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Honors & Awards

  • Academic All-Big Ten (2013, 2014)
  • Nebraska Scholar-Athlete Honor Roll (Fall 2011, 2012, 2014; Spring 2012, 2014)
  • Big Ten Sportsmanship Award (2014)

2014 (Senior)
Connor Gibson competed in all four regular-season meets, the Big Ten Championships and the NCAA Midwest Regional for the Huskers as a senior. The four-time letterwinner finished among Nebraska’s top-six runners in every meet in 2014.

Gibson opened his senior campaign with a 12th-place finish at the Augustana Twilight Invitational, posting a time of 19:02.18. His time helped the Huskers win the team title.

Gibson finished 45th overall in 28:29.20 as NU’s No. 6 runner at the Woody Greeno/Nebraska Invitational at Pioneers Park. Gibson continued running in the No. 6 spot at the Roy Griak Invite (27:29), before closing the regular season with a 53rd-place finish (25:43.7) at the Bradley Classic.

At the Big Ten Championships, Gibson continued his consistency as the Huskers No. 6 finisher, crossing the line in 25:41.0.

Gibson concluded his senior season at the NCAA Midwest Regional as the Huskers’ No. 6 finisher in a time of 32:42.1.

In the classroom, Gibson claimed academic All-Big Ten honors and a spot on the Nebraska Scholar-Athlete Honor Roll in the fall of 2014. He also claimed a Big Ten Sportsmanship Award.

2013 (Junior)
After sitting out the 2012 season with an injury, Gibson got back into the groove as a contributing runner for the Huskers during the 2013 cross country season. Gibson added much needed experience to a relatively young NU men’s team in 2013, ranking as a top seven runner throughout the season.

Gibson made his season debut at Nebraska’s lone home meet of the season at the Woody Greeno/Nebraska Invitational held at Pioneers Park in Lincoln. He ran a tremendous race, placing eighth with a time of 25:51.40. Then at the talent-laden Roy Griak Invitational in Minneapolis Gibson placed 110th with a time of 25:50.7.

In the postseason, Gibson competed at the Big Ten Championships in West Lafayette, Ind., placing 89th overall, with a time of 26:38.0.

A standout in the classroom, Gibson captured academic All-Big Ten honors in 2013. He also earned a spot on the Nebraska Scholar-Athlete Honor Roll in the spring semester of 2014.

2012 (Redshirt)
Gibson redshirted during the 2012 cross country season while he recovered from injuries. The Blair, Neb., native provided depth to the Husker lineup as a sophomore while competing in three meets and earning his first cross country letter in 2011.

In the classroom, Gibson earned a spot on the Nebraska Scholar-Athlete Honor Roll in the fall of 2012.

2011 (Sophomore)
After using his freshman season to adjust to the longer course distances in collegiate cross country, Gibson improved his times and settled into his role for the cross country team in 2011.

Gibson opened the season by placing in the top 20 at two of his first three meets as a sophomore. He placed 12th at the UNO/Creighton Invitational (28:52.68), before taking 14th at the SDSU Classic (26:22.2).

He ran a season-best 26:18.6 at the Woody Greeno/Nebraska Invitational to finish 38th overall and fifth among the Huskers. Gibson ended his sophomore season by finishing 256th (26:50) at the Wisconsin adidas Meet.

Although he did not compete at the Big Ten Championships or NCAA Midwest Regional for the Huskers, he did earn his first cross country letter at the end of the season.

In the classroom, Gibson earned a spot on the Nebraska Scholar-Athlete Honor Roll in the spring of 2012.

2010 (Freshman)
Gibson competed for the Huskers in their first three meets in 2010. He opened the season with a ninth-place showing as the Huskers’ No. 4 finisher at the Creighton/UNO Invitational in Omaha on Sept. 4. He added a 71st-place finish at the Woody Greeno/Nebraska Invitational two weeks later at Pioneers Park in Lincoln.

Gibson made his final appearance at the Wisconsin adidas Invitational on Oct. 2, when he finished 188th (26:53.3).

High School (Blair)
Gibson joined the Huskers after winning the 2009 Nebraska cross country title in Class B under Coach Darren Harsin at Blair High School. A three-time state qualifier in cross country, Gibson made his first appearance as a sophomore in 2007, finishing 20th with a time of 17:20.75. He cut more than 20 seconds off his 2007 time to finish 10th in 2008 with a time of 16:59.5. In 2009, Gibson continued to run faster (16:30.2) at the state meet to become the second straight runner from Blair to win the state title.

On the track, Gibson made his first appearance at the state meet as a sophomore, finishing 10th in the 1,600 meters. He returned in 2009 to win three state medals by winning the 1,600 meters (4:20.77), finishing third in the 800 meters (1:57.37) and running the anchor leg of the winning 4x800-meter relay. He capped his prep career with four state medals, including three Class B state titles and two All-Class gold medals at the 2010 meet. Gibson ran the top time across all classes in the 800 meters (1:55.17) and 1,600 meters (4:21.77), anchored the winning 4x800-meter relay and added a runner-up finish in the 3,200 meters.

Personal
Connor is the son of Kurt and Sue Gibson. Connor was born on Nov. 7, 1991. He social science education major, Gibson earned academic All-Big Ten honors in 2013 and 2014, is a five-time member of the Nebraska Scholar-Athlete Honor Roll. He was Nebraska's Big Ten Sportsmanship Award winner for men's cross country in 2014.

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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