Sturza Named to All-Region Third Team

PLU senior Andy Sturza (45).
PLU senior Andy Sturza (45).

Andy Sturza, a defensive back on the Pacific Lutheran football team has earned Third Team All-West Region honors as presented by 

Sturza, a senior from Kingston, Wash, started the season playing outside linebacker but moved to free safety due to injuries in the secondary. Sturza finished second in the conference with 85 tackles as well as intercepting one pass, forcing two fumbles and recovering two fumbles. He also broke up five passes and was known for his big hits on receivers coming across the middle of the field.

Sturza was selected as a first team All-Northwest Conference selection at defensive back. He was a NWC honorable mention linebacker selection in 2008.

The all-region teams are voted on by the Sports Information Directors in their respective region. The West Region is made up of the Northwest Conference, the Southern California Intercollegiate Conference, the Iowa Intercollegiate Athletic Conference, the Midwest Conference, the Minnesota Intercollegiate Athletic Conference, and the Wisconsin Intercollegiate Conference.

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