Wildcats sophomore earns first career collegiate indoor track championship in Bloomington
2014: Completed a stellar sophomore campaign by finishing in NU's top-two in all six races she ran ... Led the Wildcats at the Big Ten Preview Meet hosted by Iowa with a 6K time of 21:35.82, good for seventh overall (Sep. 20) ... Paced Northwestern at the NCAA Midwest Regionals by recording a season-best and team-leading 6K time of 20:41.9, finishing 15th overall for her first career All-Region accolade ... Career-best 5K time of 16:45 came at the Notre Dame Invite on Oct. 3 ... Crossed in 21:20 at the Big Ten Championships in Iowa City ... Academic All-Big Ten.
2013: Made an immediate impact in NU's lineup, finishing in Northwestern's top-3 in all six events in which she competed ... Began the year by placing second overall at the 4K Badger Open in her home state of Wisconsin ... Finished first among Wildcats at the Notre Dame Invitational 5K, where she posted a time of 17:46.4 and placed 33rd in the field ... Debuted at the Big Ten Championships at Purdue with a time of 22:03.5 to lead all NU runners ... Two weeks later, lowered her time to a personal-best effort of 21:21.9, placing second for the team and 33rd overall (Nov. 15).
High School: Wisconsin Gatorade Cross Country Runner of the Year in 2012 ... 2012 Division III cross country state champion ... In track, won state championships in the 3,200 (2012) and 1,600 (2011) ... Top Wisconsin finisher in the FootLocker Midwest Regional Championship (13th overall) ... Team captain for both track and field and cross country ... Four-year letterwinner in cross country and three-year letterwinner in track and field ... Also competed in varsity swimming ... Student Council president and National Honor Society member.
Personal: Born Andrea Michele Ostenso ... Daughter of Chrysa and Erik Ostenso ... Chose Northwestern over Wisconsin and Yale ... Majoring in environmental science.