Seventy-eight Spartans student-athletes were recognized for having a 3.0 or better GPA.
MSU will face No. 5 Penn State at 12 p.m. on Saturday.
Pacific 3, MSU 2
MSU 1, UM 2
The field hockey team has begun preseason and has big goals for the year.
MSU field hockey senior day and matchup against Penn State as the Spartans their conclude regular-season schedule.
Michigan State Field Hockey vs. Stanford Cardinal. August 31, 2012
The MSU Field Hockey team 2012.
2012: Saw action in all 20 games ...Started in two shutout games against Ohio State (10/5) and Ohio (10/7)...Tallied an assist on Allie Ahern's goal in the 2-1 heartbreaking loss against Pacific (10/1)... Academic All-Big Ten honoree.
2011: Saw action in 18 games for the Spartans... Started her only game of the season against Michigan (10/21)
2010: Saw action in six games this season ... Recorded her first collegiate start against Boston University.
2009: Saw action in seven games for the Spartans ... Played a season-high 27 minutes in the Spartans' 5-1 victory over American ... Saw action in the Big Ten and NCAA Tournaments.
2008: Did not see action ... Redshirt season.
Prior to MSU: Member of the X Caliber field hockey club ... First-team all-area ... Finished with the most assists on her high school team ... Named to high school academic honor roll.
Personal: Born July 25, 1990 ... Daughter of Thomas and Sue Paden ... Majoring in education.
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