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Westerberg named 136th Academic All-American

December  06, 2011

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Sophomore Erik Westerberg became the 136th Academic All-American in college history today, the latest in a long line of decorated student-athletes at Augustana.

A linebacker on the football team, Westerberg said that careful goal-setting and time management helps him to balance the needs of athletics and academics. His career goal is to teach high school mathematics as well as coach.

He was a second team selection on the Capital One NCAA Division III Academic All-American team and is the only sophomore on the NCAA Division III squad.

Carrying a 3.89 GPA, Westerberg is majoring in math and business administration. He is an active member of Athletes Giving Back at Augustana campus, has volunteered for the Humane Society and helped last year at a banquet in Davenport, Iowa for senior citizens.

Westerberg started in all 10 games for the Vikings in 2011. He led the team in tackles with 106, including 72 solo stops. He led the College Conference of Illinois & Wisconsin with 72 total tackles (10.3 per league game) and 51 solo stops and he ranked seventh in the nation in NCAA Division III with an overall average of 7.20 solo tackles per game. He had 34 assisted tackles, two tackles for loss and one interception.