Boise State’s Allie Ostrander competes in the women’s 3,000-meter steeplechase final June 30 at the Prefontaine Classic at Stanford University in California. (Photo taken by Cortney White)

Boise State’s Allie Ostrander competes in the women’s 3,000-meter steeplechase final June 30 at the Prefontaine Classic at Stanford University in California. (Photo taken by Cortney White)

Ostrander names MW Female Scholar-Athlete of Year

  • By Joey Klecka Peninsula Clarion
  • Tuesday, August 27, 2019 6:35pm
  • Sports

Soldotna runner Allie Ostrander was named Mountain West Female Scholar-Athlete of the Year Tuesday in a press release from the conference.

The scholar-athlete award honors one male and female athlete each year who best exemplifies the term student-athlete by “achieving excellence in academics, athletics and community involvement”. Ostrander helped earn the award by winning a third straight Div. I steeplechase title in early June, the first female athlete ever to three-peat in a Div. I championship, while graduating Boise State with a 4.0 GPA and a degree in kinesiology. The honor is Ostrander’s first scholar-athlete of the year award after being named to the MW scholar-athlete list in each of her four years at Boise State.

Ostrander was named MW Athlete of the Year for a conference-record third straight year on Aug. 15, and Tuesday’s honor gave the 2015 Kenai Central grad four awards for the outdoor track and field season. Ostrander is also a semifinalist for the Bowerman award, college track’s highest honor.

Ostrander currently competes as a professional runner for Brooks Running out of Seattle, Washington, and is a member of the Brooks Beasts club. Ostrander is scheduled to run at the IAAF World Athletics Championships in Doha, Qatar, Sept. 28 to Oct. 6.

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