Athlete- 2019 (1993)
From the shot put to hurdles, whether on the basketball court or football field, Scott Frost could do it all. A Parade All-American quarterback, Frost set state records with more than 11,000 yards and 67 touchdown passes in his career. He also had 79 rushing touchdowns and six returns for touchdowns. On the basketball court, he scored more than 1,000 points. In track, he threw the shot put 61 feet and ran the high hurdles in 14.5 seconds, winning State Meet gold medals in both events. Frost’s college football career started at Stanford, but ended with his final two years leading Nebaska to a 24-2 record and a National Championship. He went on to play defensive back for seven years in the NFL before embarking on a successful collegiate coaching career that included National Coach of the Year Honors, before returning in 2018 to coach the Nebraska Cornhusker Football Team.
Nebraska’s first 13-foot pole vaulter, Jenny Green dominated the event throughout her high school years, winning the All-Class gold medal all four years. As a senior, the scored all of third-place Grand Island Central Catholic’s points at the state meet, finishing first in the pole vault, long jump and 300-meter low hurdles and finishing first in the 100-meter dash. She also was a two-time All-state selection in volleyball, leading the Crusaders to a runner-up finish her senior year, and she qualified for the State Swim meet as a diver. But the pole vault was Green’s bread and butter. Nationally, she won the Nike Indoor Classic and the USA Track and Field Junior Championships. She represented the U.S. at the Junior World Championships in Grossetto, Italy. As a Freshman at Nebraska, she rewrote the record book while finishing third at the NCAA Indoor and Outdoor Championships. She won four Big 12 vaulting championships and graduated with the Huskers’ indoor record and second-best outdoor mark falling just short of 14 feet.