WSU Student Recognized as Student-Athlete of the Year

Jul 30th @ 11:10 am in News by Scott Staley

western state

(Gunnison, CO)

On Wednesday, the U.S. Track and Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA) named Western State Colorado University’s Vegard Olstad (So., Gjovik, Norway) the NCAA Division II Outdoor Track Men’s Scholar Athlete of the Year for 2013.

In May, Olstad became a National Champion at the NCAA Division II Outdoor National Championships in the men’s 1,500-meter run.  Olstad majors in business while maintaining a 3.89 grade-point average.

USTFCCCA Scholar Athlete of the Year Awards are determined from among those who earned All-Academic status and placed highest in individual events at the most recent NCAA Championships.