Sixty-eight Spartans student-athletes were recognized for having a 3.0 or better GPA.
Sophomore Tori Jankoska scores a game-high 24 points as MSU wins second-straight game overall, sixth-straight at Champaign.
Aerial Powers scored 24 points and grabbed 16 rebounds to lead Michigan State
Forty-eight Spartans student-athletes were recognized for having a 3.0 or better GPA.
Earned Most Improved Player honor at team banquet ... Appeared in 53 games ... Scored 140 career points in 961 career minutes ... Shot 45-for-144 (31.3%) from the field, as well as 29-of-110 (26.4%) from three-point range ... Scored her first collegiate point in her home state, hitting a free throw at Northwestern (2/26/12) ... 2013-14 Academic All-Big Ten.
JUNIOR (2013-14): Received the Kim Archer Character Award at the team banquet ... Academic All-Big Ten ... Appeared in 11 games ... Averaged 1.4 points in 3.5 minutes ... Shot 6-for-8 (75.0%) from the field, including 2-for-4 from 3-point ... Set a career best in points (7) in nine minutes vs. Canisius (11/14), going 3-for-3 from the field (entered the game with eight career points in 21 career minutes in her two seasons at MSU) ... Played a career-best 10 minutes vs. Detroit (11/20), scoring four points and grabbing a rebound ... Had two points and two assists in seven minutes vs. Colgate (12/29) ... Hit her only field goal attempt in one minute vs. Ohio State (2/15).
SOPHOMORE (2012-13): Academic All-Big Ten ... Appeared in eight games ... Has scored five points in 16 minutes of action ... Made her first career 3-point field goal attempt vs. UT Arlington (11/11), playing a career high three minutes ... Went 2-for-2 from the free throw line vs. Virginia Tech (11/18).
FRESHMAN (2011-12): Played in three games ... Appeared in her first collegiate game vs. Oakland (11/27), grabbing an offensive rebound in one minute ... Scored her first collegiate point in her home state, hitting a free throw at Northwestern (2/26) ... Made her first career basket vs. Indiana (3/1) in the Big Ten Tournament First Round.
HIGH SCHOOL: A four-year letterwinner at Stevenson High School for head coach Tom Dineen ... As a senior, averaged 10 points, six rebounds and three assists ... Named 2011 Lake Shore Area Defensive Player of the Year by the Pioneer Press ... First-team All-North Suburban Conference and All- Lake Shore Area ... During her junior season, averaged 10.5 points, seven rebounds, six assists and three steals, earning all-area honors ... Averaging 8.3 points, four rebounds, five assists and two steals as a sophomore ... As a freshman, averaging 5.5 points, three rebounds, two assists and two steals ... Started 108 of 113 career games, including every game her last three seasons ... Team captain as a junior and senior ... Played AAU for Full Package Athletics and coach Matt Truding.
PERSONAL: Born Nov. 4, 1992 ... Daughter of Jim and Amy Morrissey ... Her father was a four-year football letterwinner at MSU from 1981-84, twice earning All-Big Ten honors; he also played nine seasons in the NFL (Chicago: 1985-93; Green Bay: 1993) ... Has two brothers, Michael and Matthew, and one sister, Caitlin ... Majoring in pre-nursing.