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    Briana Westlund
    Briana Westlund

    Class:
    Senior

    Hometown:
    Cottage Grove, Minn.

    High School:
    Park

    Height:
    5-6

    Position:
    D



    12/07/2011

    Northwestern Earns 97 Fall Academic All-Big Ten Awards to Break Own Mark Again

    Wildcats establish single-sport season high for the honor for the fifth-straight year

    2011: Academic All-Big Ten ... Played all 19 matches, starting 18 ... Scored a goal at Nebraska off a penalty kick on 9/18 and had two shots in the match ... Finished with four shots, including two on goal, for the season ... Logged 1,589 minutes, the third-highest tally on the team.

    2010: Played in and started 18 games ... Scored her first career goal as a penalty kick against Eastern Michigan (9/12) ... Helped Northwestern defense record three shutouts, against Cincinnati (8/27), #3 UCLA (8/29) and Iowa (10/21) ... Big Ten Distinguished Scholar.

    2009: Started all 19 matches and played all 1764:41 minutes as a freshman ... Believed to be the first player in Northwestern history to play every minute at center back as a freshman ... Named to the Big Ten All-Freshman Team ... Vital member of Wildcat defense that posted six shutouts ... Recorded five shots on the season including a shot on goal against Purdue (9/27) ... Made first collegiate start in season opener against Milwaukee on 8/21 ... Took first shot against Indiana (9/25) ... Earned 2009 Coaches' Award for contributions to team.

    High School: Three-time St. Paul Pioneer Press all-state selection from 2006-08 ... Two-time Minneapolis Star Tribune all-state selection ... 2007 St. Paul Pioneer PressMetro Player of the Year ... 2007 NSCAA all-american ... Earned all-conference honors four times and all-state honors three times ... Five-year letterwinner after joining high school varsity as an eighth-grader ... Competed in 2008 Senior Classic ... Team earned second in conference from 2006-08 and second in section in 2007 and 2008 ... In five years, team only had 33 goals against while on the field ... Six-year member of Bangu Tsunami/Minnesota Thunder Academy ... Honor roll student ... National Honor Society member ... All-state academic selection ... Also lettered in nordic skiing.

    Personal:Born Briana Marie Westlund ... Daughter of David and Candace Westlund ... Competed on same club team as teammate Meredith Finsand ... Majoring in global health studies.

    Westlund's Stats

    Year GP/S Shots G A Pts GWG
    2009 19/19 5 0 0 0 0
    2010 18/18 2 1 0 2 0
    2011 19/18 4 1 0 2 0
    CAREER 56/55 11 2 0 4 0