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Erica Willadsen

Hometown:  Cochrane, WI

  Sports Science & Leadership with an emphasis on Physical Therapy

Career Aspiration:  I would like to go to graduate school in La Crosse to earn my doctorate in physical therapy and eventually work with athletes.

Campus Involvement:  Viterbo Volleyball Team, Viterbo Voyager, SAAC (Student Athlete Advisory Committee) representative, Tri-beta Lambda Club.

Why I chose VU:
As soon as my tour was over I knew Viterbo was the school I wanted to attend.  I was able to meet with caring faculty who were willing to help me with whatever I needed.  I attended lunch with the Viterbo Volleyball team and got a lot of great information from admission counselors and professors.  Everyone genuinely wanted to get to know me.  I also knew of the smaller class sizes, which would help with my one-on-one with professors and allow me to be a good student.  On top of class size, being able to play volleyball, and a wonderful vibe from faculty, campus is absolutely beautiful! 

Favorite place or thing to do in La Crosse?
I'm going to have to say grabbing a waffle cone from "The Pearl" ice cream shop and then walking down by the river, especially at night when the water is calm and the sun is about to set.  I also like the place right across the river...the beach!