Ostrander walks away with one final award as collegiate runner
Kenai’s Allie Ostrander picked up one last college honor on her way out of the door at Boise State University.
With a degree in kinesiology in hand, the 3-time NCAA champion and 13-time All-American recently announced her intentions to forgo her senior season and turn her attention to the professional ranks.
This week she earned her final college award after Ostrander was named Women’s Outdoor Track Scholar-Athlete of the Year by the U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association.
She was one of 17 Boise State athletes to earn USTFCCCA All-Academic honors.
Ostrander, of Kenai High fame, boasted a 4.0 cumulative GPA. She was previously named to the CoSIDA Google Cloud Academic All-America Track & Field/Cross Country First Team in June, and claimed the NCAA Elite 90 Award at the NCAA Indoor Track and Field Championships.
Ostrander is the first women’s athlete in Mountain West history to win the conference’s Women’s Outdoor Track and Field Student-Athlete of the Year award for a third-straight season. She was also named a semifinalist for The Bowerman – track and field’s highest honor.
The redshirt junior successfully defended her national title in the 3,000-meter steeplechase at the 2019 NCAA Outdoor Track and Field Championships, winning in a school-record time of 9:37.73. The win made Ostrander the first female athlete to win three-straight national titles in the steeplechase, and only the 15th woman to win three-straight titles in the same event.
She also earned second-team All-America honors in the 5,000-meter, placing 16th.