Post-Game Quotes: IPFW
Spartans honor the success of the 2012-13 season so far; look forward to NCAA Tournament.
MSU and OSU tip on Monday at 6:30 p.m. on Big Ten Network.
MIchigan State vs. North Carolina (USATSI)
On Thursday, Oct. 24, the Michigan State women's basketball program held its annual media day at Breslin Center.
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.
REDSHIRT JUNIOR (2013-14): Appeared in 18 games ... Averaging 1.9 points, 2.2 rebounds and 1.3 blocks in 8.2 minutes ... Missed the first four games of the season ... Played in her first game since Nov. 14, 2011, scoring six points, with a rebounds, a block and a steal in five minutes vs. Rice (11/23) ... Missed three games (IPFW, at Florida State, at Virginia Tech) ... Played six minutes vs. Oakland (12/15), grabbing three rebounds and blocking two shots ... Tied her then-career-highs in rebounds (4) and minutes (13) vs. No. 13 Oklahoma State (12/19) in the Puerto Rico Classic ... Had three blocks and her first career assist in 11 minutes vs. Georgetown (12/20) in the Puerto Rico Classic ... Had season highs of seven points and eight rebounds in only 11 minutes vs. Colgate (12/29) ... In her Big Ten debut, had five points, two rebounds and a block in a career-high 14 minutes at Minnesota (1/4) ... In a career-high 19 minutes at Ohio State (1/26), blocked seven shots and grabbed eight rebounds; her blocks tied for the 10th most in a MSU single game ... In her first NCAA Tournament game, posted two points, four rebounds and four blocks in eight minutes at No. 12/13 North Carolina (3/25).
SOPHOMORE (2012-13): Missed the entire 2012-13 season after partially tearing the anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) in her left knee ... Received the Kim Archer Character Award at the team banquet.
REDSHIRT FRESHMAN (2011-12): Received the Pat Canning Coaches Award at the team banquet ... Missed the final 29 games of the 2011-12 season after tearing her left ACL vs. IPFW (11/15) ... Appeared in three games ... Averaged 3.3 points, 3.0 rebounds and 1.7 blocks in 8.3 minutes ... Shot 50.0% from the field ... Scored eight points in her Spartan debut, also adding three rebounds in 13 minutes vs. Villanova (11/11) ... Grabbed four rebounds and blocked two shots in nine minutes vs. North Carolina A&T (11/12) ... Blocked two shots and grabbed two rebounds in three minutes vs. IPFW (11/15) before leaving with a knee injury.
2010-11: Missed the entire season after tearing the ACL in her right knee on Oct. 31.
HIGH SCHOOL: 2010 Gatorade Michigan Player of the Year ... Started the 2010 McDonald's All-American Game, posting four points, a game-high 13 rebounds, three assists, one block and one steal in 23 minutes ... Second McDonald's All-American in MSU history ... USA Today's 2010 All-USA High School Second Team ... 2010 Associated Press Class B Co-Player of the Year ... Four-time all-state selection, leading Detroit Country Day to two Class B state championships (2008, 2009) and a runner-up finish as a senior ... DCD went 100-4 in her four seasons for head coach Frank Orlando ... Ranked No. 12 in the class of 2010 by Collegiate Girls Basketball Report and No. 30 by Blue Star Basketball, also top-100 by hoopgurlz.com ... As a senior, averaged 12.5 points, 11 rebounds and nine blocks, earning Detroit Free Press and Detroit News Dream Team honors ... Was fourth for Michigan's Miss Basketball in 2010 ... As a junior, averaged nine points, 10 rebounds and eight blocks per game, earning Dream Team and First Team Class B All-State honors by both the Detroit Free Press and Detroit News, and Associated Press All-State honors ... Posted the first recorded triple-double in championship game history as a junior with 11 points, 11 rebounds and a finals record 11 blocks ... As a sophomore, earned second team all-state honors by the Detroit News and third team by the Detroit Free Press, while as a freshman, received fourth team all-state recognition ... Four-time all-metro and all-district selection ... Led her AAU team, the Michigan Monarchs, coached by Ray Booker, to five-straight state championships from 2001-05.
PERSONAL: Born July 6, 1992 ... Daughter of Kevin and Nanette Casida, and Kevin Williams ... Received her degree in interdisciplinary studies in social science - heath and society in May 2014.
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