Scholar Athlete Profile for Nick Doan

I have committed to the University of Portland.

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2014 CIF Division 1 Cross Country Champions

State Champions 2014 Div 1
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I would like an opportunity to learn in an academic program that encourages strong academics and athletics. I am passionate about running and achieving my best in all aspects of life:  academics, athletics, service, and relationships with my peers. I will be competitive at the college level because I have intense focus for success and motivation to devote the effort necessary to be a champion. I believe that a man reaps what he sows, and I embrace hard work to achieve success.

People ask how I run fast even though I’ve only started running long distances in 2013?

“Two-Thirds is good genetics & blessings from God. One-Third is listening to coaches, putting in the miles, keeping my body healthy, dreaming about running & winning, and keeping away from alcohol, drugs, and things that waste time.”

Athletic Events

  • Track & Field: 800M, 1600M, and 3200M
  • Cross Country: 3 mile and 5 K

Academic Achievements

  • Honor Roll – 2012, 2013, 2014
  • 3.72 GPA, Weighted
  • 3.56 GPA, Unweighted
  • Class Rank 197/877 (top quartile)

Athletic Achievements

  • Soccer 2012: Varsity Letter
  • Track 2013: Varsity Letter, Future Star Award
  • Cross Country 2013: Varsity Letter, CIF-SS Southwestern League Champion/MVP, All CIF-SS, 1st Team All-Riverside County, 1st Team Inland Empire, Team MVP
  • Track 2014: 3rd in 1600M CIF-SS Finals (4:11.45), CIF-SS Southwestern League Champion in 1600M and 3200M
  • Cross Country 2014: CIF-SS Southwestern League Champion/MVP

School

Great Oak High School, Temecula CA

Employment & Extracurricular Activities

  • Sight For Souls, Fundraising for Ethiopian Eye Hospital & Surgeries, 2013
  • Accounting & Order Fulfillment, Free Educational Publications International, 2011 – Current
  • Personal Business, Lawn Care, 2010 – Current

How I am involved in service in my community and why these efforts are important to me:

Cataracts are the number one cause for blindness around the world. Unfortunately, many people cannot afford this sight-saving surgery. I raised money for eye surgeries for patients who cannot afford to pay for surgery. Serving others allow me to improve the lives of others but also to serve as a leader and example for other student athletes.

Athletes are often leaders on and off the field. One example of how I have demonstrated leadership in both areas:

I believe in fostering the growth of younger athletes. I have teammates who struggle with family and life, and I have spent time with teammates to listen, to give advice, and to encourage them. As an active member of my church, I enjoy mentoring people and leading my teammates in God honoring ways.

*Nick Doan is not affiliated with the University of Minnesota.