Forty-seven Spartans student-athletes were recognized for having a 3.0 or better GPA.
Kiana Johnson led Spartans with 16 points and six assists on Saturday.
Junior Klarissa Bell led all scorers with 20 points.
MSU to play Purdue Sunday at 4 p.m. in its second-ever championship game.
MSU and OSU tip on Monday at 6:30 p.m. on Big Ten Network.
Michigan State women's basketball
Spartans take on No. 8 Lady Lions.
The Spartans lost to No. 9 Penn St., 76-55
AP Photos: Michigan State vs. No. 19 Louisville
FRESHMAN (2011-12): Named MSU's Sixth Player of the Year at the team banquet ... Played in 31 games, starting nine ... Averaged 7.2 points (fourth on the team) and 4.3 rebounds (second on the team) in 17.2 minutes ... Second on the team with 1.6 offensive rebounds ... Finished second on the team in free throw percentage (76.1%) and 3-point field goal percentage (35.9%), and fourth in field goal percentage (45.1%) ... In her collegiate debut, tallied 12 points and nine rebounds, both team highs, in 22 minutes vs. Villanova (11/11); her 12 points were the 11th-most and her nine rebounds were the fifth-most in a Spartan debut ... Also had 12 points and a team-high nine rebounds in 16 minutes vs. North Carolina A&T (11/12) ... Iona Tip-Off Tournament All-Tournament team ... Named Big Ten Freshman of the Week on Nov. 14; first in MSU history ... Had a solid game vs. IPFW (11/15) with nine points, 10 rebounds, two assists and three blocks ... Posted six points, six rebounds, two steals and two blocks in 20 minutes vs. Western Michigan (11/17) ... First Spartan freshman to score 20 points since Nov. 14, 2008, as she totaled 20 points, nine rebounds, a season-high four assists and two blocks in a season-high 31 minutes at Milwaukee (11/22); went 8-of-10 from the field and 4-of-4 from the line ... Had eight points and six rebounds (four offensive) vs. Oakland (11/27) ... Posted nine points and six rebounds at No. 24 Texas (12/10) ... Led MSU with 11 points vs. Colorado State (12/20) ... Posted eight points and six rebounds vs. Pittsburgh (12/21) ... Scored seven points in 11 minutes off the bench vs. Indiana (1/12) ... Scored double-figures for the first time in a Big Ten game, posting 11 points, including nine in a 2-minute stretch in the second half, vs. No. 11 Ohio State (1/15), also adding five rebounds ... Hit two 3-pointers for six points and added four rebounds at Minnesota (1/19) ... A spark off the bench vs. Northwestern (2/9), posting nine points and four rebounds in 17 minutes ... Had her most points in a Big Ten game, scoring a game-high 17 points (15 of which were in the second half and overtime), going 7-for-13 from the field, in 31 minutes off the bench vs. No. 17 Purdue (2/19), also added six rebounds ... Had seven points vs. No. 23 Nebraska (2/23) ... In 18 minutes off the bench at Northwestern (2/26), scored 12 points on 4-of-7 shooting, including making both 3-pointers, and had four rebounds ... Went 5-of-6 from the field for 11 points vs. Indiana (3/1) in the Big Ten Tournament First Round.
HIGH SCHOOL: 2011 Associated Press Class A Player of the Year ... Third in the voting for Michigan's Miss Basketball ... Midland Dow's all-time leader in career points (1,524) and rebounds (875) ... A four-year letterwinner at Midland Dow High School for head coach Bob Wellman ... As a senior, averaged team-highs in points (22), rebounds (13) and blocks (2), while also adding three steals and two assists per game ... Shot nearly 60-percent from the field and over 70-percent from the foul line ... 2011 Saginaw News Player of the Year ... Led Midland Dow to a 19-1 record ... A four-time all-state selection, earning first-team honors as a senior, junior and sophomore ... A two-time Saginaw Valley League Most Valuable Player and a four-time first-team All-Saginaw Valley League selection ... As a junior, averaged 18.6 points, 9.5 rebounds, 1.3 assists, 2.8 steals and 1.8 blocks, while leading Midland Dow to its first-ever Class A quarterfinals ... Collegiate Girls Basketball Report ranked her No. 27 overall and the No. 8 forward in the country ... Played AAU basketball for Midland Fast Break and coach Ron Peterson ... Also lettered in volleyball as a freshman and sophomore, and in track & field as a sophomore and junior ... Placed second in the Saginaw Valley League in the high jump as a junior, and qualified for the state championships as a sophomore and junior.
PERSONAL: Born Dec. 12, 1992 ... Daughter of Richard and Marybeth Mills ... Has one sister, Rachel ... No-preference major ... Member of the National Honor Society.
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