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.