Honors & Awards
- Big 12 Commisioiner's Spring Honor Roll (2011)
- Big 12 Fall Commissioner’s Honor Roll (2009)
Dani Dapo (pronounced JONNY JAP-o) hopes to contribute for the Huskers as a senior in 2012. Dapo ran at the NCAA Midwest Regional for the Huskers in 2011, after competing in three regular-season meets.
The Omaha Westside graduate will be one of Nebraska's most experienced returning competitors in 2012.
Dapo competed for the first time as a member of the cross country team as a junior in 2011. The Omaha native finished 14th overall (28:53.46) at the UNO/Creighton Invitational in his hometown to open the season.
He added a 194th-place finish at the Woody Greeno/Nebraska Invitational, before taking 40th overall (27:27.1) at the SDSU Classic in Brookings, S.D.
In his first postseason as a member of the cross country team, Dapo competed at the NCAA Midwest Regional in DeKalb, Ill., where he placed 155th (35:31.04).
Dapo was a member of the cross country team for his third season at Nebraska, but he did not compete on the course for the Huskers. He also sat out the indoor track season, before returning for the outdoor campaign. He set a personal best with a 4:02.23 in the 1,500 meters at the Wichita State Classic on April 2.
2009 (Redshirt Freshman)
Dapo did not compete in cross county in 2009. He competed at six meets during the indoor track and field season, where he posted a personal best of 2:28.19 in the 1,000 meters at the Frank Sevigne Husker Invitational and an oversized best of 1:53.94 in the 800 meters at the Bill Bergan Invitational.
Dapo focused on the 800 meters during the outdoor season, as he competed in the event at five meets. He posted the fourth-best time by a Husker outdoors in 2010 with a personal best of 1:53.65 at the Jim Click Shootout.
Dapo did not compete in cross county, but did compete during the indoor track and field season, before redshirting the outdoor season. He started in the indoor season at the Holiday Inn Invitational, placing fourth in the 800 meters with a personal-best time of 1:55.60 as an unattached athlete. Dapo ran in a Husker uniform in his next four meets, posting top-10 finishes at the Conference Challenge (5th), adidas Classic (8th) and Husker Invitational (5th). He competed only one time unattached during the outdoor season, where he ran an outdoor best of 1:55.62 at the Nebraska Invitational.
High School (Omaha Westside HS)
Dapo made trips to the Nebraska Class A State Track and Field meet in all four years at Westside High School under Coach Rick McKever. Dapo contributed to a sixth-place finish in the 4x800-meter relay as a sophomore, before returning as a junior to finish sixth in the 800 (1:58.91), seventh in the 4x400 (3:27.41) and second in the 4x800 (8:05.08). As a senior, Dapo placed second in the 800 (1:55.91) and anchored the sixth-place 4x800-meter relay team (8:08.13). He was a four-time participant at the state cross country meet, with 20th being his best finish as a senior. Dapo chose Nebraska over Kansas.
Dani’s parents are Amir and Emma Dapo. He was born Feb. 23, 1990 and majors in pre-physical therapy at Nebraska.