Ostrander named Mountain West Female Athlete of the Year

July 19, 2017

Allie Ostrander track and field

Allie Ostrander

The Mountain West Conference had never named a freshman as its Female Athlete of the Year until this year.

Call it the ‘Allie Effect.’

Kenai’s Allie Ostrander has been named this season’s Mountain West Female Athlete of the Year after the redshirt freshman ran to a pair of NCAA All-American finishes at the NCAA Outdoor Track & Field Championships

In even more impressive was the fact she accomplished the fabulous feat in just over an hour – winning the 3,000-meter steeplechase and coming back to grind out a fourth-place finish in the 5,000.

She became the first freshman in more than a decade to win a national championship for the NCAA outdoor season.

Ostrander, of Kenai High fame, also won a Mountain West title in the 10,000 meters.

She holds a 4.0 GPA.

Last year she was named the Mountain West Student Athlete of the Year and spring’s Mountain West Scholar Athlete.

This year the track star competed in a variety of events ranging from the 1,500 and 5,000 to the 10,000 and steeplechase.