Ostrander Makes Academic All-America Team
June 21, 2018

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AUSTIN, Texas -
Boise State's Allie Ostrander added to her illustrious athletic and academic career Thursday, being named to the 2017-18 Google Cloud Academic All-America Division I Cross Country and Track and Field First Team, as selected by the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA).

Ostrander is the first Boise State cross country and track and field athlete to earn first team honors, and only the second to be named to the Academic All-America list (Brenna Peloquin, 2017).

The redshirt sophomore finished the year with a 4.0 GPA as a kinesiology major. This is the second major academic honor for Ostrander this year, as she was the winner of NCAA Elite 90 Award - given to the best scholar athlete at each of the NCAA's 90 championship sites - for cross country in November. She was also an Academic All-Mountain West selection for the fall 2017 semester.

Ostrander also wrapped up an impressive year athletically for the Blue and Orange. She successfully defended her NCAA title in the 3,000m steeplechase - becoming the second woman, and first underclassman, to do so. The Kenai, Alaska native earned five All-American honors from cross country through outdoor track and field - one of two distance runners to do so this year.  Ostrander finished fourth at the NCAA Cross Country Championship in the fall, second in the indoor 3,000m, fifth in the indoor distance medley relay, and added an eighth-place finish in the 5,000m at the outdoor national championship to go along with her national title.

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