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Austin Bergstrom
Austin  Bergstrom

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Cedar Rapids, Iowa

High School:
George Washington

Height / Weight:
6-2 / 180

Position:
Defender

Club:
Eastern Iowa Utd.

At a glance: Named co-captain for 2016 season … 2016 Big Ten Preseason to Watch List … 54 career games played with 50 career starts  ... strong, consistent player to rely on for the Scarlet and Gray defense ... one of three returning backs in the OSU starting lineup … former Buckeye walk-on.

2015 (Junior Season): Led the Buckeyes in minutes played as a junior (2,315) … started in all 23 games … scored his first career goal vs. Bowling Green in a double OT 2-1 win (Oct. 7) … recorded 90 minutes or more in 20 games and 17 straight contests … part of a back line responsible for 10 clean sheets and holding opponents to 4.3 shots on goal per game... had an assist and two shots in win vs. Penn State (Nov. 8) … played in all 110 minutes in NCAA second round game vs. Dayton (Nov. 22) … had the assist on the Buckeyes’ lone goal in the NCAA Sweet 16 match at No. 7 Stanford (Nov. 29).

2014 (Sophomore Season): Started every game for the Buckeyes ... collected 1,921 minutes and played 90 minutes or more in 12 games, including the last eight matches ... attempted three shots throughout the season … had a shot on goal at Maryland (Nov. 1) … played in every minute in both NCAA Tournament games.


2013 (Freshman Season):
Played in nine games, while making five starts in his first season at Ohio State ... played a career high of 104 minutes in the Buckeyes' season opener against UNC Wilmington (Aug. 30) ... claimed his first assist to help Ohio State to victory against Oakland (Oct. 23) ... posted four shots during his first season as a Buckeye ... had a total of 557 minutes during the season.

George Washington: Four-year letterman ... Captained the squad as a junior and senior ... Received first team all-state, all-conference and all-metro honors ... Recognized as the conference Player of the Year and metro co-Player of the Year in 2013 ... Also played lettered in basketball and golf.

Eastern Iowa United: Earned three-consecutive Iowa State Cup Championship titles (2011, 2012 and 2013) ... Semifinalists at the U.S. Youth Region II Championships in 2013 ... Primarily played left back under head coaches Jon Cook and Paul Dayrell.

Personal: Majoring in biology ... Son of Brian Bergstrom and Diane King-Bergstrom ... Has two younger siblings, Augie and Anders ... Would like to one day attend graduate school ... Enjoys playing golf and piano ... Father played football for Harvard College and was inducted into the State of Iowa Athletic Association Football Hall of Fame ... Being part of the first Iowa team to win the National ODP Championship is his greatest sports thrill to date ... An AP scholar in high school and a member of the National Honor Society.

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