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.
Powers breaks single-season scoring record with 18 points and 18 rebounds.
Aerial Powers had 18 points in the game
Becca Mills scored the game-winning basket with 54 seconds to play
Michigan State takes on Notre Dame
MIchigan State vs. North Carolina (USATSI)
MSU beat Hampton 91-61 in the NCAA Tournament First Round on March 23 in Chapel Hill, N.C. Photos by Spencer Herlong.
Michigan State vs. Hampton (USATSI)
Michigan State @ Ohio State
Averaging 14.9 points and 4.9 rebounds in 63 career games ... No. 8 in the MSU career record book with 132 3-point field goals made and fourth with a 36.6% 3-point field goal percentage ... Earned All-Big Ten honors in 2014 and 2015... Received the Playmaker award at the 2014 and 2015 postseason banquets, also earning the Defensive Player of the Year honor.
SOPHOMORE (2014-15): Earned Second-Team All-Big Ten honors ... Started all 31 games, scoring in double figures in 29 of 31 games ... Second on team and is fifth in the Big Ten in scoring with 17.5 ppg, as well as averaging 6.9 rebounds (third on team), 3.9 assists (first on team), 36.5 minutes (first on team and fourth in the Big Ten) ... Tied for the team lead with 20 points in the opener vs. Eastern Michigan (11/16), also adding eight rebounds, a game-high five assists; made a career-high 11 free throws, which tied for ninth on the MSU single-game list ... Scored 20 points vs. No. 3/2 Notre Dame (11/19), making three 3-pointers ... Became first Spartan since 1994 (Kisha Kelley) to score 20-points in the first three games, tallying a game-high 22 points vs. IUPUI (12/23), also adding team highs of six assists and three steals; again made 11 free throws tying her career high set two games prior ... Had a solid line of 19 points, five rebounds, five rebounds, a career-high three blocks and two steals vs. Oakland (11/26) ... Logged her fifth-straight double-digit scoring outing with 16 points against Miami (Ohio) (11/30), adding three rebounds, three assists, two steals and one block ... Registered her first double-double of the season against Georgia Tech (12/4) by netting a team-leading 21 points to go with a season-best 10 rebounds, was also a perfect 6-of-6 at the free throw line, in addition to dishing out a career-high tying seven assists and swiping two steals in playing a career-high 45 minutes ... Notched 16 points, five rebounds, four assists and two steals in 37 minutes at Georgia (12/7) ... Drained three three-pointers on the way to 15 points at Loyola Chicago (12/14), adding three assists, two rebounds and one steal in 20 minutes ... Scored 17 points along with five rebounds in the win against Alcorn State (12/16), adding three assists and a two blocks ... Scored 15 points to go along with four rebounds and two assists against No. 9 Baylor (12/20) ... Tied career high with 25 points in a win against No. 19 Syracuse (12/21) adding 10 rebounds for her second double-double of the season ... Continued her double figure scoring with 13 points against Northwestern in the Big Ten opener (12/28), adding eight rebounds and two blocks ... Netted 19 points to go with seven rebounds, three steals and two assists versus Indiana (12/31) ... Scored 17 points with seven rebound to go along with two assists and two steals in 38 minutes against Michigan (1/4) ... Neared a career high with six assists against Nebraska (1/8), adding 11 points and seven rebounds and tied a career high with five steals ... A Northwestern (Jan. 11), scored 18 points with a team-high eight boards and six assists in 40 minutes ... Earned her third double-double of the season with 11 points and a career-high 12 rebounds and a team-high four assists in 39 minutes against Illinois (1/15) ... Against No. 22/21 Iowa on 1/18, scored seven points to go along with three rebounds, one assist and one steal in 32 minutes ... Had her fourth double-double of the season with 11 points and 10 rebounds against No. 7/6 Maryland (1/22) in 38 minutes of action ... Scored 19 points with four rebounds, four assists and three steals against Wisconsin (1/25) ... Had a career-high 28 points along with 11 rebounds, six assists and three steals against Indiana (1/28) ... At Ohio State (2/2), scored 19 points with five helpers and four rebounds in 40 minutes ... Scored six points with six boards and six assists against Michigan (2/5) ... Had 21 points and eight boards with a season-high five treys at Minnesota (2/8) in 40 minutes ... Had her seventh double-double of the season at Penn State (2/11) with 18 points and 11 rebounds in 40 minutes ... Had a career-high nine assists with 14 points in 39 minutes against No. 5 Maryland (2/16) ... Against No. 19/18 Rutgers, led the team with 21 points and eight rebounds in 40 minutes ... Had a game-high 24 points and 12 rebounds at Illinois (2/25) ... Led the team in scoring with 26 points, nine rebounds and five assists in 40 minutes at Purdue (2/28) ... Against Michigan in the Big Ten Tournament (3/5), scored 15 points with four boards and assists in 27 minutes ... Scored 19 points with six rebounds against Maryland in the Big Ten Tournament (3/6).
