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  Emily Westerberg
Emily Westerberg

Player Profile
Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Greenacres, Wash.

High School:
Central Valley HS

Position:
Forward

Experience:
3V


2006-07

• In 2006-07 Westerberg became the first ASU player ever to earn All-Pac-10 honors three times.

• Earned 2007 All-America Honorable Mention honors from the Associated Press and was a finalist for Kodak All-America honors.

• Concluded her Sun Devil career among the school's all-time leaders in several statistical categories including free throws 352 (3rd), free throw percentage (.803, 4th), points (1,340, 6th), field goals (468, 7th) and rebounds (582, 9th).

• Earned Pac-10 All-Academic honors in 2007 for the third consecutive season.

• Finished the 2007 campaign first on the team in scoring (13.2 points per game) and second in rebounding (5.0 rebounds per game).

• Led not only the team, but also the Pac-10 in free throw percentage (86.9). Westerberg's free throw percentage was the second highest single-season mark in school history.

• In the final eight games of the season Westerberg was 34-35 from the line.

• Named to the 2007 Pac-10 All-Tournament Team after averaging 12.3 points and 4.7 rebounds in ASU's run to the championship game.

• In early December was named to the watch list for the 2007 Naismith Award, which is presented annually to the men's and women's college basketball players of the year.

• One of ASU's 2006-07 co-captains along with Aubree Johnson, Westerberg led or tied for the team lead in scoring 11 times in 2006-07 and led or tied for the team lead in rebounding six times.

• Scored in double figures 25 times in 33 games this season.

2005-06

• Named to the All-Pac-10 Team for the second consecutive season after finishing second on the team in scoring (12.8 pts per game), rebounding (5.1 rebs per game), assists (80) and blocks (9). Also tied for third on the team in both steals (34) and three-point FGs (18).

• Pac-10 All-Academic First Team.

• Was named the team's Practice Player of the Year.

• The team leader in average minutes per game (25.9), ended the season ranked No. 9 in the Pac-10 in FG percent (.484).

• One of three players (Reagan Pariseau, Kristen Kovesdy) to start every game in 2005-06, led or tied for the team lead in scoring seven times and led or tied for the team lead in rebounding 12 times.

• Earned Pac-10 Player of the Week honors following ASU's 79-72 win over USC (Feb. 4). Against the Women of Troy, Westerberg led all players and tied her career-best with 26 points on 9-14 shooting, including 2-3 from three-point range, and tied for the team lead in rebounds with seven.

• Hit game-winning 3-point FG with under 15 seconds left in ASU's 44-43 win over Oregon (Jan. 12).

• Was named to the WBCA/BTI Classic All-Tournament team after averaging 15.0 points and 7.5 rebounds in ASU's season opening wins against Vanderbilt (Nov. 11) and Missouri (Nov. 12).


2004-05

• Earned first-team All-Pac-10 Conference honors, becoming the ninth Sun Devil to earn first-team all-league honors since 1986-87. Joined two-time All-American Kym Hampton as just the second sophomore in school history to earn first-team all-conference accolades.

• A starter in 32 of 34 games (25.1 minutes per game), led the team and ranked 10th in the Pac-10 in scoring at 11.3 points per game and finished second on the team with 4.9 rebounds per game. Also ranked third on the team in three pointers made (20), assists per game (2.2) and steals per game (1.1).

• Also earned honorable-mention Pac-10 All-Academic honors.

• Ranked third in the Pac-10 and 26th in the nation in free throw percentage, knocking down 84.9 percent of her attempts (101-119)

• Led the team in scoring in seven games, assists in nine, and rebounding and steals in eight.

• Turned in a team-best 20 points in ASU's NCAA first-round win over Eastern Kentucky on March 19. Knocked down 6-of-8 attempts from the field, including two three-pointers, and 6-of-6 attempts from the free throw line against the Lady Colonels.

• Scored a career-high 26 points Jan. 22 vs. Oregon, making 8-of-15 attempts from the field and all eight of her free throw attempts.

• Poured in 22 points against No. 8 Stanford (Jan. 7) and scored 18 points, including 2-of-3 shooting from three-point land and 6-of-6 shooting from the charity stripe, to lead ASU to its upset of then No. 8 Connecticut on Dec. 21.

• Pulled down a career-best 14 rebounds Jan. 20 vs. Oregon State and turned in her first career double-double with 10 points and 11 rebounds vs. UCLA (Feb. 12).

• Had 12 points and eight rebounds in ASU's come-from-behind win over Oregon in the Pac-10 Tournament semifinals on March 6. Scored five of her 12 points in the last two minutes to help get the victory.

• Made 19 of her last 22 free throws over the last six games of the year, including 14-of-16 in NCAA Tournament action.

• Was named to the all-tournament teams at the UTSA Thanksgiving Classic and the Wells Fargo Holiday Classic.

2003-04

• Earned Pac-10 All-Freshman first-team honors after playing in 28 games (18.8 minutes per game) with five starts.

• Was ASU's leading scorer off the bench at 6.2 points per game while also averaging 3.1 rebounds and 1.5 assists per contest.

• Scored a then career-best 21 points on 9-of-11 shooting Jan. 2 at Arizona.

• Pulled down a season-high 10 rebounds (five offensive boards) at Oregon on Jan. 24.

• Scored in double figures in six games, including 16 points vs. No. 7 Stanford on Feb. 7, when she knocked down a career-best 3-of-5 three-point attempts vs. the Cardinal.

• Dished out a career-best seven assists (with only one turnover) in her Sun Devil debut vs. Akron on Nov. 21.


High School

• A 2003 graduate of Central Valley High School in Veradale, Wash, where she was the 2002 and 2003 Washington 4A Player of the Year and the 2003 Gatorade and Associated Press 4A Player of the Year.

• Earned Seattle Times Washington state Player-of-the-Year honors in 2003.

• Led her team to state 4A championships in 2001 and 2002 and a runner-up finish in 2003.

• Was a two-time USA Today and Student Sports All-American.

• Led her Central Valley team to an 82-4 record during her three seasons on the squad.

• Ended her career as the school and league all-time leading scorer with 1,460 career points.

• Set 11 school career records including points per game (17.5), rebounds (824), field goals (219) and field-goal percentage (.622).

• Averaged 19.7 points, 10.9 rebounds, 2.2 steals, 2.1 assists and 1.6 blocks per game as a senior.

• Also played on the Spokane Stars AAU team, coached by Ron Adams, which won the BCI national championships in 2000 and 2001 and finished second in 2002.

• Was coached by Dale Poffenroth.

Personal

• Majoring in elementary education.

• Parents are Nick and Yolanda Westerberg, has a sister, Ashley (22).

• Is engaged to former Sun Devil offensive lineman Grayling Love.

• Her father, Nick, played defensive end at Oregon State and was a free agent with the Oakland Raiders.

• Born March 12, 1985 in Corvallis, Ore.

• Full name is Emily Nicole Westerberg.

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