Forty-eight Spartans student-athletes were recognized for having a 3.0 or better GPA.
Spartans play Maryland on Monday at 7:20 p.m. in College Park.
Kiana Johnson led Spartans with 16 points and six assists on Saturday.
The Spartans met with the media and held a practice at Comcast Center today.
Spartans honor the success of the 2012-13 season so far; look forward to NCAA Tournament.
Michigan State women's basketball
Michigan State vs. Marist - AP Photos
On Senior Day, the Michigan State women's basketball team defeated Wisconsin, 54-48 at Breslin Center. March 3, 2013
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.
Played 125 games in her Spartan career, which ranks 14th in MSU history ... Started 64 contests ... Posted a career line of 4.5 points, 3.5 rebounds and 1.2 assists in 18.4 minutes ... Ended her career in 18th place on the MSU career 3-point field goal list with 50 ... A two-year captain.
SENIOR (2012-13): MSU's recipient of the Big Ten Sportsmanship Award ... Academic All-Big Ten ... Received two awards at the team banquet - Spartan Hustle and Best Rebounder ... 2012-13 tri-captain ... Started all 34 games, which ranked eighth on the MSU single-season list ... Posted career high totals in points, rebounds, assists, steals, blocks and minutes ... Finished second on the team and 20th in the Big Ten with 5.8 rebounds ... Also averaged 6.1 points, 2.3 assists and 0.9 steals in 28.2 minutes ... Second on the team with 1.9 offensive rebounds ... Finished second on the team in free throw percentage (78.2%; 43-for-55) ... In the season opener vs. UT Arlington (11/11), totaled nine points, five rebounds, two assists and a career high three steals in 25 minutes ... Added five points and five rebounds at Eastern Michigan (11/15) ... Grabbed a game-high nine rebounds, with four assists and six points vs. Virginia Tech (11/18) ... Chipped in six points, six rebounds, two assists and two steals vs. Albany (11/21) ... Scored double-figures for the first time this season with 10 points and pulled down a game-high nine rebounds vs. Robert Morris (11/25), also adding three assists ... Set a then-career high with five assists at NC State (11/29) in the ACC/Big Ten Challenge, also adding five points, six rebounds and two steals ... Set a career high with six assists, also adding seven points and a game-high eight rebounds in only 24 minutes vs. Milwaukee (12/1) ... Filled the stat sheet with nine points, seven rebounds, a career-high tying six assists, two blocks and two steals at Oakland (12/5) ... Tallied her first career double-double with 12 points and 11 rebounds (tying a career high) in a career-high 40 minutes at No. 18 Dayton (12/8), also adding a team-high four assists and a career-high three blocks ... Posted her second straight double-double with 10 points and a team-high 10 rebounds in 28 minutes vs. IPFW (12/16) ... Grabbed six rebounds vs. Oregon State (12/19) and posted seven points and nine rebounds vs. Texas Tech (12/20) in the South Point Holiday Hoops Classic ... Posted 10 points, on 5-for-7 shooting, and seven rebounds vs. Temple (12/29) ... Tallied her third career double-double (all in her senior season) at Illinois (1/13) with 11 points and 11 rebounds (six offensive), while playing all 40 minutes; was a perfect 5-for-5 from the field ... Posted six points, seven rebounds and four assists vs. Iowa (1/17) ... Posted 11 points (nine in the second half) and five rebounds at Nebraska (1/24) ... Had five points and five rebounds at Northwestern (1/31) ... Tallied nine points, a team-high nine rebounds and three assists vs. Michigan (2/4) ... Posted nine points, a game-high 10 rebounds and three assists at No. 8 Penn State (2/10) ... Had eight points, six rebounds and two steals at Ohio State (2/25) ... Tied her career high with three steals at No. 22 Purdue (2/28) ... In her final game at Breslin Center, posted four points and four rebounds vs. Wisconsin (3/3) ... Led MSU with six rebounds vs. Michigan (3/8) in the Big Ten Tournament quarterfinals, also adding four assists.
JUNIOR (2011-12): Received the MSU Hustle Award at the team banquet ... One of three team captains ... Played in all 32 games, starting 12 ... Averaging 4.0 points and 3.1 rebounds in 16.8 minutes ... Third on the team in free throw percentage (76.7%; 46-for-60) ... Scored nine points in 18 minutes vs. North Carolina A&T (11/12), also added four rebounds and a career-best two steals ... Scored five points in 15 minutes vs. Western Michigan (11/17) ... Played the final 18 minutes at Florida Gulf Coast (11/19), tallying four points and six rebounds ... Made her first start of the season at Milwaukee (11/22), totaling three points, three rebounds and two assists ... Scored eight points, going 1-for-1 from the field and 6-of-9 from the line, and grabbed six rebounds (four offensive) vs. Oakland (11/27) ... Tied a then-season high with nine points and grabbed three rebounds in a then-career high 34 minutes vs. No. 9 Miami (12/1) ... Scored six points and grabbed two steals vs. Eastern Michigan (12/3) ... Had six points and four rebounds in 17 minutes vs. Detroit (12/6) ... Posted five points and tied a season high with two steals in 15 minutes at No. 24 Texas (12/10) ... Statistically had her best game of the season at Indiana (12/30), scoring eight points, grabbing a then-career-high-tying nine rebounds, and adding two assists and two steals ... Set a career high in rebounds for the second straight game, grabbing a game-high 11 vs. Michigan (1/4), also adding six points and two assists ... Scored eight points vs. Indiana (1/12), going 2-for-3 from behind the arc, her most 3-pointers since Dec. 18, 2010 ... Reached double-figures for the first time this season and for the first time since Dec. 18, 2010, scoring a team-high 12 points vs. Ohio State (1/15), also adding a team- and season-high three assists and five rebounds ... Scored seven points in only 13 minutes at Minnesota (1/19) ... Posted seven points and six rebounds in only 17 minutes at No. 13 Purdue (1/23) ... Grabbed six rebounds and two steals vs. Illinois (1/26) ... Grabbed four rebounds and had two assists in 15 minutes at Iowa (2/12) ... Had four points, two rebounds and two assists at Wisconsin (2/16) ... Had five points and three rebounds in 15 minutes at Northwestern (2/26).
