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NU Track and Field BIO
Levi Gipson
Player Profile:
Levi Gipson 806503
Position: Sprints
Year: Sophomore
Hometown: Lincoln, Neb.
High School: Lincoln Christian
Personal Bests
Indoor
200m: 22.36
400m: 47.52
600m: 1:17.65, 1:16.84o
800m: 1:54.63, 1:53.68o
Outdoor
100m: 10.94
200m: 21.37, 21.25w
400m: 46.41
800m: 1:57.17

NCAA Championships
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 Champion

2014 Big Ten Indoor Champion - 600 meters
2014 Big Ten Outdoor Champion- 4x400-meter Relay
2013 Big Ten Outdoor Champion- 4x400 meters

Big Ten Championships
2014 (I): 600m, 1:17.07o (1st); 4x400, 3:07.72o (2nd)
2014 (O): 400m, 46.67; 4x400, 3:05.76 (1st)
2013 (I): 600m, 1:16.84 (3rd)
2013 (O): 400m. 46.44 (2nd); 4x400, 3:07.87 (1st)

School Record
Indoor 4x400- 3:05.25 (NCAA Indoor Championships - 3/15/14)

Honors
All-America First Team (2014 NCAA Indoor - 4x400-meter relay)   
All-America First Team (2014 NCAA Outdoor - 4x400-meter relay)
All-America First Team (2013 NCAA Indoor - 4x400-meter relay)
All-America Second Team (2013 NCAA Outdoor - 4x400-meter relay)
All-Big Ten First Team (2014 Indoor - 600m)
All-Big Ten First Team (2014 Outdoor - 4x400-meter relay)
All-Big Ten First Team (2013 Outdoor - 4x400-meter relay)
All-Big Ten Second Team (2014 Indoor - 4x400-meter relay)
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)
Nebraska Scholar-Athlete Honor Roll (2012-13, 2013-14, 2014-15)
Nebraska Student-Athlete HERO Leadership Award (2015)
Tom Osborne Citizenship Team (2014, 2015)

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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