Forty-eight Spartans student-athletes were recognized for having a 3.0 or better GPA.
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
Michigan State at No. 8 Penn State
Spartans take on No. 8 Lady Lions.
On Monday, Oct. 8, head coach Suzy Merchant and the Michigan State women's basketball program held its media day at the Breslin Center. Coach Merchant, the assistant coaches and the student-athletes met with the media for over an hour to discuss the upcoming 2012-13 season.
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In 63 career games, averaging 6.4 points and 3.7 rebounds in only 14.2 minutes ... Has led MSU in field goal percentage in both seasons ... Averaging 1.8 offensive rebounds per game in her career, including a team-best 2.4 last season ... Per 40 minutes, averaging 18.1 points and 10.4 rebounds in her first two seasons ... 2012-13 Academic All-Big Ten ... High school All-American and Michigan's Miss Basketball.
SOPHOMORE (2012-13): Academic All-Big Ten ... Appeared in 33 games, starting five ... Averaged 7.6 points and 4.7 rebounds (fourth on the team) in 17.6 minutes ... Led the team in field goal percentage (43.6%) for the second-straight season ... Finished ninth in the Big Ten with a team-best 2.4 offensive rebounds per game ... In the season opener vs. UT Arlington (11/11), totaled 11 points, on 4-for-5 shooting, and seven rebounds in 19 minutes off the bench ... Chipped in eight points and six rebounds at Eastern Michigan (11/15) ... Led MSU in scoring for the first time in her career vs. Virginia Tech (11/18), posting 12 points and five rebounds in 19 minutes off the bench ... Scored 14 points vs. Albany (11/21) on 6-for-9 shooting in 24 minutes ... Added nine points and four rebounds vs. Robert Morris (11/25) ... Grabbed two steals at NC State (11/29) in the ACC/Big Ten Challenge ... Scored a career-high 19 points in only 19 minutes vs. Milwaukee (12/1), adding six rebounds and a career-high two assists ... In just 12 minutes off the bench at Oakland (12/5), went 4-for-5 from the field for eight points ... Missed the game at No. 18 Dayton (12/8) to attend the funeral of a high school friend ... In 16 minutes vs. IPFW (12/16), posted nine points and seven rebounds (five offensive); went 7-for-10 from the foul line ... Named to the South Point Holiday Hoops Classic All-Tournament Team - Scored 12 points and grabbed six rebounds in 16 minutes vs. Oregon State (12/19); Posted seven points and four rebounds in 19 minutes vs. Texas Tech (12/20) ... Scored 15 points on 7-for-11 shooting vs. Minnesota (1/3), also adding four rebounds ... Tallied 12 points and five rebounds in 23 minutes vs. No. 9 Penn State (1/6) ... Posted her first career double-double with a game-high tying 18 points and a then-career-high 13 rebounds in only 22 minutes at Illinois (1/13); first time in her career she led MSU in rebounding; her eight offensive rebounds were the most by a Spartan since March 2, 2011 ... Making her first career start, grabbed a game-high 11 rebounds (including seven offensive) and picked up a career-high three steals in a career-high 36 minutes vs. No. 13 Purdue (1/27) ... Posted eight points in only 13 minutes vs. Michigan (2/4) ... In 16 minutes at No. 8 Penn State (2/10), posted eight points and six rebounds ... Added eight points, all in the second half, in 19 minutes at Ohio State (2/25) ... In only 14 minutes vs. Michigan (3/8) in the Big Ten Tournament quarterfinals, posted eight points and four rebounds ... Grabbed a career-high 14 rebounds in the Big Ten Tournament semifinals vs. No. 8 Penn State (3/9), also tying career highs with two assists and two blocks in 29 minutes ... Went 3-for-3 for six points and added a career-high two assists in only eight minutes vs. Marist (3/23) in the NCAA Tournament First Round ... Scored six points against No. 10 Maryland (3/25) in the NCAA Tournament Second Round.