FRESHMAN (2013-14): Honorable mention All-Big Ten by the coaches and media ... Received the Playmaker Award at the team banquet ... Played in all 33 games, starting 17, including the last 14 ... Averaged 12.4 points (tied for second on the team and 25th in the Big Ten), 3.1 rebounds, 2.4 assists (third on the team) and 1.2 steals (second on the team) in 28.4 minutes ... Led the team with 1.9 3-pointers per game, ranking 10th in the Big Ten, and second with a 36.0% 3-point field goal percentage ... Her 64 3-pointers are tied for the eighth-most in a MSU single-season ... Shot 6.2% from the free throw line, which was third on the team ... Led MSU in scoring seven times (MSU was 7-0) ... Her 408 points were the third-most ever by a Spartan freshman, while her 12.4 scoring average was sixth ... Among all-time MSU freshman, also second in 3-pointers (64), third in 3-point field goal percentage (36.0%), fourth in free throws (80), sixth in assists (79) and 10th in free throw percentage (76.2%) ... In Big Ten games, finished sixth in the conference in 3-point field goal percentage (41.6%) and seventh in 3-pointers made (2.3) ... In her Spartan debut, posted 14 points in 21 minutes off the bench at No. 6 Notre Dame (11/11); her 14 points tied for the eighth most in a Spartan debut ... Scored 17 points, while adding four steals, three assists and two blocks vs. Canisius (11/14) ... Tied for the team lead with 24 points vs. No. 23/21 Dayton (11/17), going 8-for-16 from the field and 4-for-7 from 3-point, while also leading the team with nine rebounds; her 24 points were the most by a MSU freshman since 2008 ... Posted her first career double-double with team-highs of 19 points and 11 rebounds at Temple (11/26), also adding four assists; went 10-for-12 from the free throw line, the most FT made by a Spartan since Feb. 6, 2011 ... Made her first career start at Florida State (12/4) ... Scored a season- and game-high 25 points vs. Colgate (12/29), shooting 6-for-9 from behind the arc, while adding four assists (no turnovers) in 32 minutes off the bench; her 25 points were the ninth-most by a Spartan freshman, and her six 3-pointers were the fourth most all-time and second most by a freshman ... In her Big Ten debut, led MSU with 14 points in 22 minutes off the bench at Minnesota (1/4) ... Scored 19 points on 5-for-9 shooting, including making all three 3-pointers, in 25 minutes off the bench at Iowa (1/16) ... Tied her season-high with 25 points in the start at Ohio State (1/26), shooting 7-for-13 from the field, including 5-for-7 from 3-point ... Had 15 points, six rebounds, a game-high six assists, and three steals vs. No. 19/16 Purdue (2/2) ... Tied for the team lead with 22 points on 8-for-11 shooting, including 4-for-7 from 3-point, at Illinois (2/5) ... Set new season highs with seven assists (no turnovers) and five steals at Wisconsin (2/20), also adding 14 points ... Led MSU with 21 points, including 4-for-8 from 3-point, while playing all 40 minutes vs. Minnesota (2/24), also adding five assists ... Named Big Ten Freshman of the Week on Feb. 25, along with being named to the Big Ten Player of the Week honor roll ... Had 15 points and seven rebounds vs. Indiana (3/2) ... Had 14 points, including the go-ahead layup with 1:15 left, and five assists (with no turnovers) vs. Michigan in the Big Ten Tournament quarterfinals (3/7) ... Had 11 points and three assists in her NCAA Tournament debut vs. Hampton (3/23) in the first round ... Scored 14 points, and added five rebounds, four assists and two steals in the NCAA Tournament Second Round at No. 12/13 North Carolina (3/25).
HIGH SCHOOL: A four-year letterwinner and starter, and three-year captain at Freeland High School for head coach Tom Zolinski ... Shattered Freeland's career scoring record, totaling 2,333 points ... In her career, averaged 24.1 points, 5.3 rebounds, 3.9 assists and 3.6 steals ... A 2013 PARADE High School All-American ... 2013 Michigan's Miss Basketball and Michigan's Gatorade Girls Basketball Player of the Year ... Averaged 30.9 points, 7.0 rebounds, 3.8 assists and 4.8 steals as a senior, leading Freeland to a 22-2 record ... First-team all-state as a senior, junior and sophomore, while being an honorable mention choice as a freshman ... As a junior, led Freeland to the Class B semifinals, while averaging 25.6 points, 6.8 rebounds, 4.4 assists and 3.0 steals ... Own Freeland's top-two single-season scoring marks (742 in 2013 and 641 in 2012) ... Midland Daily News Player of the Year in 2012 and 2013 ... Four-time all-conference honoree ... Played AAU for Midland FastBreak and coaches Tim Carter and Ron Peterson, and Michigan Crossover ... Lettered in volleyball, soccer and track & field at Freeland ... Honorable mention all-state honors as a junior in volleyball and as a senior in soccer.
PERSONAL: Born on Sept. 16, 1994... Daughter of Randy and Lisa Jankoska ... Has two sisters, Jessi and Jenni, and one brother, Jacob ... Member of the National Honor Society
Points: 28, vs. Indiana (1/28/15)
Field Goals: 9, vs. Indiana (1/28/15)
Free Throws: 11, twice, last vs. IUPUI (11/23/14)
3-Point Field Goals: 6, vs. Colgate (12/29/13)
Rebounds: 12, twice, last at Illinois (2/25/15)
Assists: 9, vs. Maryland (2/16/15)
Blocks: 3, vs. Oakland (11/26/14)
Steals: 5, twice, last vs. Nebraska (1/8/15)
Minutes: 45, vs. Georgia Tech (12/4/14)