The Spartans will face No. 25 Iowa State along with Big Ten foe No. 19 Minnesota and UW-Stout Friday at Iowa State.
Illinois defeated MSU by a final score of 196.350-194.550, despite Spartans’ season-high 49.050 on beam.
MSU tallied season highs in three separate categories in getting topped by five-hundredths of a point.
2017: Set a personal record of 9.750 on bars against Bowling Green (3/5)... Scored a 9.700 on vault in her Spartan debut against Michigan (2/11)... Scored a 9.775 on beam at Illinois (2/17)... Recorded a score of 9.700 on bars against then ranked no. 21 Arkansas (2/25)... Scored a 9.750 on beam in a quad meet against Pittsburgh, West Virginia and Towson (3/3)... Scored a 9.725 on bars at the B1G FIVE meet (3/11)... Recorded a score of 9.650 on vault and bars at the B1G Championships (3/18).
2016: Competed for the first time as a Spartan against Iowa (1/15), earning a 9.700 on vault ... Earned a career-high 9.775 on vault at Minnesota (1/23) ... Posted a 9.550 on vault against Rutgers, Towson and Pittsburgh (1/30) ... Notched a 9.675 on vault against Penn State (2/6) ... Garnered a 9.675 on vault at Cal with Southern Utah and Lindenwood (3/4) ... Competed exhibition on bars for the first time this season at Boise State (3/6), earning a 9.650, and also collected a 9.700 on vault ... Competed in her first career Big Ten Championship event, scoring a 9.75 on vault (3/19) .
Prior to Michigan State: Competed for Ocean Tumblers in Virginia Beach, Va. and was coached by Rick Walker and Erin Berry-Sams ... Attended Kempsville High School... Was a 2010 Junior Olympic National Qualifier... Competed at the 2012 Level 10 Virginia State Championships, where she placed second all-around... Participated in the 2013 Virginia State Championships, placing first on bars, third on vault, and fourth all-around... Was a 2013 NIT Qualifier... Was a 2013 and 2014 Region 7 Qualifier... Competed at the 2014 Virginia State meet, where she placed third on vault, second on bars, and third place all-around... Competed at the 2014 National Invitational Tournament, finishing seventh on bars and seventh all-around.
Personal: Majoring in Journalism . . . Daughter of Reginald and Adrienne Shirley.