Andy Niser - Men's Cross Country - Vanderbilt University Athletics

Andy Niser

Computer Science

Class Freshman
Hometown Chicago, Ill.
High School Jones College Prep
Major Computer Science

As a Freshman (2021-22)
• Also finished 101st overall (27:29.2) at the 8k Blazer Classic (Oct. 16)
• Sixth on the team and 145th overall (28:53.1) at the 8k Joe Piane Invitational (Oct. 1)
• Finished 40th overall and sixth on the team (19:18.1) at the 5k Mizzou Opener (Sept. 3)

The Niser File
• Prepped at Jones College Prep under head coach Andrew Adelmann
• Three-time letterwinner in cross country and track & field
• 2021 Chicago Public League champion and Sectional champion in 1,600 and 3,200 meters
• 2020 cross country regional runner-up
• 2020 cross country all-state
• Clocked a high-school best 4:22.94 mile, 9:26.17 two-mile and 15:54.10 in the 5K
• IHSA All-State Academic Honorable Mention
• National Merit Scholar
• Son of Lisa and Paul Niser
• Has a younger brother, Ethan
• Instagram: @andyniser
• Twitter: @andyniser
• High-level soccer referee, officiated matches involving Major League Soccer academies and professional teams
• Among CTA lines, he favors the red line
• Passionate Chicago sports fan

Why Vanderbilt: “I chose Vandy because of the amazing team culture and elite academics. The team here really set itself apart and was something that I wanted to be a part of. It’s a great fit where I’ll be able to achieve my running and educational goals. “