Mount Marathon women’s champ Allie Ostrander of Soldotna shows the effects of four tumbles at the top of the mountain July 4 in Seward. (Photo by Jeff Helminiak/Peninsula Clarion)

Mount Marathon women’s champ Allie Ostrander of Soldotna shows the effects of four tumbles at the top of the mountain July 4 in Seward. (Photo by Jeff Helminiak/Peninsula Clarion)

Ostrander nabs Scholar Athlete of Year award from track coaches

  • By Staff Report
  • Saturday, July 29, 2017 12:35am
  • Sports

Soldotna’s Allie Ostrander was named the Outdoor Track and Field Female Scholar Athlete of the Year on Friday by the United States Track and Field and Cross Country Coaches Association.

Ostrander, a 2015 graduate of Kenai Central, shares the award with San Francisco’s Charlotte Taylor.

The Boise State redshirt sophomore earned the honor for winning the national title in the 3,000-meter steeplechase and for putting together a 4.0 grade-point average in working toward her kinesiology degree at Boise State. Taylor also holds a 4.0 in the classroom and won the national title at 10,000 meters.

Ostrander, who will be a junior academically but has sophomore eligibility in cross-country, indoor track and outdoor track due to missing seasons with various injuries, is the first Boise State athlete in the history of the cross-country or track program to win the honor.

In all, five women and three men from Boise State earned All-Academic honors from the USTFCCCA.

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