New-look Spartans debut in national top 25
Three Collegiate National Teams will be selected for High Performance teams for 2018
Garvelink Earns MVP Honors for the second straight season
MSU looks for first Final Four berth since 1995
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.
MSU welcomed Maryland to Jenison Field House for its first home game of the 2017 Big Ten schedule.
2017 MSU Extra Mile Award
FRESHMAN (2017): Appeared in all 112 sets on the season ... Earned the team's Extra Mile Award ... Ranked second all-time in program history among freshmen with 388 digs as a first-year player ... Averaged 3.46 digs per set, ranking tenth in the Big Ten and second among league freshmen ... Added 0.58 assists per set and 14 service aces on the season ... Averaged 5.0 digs per set in the NCAA Tournament, which ranked 13th nationally and second among players in the Big Ten ... Made her collegiate debut against Furman (8/25), recording three digs and an assist (8/25) ... Chipped in three digs in the second game of the tournament vs. Auburn, then closed it out with a nine-dig, one-assist,one-kill performance at Georgia Tech in the finale (8/26) ... Contributed seven digs in a win over San Diego State (9/1) and finished the day with a pair of digs and an assist vs. Marshall ... Had six digs in the opener of the Shamrock Invitational against Notre Dame (9/15) ... Made her debut at libero against Central Michigan (9/16) and produced 17 digs, two assists, and two aces ... Posted 24 digs in a three-set win over Southern Illinois (9/16) ... Had 16 digs, an assist, and an ace in a win at No. 5 Wisconsin (9/22), and contributed eight digs, three assists in an upset at No. 1 Minnesota (9/24) ... Posted nine digs and a pair of service aces against Maryland (9/29) ... Eight digs and an assist in MSU's win over Ohio State (9/30) ... Popped up 17 digs at No. 4 Nebraska (10/4) ... Shared the team lead with 13 digs and added a then-season best six assists in a home win over No. 7 Wisconsin (10/7) ... Had 10 digs and three assists in a tough loss at No 2 Penn State (10/13) ... Team-best seven digs at Rutgers (10/14) along with three assists ... Posted 20 digs and a pair of assists in a home win over Michigan (10/18) ... Dug 17 balls and also had one dig and one assist at Maryland (10/21) ... Had a match-best 18 digs and added three aces in a loss to No. 7 Nebraska (10/27) ... Posted 11 digs and three assists vs. Iowa (10/28) ... Tallied 11 digs and four assists vs. No. 1 Penn State (11/1) ... Recorded a match-best eight digs at Northwestern (11/5) ... Led the Spartans with 15 digs in a sweep of Illinois (11/10) ... Had three assists and 10 digs as MSU swept Northwestern (11/11) ... Posted seven digs and a pair of assists in a loss at Michigan (11/15) ... Delivered a team-high nine digs and two assists vs. Indiana (11/15) ... Dug 18 balls at No. 16 Purdue, adding an assist and an ace (11/24) ... Had 13 digs and four assists in the regular-season finale at Indiana (11/25) ... Delivered a match-best 16 digs in MSU's first-round NCAA win over No. 25 Missouri State (12/1) ... Led all players with 23 digs in a four-set win over No. 15 Creighton, (12/2) one shy of her career best ... Had 14 digs and four assists in a third-round NCAA win vs. Illinois (12/8) ... Posted 17 digs and two assists in the Regional Final vs. No. 1 Penn State (12/9) ...
CLUB: 2016 AVCA/ Under Armour First Team All-America ... No. 40 on the PrepVolleyball.com list of Senior Aces ... Libero on the USA Junior National Team in the summer of 2016, where she played in the USA NORECA finals ... Participated in the Under Armour All-American match at the NCAA Final Four ... Earned All-Tournament Team honors at the 2015 High Performance championships when she played for the A1 USA Red team ... 2016 USA Today and MaxPreps pre-season All-American ... Named a First Team Prep Volleyball "Defensive Dandy," in 2013 and 2014, honoring the nation's top full-time defensive players ... A Top 50 Junior, Sophomore 79, and Top 59 Freshman pick by Prep Volleyball ... PrepVolleyball All-American in 2015. Played in 2015-16 for Michigan Elite and coach Neil Rucinski ... Competed for Legacy Volleyball Club and coach Jennifer Cottrill in 2014-15 after six seasons at Toledo Volleyball Club.
HIGH SCHOOL: All-time digs leader at Saint Ursula Academy ... First Team All-Ohio in her final three seasons, and Honorable Mention as a freshman in 2013 ... Helped team to Sectional, District, and Regional championships in each of her first three years, and helped lead St. Ursula to the state Final Four in those years as well ... Earned 2016 Three Rivers Athletic Conference (TRAC) Player of the Year and All-Conference selection and was also a First Team selection in District 7 ... District 7 and TRAC Player of the Year in 2015 ... Academic All-TRAC ... 2016 Black and Gold Tournament MVP ... As a sophomore, earned First Team All-League, First Team All-District, First Team All-State (the only sophomore recognized in Division I) and was a 2014 USA Today Second Team All-American.
PERSONAL: Daughter of James and Tammy Cox ...Father was a basketball letterwinner at TriState University ... Sister, Ryann, plays volleyball at Bowling Green ... Also has a younger sister, Kenady.