Ostrander forgoes senior year to turn pro

FAIRBANKS, Alaska - Allie Ostrander, of Boise State University, will forgo her final year of NCAA eligibility in search of running professionally.

The three-time defending national champion of the 3,000-meter steeplechase, hired an agent over the weekend and is in the process of negotiating a pro contract according to the Idaho Statesman Newspaper.

The Kenai-Peninsula product is eyeing a shot at the 2020 Olympics where she may be competing in multiple events.

Ostrander graduated from Boise State in May with a degree in exercise science and a 4.0 GPA.

Ostrander just competed in the Prefontaine Classic against some of the top steeplechase runners in the world, where she finished 13th and broke her personal record time of 9:31.4.

Ostrander collected an extensive list of accolades throughout her running career, including 10 Alaska State Championships in High School and 13 All-American Awards as Bronco.