He becomes the 87th Academic All-American at Wartburg and first from the football program since Kyle Duchman in 2007. Football has 24 of Wartburg’s total honorees.
“This is a huge honor and I’m shocked to hear that I’ve been selected to be a part of this team,” said Anstoetter. “I know that everybody on this team has worked really hard throughout their college careers and they’ll all be successful in the future outside of college and outside of football.
“I’ve been fortunate enough to have great professors who are very understanding of athletics as a part of my education,” he continued. “This extends all the way back to elementary, high school, and now college. It’s important to find a balance between sports, school, family, and friends. I’ve been able find that balance and I think that has made me successful. Wartburg also places a great impact on education. Here, school always comes first and that makes it easier to focus on school and sports when everyone around you supports you both in and outside the classroom.”
To be eligible for the award, a student-athlete must have a cumulative GPA of 3.30 or better and must have participated in at least 50 percent of the team’s games at the position listed on the nomination form (where applicable).
“Robbie is a model student-athlete,” said head coach Rick Willis. “He is a serious student and a tough competitor who is widely respected by his peers for the way he approaches every aspect of his college experience.”
Anstoetter has a 3.91 GPA and is an elementary education major. He is one of three honorees from the Iowa Conference.
(Photo courtesy of Wartburg)