Garvelink Earns MVP Honors for the second straight season
MSU looks for first Final Four berth since 1995
Bailey, Kranda Fuel Sweet 16 Victory
Michigan State advanced to the Elite Eight with a 3-1 victory over B1G rival Illinois
The Spartans defeated the No. 25 Missouri State Bears in the first round of the 2017 NCAA Tournament.
The Spartan volleyball program will celebrate its senior class on Saturday, Nov. 18 vs. Indiana
Michigan State defeated Northwestern 3-0
No. 1 Nebraska edged Michigan State 3-2 on Sept. 24 in East Lansing.
CAREER CAPSULE: Finished her career with 794 kills (2.74/s), 170 blocks (0.59/s) and 94 service aces (0.32/s) ...
SENIOR (2017): Ranked second on the team in kills per set (3.06) and added 0.55 blocks and 0.38 aces per frame ... Ranked third in the Big Ten and 66th nationally in aces per frame ... In the NCAA Tournament, compiled 12 aces over four games, the second-most among any player in the tournament and ranked fourth with 0.86 aces per set ... Had five kills, a career-best six blocks, and three digs in the opening sweep of Furman (8/25) ... In two games on the second day of the Hyatt Regency Invite at Georgia Tech, had six kills and two blocks against Auburn and then had eight kills, an ace, and a block vs. the host Yellow Jackets (8/26) ... Earned MVP honors at the Spartan Invitational (9/1-2) with two double-digit kill performances: 10 vs. San Diego State, along with three blocks and two aces, and then 11 kills, hitting .476, with five blocks and two aces in the nightcap vs. Marshall (9/1); finished the tourney with nine kills, hit .389, and had three each blocks and aces vs. Corpus Christi ... Posted a career-best seven blocks and added 10 kills in the opener of the Shamrock Invitational at Notre Dame (9/15) ... Finished the weekend in South Bend with 11 kills, and four blocks against Southern Illinois (9/16) ... Posted 20 kills, four blocks, and four digs in a five-set upset victory over Wisconsin (9/22) ... Recorded a match-high 15 kills, adding two aces and four digs in a sweep at No. 1 Minnesota (9/24) ... Produced seven kills, a block, and an ace in a win over Maryland (9/29) ... Led all scorers with 14 kills, hit .346, and added a pair of blocks against Ohio State (9/30) ... Was the top kill producer for MSU (16) and added two digs and two blocks at No. 4 Nebraska (10/4) ... Delivered six aces and 12 kills with a block and an assist in a home win over No 7 Wisconsin (10/7) ... Posted 12 kills, an ace, and three digs in a tough loss at No. 2 Penn State (10/13) ... Credited with 13 kills, three aces, and three blocks in the home win over Michigan (10/18) ... Posted a team best 11 kills and hit her season best .588 (11-1-17) in a sweep of Maryland (10/21) ... Shared the team lead with nine kills, and added a season-best six digs and two blocks vs. Nebraska (10/27) ... Posted 10 kills, three digs, and had a pair of aces in a win over Iowa (10/28) ... Posted 13 kills vs. No. 1 Penn State (11/1) ... Posted four kills and three blocks (a career-best two solo) in a win at Northwestern (11/5) ... Notched seven kills, a dig, and a block in a sweep of Illinois (11/10) ... Delivered seven kills, hit .312, and had two digs as MSU swept Northwestern (11/11) ... Posted 11 kills, hit .476, and added a pair of digs at Michigan (11/15) ... Had senior-night totals of 10 kills, an ace, and hit .400 vs. Indiana (11/18) ... Posted eight kills, added two aces and three digs at No. 16 Purdue (11/24) ... Delivered 13 kills, hit .345, and added two digs and two blocks in the regular-season finale at Indiana (11/25) ... Shared the team lead with 12 kills, hit .308, had four digs and two blocks in addition to a season-best six service aces in MSU’s first-round NCAA win over No. 25 Missouri State (12/1) ... Posted 13 kills, three aces, and two blocks in a second-round win over No. 15 Creighton (12/2) ... Led all scorers with 16 kills and added a pair of aces in a third-round NCAA win over Illinois (12/8) ... Had two kills, an ace, and a dig in the Regioal Final vs. Penn State (12/9) ...
