place finish with a then-school-record time of 3:07.63...finished the outdoor season with second-team All-America accolades in helping the men’s 4x400m relay team to a 16th-place finish and time of 3:06.96 at the NCAA Outdoor Championships...finished third in the 400 meters at the 2013 Big Ten Outdoor Championships with a time of 46.70, posted a personal-best time of 46.63 in the preliminary round...helped the men’s 4x400m relay team to the Big Ten title at the outdoor meet with a time of 3:07.87, earning All-Big Ten honors...won the Drake Relays 4x400-meter relay with a time of 3:03.79, tying for third all-time in the Nebraska record books...competed in nine meets for the Huskers indoors...finished fourth in the 600 meters at the 2013 Big Ten Indoor Championships with a time of 1:16.89...posted a personal-best time of 22.55 in the 200 meters at the NWU Invite...recorded a personal-best time of 1:16.89 in the 600m at the 2013 Big Ten Indoor Championships, marking the second-best oversized track time in the event in Husker history...finished 13th in the 400 meters at the NCAA West Prelims in Austin...garnered first-team All-Big Ten honors outdoors...claimed spots on the Nebraska Scholar-Athlete Honor Roll in the fall and spring semesters...named to the USTFCCCA All-Academic Team.

Before Nebraska (Northwest)
Joined the Huskers from Northwest High School in Grand Island, Neb...posted marks of 21.58 in the 200 meters and 47.04 in the 400 meters and 2:00.00 in the 800 meters...set the Nebraska Class B state and meet record and the Nebraska all-class meet record in the 400 meters with a time of 47.05 in the preliminary round in 2012...earned the 2012 Nebraska Class B 400 meters title with a time of 47.31...finished first in the 200 meters at the 2012 state meet, posting a time of 21.58...became the 2011 Nebraska Class B state champion in the 400 meters (48.37), while finishing third in the 200 meters (22.36) and taking the 1,600-meter relay championship with a time of 3:25.24...finished second in the 400 meters at the 2012 New Balance Outdoor Nationals with a personal-best time of 47.01.

Personal
Born Nov. 11, 1993...parents are Tim and Renea...majoring in nutrition science.

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