(Photo by Mark Philbrick/BYU Photo)
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 tack & field began in 1981 and will be celebrating its 25th anniversary at the 2006 championship. To commemorate the milestone two outstanding student-athletes of the last 25 years will be recognized.
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.
Fans may place their vote by clicking HERE
Andersen 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 Championship in the 3,000 meter steeplechase, and set a NCAA record time of 9:44.95.
Andersen, from Provo, Utah, is currently serving a full-time mission for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Cleveland, Ohio.