SOPHOMORE (2010-11): Played in 25 games, starting the first four ... Averaged 2.3 points and 2.0 rebounds in 10.8 minutes per game ... Scored four points in the season opener vs. IPFW (11/13) ... Posted seven points and five rebounds vs. Dayton (11/15) ... Grabbed five rebounds at No. 2 Baylor (11/19) ... Scored a season-high eight points vs. Richmond (11/27), hitting 2-of-5 from 3-point range ... Pulled down four rebounds in 11 minutes vs. No. 17 Texas (12/5) ... Had three offensive rebounds in four minutes at Western Michigan (12/10) ... Posted seven points, three rebounds and two assists in 21 minutes vs. Iona (12/12) ... Reached double-figure points for the first time this season with 12 points vs. Dartmouth (12/18), also adding a season-high three assists ... Had three points, two rebounds and two assists in eight minutes vs. Illinois (1/2) ... Played the final 19 minutes at Wisconsin (2/3), scoring four points, all in the final four minutes of regulation, and grabbed two rebounds ... Grabbed four rebounds in seven minutes at Illinois (2/20).
2009-10: Received a medical redshirt ... Missed the final 31 games of the 2009-10 season with a torn ACL in her right knee ... Appeared in two games, starting one ... Led the team with 16.5 points, 7.5 rebounds and 4.0 assists, while shooting 8-of-13 (.615) from behind the arc, at the time of her injury ... Scored a team-high 21 points, matching her career high, including four-3-pointers, in the opener at Dayton (11/13); also adding nine rebounds and four assists, both career-highs at the time ... Knocked down another four 3-pointers at Detroit (11/15) for 12 points, also adding six rebounds and four assists.
FRESHMAN (2008-09): Appeared in 32 games, starting 13 ... Eighth on team in scoring at 4.2 per game ... Also averaged 2.5 rebounds and 0.9 assists ... Shot 44.8% from the field, good for fifth on the team and second among Big Ten freshmen ... Scored 21 points on 9-of-12 shooting from the field, along with eight rebounds in her collegiate debut against Niagara (11/14); her point total was the most in a MSU debut since 2002 ... Posted nine points against Stony Brook (11/16) ... Had nine points and four assists vs. Detroit (11/19) ... Four points, five rebounds and two blocks against Quinnipiac (11/23) ... Second career game in double figures against No. 23/20 Old Dominion (11/26) with 10 points, including a season-high 6-of-8 from the free throw line, and added four rebounds ... Had eight points on 4-of-5 shooting at Georgia Tech (12/3) ... Had four points, hitting all four free throw attempts, two rebounds and two assists at Xavier (12/14) ... Tallied 11 points, including a perfect 5-of-5 from the foul line, and four rebounds against Delaware State (12/18) ... Three rebounds in only seven minutes vs. Indiana (12/29) ... Tallied seven points (including a half court, halftime buzzer beater), three rebounds and two assists in 20 minutes at No. 17 Ohio State (1/4) ... In first career start, posted three points, a team-high three assists and two rebounds against Northwestern (1/8) ... Had five points and three boards at Northwestern (1/22) ... Posted five points and four rebounds against Wisconsin (1/25) ... Had six points and six rebounds vs. Iowa (1/29) ... Scored most points since debut with 12 points, including going 2-of-3 from 3-point range, at Illinois (2/5), also adding five rebounds and two assists in a season-best 33 minutes ... Had four points in 10 minutes vs. Purdue (3/1) ... Chipped in four points and three assists in 21 minutes in the NCAA Regional Semifinal against No. 17/19 Iowa State (3/28).
HIGH SCHOOL: Ohio High School Basketball Coaches Association (OHSBCA) Division I Player of the Year her senior season ... A second-team all-state selection by the Associated Press ... Averaged 21 points and 10 rebounds in leading Boardman High School to the state semifinals and a 19-8 record in her final season ... Named to the all-league and all-district first team for the third straight year ... Ended her high school career with 2,000 points ... Named one of the top 25 seniors in the state by Ohio Girls Basketball Report ... Also received votes for Federal League Player of the Year ... Earned Ohio All-Tournament accolades after Boardman won the district and regional titles en route to the state semifinals ... Closed her senior season playing in two all-star games; the OHSBCA All-Star Game and the 38th annual Al Beach Classic at Boardman High School, where she scored 16 points to lead Mahoning County over Trumbull County ... Named a McDonald's All-American nominee ... Averaged 25.0 points a game as a junior, becoming the 10th player in Boardman High School history to surpass the 1,000-point mark ... During her sophomore and junior seasons, earned first-team All-Federal League and first-team All-Northeastern Ohio honors ... Averaged just over 18 points a game as a sophomore ... As a freshman, helped Boardman qualify for the state semifinals, marking the school's first appearance at the state championships in Columbus ... Played in the same conference as fellow Spartan Porschè Poole ... Also played volleyball for three years ... Named MVP of the team as a junior ... Two-time All-Federal League and all-district volleyball selection .... Member of track team for two years.
PERSONAL: Born March 21, 1990 ... Daughter of Bob and Marcia Schiffauer ... Graduated in May 2013 with a degree in education.
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