Former Spartan All American Michelle Huynh-Ba is in her first-season as MSU's student coach.
A four-year starter for the Green and White, Huynh-Ba closed out her MSU career as only the third Spartan to be named First Team All-America. Huyn-Ba was a member of the Spartan squads which were Big Ten Tournament Champions in 2002 and 2003, and Big Ten Champions in 2003 and 2004. She also helped the Spartans reach the NCAA Final Four in 2002 and 2004.
In her final season at Michigan State, Huynh-Ba was among the Big Ten's best in multiple categories: ranking fourth in goals (14), third in game-winning goals (4), fourth in goals per game (0.74), eighth in points (29) and eighth in points per game (1.53). Huynh-Ba led the Spartans in all five categories, and led the team in multiple-goal games with four. Huynh-Ba was the Spartan's lone member of the First-Team All-Big Ten in 2005 and also earned a spot on the womensfieldhockey.com honorable mention list.
The Hockessin, Del., native was a Second-Team NFHCA All-Region honoree and Second-Team All-Big Ten in 2004, as well as being named to the Big Ten All-Tournament Team. In 2003, she started all 21 games in which she played for MSU, tallying 4-0-8 totals. As a freshman Huynh-Ba led all Big Ten freshmen in scoring with 14 goals. As a sophomore, Huynh-Ba was selected to USA Field Hockey's Under-21 National Team.
An Academic All-Big Ten selection in 2005, she is ranked seventh on MSU's career goals list with 33. Huynh-Ba is completing her bachelor's degree in hospitality business.