MSU prepares for Florida Atlantic Tournament
MSU plays 10 games in nine days during Florida trip
MSU looks to snap four-game skid
Spartans Face Stiff Competition at Arizona State.
MSU suffered a heartbreaker loss, 8-5, to the Boilermakers in the first round of the Big Ten Tournament.
Michigan State softball takes on Lansing Community College in a fall doubleheader at Secchia Stadium on Sept. 23.
Michigan State Softball takes on UAB at the Combat Classic in Miami, Fla.
Michigan State softball plays Butler on March 29, 2012.
At a Glance: Four-year letterwinner started in 208 games at center field...Compiled a career .323 batting average with 26 doubles and eight triples...Finished her career ranked among MSU's career leaders in walks (fifth with 71), runs (tied for sixth with 110), hits (eighth with 196) and batting average (eighth at .323).
2013:Named First-Team All-Big Ten...Also named to the Big Ten All-Defensive Team...One of five Spartans who started in all 49 games...Led the team with a .404 batting average to tie for third in the MSU single-season record book...Led MSU with 36 runs on the season...Notched 12 RBIs...Tallied six doubles and two triples...Went 3-for-4 at Purdue (4/5)...First Spartan to earn First-Team All-Big Ten two straight years since Keri Lemaster (1994-96).
2012: NFCA Great Lakes Region Second Team...First Team All-Big Ten...Academic All-Big Ten...Started all 53 games in center field...Led the team in batting average (.397), hits (62), doubles (15), RBIs (24), slugging percentage (.519), walks (21) and on base percentage (.472)... Recorded a 23 game reached-base streak and a 14 game hitting streak...Registered 17 multiple hit games and six multiple RBI outings...Tabbed four hits against Charleston Southern (March 9), which is tied for fourth in program history for most in a single game...Her .397 batting average was second-best in the Big Ten and is currently tied for fifth in the MSU recordbooks...Tied for fourth in school history for most doubles in a single season (15)...Finished the season fourth in the conference in doubles (15), tied for fifth in hits (62) and seventh for on base percentage (.472)...Posted two doubles against Eastern Michigan (April 11) and again vs. Northwestern (May 5). 2011: Academic All-Big Ten ... Started all 54 games ... Appeared at bat 150 times, third highest on the team ... Finished the season with 29 runs and 36 hits ... Tied for third in triples (two) and fourth for runs scored (29) ... Had a season-high three runs scored against Seton Hall (March 6) ... Tied for third in stolen bases (8) ... Led the team in sacrifice bunts (11) ... Recorded 8 RBIs. 2010: Led the team in stolen bases with 15 and sacrifice bunts (8) ... Tied for second in triples (two), third for batting average (.247), hits (37) and runs scored (23) ... Was fourth in on base percentage (.302), and fifth for total bases (43) ... Had a season-high three runs scored against George Washington (March 13) ... Registered two RBIs vs. Ohio State (April 17) ... Recorded one double against George Washington (March 13) and Ohio State (April 17) ... Earned a triple against Cal State-Northridge (Feb. 27) and Toledo (March 21) ... Had a season-high two stolen bases against George Washington (March 13) ... Registered six putouts vs. Miami (March 20) ... Had a five-game hitting streak starting against George Washington (March 13) and extending to Robert Morris (March 20) ... Started in all 52 games. High School: A four-year letterwinner at Paloma Valley ... Served as team captain her junior and senior seasons ... Named Sunbelt League Offensive Player of the Year her sophomore, junior and senior seasons ... A two-time first team All-Riverside County honoree ... Batted over .500 her sophomore, junior and senior seasons ... Led team to Sunbelt League titles her sophomore, junior and senior seasons ... Contributed to her team's second-place finish in the CIF State Championships her junior season ... A member of her school's deans list. Personal:Born Nov. 15, 1990 ... Daughter of Rick and Tania Hopkins ... Father played professional baseball in the Chicago Cubs organization ... Plans on majoring in education and biological science.
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