MSU suffered a heartbreaker loss, 8-5, to the Boilermakers in the first round of the Big Ten Tournament.
The Spartans will compete in a midweek doubleheader against the Buckeyes.
MSU will continue home games this week against Notre Dame and Toledo.
MSU drops to 21-17 on the season, 7-4 in Big Ten games.
Michigan State Softball takes on UAB at the Combat Classic in Miami, Fla.
The Spartans play at Florida during the 2011-2012 season.
Michigan State softball plays Butler on March 29, 2012.
2013: One of five Spartans who started in all 49 games, at third base...Second-team All-Big Ten Selection...Notched 49 hits...Owned a team high of 12 doubles and seven home runs...Led the team with 40 RBIs...Ended the season with a .327 batting average...Notched one triple...Recorded five RBIs at Wisconsin (5/5) and at Indiana (3/30)...Notched a three-run homer at Wisconsin (5/5)...Tied for 10th in the MSU single-season hitting records with 40 RBIs...Notched three RBIs against St. Bonaventure (2/22), at Ohio State (4/24/13), and at Wisconsin (5/4)...Posted four RBIs against St. Bonaventure (2/23).
2012: Academic All-Big Ten...Started all 53 games at third base...Was second on the team in doubles with eight...Recorded two home runs on the season...Third on the team in hits with 37...Registered seven multiple hit games...Notched two doubles, a single and four RBIs against Cal State Fullerton (March 9)...Tallied 15 RBIs on the season...Scored seven runs for MSU.
2011: Academic All-Big Ten ... Started 35 of the 37 games she appeared in ... Appeared at bat 96 times, finishing the season with 13 runs and 26 hits ... Scored home runs against Stetson (Feb. 11), Florida Gulf Coast University (Feb. 18), Central Michigan University (March 19) and Iowa (April 10) ... Recorded a slugging percentage of .427 ... Finished the season second in assists (75).
2010: Finished the year fourth on the team in runs batted in (16), tied for fourth in home runs (two) and sacrifice bunts (four) and tied for fifth in doubles (three) ... Registered four RBIs against Wisconsin (May 15) ... Recorded three hits vs. Wisconsin (May 15) ... Had a season-high six total bases against Wisconsin (May 15) ... Earned five assists against Florida A&M (March 7) ... Saw action in 44 matchups, starting 38.
High School: Lettered four years in softball as well as three years in volleyball and one year in basketball at Buchanan ... A four-year all-conference, all-district and all-region selection ... Named all-state her junior and senior seasons ... Led squad to conference and district championships all four years at Buchanan ... A member of the National Honor Society who graduated in the top 10 of her class.
Personal: Born Feb. 25, 1991, to John and Juli O'Bryant ... Father played football at Albion College ... Plans on majoring in kinesiology.
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