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Allyssa DeHaan Selected as MSU's Fifth All-American

March 31, 2010

EAST LANSING, Mich. - Senior Allyssa DeHaan was named to the Associated Press All-American honorable mention team on Tuesday, March 30. DeHaan concluded her storied Michigan State career second on the NCAA Division I all-time blocked shots list and rank fourth at MSU in both career points and rebounds.

DeHaan joins Kisha Kelley (2004-05), Lindsay Bowen (2004-05), Kristin Haynie (2004-05) and Liz Shimek (2004-05, 2005-06) as the only All-Americans in program history.

At the beginning of March, DeHaan became the first Spartan to be named the Big Ten Defensive Player of the Year, after leading the league in blocked shots in conference games with 3.1. She was also seventh in the nation and second in the conference in blocks overall. Earlier this season, DeHaan broke the NCAA Division I blocked shots record and ended her career second all-time with 503. In addition, she became the first player in Big Ten history to be named to the All-Defensive Team in each of her four seasons.

DeHaan also earned All-Big Ten honors for the fourth time in her career, being named to the second team by both the coaches and the media. Overall this season, she led the Spartans with 10.6 points and was second with 5.8 rebounds, and was also sixth in the conference with an 82.7% free throw percentage.

For her career, DeHaan is fourth all-time at MSU with 1,649 points and 919 rebounds, becoming only one of three Spartans to rank in the top-five in both categories. She also broke the Michigan State games played record with 136 and ended up third at MSU with 128 starts.



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