I have committed to the University of Portland.
2014 CIF Division 1 Cross Country Champions
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.”
- Track & Field: 800M, 1600M, and 3200M
- Cross Country: 3 mile and 5 K
- Honor Roll – 2012, 2013, 2014
- 3.72 GPA, Weighted
- 3.56 GPA, Unweighted
- Class Rank 197/877 (top quartile)
- 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
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.