Four-time letterwinner in both cross country and track... Two-time all-conference in cross country... Finished third in the 1600m run at the conference meet as a junior; finished fourth at the conference meet the next year in the same event... Helped lead team to third place finishes in the state track meet in both 2002 and 2004... High school coaches were Jim Martin and Nate Roe... Ran a 21 second PR at the state cross country meet.
Full given name is Ian Arthur Clausen... Born on November 8, 1985... Parents are Arthur and Wanda Clausen... Majoring in religious studies... Enjoys reading, writing and playing jazz music... Has one brother and two sisters... Was an Illinois State Scholar, a Wendy's High School Heisman nominee and graduated in the top 5% of his class... Has been recognized as James Scholar Designee, Chancellor's Scholar and Cohn Scholar for Class of 2008.