Post-Game Notes- MSU vs. Kentucky
Spartans down Kentucky, 3-1
MSU travels to Lexington, Ky. for start of Championship quest
Spartans place five on post-season B1G honors list.
Seniors Strong in Final Game at Michigan
JUNIOR(2012): Completed her junior season with career numbers that put her among the program's best, as she ranks third all-time in blocks per set (1.25) and fifth in block assists (390) ... Started in 34 of 35 matches ... Led the team with 158 blocks, tied for fifth in a single season at MSU and fourth in the Big Ten in Blocks/set (1.23) ... Third in the Big Ten and 16th nationally in hitting percentage (.384). Her career hitting percentage (.325) is the second-best in MSU's career annals ... Was named to the Spartan Showcase, UConn Classic, and Charlseston Invitational All-Tournament Teams ... Named Big Ten Defensive Player of the Week on September 17 following the Charleston Invitaitonal, where she averaged 1.70 blocks and 2.6 kills per set, also led all players with a .477 hitting percentage during the tournament and recorded 17 blocks ... Had seven blocks and ten kills at College of Charleston (9/15) ... Came away with 14 kills on 20 attacks and six blocks against Purdue (9/21) ... Notched 11 blocks at Minnesota (10/6) ...Had 11 kills and four blocks against Illinois (10/13) ... Recorded 11 kills and five blocks in a 3-1 win over Nebraska (11/3) ... Had 12 kills and five blocks at Illinois (11/16) ... Notched a double-double against San Diego in the NCAA Tournament with 14 kills and 10 blocks (11/30) ... ... Was selected to participate with the U.S. Women's National Volleyball A2 Program in the summer of 2013.
SOPHOMORE (2011): Started in 33 of 34 matches for the Spartans and led the team in total blocks with 155 and in hitting percentage with a .342 mark ... Also third on the team in points (327) and kills (244) ... Named to the COBRA Magazine All-Region First Team ... Was 32nd in the nation and fourth in the Big Ten with 1.27 blocks per set ... Also was sixth in the Big Ten in hitting percentage with a .342 mark ... Notched double-digit kills in nine matches on the season ... Had a season high nine blocks and added six kills in a 3-0 win over St. Johns (9/2) ... Named to the All-Tournament Team at the Spartan Showcase (9/2), the Best Western Falcon Invite (9/9), and the Spartan Invitational (9/16) ... Recorded 10 kills and five blocks in a 3-1 win at Northwestern (10/14) ... Scored 13 kills on 18 total attacks in a 3-1 win over Indiana (10/26) ... Came away with a career high 15 kills and also had nine blocks in a 3-1 win at Wisconsin (11/12) ... Had 11 kills and six blocks in a 3-1 upset over No. 7 Illinois (11/18) ... Followed that up with a nine kill and eight block performance in a 3-2 win over Northwestern (11/19) ... Notched 10 kills and four blocks in an NCAA Tournament win over Arizona (12/2) ... Was selected to contribute on the U.S. Women's National Volleyball A2 Program this summer.
REDSHIRT FRESHMAN (2010): Selected to represent USA at the USA Volleyball Open National Championships as a part of the U.S. National A2 Team, earning a silver medal at the competition ... Posted a freshman season which ranks amongst the all-time bests in Spartan history ... Ended the season ranked fourth in program history as a freshman with 109 block assists and total blocks with 127 (18-109) to lead the team on the year ... Ranks sixth as a freshman with 18 solo blocks on the year, a team-best tally ... Recorded a career-best 12 total blocks in MSU's 3-0 upset win over No. 19 Michigan (11/24), a mark with ranks tied for fourth all-time in program history for a single-match performance ... Her 12 blocks against Wolverines is also the most recorded in school history in a three-set contest ... Posted a then career-best 10 kills at Minnesota (11/13), against Michigan (11/24) and against Oakland (9/14) ... Tallied first double-double of career with kills and 12 blocks against Michigan (11/24) ... Recorded a career-high 35 attacks in MSU's five-set match at Minnesota (11/13) ... Led the team on the year with a 1.27 blocks per set mark, improving her tally to 1.29 for conference contests ... Named Big Ten Defensive Player of the Week and Big Ten Freshman of the Week on Nov. 29 after averaging 2.12 blocks per set and 1.88 kills against Michigan (11/24) and Northwestern (11/26) to wrap-up the season ... Earned Big Ten Freshman of the Week honors on Nov. 22 after a 1.78 blocks per set average hosting Indiana (11/19) and Purdue (11/20) along with a 1.33 kills per set mark.
FRESHMAN (2009): Red-shirt season.
HIGH SCHOOL: Three-year letterwinner at Renaissance High School under head coach Louis Mitchell ... Helped her team to win the Detroit Public School League Championship in 2007 and helped them earn runner-up honors in 2008 ... Named to the all-area and all-region team in 2008 ... Was the team's Most Outstanding Player in 2006 and the Offensive Player of the Year in 2007 ... Was featured in ESPN Rise in the "Got Game" segment in October.
PERSONAL: Daughter of Edrick and Andrea Mathews ... Born Jan. 23, 1991 ... Apparel and textile design major.
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