SUMMER 2017: Was MSU's representative on the Big Ten Volleyball Foreign Tour, competing in Czech Republic, Slovenia, Italy and Austria. Averaged 2.0 kills and 0.52 blocks per set and hit .250 over the eight matches, leading the squad with 13 aces (0.57 per set) and averaging 0.91 digs per set ...
REDSHIRT JUNIOR (2016): Appeared in 30 of 34 matches, drawing 24 starts ... Led the Spartans with 49 service aces, averaging 0.56 per set (good for the top spot in the Big Ten and sixth nationally) ... Contributed 2.12 kills per set and 0.62 blocks per frame ... Appeared in two of three matches at the SDSU Invite ... Opened with four kills in one set vs. Denver (8/26) ... Had a kill, a pair of digs, and a block in one set vs. Marist (8/27) ... Contributed three service aces while adding five kills and hitting .500 (5-1-8) in a win in the opener of the Spartan Invitational vs. Morgan State (9/3) ... Posted a pair of kills and two blocks vs. No. 7 Florida (9/4) ... Posted three aces, adding five kills and hitting .556 in the win over No. 23 Western Kentucky (9/10) ... Recorded seven kills, a solo block, and three service aces against Notre Dame (9/16), opening the Spartan Classic hitting .375 (7-1-16) ... Posted four kills, two aces, and four blocks (one solo) vs. Maryland-Eastern Shore (9/17) ... Delivered nine kills and tied her career best with five blocks in a 3-0 sweep of DePaul (9/17) to help the Spartans claim the Spartan Classic title ... Posted six kills, three aces, three blocks, and a pair of digs in the Big Ten opener vs. Iowa (9/23) ... Posted season bests of 14 kills and 38 swings, adding two aces and three blocks (one solo) vs. No. 1 Nebraska (9/24) ... Put down seven kills on 14 swings (.429) and added two blocks and two digs at Rutgers (10/1) ... Contributed five kills, three aces, and a dig in MSU's win over No. 14 Ohio State at home (10/7) ... Had six kills, a pair of aces, and three blocks in a home win over Maryland (10/8) ... Shared the team lead with 11 kills and added two digs, two blocks, and an ace at No. 24 Illinois (10/12) ... Delivered a six-kill, two -block performance with a pair of aces in a home win over No. 3 Minnesota (10/15) ... Recorded four kills and two blocks in a home sweep of Rutgers (10/19) ... Hit .500 (7-0-14) and added a pair of aces in a loss at No. 19 Ohio State (10/22) ... Contributed five kills, hit .400, and served up a pair of aces in a win at Indiana (10/28) ... Established a school record with nine service aces in a four-set victory at Purdue, adding seven kills , three digs, and a pair of blocks (10/29) ... Tallied nine kills, a pair of blocks, and two digs in a home win over Purdue (11/9) ... Posted 10 kills, three aces, two digs, and a block in a home win over Michigan (11/12) ... Posted 11 kills, hit .345, and had two each digs and blocks in a five-setter at Minnesota (11/18) ... Tied her season best with five blocks (one solo) at Wisconsin (11/19) ... Had five kills and five digs in a loss at Michigan (11/23) ... Posted season bests in kills (17) and attempts (40), while establishing a career best in digs (7) and tying her career-best five blocks at Iowa (11/26) ... Had six kills, hit .333, and added two aces and three blocks in a first-round NCAA victory over Fairfield (12/2) ... Had seven kills and three digs in a season-ending five-set loss to Arizona (12/3) ...
