MSU field hockey is recognized for student-athlete success in the classroom.
Seventy-eight Spartans student-athletes were recognized for having a 3.0 or better GPA.
Michigan State will face Michigan and Kent State in away contests.
MSU will take on No. 6 Virginia and No. 14 Northeastern this weekend.
The field hockey team has begun preseason and has big goals for the year.
2011: Honored as a member of 2011 NFHCA National Academic Squad... 2011 Academic All-Big Ten honoree... Competed in 19 games for MSU, starting six... Scored a career-high three goals this season... Tallied goals in back-to-back games in MSU's 3-0 win over No. 7 Virginia (9/10) and in the Spartans 2-1 win at Miami (9/11)... Her tally against Miami was the game-winning goal (9/11)... Scored in MSU's 2-1 overtime victory against Kent State (9/25)
2010: Member of the 2010 Gladiator by SGI/NFHCA Division I National Academic Squad... 2010 Academic All-Big Ten honoree ... Saw action in 10 games this season, starting one (Northwestern) ... notched her first collegiate goal against Boston University (Sept. 18) ... Registered one shot against BU and Wake Forest.
2009: Did not see game action ... Redshirt season.
Prior to MSU: Named to the Northeast Ohio Second team ... Earned All-Ohio team honors and Academic All-Ohio accolades ... Northeast Ohio field hockey league first team ... Was on the academic honor roll all four years ... A team captain.
Personal: Daughter of Mike and Karen Helffrich.
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