2008 Academic All-America
2008 Academic All-District VI
2008 C-USA All-Academic
2007 Academic All-District VI
2007 C-USA All-Academic
At Major Meets:
2006 C-USA Cross Country 21st
2006 NCAA South Central Regional
2007 C-USA Outdoor 3000m Steeplechase 3rd, 9:26.27
2007 C-USA Cross Country 17th
2007 NCAA South Central Regional 38th
2008 C-USA Indoor 8th, 3000m, 8:47.37
2008 C-USA Outdoor 3000m Steeplechase 3rd, 9:33.12
2008 C-USA Cross Country 18th
2008 NCAA South Central Regional 75th
2009 C-USA Indoor 8th 3000m, 8:34.30
1500m- 3:57.17, Houston Invitational, 5/3/2008
3000m - 8:34.30, 2009 C-USA Indoor
3000m Steeplechase - 9:19.42, 2007 UCLA Rafer Johnson/Jackie Joyner- Kersee Invitational
5000m - 15:21.03, 2007 C-USA Outdoor
Indoor: Finished eighth at the C-USA Indoor in the 3000m, setting a personal record of 8:34.30...Had set his previous personal record at the Texas A&M Invitational with a time of 8:35.32. Shared the 2009 Dr. Hubert Bray award with teammate John Berens as Rice's top scholar-athlete... Has won the award three consecutive years.
Cross Country: Finished 18th at the C-USA Championships to earn third-team All C-USA honors and 75th at the NCAA South Central Regional.
Outdoor: Won a bronze medal in the 3000m steeplechase at the C-USA Outdoor (9:33.12) for the second straight year.
Indoor: Scored for the Owls in the 3000m at the C-USA Indoor, finishing eighth (8:47.37).
Cross Country: Finished 17th at the C-USA Championships and 38th at the South Central Regional.
Second-team ESPN The Magazine Academic All American in 2008... Two-time recipient (2007 & 2008) of the Dr. Hubert E. Bray Scholar-Athlete Award , which is presented annually to the Rice male and female student-athletes with the top grade point average. Olson is a civil engineering major.
Outdoor: Rice's top performer in the steeplechase. Earned the bronze medal at the C-USA Championships in the event. Took seventh and recorded a team season best time of 9:19.42 in the 3000m steeplechase at the UCLA Rafer Johnson/Jackie Joyner- Kersee Invitational.
Indoor: Competed in the 5000m and 3000m.
Cross Country: Finished 21st at the C-USA Championships and 62nd at the NCAA South Central Regional.
Outdoor: Competed in the 5000m and 10,000m
A 2004 graduate of Flower Mound High School... Lettered four years in both track and cross country for coach Herbert Perez and the Jaguars... Finished second at the 5A state meet in the 3200 meters, with the time of 9:08, and placed fifth in the 1600 meters...State qualifier in cross country... Named school's athlete of the year... Graduated valedictorian and was an AP Scholar... Member of the National Honor Society and the German Club.
Personal - Full Name: Brett Anthony Olson... Born: Oct. 23, 1985, at Bloomington, Ill... Parents: Judd and Delores Olson, Flower Mound (one sister)... College: Will Rice.
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