Honorees earned minimum grade point average of 3.7 for the 2011-12 academic year.
102 Spartans student-athletes were recognized for having a 3.0 or better GPA.
MSU ended the 2012 season falling to IU 6-5, 6-5
A five running first inning for EMU was too much for the Spartans to overcome as they fell to the Eagles 6-3
A record 294 Spartan student-athletes were honored for cumulative GPAs of 3.0 or better.
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.
2011: Capital One Academic All-District IV Second Team ... Big Ten Distinguished Scholar ... Academic All-Big Ten ... Named second-team Louisville Slugger/NFCA Division I All-Region honoree ... First-team All-Big Ten selection ... Appeared in all 54 games as the starting catcher ... Ended the regular season ranked 63rd in the nation in homers with her 13, while also ranking 82nd in slugging with a 0.691 mark ... Finished second on the team in many offensive categories, including runs scored (34), hits (51), doubles (nine), triples (three), home runs (13) and RBIs (52) ... Her 13 home runs tie her for second all-time at MSU for a single-season performance ... Had a season-high of two home runs against Eastern Michigan University (March 20) ... Recorded a career-best 52 RBIs, ranking her second in the school's single-season performance mark ... Finished the season third in batting average (.336), second in slugging percentage (.691) and fourth in on base percentage (.417) ... Recorded three sacrifice bunts and one sacrifice fly ... Second in putouts (252) and fielding percentage (.982).
2010: Academic All-Big Ten honoree ... Started 49 of 50 games she appeared in ... Tied for first on the team in stolen base percentage (1.00), third in home runs (three) and tied for third in stolen bases (four) and doubles (five) .... Was tied for fourth in runs scored (12) and games played (50), fourth in total bases (47), total plate appearances (142) and slugging percentage (.353) ... Finished fifth in batting average (.212), hits (29) and game starts (49) and tied for fifth in runs batted in (11) ... Had two three-game hitting streaks with the first starting against Marshall (Feb. 12) and lasting until Stetson (Feb 13), and the second starting with Canisius (March 21) and ending with Western Michigan (March 24) ... Recorded two runs scored vs. Marshall (Feb. 12) and Minnesota (April 4) ... Registered three RBIs against Marshall (Feb. 12) ... Had two home runs against Marshall (Feb. 12) to rank tied for tops all-time in a single-game ... Recorded a triple against Cal State-Northridge (Feb. 28) and Canisius (March 21) ... Had a season-high of eight total bases vs. Marshall (Feb. 12) ... Made 11 putouts against Minnesota (April 3).
2009: Appeared in 29 games, starting 16 ... Saw time in the outfield ... Recorded nine hits and 10 RBIs ... Posted four multi-RBIs games ... Tallied her first career hit against nationally-ranked Ohio State (3/22) ... Tallied her first career home run in game two of a doubleheader with Purdue (4/9) ... Recorded two RBIs in two-straight games, beginning with game two of a two-game series with Indiana (4/12) ... Notched a season-high four at-bats against Central Michigan (4/15) ... Registered a season-high three game hit streak, beginning on April 21 ... Posted two home runs in as many games, beginning on April 21 ... Went 2-for-3 with a solo home run in game one of a doubleheader with Oakland. Her two hits were a season-high (4/23) ... Recorded two RBIs, including hitting her first career double in game two of a doubleheader with Oakland (4/23).
Club Softball: A member of the Indiana Magic Gold for the last two years.
Personal: Daughter of Ed and Patty Williams ... sister, Allie, is on the soccer team at Marietta College ... Communication major.