Spartans celebrate 2015 season
Junior Honorable Mention All-Big Ten
Minarick posts 11th triple-double in school history
Spartans also play Little Rock, IUPUI
2014 Big Ten Foreign Tour
2012 Big Ten All-Freshman Team
2014 Big Ten Distinguished Scholar
2015 Big Ten Sportsmanship Award 2013, 2014, 2015 Academic All-Big Ten
2015 MSU Most Inspirational Award
SENIOR: (2015) Big Ten Sportsmanship Award Winner ... Selected as the team's Most Inspirational Award winner ... Academic All-Big Ten Opened the season with eight digs and three assists in a defensive role at Kentucky (8/28) ... Posted 12 assists amd nine digs along with a pair of kills and a block in a five-set win over Butler in the opening match of the Spartan Invitational (9/4) ... Nine digs and 17 assists in the finale of the Spartan Invite (9/5) as MSU moved into a 6-2 offense ... Had 15 assists, nine digs, two kills, and an ace in a straight-set win over Boston College (9/11) ... Against Holly Young Invitational host New Hampshire, posted her first double-double of the season (14 assists, 11 digs) ... Had a 19 assists and five digs in a sweep of Delaware (9/12) ... Career bests in both assists (30) and digs (16) at North Carolina (9/18) for her second double-double of the season ... Had 18 assists and five digs as MSU swept Duke (9/19) ... Averaged 4.0 assists and 1.29 digs in a split with Indiana and Purdue (9/25-26) ... Posted 11 assists and four digs in a sweep of Michigan (9/30) ... Had 20 assists, a kill, and five digs in a rematch with the Wolverines in Ann Arbor (10/3) ... Missed the Nebraska and Iowa matches with injury (10/7-10) ... Provided a big spark off the bench in the fourth set against Maryland (Oct. 14), kick-starting the Spartans to a 14-2 run to close out the match and win 3-1 ... Three assists and two digs in limited action vs. Rutgers (10/17) ... Missed the Ohio State and Penn State matches with illness ... Had a kill and two assists at Northwestern (10/31) ... Returned to full-time action in a 6-2 vs. Nebraska (11/11), posting 15 assists and seven digs ... Posted 12 assists, a kill, and three digs at Indiana (11/14) ... Provided a late-match spark off the bench vs. No. 14 Purdue (11/25), helping MSU to a critical win ... Came in as a defensive specialist on senior night vs. Iowa (11/28).
JUNIOR: (2014): Big Ten Distinguished Scholar ... Participated in the Big Ten Foreign Tour in June 2015 ... Academic All-Big Ten ... Missed much of the season with an injury suffered at Oregon (9/12) ... Had 10 assists against both Southeastern Louisiana (8/29) and Jacksonville State (8/30) at the UAB/Samford Invitational ... Had a team-best 16 assists, a kill, an ace, and two digs at Oregon (9/12) before leaving the match with an injury ... Saw limited action at home against Rutgers (11/22) and Iowa (11/28).
SOPHOMORE (2013): Appeared in 26 matches, missing 10 of 12 matches early in the season with injury ... Averaged 5.05 assists and 1.09 digs per set and also contributed 12 service aces ... Academic All-Big Ten ... Made her season debut against Eastern MIchigan (9/20) and had 14 assists and a dig ... Contributed 12 assists in a 3-0 win over Cincinnati (9/21) ... Had 26 assists in a five-set win over Penn State (9/27), upsetting the top-ranked Nittany Lions on their home floor ... Contributed 18 assists and an ace in a 3-0 sweep of Ohio State (9/29) ... Had 12 assists in a win over Illinois (10/4) ... Added 16 assists and a block in a win over Northwestern (10/5) ... 13 assists, three digs, and an ace in a home win over Iowa (10/11) ... Had 18 assists, and four digs in a four-set win over No. 9 Nebraska (10/12) ... Had 20 assists, seven digs, and an ace against Minnesota (10/17) ... Had 14 assists and a kill at Wisconsin (10/20) ... Had 22 assists in a loss to Indiana (10/26) ... Had a team-best 19 assists and two digs against Ohio State (11/1) ... Put up 17 assists in a loss to No. 2 Penn State (11/2) ... Had 21 assists and two digs in a win at Northwestern (11/8) ... Had a season-best 11 digs to go with 20 assists and an ace in a loss at Illinois (11/9) ... Had 20 assists in a loss at Nebraska (11/15) ... Contributed 17 assists, six digs, and also had a kill in a 3-0 win over Iowa (11/16) ... Had a team-best 19 assists and an ace to go with five digs and a kill against Wisconsin (11/22) ... Had 22 assists and five digs in a loss to Minnesota (11/23) ... Contributed 15 assists, two aces, and four digs in a three-set victory at Michigan (11/27) ... Tied her career high with a season-best 27 assists at Purdue (11/30), and also had six digs and a kill ... Contributed 16 assists in a 3-0 sweep of Ohio (12/8) ... Helped MSU advance to the Sweet 16 with a double-double in a victory over host Kentucky (12/8), with 25 assists and a season-high 11 digs ... Had 23 assists and six digs in a season-ending loss to Penn State in the NCAA Regional semifinal.
FRESHMAN (2012): Named to the Big Ten All-Freshman team ... Averaged 4.77 assists per set on the season with 596 assists ... Recorded the sixth-most assists at MSU for a freshman ... Recorded seven assists in her first collegiate match in a 3-0 win over McNeese State (8/24) ... Had 14 assists and five digs in a 3-0 win at Connecticut (9/1) ... Notched her first career double-double with a career-high 27 assists and 12 digs in a win over IPFW (9/7) ... Had 22 assists and eight digs in a five-set loss to Purdue (9/21) ... Recorded 21 assists and nine digs in a 3-1 win at Wisconsin (10/5) ... Recorded 20 assists and five digs in a win at Indiana (10/26) ... Had another double-double with 22 assists and 12 digs in a 3-1 win over then-No. 10 Minnesota (11/9) ... Notched 20+ assists in all three NCAA Tournament matches ... Recorded 23 assists in a five-set win over San Diego (11/30) ... Had 24 assists and six digs in a 3-1 win over defending National Champion UCLA Bruins (12/1).
CLUB: Played club volleyball for Dead Frog/Far Our Volleyball Club ... Team placed fifth in Nationals in 2012 and 11th in 2011 ... Club team ranked 22nd in the country by PrepVolleyball.com.
HIGH SCHOOL: Three-year letterwinner and All-American at Rockford for head coach Kelly Delacher ... Captained the team her senior season ... A 2011 Michigan Miss Volleyball Finalist ... Named to PrepVolleyball.com 150 Senior Aces list ... First-team all-state, all-area, all-conference, and team MVP in 2010 ... Grand Rapids Press `Player to Watch' ... High school ranked 17th in the nation by PrepVolleyball.com ... Recognized on the PrepVolleyball.com Top 79 Sophomore list ... Also lettered in basketball ... Was a member of the honor roll all four years of high school.
PERSONAL: Born May 6, 1994 ... Daughter of Steve and Sandy Peterson ... Has two younger brothers, Mitchell and Michael ... Majoring in psychology.