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Trio of cross country runners earn Academic All-American status

The Cardinal are well represented across the CoSIDA All-American cross country list

Washington Indoor Track & Field Invitational Photo by Alika Jenner/Getty Images

The Stanford Cardinal cross country team sent three runners to the CoSIDA Academic All-American list as Fiona O’Keeffe earned a spot on the women’s first team, headlining the list.

O’Keeffe is a senior Earth systems major and finished first in the Pac-12 Championships earlier this year. She helped lead Stanford to their first conference title in nearly a decade. The Cardinal finished third in the country behind O’Keeffe’s strong performances this year.

Fellow women’s cross country runner Ella Donaghu also was named an Academic All-American, landing on the women’s third team. She finished second behind O’Keeffe in the Pac-12 championships and is a senior human biology major.

Donaghu is a four-time All-American now while O’Keeffe has grabbed six All-American honors and two Academic All-American honors in her career.

Also earning honors was men’s cross country runner Alex Ostberg, a fifth-year senior with a human biology major, as he earned second-team honors.

Ostberg earned his third ever Academic All-American honors and helped Stanford finish sixth in the NCAA Championships this past year. He was an indoor track All-American for the 3,000 meter run as well. This now marks five All-American honors for Ostberg.

Like Donaghu, this is the first ever Academic All-American honor for Ostberg.

For the record now, 31 individual athletes have been awarded Academic All-Americans by the Stanford cross country team and 37 different Academic All-American honors have been bestowed on the Cardinal.

Congratulations Fiona, Ella and Alex!

Go Card!