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    Erica Grubbs
    Erica Grubbs


    Davenport, Iowa

    High School:



    #B1GCats Lead Big Ten With 102 Fall Academic All-Big Ten Awards

    Northwestern is the lone conference school to break 100 honors for the second-straight year


    NU Leads B1G With Over 100 Fall Academic All-Big Ten Awards

    Wildcats hit triple digits in a single-sport season for the first time in school history

    2014: Ran in three events ... Posted her best 5K time of 19:33.9 at the UW-Parkside Lucian Rosa Invitational, finishing 11th for NU and 73rd overall (Oct. 11) ... Competed in the 6K Big Ten Preview with a time of 25:13 ... Academic All-Big Ten.

    2013: Ran in the UW-Parkside Midwest Opener, posting a 5K time of 20:06.88 (Sep. 14th) ... Academic All-Big Ten.

    2012: Competed in five events as a freshman ... Recorded a season-best 5K time of 20:01 at the Northern Illinois Open (Nov. 2) ... Ran a 6K time of 23:52 to finish eighth for the 'Cats at the Bradley Classic (Oct. 12) ... Debuted at the season-opening Huskie Open with a 5K showing of 20:03.

    High School: Three-time qualifier to the Iowa state championships both as an individual and with her team, Assumption ... Two-time medalist and all-state performer ... Named honorable mention all-area by Quad City Times ... Team placed second (2011), seventh (2010) and sixth (2009) during her career ... Also ran four years of track, reaching the state championships three times and placing in the top 10 of the 1,500-meter and 4x800-meter events ... Track team was state runner-up in 2011 ... Team captain in cross country and track as well as volleyball ... Student Council president and member of National Honor Society.

    Personal: Born Erica Renée Grubbs ... Daughter of Kelli and Steve Grubbs ... In high school, also a Junior Rotarian and a qualifier for the National Forensic League national competition ... Chose Northwestern over the University of Iowa ... Majoring in history.