EMU, Duquesne, Cincinnati on tap at Auto-Owners Insurance-sponsored Tournament
Spartans play IPFW, Illinois State, and Butler in Tournament
No. 12 Oregon, Oregon State come to East Lansing.
14th-ranked MSU plays four games in Blacksburg
Seventy-eight Spartans student-athletes were recognized for having a 3.0 or better GPA.
SENIOR (2012): Was named Academic All-Big Ten ... Appeared in 16 matches on the season ... Had four digs and a service ace in a five-set win over IPFW (9/7) ... Recorded two digs in a 3-0 win over Presbyterian (9/14) ... Notched a service ace in a 3-1 win at Indiana (10/26) ... Had one dig in a 3-0 win at Northwestern (11/17).
JUNIOR (2011): Appeared in five matches in her first season as a Spartan after transferring from Illinois Central College ... Was named to the Academic All-Big Ten team ... Had one dig in a 3-0 win over Canisius (9/10) ... Recorded three digs in a 3-0 win over Sacred Heart (9/17).
SOPHOMORE (2010) at Illinois Central College: Helped team finish seventh at the NJCAA Division II Volleyball Championship ... Received Superior Academic Achievement from the NJCAA ... Appeared in 43 matches for ICC ... Averaged 4.92 digs per set ... Recorded total 758 digs on the year along with 48 service aces and 29 assists ... Posted a career-best two kills against Kishwakee College (10/23) on three attacks ... Tallied a career-best five service aces against Millikin (9/17) ... Also turned in four service aces against both Iowa Lakes Community College (9/11) and Danville Area Community College (9/15) ... Reeled in 33 digs in ICC's final match of the season against Kirkwood Community College (11/20) ... Recorded a career-high 35 digs against Lincoln Land Community College (11/7) ... Tallied double-digit dig efforts in 40 matches, including 28 straight to close out the year ... Posted five assists against State College of Florida (9/3).
FRESHMAN (2009) at Illinois Central College: Aided in Illinois Central College's 2009 NJCAA Division II Volleyball Championship ... Appeared in 40 contests ... Averaged 3.99 digs per set for the year ... Tallied 527 digs on the season ... Also posted 29 aces and 28 assists ... Ended the season with 527 digs and 29 service aces ... Tallied double-digit dig efforts in 27 matches, including a season-best seven straight twice ... Recorded a season-best 27 digs against Columbus State (10/16) ... Posted 26 digs in ICC's NJCAA Championship match against Cowley County (11/21) ... Also netted 26 digs against Kalamazoo Valley (10/17) ... Dished out a season-best three assists against Springfield College (10/5) ... Recorded four service aces against Columbus State(10/16).
HIGH SCHOOL: Was a three-year letterwinner at Newton Community High School for head coach Nicole Underwood ... A second-team All-Apollo Conference as a senior in 2008 ... Aided in team's back-to-back elite eight appearances in 2007 and 2008 and a junior and senior ... Also lettered in both basketball and track & field ... Was an All-Apollo Conference selection as a junior and senior in track & field ... Placed first at the 2009 conference meet and sectional meet in the 300-meter low hurdles ... Was runner-up at the conference meet and sectional meet as a senior in the 100-meter high hurdles ... Received team's defensive award in 2009 for basketball and also earned 2009 Dieterich Holiday All-Tournament Team honors.
CLUB: Competed for Topspin Volleyball Club in Louisville, Ill., from 2003 through 2009.
PERSONAL: Born August 1, 1991 ... Daughter of Jerry and Elaine Probst ... Sister, Amanda, played volleyball at Southern Indiana (2003-06), cousin, Jill Behrns, was a member of the Northeastern Illinois volleyball team (1997) as well as the Ferris State volleyball squad (1998-2000), and cousin, Stephanie Behrns, was a member of the volleyball team at Bradley University (1998-2002) ... Majoring in media arts.