Ostrander a Finalist for Honda Sports Award
Nov. 27, 2017

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BOISE, Idaho –
For the second time in her career, Allie Ostrander was named a cross country finalist for the prestigious Honda Sports Award – given to the top women athletes in 12 NCAA-sanctioned sports who signify “the best of the best in collegiate athletics”, the Collegiate Women Sports Awards (CSWA) announced.

The winner of the sport award becomes a finalist for the Collegiate Woman Athlete of the Year, and the prestigious 2018 Honda Cup. The Honda Sport award winner for cross country will be announced after voting by administrators from over 1,000 NCAA-member schools.

The other three cross country nominees are Ednah Kurgat (New Mexico), Amy-Eloise Neale (Washington) and Charlotte Taylor (San Francisco).

“The collegiate running path hasn’t been easy, but the challenges and adversity have made me appreciate the small victories so much more,” Ostrander said. “It’s an honor to be included in this group of finalist who I know are strong, determined individuals that realize how valuable moments of success like this are.”

This is the fourth time a Bronco has been a finalist for the award. Ostrander was nominated in 2015, while Emma Bates was nominated in 2013 and 2014.

Ostrander is coming off an impressive weekend at the 2017 NCAA Cross Country Championships,Nov. 18. She took fourth-place for her the fourth All-American honors in her career. She was also the recipient of the NCAA Elite 90 Award, given to the top scholar-athlete at each of the NCAA’s 90 championship sites.


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