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.
The 6-7 center re-injured her left ACL and will miss her third-straight season.
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.
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 ... An interdisciplinary studies in social science - heath and society major.
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