REDSHIRT SOPHOMORE: (2015): Ranked 20th in the Big Ten in kills per set (2.98), hitting .221 with 0.60 blocks per set ... Had an impressive season debut at Kentucky (8/28), posting 11 kills and five blocks ... Added her second double-digit kill effort against Little Rock (8/29) with two kills, and wrapped the tournament with seven kills and two digs vs. IUPUI later that day ... Named to the Spartan Invitational All-Tournament Team (9/4-5) ... Opened the Spartan Invite with a career-best 22 kills and added a pair of blocks in a five-set win over Butler (9/4), hitting a career-best .415 (22-5-41) ... Had 11 kills, two digs, and a block against Miami in the tournament finale (9/5) ... Had seven kills and five blocks, tying her season best, in the opening match of the Holly Young Invitational (9/11) vs. Boston College ... Match-best 14 kills and three blocks, hitting .364 vs. Holly Young host New Hampshire (9/12) ... Finished the tournament at New Hampshire with 12 digs and three blocks vs. Delaware, hitting .385 ... Posted a match-bests 16 kills and added a pair of blocks and an ace in a win at North Carolina (9/18) ... Led MSU in kills for the fifth straight match with 14 kills at Duke (9/19), tying her career best with three digs and added two blocks ... Hit a season-best .435 (10-0-23) against Indiana (9/25) ... Had a match-best 19 kills and four blocks in a tough four-set loss to Purdue (9/26) ... Contributed a match -high 11 kills and hit .308 in a sweep of Michigan (9/30) ... Led all Spartans with 15 kills with three blocks and a pair of digs at Michigan (10/3) ... Shared the team lead with 12 kills and added a career-best two service aces at No. 4 Nebraska (10/7) ... Posted 10 kills, hitting .320 (10-2-25) with a pair of blocks at Iowa (10/10) ... Credited with five kills and four blocks in a home win over Maryland (Oct. 14) ... Had three kills in a shortened outing vs. Rutgers (10/17) ... Had five kills and a team-best three blocks (one solo) in an upset of No. 6 Ohio State (10/21) ... Tied for second on the team with seven kills, hitting .200, in a home loss vs. No. 5 Penn State (10/24) ... Six kills and a pair of blocks, along with two digs, at No. 21 Illinois (10/30) ... Had 12 kills, her first double-digit kill game in six tries, and added a block at Northwestern (10/31) ... Led MSU with 15 kills and hit .296 (15-7-27) and added a block in a loss at No. 4 Minnesota (11/6) ... Led MSU with eight kills and added a pair of blocks at No. 13 Wisconsin (11/8) ... Three kills in two sets vs. No. 8 Nebraska (11/11) ... Came off the bench to provide a spark in a second-round NCAA match vs. No. 1 Washington, posting a pair of kills ...
REDSHIRT FRESHMAN: (2014): Academic All-Big Ten selection ... Made her career debut during the Spartan Invitational against Milwaukee (9/20) ...
FRESHMAN (2013): Redshirted ...
CLUB: Played club for Munciana Samurai ... Runner-up in the AAU National Championship in 2012 and finished third in 2013 ...
HIGH SCHOOL: Was a second team All-State selection in 2012 ... Rated No. 70 on PrepVolleyball.com Senior Aces List ... Broke the career high hitting percentage at Westfield ... Led the team in both kills and blocks as a junior and a senior ... Was first team all-county and a unanimous all-conference selection in 2012 ... An all-state honorable mention in 2011 ... All-Conference and first team All-County in 2011 ... Broke the record for blocks at Westfield with 108 in 2010 ... Averaged 2.85 kills per set and 0.83 blocks per set at Westfield ... Honorable mention Academic All-State selection in 2011 and 2012 ...
PERSONAL: Born Dec. 13, 1994 ... Daughter of Mary Beth Kranda, who played basketball at Notre Dame from 1984-87 ... Sister, Stephanie played volleyball at Butler ... brother, Matt, graduated from Indiana State ... Majoring in zoology.
PERSONAL:Born Dec. 13, 1994 ... Daughter of Mary Beth Kranda ... Sister, Stephanie graduated from Butler and was a four-year member of the volleyball team ... Also has a brother, Matt, who graduated from Indiana State in 2015 ... Mother played basketball at Notre Dame from 1984-87 ... Majoring in zoology.