Honors & Awards
- Nebraska Team Captain (2012, 2013)
- Big Ten Distinguished Scholar (2014)
- Academic All-Big Ten (2011, 2013)
- Big Ten Sportsmanship Award (2013)
- Nebraska Scholar-Athlete Honor Roll (Fall 2012, 2013, 2014; Spring 2013, 2014)
- Big 12 Commissioner’s Fall Honor Roll (2010, 2011, 2013)
- Big 12 Commissioner’s Spring Honor Roll (2011)
Senior co-captain Isabel Andrade (pronounced On-draw-day) finished her Husker cross country career on a high note in 2013. Andrade was a leader on and off the course for NU as a senior, as she regularly finished in the top three among the Husker runners.
The Californian opened the 2013 season by placing fourth at the Augustana Twilight (16:55.70), pacing the Husker women to a second-place team finish.
Andrade finished 11th at Nebraska's lone home meet of the season at the Woody Greeno/Nebraska Invitational at Pioneers Park. She ran a time of 22:48.50 to lead NU to a fourth-place team finish. She added a top-five finish at the Tim Young Invitational in Vermillion, S.D., placing fifth with a time of 18:33.85.
In Andrade's final postseason as a Husker, she was the second NU runner to cross the finish line at the Big Ten Championships in West Lafayette, Ind., taking 58th overall with a time of 22:26.0. At the NCAA Midwest Regional in Ames Iowa, Andrade placed 70th in 21:51.0.
A standout in the classroom, Andrade earned academic All-Big Ten honors and the Big Ten Sportsmanship Award. She was also named a Big Ten Distinguished Scholar. Andrade was also a member of the Nebraska Scholar-Athlete Honor Roll in the fall and spring semesters of 2013-14.
Andrade’s cross country success grew exponentially during her junior campaign, as the Californian routinely finished among NU’s top three runners.
Andrade’s season began with a high note in 2012 at the UNO/Creighton Classic, where she posted an eighth-place finish running a time of 20:00.40. It marked the only time Andrade finished in the top 10 during the season.
In Nebraska’s next three meets after the UNO/Creighton Classic, Andrade was the second Husker to cross the finish line.
At the Woody Greeno/Nebraska Invitational in Lincoln, Andrade ran a 22:50.68 to place 23rd overall—helping the Huskers to a fifth-place finish. At the KU Rim Rock Farm Classic, Andrade continued to help lead the Huskers, running a time of 22:52.60 to take 61st. At the prestigious Wisconsin adidas Invitational, she added a time of 21:45 to finish 252nd.
Andrade ended the season with a solid 22:25.72 to place 74th at the NCAA Midwest Regional in Springfield, Mo. She was Nebraska’s top finisher at the event.
A strong performer in the classrrom as well, Andrade earned a spot on the Nebraska Scholar-Athlete Honor Roll in the spring of 2013.
Andrade continued to excel for the Huskers during her sophomore year, earning her first cross country letter in 2011.
In her first meet of the year, Andrade finished sixth overall at the UNO/Creighton Invitational (19:54.72) to help Nebraska to its first team title of the season.
Andrade continued to perform at a high level, placing 35th overall at the Woody Greeno/Nebraska Invitational (22:57.0) and then 15th at the SDSU Classic in Brookings, S.D. (18:36.7).
In her last regular-season meet, Andrade placed 262nd overall after running a time of 22:31 at the Wisconsin adidas Invitational.
Andrade ran well in the postseason, placing 70th (22:14) at the Big Ten Championships in Champaign Ill. She closed her cross country campaign by placing 85th (22:54.07) at the NCAA Midwest Regional in Dekalb, Ill.
Andrade also performed well in the classroom, capturing academic All-Big Ten accolades for the Huskers.
Andrade took to the cross country course for her first collegiate season without much summer training. She made her Husker debut by placing 15th at the Creighton/UNO Classic with a time of 20:13.56. Andrade followed with a 35th-place finish at the Woody Greeno/Nebraska Invitational.
Andrade continued to improve during the 2011 track and field season by setting personal-bests both indoors and outdoors. She competed in the 3,000 meters at the Nebraska Tune-Up, running a personal-best time of 10:16.42
High School (Petaluma)
Andrade came to Nebraska after completing her prep career at Petaluma High School under Coach Jim Lynch. A two-time qualifier for California’s state cross country meet in Division 3, Andrade finished ninth at the state meet in 2008. She returned as a senior in 2009 to finish 19th and contribute to the Trojans’ 17th-place team finish.
Andrade produced her best season on the track as a junior, before missing most of her senior season with a stress fracture, which only allowed her to run until the end of March.
She ran a personal-best 11:06.47 in the 3,200 meters at the 2009 Redwood Empire Area Finals, then set a personal best in the 1,600 meters six days later at the NCS Meet of Champions with a time of 4:56.29.
Isabel is the daughter of Francisco and Helen Andrade. She was born on Dec. 4, 1991. She is an elementary education major at Nebraska and claimed academic All-Big Ten honors in 2011 and 2013. She was also a Big Ten Distinguished Scholar and a Big Ten Sportsmanship Award winner as a senior in 2013.