Year: Senior
City/State: Broken Bow, Neb.
High School: Broken Bow
Experience: High School


Honors & Awards

  • Nebraska Women's Most Valuable Cross Country Runner (2011)
  • Nebraska Women's Most Improved Runner (2010)
  • USTFCCCA Division I Women's All-Academic Team (2011)
  • Big Ten Distinguished Scholar (2011-12, 2012-13)
  • Academic All-Big Ten Fall (2011) (4.0 GPA)
  • Academic All-Big Ten Spring (2012) (4.0 GPA)
  • First-Team Academic All-Big 12 (2009, 2010)
  • Nebraska Scholar-Athlete Honor Roll (Fall 2011, 2012; Spring 2012, 2013)
  • 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 (2012)
  • Nebraska Student-Athlete Advisory Committee Secretary (2011-12)

2011 (Senior)
Katie White closed a strong Nebraska cross country career with a solid senior season in 2011. The Broken Bow, Neb., native led the Huskers throughout the season and earned the Most Valuable Cross Country Runner award at the end of the year.

White posted three top-10 finishes for the Huskers to open the season, beginning with a fourth-place showing in a time of 19:31.18 at the UNO/Creighton Invitational. White's performance helped power Nebraska to the team title.

She followed with a sixth-place finish (21:40.0) at the Woody Greeno/Nebraska Invitational at Pioneers Park, helping the Huskers win their second straight title of the season.

White continued to excel with a third-place finish (17:36.0) as NU's top runner at the SDSU Classic in Brookings, S.D. (17:36.0).

In the final regular-season meet of her career, White was Nebraska's No. 2 finisher and 108th overall (21:19) at the Wisconsin adidas Invitational. (21:19).

At the Big Ten Championships in Champaign, Ill, White finished 22nd overall (20:53) as NU's No.1 runner. She added All-Midwest Region honors by placing 14th (21:31.05)  NCAA Regional in DeKalb, Ill., to close her career.

White also performed at high levels for the Huskers in the classroom and the community. She posted a 4.0 GPA as a nutrition science major to earn a spot along with teammate Ashley Miller on the United States Track and Field and Cross Country Coaches Association All-Academic Team. White also claimed academic All-Big Ten honors. White also earned a prestigious Nebraska Student-Athlete HERO Leadership Award for her commitment to the Huskers' community outreach effort. She also served as Secretary of the Nebraska Student-Athlete Advisory Committee.  

2010 (Junior)
White opened her junior season by finishing 10th at the Creighton/UNO Classic. She followed with a 44th-place showing at the Woody Greeno/Nebraska Invitational, before placing 117th at the Wisconsin adidas Invitational. She closed the regular season with a 240th-place finish at the Indiana State Pre-Nationals. She continued to contribute during the postseason as a member of the Big 12 Championships team. She took 72nd (22:45.51) at the conference meet.

White showed much improvement during the 2011 track and field season, setting personal bests both indoors and outdoors. She competed in the 1,500 meters at the Ward Haylett Invitational, running a personal-best time of 4:37.13.

2009 (Sophomore)

White opened her second season at Nebraska with a fifth-place finish at the Creighton/UNO Classic and followed with a 54th-place showing at the Woody Greeno/Nebraska Invitational. She finished the regular season by placing 116th at the Wisconsin adidas Invitational and 15th in the open race at the Indiana State Pre-Nationals.

In the postseason, White ran on the Huskers' Big 12 Championships team for the second straight year, finishing 59th (23:34.2).

During the 2010 track and field season, White only competed in one meet during the indoor season before missing the rest of the year with an injury. She competed in the 3,000 meters at the Holiday Inn Invitational, running a personal-best time of 10:19.48.

2008 (Freshman)

White started her Husker career at the Creighton/UNO Classic, finishing 10th with a time of 15:29 on the 5K course. White helped the Huskers win the Woody Greeno/Nebraska Invitational title by taking 21st individually (23:17.0). She added a 28th-place finish at the South Dakota State Classic (19:06). Following an 81st-place finish at the Chile Pepper Festival, White ended her first season at the Big 12 Championships, running a time of 23:18.1 to finish 73rd.

High School (Broken Bow)

White was a 10-time Nebraska state champion for Broken Bow High School. She won seven gold medals at the Class B State Track and Field Championships and three more titles at the Class C State Cross Country meet. She won the Nebraska Class C State Cross Country championship in her sophomore, junior and senior seasons, leading her team to second-place finishes in her junior and senior years.

In 2005 as a freshman, she won the 1,600- and 3,200-meter runs, while finishing fourth in the 800 meters at the state track and field meet. She followed her freshman year performance with wins in the 800, 1,600 and 3,200 in 2006 and the third state titles of her career in the 1,600 and 3,200 meters at the 2008 meet with personal bests of 5:09.70 and 10:51.81, respectively. White competed with a sprained tendon as a junior in 2007. Despite the injury, she placed second in the 1,600-meter run and third in the 3,200-meter run.


The daughter of Jason and Teresa White, Katie was born on June 11, 1990. She has two brothers, Mitchell and Alex. A nutrition science major at Nebraska, Katie earned her bachelor's degree in May of 2013. A Regents Scholar at Nebraska, she earned a spot on USTFCCCA All-Academic Team as a senior in 2011. She was named a Big Ten Distinguished Scholar during the 2011-12 and 2012-13 academic years. Davis also captured academic All-Big Ten honors in 2011, after claiming first-team academic All-Big 12 accolades in 2009 and 2010. She was a nine-time honor roll selection. White was also a leader in the community as one of Nebraska's Student-Athlete HERO Leadership Award winners in 2012. She was also the Secretary of the Nebraska Student-Athlete Advisory Committee in 2011-12.

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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