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NU Track and Field BIO
Levi Gipson
Player Profile:
Levi Gipson 806503
Position: Sprints
Year: Freshman
Hometown: Lincoln, Neb.
High School: Lincoln Christian

Personal Bests
Indoor
200m: 21.86 (1/24/15)
400m: 47.52 (2/8/14)
600m: 1:17.65 (1/18/14), 1:16.84o (2/23/13)
800m: 1:54.63 (1/24/14), 1:53.68o (3/2/13)
Outdoor
100m: 10.97 (4/11/15)
200m: 21.37 (4/12/14), 21.25w (4/13/13)
400m: 46.41 (5/29/14)
800m: 1:56.26 (4/11/15)

NCAA Championships
2016 (I): 4x400 - 3:08.48 (10th)
2015 (O): 4x400 - 3:07.72 (15th)
2015 (I): 4x400 - 3:04.83 (2nd)
2014 (O): 4x400 - 3:04.14 (6th)
2014 (I): 4x400 - 3:05.25 (2nd)
2013 (O): 4x400 - 3:06.96 (16th)
2013 (I): 4x400 - 3:07.63 (7th)

Big Ten Championships
2016 (I): 600m - 1:18.35 (7th)
2015 (O): 400m - 47.27 (5th); 4x400 - 3:11.28 (8th)
2015 (I): 600m - 1:17.00o (3rd); 4x400 - 3:07.04o (2nd)
2014 (O): 400m - 46.67; 4x400 - 3:05.76 (1st)
2014 (I): 600m - 1:17.07o (1st); 4x400 - 3:07.72o (2nd)
2013 (O): 400m - 46.44 (2nd); 4x400 - 3:07.87 (1st)
2013 (I): 600m - 1:16.84 (3rd)

Honors
All-America First Team (4x400 - 2015 Indoor, 2014 Indoor, 2014 Outdoor, 2013 Indoor)
All-America Second Team (4x400 - 2016 Indoor, 2015 Outdoor, 2013 Outdoor)
All-Big Ten First Team (600m - 2014 Indoor; 4x400 - 2014 Outdoor, 2013 Outdoor)
All-Big Ten Second Team (4x400 - 2015 Indoor, 2014 Indoor)
CoSIDA Academic All-America First Team (2014, 2015)
CoSIDA Academic All-District VII First Team (2014, 2015)
Big Ten Distinguished Scholar (2014, 2015)
Academic All-Big Ten (2014, 2015)
USTFCCCA All-Academic Team (2013, 2014, 2015)
Nebraska Outstanding Scholar (2016)
Nebraska Scholar-Athlete Honor Roll (Fall 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015; Spring 2013, 2014, 2015)
Nebraska Life Skills Heart & Soul Award (2016)
Nebraska Student-Athlete HERO Leadership Award (2015)
Tom Osborne Citizenship Team (2014, 2015, 2016)

2016 (Senior)
Indoor: Finished 10th at the NCAA Indoor Championships with the 4x400 relay with a time of 3:08.48 to earn second-team All-America honors...placed seventh in the 600m at the Big Ten Indoor Championships with a time of 1:18.35...ran a season-best 400m time of 47.90,  a 600m time of 1:17.47 and an 800m time of 1:56.73...took second in the 400m at the Nebraska Tune-Up and in the 600m at the Mark Colligan Memorial...placed second in the 600m at the Frank Sevigne Husker Invitational.

2015 (Junior)
Indoor: Broke the 4x400m relay school record again with a run of 3:04.83 at the NCAA Indoor Championships 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...placed third in the 600m at the Big Ten Championships (1:17.00)...ran a 200m PR of 21.86 at the Mark Colligan Memorial to finish fourth...won the 600m title at the adidas Classic with a run of 1:17.82...also won the Nebraska Tune-Up title...part of the 4x400 relay first-place team at the adidas Classic and Frank Sevigne Husker Invitational.

Outdoor: Was a second-team All-American with the 4x400 relay team, finishing 15th at the NCAA Championships in a time of 3:07.02...placed fifth in the 400m at the Big Ten Outdoor Championships in 47.27...won the 400m at the Pac-12 vs. Big Invitational in a season-best 46.51...also won the 4x400 relay at that meet in 3:08.12...was a CoSIDA first-team Academic All-American and All-District VII selection for the second straight year.

