Honors & Awards
Nebraska Men’s Most Improved Runner (2008, 2009, 2011)
Academic All-Big Ten (2011)
- First-Team Academic All-Big 12 (2009)
Big 12 Commissioner’s Fall Honor Roll (2008, 2009, 2010)
Big 12 Commissioner’s Spring Honor Roll (2009, 2010, 2011)
Nebraska Student-Athlete HERO Leadership Award (2009, 2011)
The Huskers were hoping for a healthy Brad Doering (pronounced DOOR-ing) during his senior season, and they got it as Doering finished among NU's top three runners all season long.
Doering opened his senior season by recording two top-10 finishes for the Huskers. He placed 10th at the Woody Greeno/Nebraska Invitational (25:10.4) and third at the SDSU Classic in Brookings, S.D. (25:26.9).
He continued to compete at a high level by running a 26:08 at the Wisconsin adidas Invitational to place him third among the Huskers and 234th overall.
In his final postseason for the Huskers, Doering finished with two strong showings to end his NU career. He ran in the top two for the Huskers at both the Big Ten Championships and the NCAA Midwest Regional.
At the Big Ten Championships in Champaign, Ill., Doering ran a time of 24:42 to take 42nd overall. Then at the NCAA Midwest Regional meet in Dekalb, Ill. He ran a time of 32:28.26 to take 44th overall, and first among the Huskers.
For his efforts, Doering was named Nebraska's Most Improved Runner for the third time in four seasons, while earning his third cross country letter of his career.
Doering also excelled in the classroom where he earned academic All-Big Ten honors before receiving his bachelor's degree from Nebraska in social science education in May of 2012.
Doering took a redshirt season while battling with injuries in his fourth season at Nebraska. He was also slowed by injuries during the indoor and outdoor track and field seasons, but he did manage a season-best time of 4:05.10 in the 1,500 at the Kansas Relays in April.
Doering continued to develop into one of the Huskers’ top runners in 2009, as he was honored as the Most Improved Runner on the men’s side for the second straight season. He started the year with his first collegiate win, as he led four Huskers in the top five at the Creighton/UNO Classic. Doering joined teammate and Woody Greeno/Nebraska Invitational champion David Adams in the top 10 at the meet with a 10th-place finish, improving on a 29th-place showing in 2008.
After top-100 finishes at the Wisconsin adidas Invitational (58th) and Indiana State Pre-Nationals (96th), Doering was the second NU runner to cross the finish line at the Big 12 Championships with a 30th-place finish (25:52.6). He ended his junior campaign at the NCAA Midwest Regional, where he helped the Huskers finish eighth by placing 59th overall with a time of 32:45.4 on the 10K course.
Doering captured his first Most Improved Runner Award with a breakthrough sophomore season. He opened his second year at Nebraska with a ninth-place finish at the Creighton/UNO Classic, improving on his 13th-place effort in 2007. Doering finished 47th (22:46.3) at the BYU Invitational and 29th (26:32.3) at the Woody Greeno/Nebraska Invitational, contributing to the men’s team title.
Doering broke back into the top 20 by taking 18th at the South Dakota State Classic, running a time of 26:34 to contribute to the men’s third team title of the year. He ended the season at his first Big 12 Championships, where he finished 46th with a time of 25:37.8.
Doering worked on making the transition to collegiate cross country as a freshman. He opened the season at the Creighton/UNO Classic, where he finished 13th (29:29). He finished 58th in a field of 269 runners at the Woody Greeno/Nebraska Invitational by covering the 8K course in 26:59.1. His final meet of the year came at the Chile Pepper Festival in Fayetteville, Ark., where he suffered an injury and was unable to compete the rest of the season.
Still recovering from an injury after the cross country season, Doering redshirted the indoor track season. He rebounded to compete during the outdoor season, running in seven meets. Doering’s best performance of the year came at the Stanford Invitational, where he ran a personal-best 3:55.76 in the 1,500-meter run.
High School (Yuba City)
Doering qualified for the California Division I State Cross Country Championships three consecutive years under Coach Mike Buzbee. Doering finished 42nd as a senior, 74th as a junior and 49th as a sophomore at Yuba City High School.
On the track, Doering qualified for the California state meet as a sophomore in the 3,200-meter run and as a junior in the 1,600-meter run. As a senior, he was knocked down during the Sac Joaquin Section Masters Finals and fell short of the state meet after an outstanding regular season. Doering had prep personal-best times of 1:56.48 in the 800, 4:18.19 in the 1,600, 8:43.98 in the 3,000 and 9:23.25 in the 3,200.
Brad was born in Yuba City, Calif., on Dec. 1, 1988. He is the son of Mark and Sheri Doering and has one sister, Stacy, and one brother, Mark. A social science education major, Brad earned academic All-Big Ten honors in 2011 after claiming first-team academic All-Big 12 accolades in 2009. He earned his bachelor's degree from Nebraska in May of 2012. One of the most dedicated Huskers in the community as well, Doering was a two-time winner of the Nebraska Student-Athlete HERO Leadership Award in 2009 and 2011.