Isenbarger, Ogorek Named CoSIDA Academic All-Americans

BOWLING GREEN, Ky. – WKU Track & Field’s Katie Isenbarger and Nikki Ogorek were named Academic All-Americans, selected by CoSIDA, the organization announced Tuesday. Isenbarger was a Second Team selection while Ogorek was a Third Team pick.

With her athletic All-American honors from Indoor Track & Field, Isenbarger is the first academic and athletic All-American across all WKU sport programs since Charles Bassey of Men’s Basketball accomplished the same feat in his 2020-21 season.

Isenbarger and Ogorek are the first CoSIDA Academic All-Americans for the program since Patrick Jenkins in 2009. It’s the first time WKU Track & Field has had two honorees in the same year since Cara Nichols and Cheyenne Carmack in 2005.

Isenbarger holds a 4.00 GPA in her master’s program of Recreation and Sport Administration. She was named to the Conference USA All-Academic Team for both Track & Field and Volleyball in the 2021-22 school year.

The high jumper holds WKU’s program records in both indoor and outdoor seasons. She tied for fifth in the nation in high jump at the 2022 NCAA Indoor Championships, becoming WKU’s first female First-Team All-American since now-Olympian Jessica Ramsey in outdoor shot put in 2014. Isenbarger is preparing to compete in the high jump in the NCAA East Prelims on Saturday.

Ogorek was a member of the 2020-21 C-USA All-Academic Team. She graduated this spring with a 4.00 GPA in visual arts with a concentration in graphic design. She also added a digital advertising minor. This is the second time Ogorek has been honored by CoSIDA as she was an All-District selection in 2020 as well.

The Bloomington, Ill., native competed in pole vault in every meet for the Hilltoppers this season and has earned the C-USA Commissioner’s Academic Medal in each of her five years on The Hill.