Kassi Andersen named to NCAA Top 25 List

Former BYU track and cross country star Kassi Andersen has been named one of 25 finalists for the NCAA's Most Outstanding Student-Athlete of the past 25 years.

The award is being given by the NCAA to commemorate the 25th anniversary of NCAA women's championships. Division I women's outdoor track & field began in 1981 and will be celebrating its anniversary at the 2006 championships. To commemorate the milestone, two outstanding student-athletes from the past 25 years will be recognized.

Andersen, a Provo, Utah native, was a four-time All-American in track and field and a two-time cross county All-American at BYU. In 2003, she captured the NCAA title in the 3,000-meter steeplechase with an NCAA-record time of 9:44.95. She is currently serving a full-time mission for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Cleveland, Ohio.

To qualify, a student-athlete must have won a minimum of three NCAA championships in outdoor track & field and/or currently hold a NCAA championship record. The final two winners will be determined by fan voting.

Written by Adrian Call

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