Swimming & Diving
Honorees earned minimum grade point average of 3.7 for the 2011-12 academic year.
Spartans honored top performers at banquet.
Forty-nine Spartans student-athletes were recognized for having a 3.0 or better GPA.
Five Divers Competed at the Regional Championships in Indiana.
The senior closed out her final performance at the Big Ten Championships with a 12th-place finish on the 3-meter board.
Senior Season: Posted a season best on the one meter board with 338.99 points vs. Illinois and on the three meter board (343.80) versus Ohio State... At her last Big Ten Championship meet, after qualifying for the final round for the second-straight night, tallied 304.25 points, an improvement from her 303.35 effort in the preliminaries ... In the finals of the women's one-meter event at the NCAA Zone C Regionals, finished in 12th with 547.15 points ... 2011-2012 Winter Academic All-Big Ten honoree ... MSU's Diver of the Year for the third straight time ... Picked up six first-place finishes on the one meter board and five on the three meter ... Big Ten Diver of the week on November 22nd... Big Ten Distinguished Scholar award recipient.
Junior Season: Academic All-Big Ten ... Scored a personal best versus Bowling Green with 353.78 points on the three meter board ... Posted a personal best on the one meter board versus Bowling Green with 326.78 points ... Placed 8th on the one-meter at the Big Ten Championship meet with 303.35 points ... Place 12th on the three-meter at the Big Ten Championship meet with 322.35 points ... Dove 11 time on the three meter at the Georgia Tech Invite receiving 294.65 points.
Sophomore Season: Academic All-Big Ten ... Competed at the AT&T National Diving Championships on the one-meter springboard, recording a score of 216.30 ... Placed 13th at the Big Ten Championships on the three-meter with a 281.95 mark ... Won the three-meter dive with a score of 307.35 against Oakland ... Placed second on the three-meter with a 283.00 and third on the one-meter with a 276.85 at the TYR Invitational ... Recorded a second-place finish against Michigan on the three-meter ... Placed 16th on the one-meter board with a total score of 477.25 at the NCAA Zone C Diving meet ... Recorded a score of 548.30 for 12th place in the three-meter at the NCAA Zone C Diving meet.
Freshman Season: Took first at the TYR Invitational with a 314.18 on the three-meter board ... Placed eighth (266.85) on the one-meter board and scored a 291.85 to take 11th in the three-meter competition at the Big Ten Championships ... Her eighth-place finish at the conference championships was the best MSU individual finish ... Had a pair of second-place finishes vs. Ball State with a 270.44 on the one-meter board and 297.00 on the three-meter board ... Scored a 282.38 to take third on the three meter and 251.92 on the one meter in her first collegiate meet vs. Iowa ... Placed third at the Shamrock Invitational in the one-meter competition (270.45) ... Scored a 287.03 to take third against Michigan ... Season high was a 279.82 on the one meter and 332.85 on the three-meter board.
High School: All-State selection as a senior...three-time All-America selection ... Elected team captain in her senior season ... Four-year varsity letterwinner ... Team was the runner-up state champions in 2005, 2006 and 2008.
Personal: Born June 27, 1989 ... Daughter of David and Ellen Clay ... Pre-Nursing major.
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