FRESHMAN (2011-12): Appeared in 30 games ... Averaged 5.1 points and 2.5 rebounds in only 10.3 minutes per game ... Shot a team-best 54.2% (58-107) from the field ... Her percentage was the fourth-best by a Spartan freshman all-time ... Scored 13 points, grabbed four rebounds, blocked a shot and picked up a steal in 15 minutes vs. North Carolina A&T (11/12); her 13 points tie for the ninth most in a Spartan debut ... In eight minutes off the bench vs. IPFW (11/15), posted five points and five rebounds ... In only 10 minutes, all in the second half, totaled 13 points on 6-of-7 shooting, and grabbed four rebounds, vs. Western Michigan (11/17) ... Went 3-of-3 from the field for six points in 13 minutes vs. Oakland (11/27) ... Scored nine points and grabbed three rebounds vs. No. 9 Miami (12/1) ... Scored nine points in only 14 minutes vs. Detroit (12/6), also adding four rebounds and a steal ... Had eight points in 16 minutes vs. Colorado State (12/20) ... Scored in double-figures for the first time since Nov. 17, totaling 11 points and five rebounds in a then-season high 21 minutes at Indiana (12/30) ... Had nine points, including six during a key second half run, vs. Michigan (1/4), adding four rebounds and a season high two blocks ... Scored eight points and grabbed four rebounds in 18 minutes at Minnesota (1/19) ... Had seven points and four rebounds, while playing a season-high 22 minutes at No. 13 Purdue (1/23) ... Chipped in six points and four rebounds on her birthday vs. Illinois (1/26) ... Tied a then-season high with five rebounds, including three offensive, in only five minutes at Wisconsin (2/16) ... In the Big Ten Tournament First Round vs. Indiana (3/1), scored a season-high 17 points and grabbed a season-high six rebounds in only 14 minutes ... In only 10 minutes in the NCAA Tournament First Round vs. No. 19 Louisville (3/17), totaled eight points, five rebounds, a block and a steal.
HIGH SCHOOL: 2011 PARADE High School All-American ... 2011 Michigan's Miss Basketball ... 2011 Michigan's Gatorade Player of the Year ... 2011 Associated Press Class D Player of the Year ... Michigan's girls' basketball career record holder in points with 3,034 and rebounds with 1,692, surpassing the previous records of 2,989 points and 1,667 rebounds ... Also 10th in MHSAA history with 320 career blocks ... A four-year letterwinner for head coach Al Becker at Central Lake High School ... A four-time first-team all-state, all-conference and all-region selection ... As a senior, led the Trojans to a 26-1 record, advancing them to the Class D semifinals, while averaging more than 29 points, 15 rebounds and three blocks ... GTM Sportswear® Athlete of the Month for March 2011 ... As a junior, set the MHSAA single-season records with 935 points and 478 rebounds ... Led the Trojans to the Class D semifinals and a 26-1 record ... Averaged 34.6 points, 17.7 rebounds, 3.5 blocks, 3.0 steals and 1.8 assists per game ... 2010 Associated Press Class D Player of the Year ... As a sophomore, grabbed 380 rebounds, the ninth most in a single-season in MHSAA history ... Scored at least 50 points three times in her career, including a career-high 53 points against Inland Lake on Feb. 15, 2011; tied for seventh most in a single-game in MHSAA history ... Set a career high with 31 rebounds vs. Mancelona on Jan. 29, 2008, tied for the fourth most in a game in MHSAA history ... Ranked No. 44 overall and the No. 11 center in the country by Collegiate Girls Basketball Report, in addition to being tabbed No. 85 overall by Blue Star Basketball ... Played AAU basketball for MGBR and coach Amanda Rainsburger ... Also lettered all four years in volleyball and track & field at Central Lake ... A three-time Lower Peninsula Division 4 shot put champion (2009, 2010, 2011), also finishing second as a freshman ... Holds the Lower Peninsula Division 4 shot put record at 42-7, set as a junior ... An all-state selection in volleyball as a senior, after leading the Trojans in kills ... Also an honorable mention all-state selection as a junior, and a four-time all-conference honoree.
PERSONAL: Born Jan. 26, 1993 ... Daughter of Ralph and Jill Hines ... Has two sisters, Jillian and Allie ... Majoring in kinesiology ... Co-valedictorian and homecoming queen at Central Lake High School ... Member of the National Honor Society.
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