UCSB’s recipient of the award is Katie Voigtlander, who is currently the top 3,000-meter steeplechaser in the Big West Conference. The cross-country and track star is a senior, carrying an impressive 3.86 GPA as a Business Economics major with a minor in Sports Management.
On top of the grueling steeplechase, she is ranked ninth in the NCAA West Region in the 5,000-meters and is also an avid downhill ski racer. After graduation, she will be working with Deloitte in San Francisco assisting in auditing practices for clients such as Williams Sonoma and the San Francisco Giants. For the past three years she has been on the “Gaucho Round-up” Committee, planning the team’s annual fundraiser and meet, and she has also organized a youth meet for students at Isla Vista Elementary School.
“I take what I’ve learned on the athletic field, on the track and the cross-country course and I really apply it to my everyday life with my friends, family and school. Thanks you so much for this,” she said.