EMU, Duquesne, Cincinnati on tap at Auto-Owners Insurance-sponsored Tournament
Lauren Wicinski notched 14 kills and 16 digs in a 3-0 loss to Michigan.
Seventy-eight Spartans student-athletes were recognized for having a 3.0 or better GPA.
Michigan State had 10 kills and zero errors in the fifth set.
Junior Kristen Kelsay notched a double-double with 14 assists and 11 digs.
SENIOR (2012): Was named to the Academic All-Big Ten team for the third straight year ... Made great strides in her senior season, recording 318 kills on the right side ... Hit .290 percent and was second on the team in kills with 2.52 per set ... Had nine kills in a 3-0 win over Eastern Kentucky in the Spartan Showcase (8/25) ... Was named to the Spartan Invitational All-Tournament team ... Had 15 kills, five digs and four blocks in a 3-2 win over IPFW (9/7) ... Notched 10 kills on 17 total attacks in a 3-0 win over Georgetown (9/15) ... Had a career-high 16 kills in a 3-2 loss to Purdue (9/21) ... Notched 12 kils and three blocks at Minnesota (10/6) ... Hit a career-high .667 percent (14-0-21) in a 3-1 win at Indiana (10/26) ... Had 11 kills, three assists and three blocks in a 3-2 win over then-No. 4 Nebraska (11/3) ... Tied a career-high 16 kills in a 3-2 win at Illinois (11/16) ... Had nine kills in a 3-1 win over UCLA in the second round of the NCAA Tournament (12/1) ... Reached double-digit kills on 13 different occasions.
JUNIOR (2011): Was selected to participate on the U.S. Women's National Volleyball A2 Program this summer ... Awarded Academic All-Big Ten honors for the second straight year ... Appeared in 17 matches on the season ... Kicked off the season with 18 total attacks and three blocks in a 3-0 win over North Florida (8/26) ... Had a season-high seven kills against St. John's (9/2) ... Had five kills on nine attacks in just one set played against SIU-Edwardsville (9/10) ... Pitched in with four kills on 10 attacks in a 3-1 win over Michigan (10/19) ... Notched three digs in a 3-0 win over Iowa (11/4).
SOPHOMORE (2010): Academic All-Big Ten ... Named the team's Blue Collar award winner for her hard work in the weight room ... Started five of the 16 matches she appeared in ... Had back-to-back double-digit kill tallies at both Iowa (11/12) and Minnesota (11/13) ... Led the team in its 3-0 win at Iowa (11/12) with 11 kills ... Followed up with a then-career-best 12 kills and career-high 38 attacks in MSU's tough five-set loss at Minnesota (11/13) ... Registered first career start against Eastern Illinois (9/11), tallying 11 kills on 13 attacks ... Recorded a service ace in three separate matches - vs. IUPUI (8/28), vs. Iowa (9/25) and at Ohio State (10/2) ... Posted a career-best two assisted blocks against Eastern Michigan (9/11) and at Penn State (10/1) ... Tallied a solo block against IUPUI (8/28), Evansville (8/28) and Eastern Illinois (9/11) ... Reeled in five digs against Eastern Illinois (9/11) and Penn State (11/6) ... Attacked a career-best .304 against Iowa [11-4-23] (9/25).
FRESHMAN (2009): Played in four matches ... Made her collegiate debut against Albany (8/29) in the second match of the season ... Recorded six kills ... Tallied three kills on eight attacks vs. Albany (8/29), two vs. Duquesne (9/11) and one vs. Georgia State (9/12) ... Recorded a .400 (2-0-5) hitting percentage vs. Duquesne (9/11) ... Posted one dig vs. Furman (9/18) ... Had a block assist vs. Duquesne (9/11).
HIGH SCHOOL: Three-year letterwinner at Kuemper Catholic under head coach Jeanne Spieler ... Led Keumper Catholic to a 19-1 overall record during her senior season with its only loss coming to Aplington-Parkersburg in the State Championship quarterfinals ... Finished that match with 27 kills, 15 digs and two service aces ... Finished her senior season with 330 kills while averaging 4.34 kills per set, eighth-best in Iowa Class 2A in 2008 ... Also posted 100 service aces on the season, which ranked her 15th in the state amongst all classes ... Unanimous First Team All-State honoree at the Class 2A level and was named to the All-Iowa All-Star Team in 2008 ... Averaged 4.44 kills per set while hitting .487 with 1.33 aces per set and 2.46 digs per set in her junior season, helping Kuemper qualify for the Iowa State Tournament in 2007 ... Unanimous First Team All-Western Iowa during her junior season and was a second team selection as a sophomore ... Two-time all-district selection in both her sophomore and junior seasons and was honorable mention all-state during her junior year ... An unanimous first team all-conference selection during her junior season ... Voted MVP and Best Offensive Player during her sophomore season ... Three-time letterwinner in basketball and track ... Held a 4.51 grade-point-average, ranking first in her class ... Member of National Honor Society and was a member of student council during her junior and senior years ... Earned superior honors during every semester of high school.
CLUB: Honored as a first team All-American at the 2008 AAU National Championships as a member of the Top Ten 18 Elite team, based out of Council Bluffs, Iowa ... Team finished fifth at the AAU Championships in Orlando, Fla. in 2007 and 10th in 2006.
PERSONAL: Daughter of Joel and Sheila Dentlinger ... Born March 11, 1991 ... A human biology major.
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