Colorado School of Mines wrestler Noah Ottum and University of Alaska Fairbanks skier Tristan Sayre were named co-winners of the Alaska Sports Hall of Fame’s Athlete of the Week honor. Both were named to the highly competitive Academic All-America team by the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA).
The NCAA D2 duo were standouts in athletics and in the classroom.
A South Anchorage High School graduate, Ottum graduated in May with a B.S. in engineering physics.
He was a Third-Team Academic All-American last year, and is the first man in program history to repeat the honor. Ottum was ranked as high as No. 9 in the nation at 149 pounds by the NWCA.
A graduate of West Valley High School in Fairbanks, Sayre closed out the 2019-20 ski season boasting a 3.92 cumulative GPA and a perfect 4.00 GPA in his graduate studies at UAF, majoring in civil engineering.
The nordic skiing standout was the lone male representative from the Great Northwest Athletic Conference.
The athlete of the week recipient is selected by a panel each Friday and announced Saturday at 11 a.m. on the Sports Guys on CBS Sports Radio 590AM and 96.7FM.
View past winners here.