2014 (Sophomore)
Indoor: Helped his 4x400-meter relay team smash the NU school record with a time of 3:05.25 at the NCAA Indoor Championships in a runner-up finish...captured the 2014 Big Ten Indoor title in the 600 meters with a time of 1:17.07 on the oversized track at the SPIRE Institute, earning first-team All-Big Ten honors…also set the then-school record earlier in the year 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...recorded a personal-best time of 1:17.65 in the 600 meters at the Holiday Inn Invitational to finish second, a time that ranked third all-time in the NU record book...claimed top honors with a personal-best time of 1:54.63 at the NWU Invitational in the 800 meters...clocked a personal-best 47.52 in the 400 meters at the Frank Sevigne Invite...captured 4x400-meter relay titles at the Holiday Inn Invitational, Mark Colligan Memorial and Frank Sevigne Husker Invitational...captured the top prize in the DMR at the Holiday Inn Invitational with a time of 9:51.70.

Outdoor: Finished sixth at the NCAA Outdoor Championships on the 4x400-meter relay team to earn first-team All-America honors...defended the outdoor 4x400-meter relay title at the Big Ten Outdoor Championships with a time of 3:05.76, breaking the facility record...placed fifth in the 400 meters at the Big Ten Outdoor Championships with a run of 46.67...ran a personal-best 46.41 in the 400 meters at the NCAA West Prelims...won 400-meter titles at the Arizona State Invitational and Iowa Musco...finished second at the Nebraska Quad with a personal-best 21.37 in the 200 meters...finished fifth at the Big Ten Championships in the 400 meters...Big Ten Distinguished Scholar, academic All-Big Ten, USTFCCCA All-Academic Team, Tom Osborne Citizenship Team and Nebraska Scholar-Athlete Honor Roll member both semesters...named to CoSIDA Academic All-America first team and All-District VII first team.

2013 (Freshman)
Earned first-team All-America honors during the 2013 indoor season, helping the men’s 4x400-meter relay team to a seventh-place at the NCAA Indoor Championships with a then-school record time of 3:07.63...earned second-team All-America accolades at the 2013 NCAA Outdoor Championships with a time of 3:06.96 in the 4x400-meter relay...came in second in the 400 meters at the 2013 Big Ten Outdoor Championships with a time of 46.44...helped the men’s 4x400-meter relay team to a first-place finish at the conference championships with a time of 3:07.87...earned first-team All-Big Ten honors...led the men’s 4x400-meter relay team to a first-place finish at the Drake Relays with a time of 3:03.79 to tie for third all-time in the Nebraska record books...set a personal-best wind-aided mark of 21.25 in the 200 meters at the Nebraska Quad...finished third in the 600 meters at the 2013 Big Ten Indoor Championships, recording a personal-best time of 1:16.84, which ranks first in oversized track times in the 600 meters at Nebraska...posted a time of 22.36 in the 200 meters at the NWU Invite...posted a time of 1:53.68 in the 800 meters at the oversized Iowa State Qualifier...claimed spots on the Nebraska Scholar-Athlete Honor Roll in the fall and spring semesters.

Before Nebraska (Lincoln Christian)
Came to Nebraska from Lincoln Christian High School where he produced an outstanding high school career...was the 2012 Nebraska Class C state champion in the 800 meters (1:57.15) and the 400 meters (48.61)...was the 2011 Nebraska Class C state champion in the long jump (22-4 1/2) and the 400 meters (48.64)...finished second in the 100 meters (11.01) and 200 meters (22.25) in 2011...helped Lincoln Christian to a fourth-place Class C finish at the 2011 state meet and a fifth-place finish in 2012...was also an all-state performer for the 2010-11 Nebraska Class C-2 state championship basketball team and the 2011 Nebraska Class C-2 state semifinalist football team.

Personal
Born Oct. 26, 1993...parents are Blake and Julie...majoring in nutrition, exercise and health science.

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