Natrona County High School graduate Ashley Sondag was nominated for the NCAA woman of the year award, Idaho State University athletics announced Wednesday.
Sondag has been running for ISU since the 2015-16 track and field season. She finished the the 2018-19 season with first-place finishes in the 5,000-meter run at the Aggie Invitational in Logan, Utah, and the BYU Robison Invitational, according to the announcement.
Additionally she finished 10th in the 5,000-meter run at the Big Sky Conference Indoor Track and Field Championship.
Off the track, Sondag completed a dual major as an undergraduate in political science and international studies with a 4.0 GPA. In 2019, she received her master's degree in public administration with an emphasis in environmental policy, again with a 4.0 GPA, the announcement said.
Sondag was a graduate teaching intern for the political science department as well as an intern for Sen. John Barrasso. She was also named the Big Sky Conference scholar-athlete of the year in 2018.
Sondag graduated from Natrona County High School in 2014 as valedictorian and was named scholar-athlete of the year.