From ‘Kits to ‘Cats

Sophia McCandlish, Sports Captain

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Back in Nov. of 2018, Abby Osterlund added another four years to her cross country career with her commitment to Northwestern University.

With her commitment, the stress of choosing a college was lifted off her shoulders.

“I was super excited because NU has always been a dream of mine,” Osterlund told The Evanstonian last Nov. “It was a huge relief, because the whole college process can be overwhelming. Overall, I’m just really happy with how things worked out.”

Osterlund got offers from three schools, but Northwestern was the perfect fit for her.

“It was the environment I was looking for. When I went on my official visit, I could really see myself as a part of the team,” Osterlund explained.

When Northwestern recruiters first reached out, Osterlund was both thrilled and surprised.

Throughout the season, Osterlund worked tirelessly, making state and earning 61st place.