All Access Feature: Drew Lundberg
Courtesy: NDSU Athletic Media Relations
          Release: March 02, 2012
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FARGO, N.D. -  As the college basketball season winds down, the playing days for North Dakota State University senior guard Drew Lundberg are numbered. But despite the memories created on the court during a playing career that will come to an end, Lundberg's experience off the court has him set for a new beginning.

Lundberg graduated from Owatonna High School in Minnesota and began his collegiate basketball career at the University of Northern Iowa. However, he decided to transfer to NDSU after his freshman year in 2008. The decision to transfer wasn't just about basketball.  It also was about the programs offered at NDSU.

"First you really have to look at the academic side," he said. "I was really drawn to the criminal justice program in particular. They also had a foreign language course in Arabic, which a lot of universities don't have, and that was just one aspect I was looking forward to taking and moving forward with."

While basketball has been a very important part of Lundberg's college days, his work off the court is very unique for a student-athlete. Since last summer, Lundberg has had an internship and worked with the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF). Much of his work with ATF has to do with helping agents and primary deals with organized violent crime.

After graduating this spring from NDSU, Lundberg's plans are to attend graduate school out east and get a specific degree focusing on counterterrorism and intelligence. While there is not a specific job he is looking at in the future, he is willing to be open to all options when evaluating his opportunities.

Lundberg has put in a lot of hard work to get to where he is at today. He is a Summit League Distinguished Scholar and a Commissioner's List of Academic Excellence honoree. Lundberg understands what it takes to be a Division I student-athlete and has that message to share with others.

"It's a lot of effort," he said. "The time management skills you need to have to be a Division I athlete is unbelievable. If you want to be successful in and out of the classroom I believe you have to have time managements skills. You have to learn your priorities and kind of put those things in perspective."



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