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Koll congratulated by Governor Culver

DES MOINES (KWWL) -- Iowa Governor Chet Culver issued the following statement congratulating ISU 5,000 and 10,000 meter national champion Lisa Koll.
"I want to congratulate Lisa on these recognitions and all her outstanding achievements," Governor Culver said. "Lisa is a shining example of the true student-athlete, excelling in both track and field and her class studies. Good luck to Lisa as she competes in the USA Outdoor Track and Field Championships next week, and best wishes as she pursues her chosen career in veterinary medicine."
Koll was recently named the 2010 National Female Track Athlete of the Year for Outdoor Track & Field in Division I by  the U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association. Koll is also one of three finalists for the Honda-Broderick Cup, which is awarded to the country's female college athlete of the year. A Fort Dodge native, Lisa is a four-time NCAA champion, 11-time All-American, and a nine-time Big 12 Conference champion.

Online reporter Mark Woodley

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