Nigeriaâ€™s Blessing Okagare was edged out of reckoning for the Honda Awards by Iowa State distance runner Lisa Koll who wasÂ named the NCAAâ€™s top female track and field athlete.
The Honda awardS,Â is based on results of balloting among NCAA member schools.
Koll is a senior from Fort Dodge is the collegiate record holder in the 10,000-meter run and the sixth-fastest American woman ever in that race with a personal-best time of 31:18.07.
She is a two-time NCAA champion and a nine-time All-American, as well as a nine-time Big 12 Conference champion.
Koll was named the 2010 Outdoor Big 12 Female Performer of the Year after winning the 5,000-meter and 10,000-meters, becoming the only woman to win four consecutive Big 12 titles in the same event (10,000-meters).