2012-13: Marquette Men's Track & Field Co-Outstanding Freshman BIG EAST All-Academic Indoor (Fr.): Competed in the 500 meters, the 600 meters, and the 800 meters during the 2012-13 indoor campaign... Met a BIG EAST qualifying mark, a new personal-best and a third-place finish in the 500 meters at the Notre Dame Blue & Gold Invitational with a time of 1:05.30, a time that is No. 8 on MU's all-time list... Posted a new personal-best in the preliminaries of BIG EAST Championships (Feb. 16) with a time of 1:53.23 before advancing to the BIG EAST finals (Feb.17) and placing seventh, recording a time of 1:53.43 ... Also ran on Marquette's 4x400-meter relay entry at the BIG EAST meet, placing ninth in 3:20.21 ...2013 Indoor Performance List. Outdoor (Fr.): Competed in the 400 meters and the 800 meters over the course of the 2013 outdoor campaign... Met a BIG EAST qualifying mark and a new personal-best at The Beach Invitational (April 20) in the 800 meters with a time of 1:52.43... Posted a new personal-best in the 400 meters with a time of 50.61 at the MU vs. UW-Milwaukee Dual (April 5) ... Placed 20th at the BIG EAST meet in the 800-meter run with a time of 1:59.93 ... Also ran as part of MU's 4x400-meter relay squad at the BIG EAST Championships, which placed ninth ...2013 Outdoor Performance List.
High School: Rice earned four letters in track and field at Daniel J. Gross Catholic High School ... Won the 800-meter run at the 2012 Nebraska Class B state meet with a personal-best time of 1:53.72 ... Also claimed gold in the state meet as a junior in the 800, becoming the first male athlete from Gross to earn a first-place finish ... Notched top-five state finishes in the 400 (fourth, 49.76 seconds) and the 4x100-meter relay as a senior and the 400 as a junior ... Repeat victory in the 800 as a senior helped Cougars place fifth at the state meet ... Also earned three letters in football and two in basketball ... Earned academic all-state honors twice in basketball, once in football and was an all-conference and all-district honoree in football, where he played wide receiver and cornerback ... Student body president at Gross with a 4.0 GPA.
Personal: Rice was born in Omaha, Neb., and is the oldest of nine children to Bill and Debbie Rice ... Has four younger brothers (Vince, Will, Luke and Ben) and four younger sisters (Meg, Ellie, Anna and Emma) ... Plans to major in engineering.
BIG EAST Indoor Championships 2013- 800-meter run: 7th (1:53.43/1:53.52 (prelim.)) 4x400-meter relay: 9th (3:20.21; third leg w/Lawrence, Schmitz, Winter)
BIG EAST Outdoor Championships 2013- 800-meter run: 20th (1:59.93) 4x400-meter relay: 9th (3:16.12; lead leg w/Lawrence, Winter, Stengel)