Spartans line up with Gophers, Badgers
2014: Finished fourth at the Big Ten Championships as part of the Second Novice Eight... Held off Wisconsin in the final 500 to win by a half-length and defeated Minnesota by open water in the second novice eight at Michigan (4/12).
Prior to MSU: Attended West Bloomfield High School in West Bloomfield, MI ... Member of the National Honor Society ... Varsity letterwinner in basketball her junior and senior year in which they won a District Championship in Oakland country ... Three-time varsity letterwinner for track ... Varsity letterwinner for volleyball as a senior.
Personal: Born Nov. 28, 1994 ... Daughter of Bryan and Elaine Atkinson ... Majoring in physiology at the Lyman Briggs School.