Megan

Lush

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Year: Senior
Hometown: Plymouth, Minn.
High School: Wayzata

Bio

Honors & Awards

  • Big Ten Distinguished Scholar (2015, 2016)
  • Academic All-Big Ten (2014, 2015)
  • Nebraska Scholar-Athlete Honor Roll (Fall 2013, 2014, 2015; Spring 2014, 2015, 2016)
  • Big Ten Sportsmanship Award (2014, 2015)
  • Tom Osborne Citizenship Team (2015, 2016)

2015 (Senior)
Megan Lush competed in all four regular-season meets, the Big Ten Championships and the NCAA Midwest Regional... opened the season at the Augustana Twilight in Sioux Falls, S.D. as NU's No. 4 finisher with a time of 17:34.1, placing 16th overall to help claim the team title for the Huskers...placed 22nd as NU's No. 3 runner at the Woody Greeno/Nebraska Invitational with a time of 23:18.2...ran a time of 22:28.4 at the Kansas Rim Rock Classic as NU's No. 3 finisher, placing 26th overall...was NU's No. 3 runner in the Bradley Classic at 21:58.5, placing 81st overall...placed 74th in the Big Ten Championship as NU's No. 2 finisher with the time 21:53.4...completed the 2015 season at the NCAA Midwest Regional as NU's No. 2 finisher at 22:19.8, placing 115th overall...earned academic All-Big Ten and Big Ten Distinguished Scholar honors for the second straight season...claimed a spot on the 2016 Tom Osborne Citizenship Team.

2014 (Junior)
Helped provide leadership for a young Husker squad in 2014...assisted the Huskers to a second-place finish with a time of 17:49.25 at the season-opening Augustana Twilight Invitational...followed with a 33rd-place finish at the Woody/Greeno Nebraska Invitational (23:57.70), helping the Huskers to a fifth-place team finish...ran to a No. 2 finish among the Huskers at the Roy Griak Invite, posting a time of 24:18...finished as Nebraska’s No. 4 runner at the Bradley Classic (23:03.9) to end the regular season...was Nebraska’s No. 6 finisher at the Big Ten Championships with a time of 22:57.5...wrapped up her junior season as Nebraska’s No. 5 finisher at the NCAA Midwest Regional with a time of 22.42.2...was named a Big Ten Distinguished Scholar and captured academic All-Big Ten accolades...was named to the Nebraska-Scholar Athlete Honor Roll in both the fall and spring semesters...was Nebraska’s winner of the Big Ten Sportsmanship Award in 2014...was named to the Tom Osborne Citizenship Team in 2015...earned her bachelor’s degree from Nebraska in the spring of 2015.

2013 (Sophomore)
Joined the Nebraska cross country team just before the season-opening Augustana Twilight and did not compete in Sioux Falls...finished as the eighth Husker across the line at the Woody Greeno/Nebraska Invitational on Sept. 21...covered the course at Pioneers Park in Lincoln in 24:19.60 to finish 57th overall...was NU’s No. 4 finisher at the prestigious Roy Griak Invitational in Minnesota on Sept. 28...covered the course in Minneapolis in 23:44 to finish 162nd overall...closed the regular season as NU’s No. 8 finisher at the Tim Young Invitational in Vermillion, S.D., on Oct. 19...took 16th overall (19:41.23)...finished 87th overall (23:13.4) as NU’s No. 5 finisher at the Big Ten Championships in West Lafayette, Ind. on Nov. 3...was Nebraska’s No. 5 finisher again at the NCAA Midwest Regional Championships in Ames, Iowa on Nov. 15...finished 152nd overall (22:53.1).

2011-12 & 2012-13 (Nebraska)
Earned a prestigious George Beadle Scholarship to attend Nebraska after graduating from Wayzata High School...focused on her studies for two years at Nebraska, but continued to train to expand her distance base...finished fourth in her age group at the Lincoln Marathon in the spring of 2013, posting an impressive time of 3:24.40 to qualify for the 2014 Boston Marathon...ran the Lincoln Half-Marathon in a time of 1:50.23, finishing seventh in her age group in the spring of 2012.

Before Nebraska (Wayzata)
Was voted Most Improved Runner on the cross country team and was a team captain her senior year of high school...was a two-year letterwinner in cross country and a one-year letterwinner in track at Wayzata.

Personal
Born Sept. 11, 1992...daughter of Randy and Mary Jo Lush...majoring in biological systems engineering...earned her bachelor’s degree from Nebraska in the spring of 2015.

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Woody Greeno Invitational
Jarren Heng - After the Woody Greeno Invitational Sept. 21, 2013
Isabel Andrade - After the Woody Greeno Invitational Sept. 21, 2013