Bryan Williams and Summer Strickler win Swimmer of the Year honors.
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.
The Spartans tallied a total of 55 points.
Getting to Know Morgan Piasecki
Where were you born?
What do you want to be when you grow up?
When I was ten I wanted to be...a nurse, like my mom! Now I want to be...a nurse...like my mom!!
What is your favorite movie?
She's the Man, but this is just one, I have many favorite movies!!
Why did you choose Michigan State University?
I really loved the campus, the dorms, and the team. To be honest I really don't know how I picked, I just did!
Who is your favourite MSU athlete of all time?
Muhsin Muhammad...he played for the Chicago bears as a wide receiver!! I always watch the Bears with my dad!!
Name one person living or dead, that you would most like to compete against?
There are many people that I would love to compete against...Olympic athletes, and just great athletes!! It would be so cool to just try and swim against Michael Phelps or Natalie Coughlin. But at the same time I love to compete against any great athletes in my mind(anyone who is dedicated to the sport)...many of my friends would fit into that category and I love to race against them!!!
Top 5 songs on your iPod?
I have many top songs!!! I LOVE music, but some of my favorites are...
Ordinary Day & Nolita Fairytale by Vanessa Carlton
Picture to Burn, Stay Beautiful, I'd Lie, Mary's Song, I heart ?, Change by Taylor swift(pretty much all of her songs!)
Bye, Bye & Shake it off by Mariah Carey
Hollywood's Not America by Ferras
All I want to do & Baby Girl & Want to by Sugarland
Dark Blue by Everything in Transit
Don't Be Stupid & UP! by Shania Twain
Kiss the Girl by Ashley Tisdale
One Step At A Time by Jordin Sparks
Crazy Summer Nights by Hope Partlow
Lucky by Britney Spears
I had a really hard time deciding...I just have too many songs that I like, it was hard to get it down to even this!!!
Your favorite moment in the outdoor pool?
Jumping off the 10-meter!!
GREEN or WHITE???
What is your FAVORITE color??
Senior Season: Academic All-Big Ten ... Big Ten Distinguished Scholar recipient ... Posted the second-fastest time on the team in the 50 freestyle (23.66) and the 100 freestyle (51.64) at the Big Ten Championship meet ... Posted the team's top time in the 200 freestyle (1:51.74) at the Big Ten Championship meet, also making the team's All-Time Top Ten list in the event ... Anchored both the 200 medley relay and the 800 freestyle elay at the Big Ten Championship meet on Day 1 ... Part of the 200 freestyle relay that broke the school record from 2004 with a time of 1:32.00 at the Big Ten Championship meet ... Anchored the 400 freestyle relay that also competed at the Big Ten Championship meet ... Was awarded the Women's Morgan Piasecki Spartan of the Year Award at the team's end of the year banquet.
Junior Season: Held the fourth-fastest time on the team th in the 50 freestyle (24.18) and in the 100 freestyle (52.79) earning a spot on the 200 and 400 freestyle relays that competed at the Big Ten Championship meet ... Swam a season-best time in the 200 freestyle (1:55.18) at the Big Ten Championship meet.
Sophomore Season: Posted the third-fastest times of the season in the 100 freestyle (51.81) and 200 freestyle (1:54.57) ... Second-place finish in the 50 freestyle against Oakland with a time of 24.27 ... Competed at the Big Ten Championships, posting a 23.92 in the 50 freestyle, a 51.81 in the 100 freestyle and a 1:54.57 in the 200 freestyle ... Member of the 200 and 400 freestyle Big Ten Championship relay teams ... Competed at the Santa Clara Invitational swim meet over the summer.
Freshman Season: Swam in every meet as a true freshman ... Part of the 800 freestyle relay team that took second at the TYR Invitational (11/22) with a 7:28.96 ... Against Houston (10/31), she was a part of the 400 medley relay squad that placed second with a 3:57.07 and 800 freestyle relay team that swam a 8:03.05 for a third-place finish ... Competed in the 800 freestyle relay at the Big Ten Championships (2/19).
High School: Elected captain her senior year...Earned All-America honors...Swam for the Express Swim Club.
Personal: Born Aug. 28, 1990 in Chicago, Ill...Daughter of Mike and Patty Piasecki...Nursing major.