Ostrander Headlines USTFCCCA Honors
July 28, 2017

NEW ORLEANS – Allie Ostrander was selected as the United States Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA) Outdoor Track and Field Female Scholar Athlete of the Year on Friday afternoon. Ostrander is the first Boise State athlete in program history – track and field or cross country – to earn the honor. The native of Kenai, Alaska earned the accolade thanks to her 3,000m steeplechase national title and a perfect 4.0 cumulative GPA.

She shared the recognition with San Francisco’s Charlotte Taylor, who won the 10,000m outdoor title and also holds a 4.0 GPA.

Scholar Athletes of the Year were selected as the highest finishing performers at the NCAA Division I Indoor and Outdoor Track & Field Championships who also achieved All-Academic status. Those who won individual championship titles ranked higher in the tie-breaking process and cumulative GPA is weighed as the final advantage.

In total, Boise State saw five women and three men earned USTFCCCA All-Academic honors for the 2016-17 track and field season.

To qualify for USTFCCCA All-Academic honors, the student-athlete must have compiled a cumulative GPA of 3.25 or higher.  The athletic criteria could have been met in either the indoor or outdoor season. For the indoor season, student-athletes must have finished the season ranked in the top 96 in any championship individual event or the top 48 in any championship relay event. The outdoor season required student-athletes to have participated in any round of the NCAA Division I Outdoor Track and Field Championships.

For the women it was Ostrander (kinesiology) leading the way with her 4.0 cumulative GPA followed by Anna McDonald (3.81, psychology), Clare O’Brien (3.73, environmental studies), Alexis Fuller (3.4, communication) and Courtney Hutchinson (3.36, kinesiology and psychology).

The men were represented by Andrew Rafla (3.55, computer science), Bryce Kirby (3.49, finance) and Dusty Fisher (3.32, physical education).

Yesterday both the men’s and women’s teams were recognized as USTFCCCA All-Academic Teams.

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