According to the Idaho Statesman, 2015 Kenai Central graduate Allie Ostrander will go pro and forfeit her final year of athletic eligibility as Boise State University.
Ostrander graduated from Boise State in May with a degree in kinesiology and a 4.0 grade-point average.
She graduated before using up her athletic eligibility because injuries had given Ostrander redshirt status in cross-county, and indoor and outdoor track.
In early June, Ostrander became the first woman to win three straight NCAA Division I steeplechase crowns. She now won’t get a chance to hunt down a fourth.
According to Boise State, Ostrander leaves as a two-time NCAA Elite 90 Award winner, a two-time College Sports Information Directors of America Academic All-American, a 13-time NCAA All-American and an eight-time Mountain West Champion.
Sunday, Ostrander got a chance to see what it’s like battling the world’s best. At the Prefontaine Classic in Palo Alto, California, Ostrander finished 13th in the 3,000-meter steeplechase. She lowered her personal best to 9 minutes, 31.44 seconds, but world record holder Beatrice Chepkoech of Kenya won the event at 8:55.58. Chepkoech’s world record, set a little under a year ago, is 8:44.32.