MSU looks to improve upon 2-2 B1G Record
Spartans host Wolverines for annual event
Spartans take on archrival twice this week
MSU hits the road for B1G opener for third time in four seasons.
Spartans take on Oregon, Oregon State
2006: Team co-captain... Started all 31 matches to earn third varsity letter... An All-Big Ten Honorable Mention selection... Shared MSU Outstanding Offensive Player award with classmate Ashley Schatzle... Ranks second in MSU career record book with 4.24 kills per game... Posted a team-best 4.68 kills per game and 19 block solos... Tallied 4.67 kills per game against Big Ten opponents... Contributed a .300 attack percentage or better in 15 matches, including a season-best .556 vs. Eastern Michigan (9/1)... Recorded double-digit kill totals in 27 matches, including one double-double with a career-high 35 kills and 11 digs vs. Purdue (9/22) in Big Ten opener... 35 kills matched second-highest single-match record in MSU history... Tallied 1,000th kill of her career against Minnesota (10/1)... Managed double-digit kill totals in 11 of first 12 matches, including 25 in season-opener vs. IPFW (8/25) en route to Ball State Nike/Active Ankle Weekend All-Tournament Team honors... Posted back-to-back 24 kill performances in weekend sweep of Illinois (10/6) and Northwestern (10/7)... Contributed 19 kills and two block assists in Spartan upset of No. 16 Purdue (11/11)... Tallied 14 kills in three-game sweep of Michigan late in the conference campaign... Finished the season with 21 kills and two block assists in season-ending loss to Utah (12/1) in opening-round play of NCAA Tournament at UCLA.
2005: Team captain... Played in 29 matches to earn second varsity letter... Posted double-digit dig totals in 26 matches, including 15 matches with at least 20 kills... Ranked first in the nation in the Sept. 20 poll in kills per game (6.18)... Ranked second overall in the final Big Ten rankings in kills per game (4.31)... Led the Spartan offense with 4.95 kills per game... Averaged 0.53 blocks per game and 0.95 digs per game... Hit .393, adding 17 kills, three aces and three digs in the season opener vs. Kent State (8/27)... Posted 27 kills, hit a team-best .426 and added three block solos in three-game sweep of Wichita State (9/1)... Tallied 19 kills and three block solos against South Florida and 21 kills against Ball State en route to MSU Invitational MVP honors... Recorded 24 kills, three digs and one ace against Temple (9/9)... Posted 20 kills against Kansas and a season-best 33 kills against Virginia Commonwealth to earn Jayhawk Invitational all-tournament team accolades... Contributed 22 kills, eight digs and a season-best six aces in five-game loss to Louisville (9/16) at the Orange and Green Challenge... Posted back-to-back 26-kill performances against Miami (Fla.) and Sacramento State (9/17) to earn all-tournament honors at the Orange and Green Challenge... Added 5.0 total blocks against Sacramento State... Tallied 22 kills, nine digs and 5.0 total blocks in Big Ten season opener against Michigan (9/21)... Posted 16 kills in three-game sweep vs. Indiana (9/23)... Tallied 20 kills and nine digs in five-game win vs. Iowa (10/1)... Posted 22 kills in five-game win vs. Northwestern (10/22)... Led the Green and White offense with 30 kills and a season-high .460 hitting percentage against Illinois (10/28)... Posted back-to-back 24-kill efforts vs. Iowa (11/4) and Minnesota (11/5)... In five-game season-ending loss to Ohio State (11/26), posted 15 kills and one dig.
2004: Saw action in 25 matches to earn first varsity letter... Had at least 10 kills in eight matches... Started her first collegiate match Sept. 4 against St. John's, recording eight kills on .312 hitting... Also had three digs and one block solo vs. St. John's (9/4)... Notched first career double-double against Arkansas (9/10), posting 16 kills and 11 digs to go along with five service aces... Had 17 kills plus 11 digs and a service ace against Wichita State (9/10)... Posted 18 kills, five digs, two blocks and a service ace at South Carolina (9/18)... Had four kills and three digs at Iowa (9/25)... Tallied 15 kills against Purdue (10/2) to go along with nine digs and four block assists... Provided huge lift off the bench at Penn State (10/16), with 12 kills, three blocks and four digs... Posted seven kills and three digs against Northwestern (10/23)... Hit .324 with 17 kills on 37 attacks in MSU's 3-1 win against No. 21 Illinois (10/29)... Recorded 10 kills and three blocks at Purdue (11/5)... Posted 12 kills, three blocks and three digs at Indiana (11/6)... Had 11 kills and a match-best five blocks against Iowa (11/12)... Contributed six kills and a block solo against Minnesota (11/13)...Recorded eight kills and no errors on 14 attacks for a .571 hitting percentage at Northwestern (11/19)... Posted 13 kills at Wisconsin (11/20).
2003: Redshirt season.
HIGH SCHOOL: Three-year letterwinner for former MSU staff assistant Leigh Ann Drew at Columbia Central High... Named all-conference as a sophomore, junior and senior... Earned all-state honors as a senior... Served as volleyball team captain her senior season... Also competed in basketball and track... Named to the Dream Team in both volleyball and basketball her junior and senior seasons... Also served as a track captain (sophomore) and basketball captain (senior)... Elected Student Senate Vice President her freshman through junior years and President her senior year... Was National Honor Society Secretary as a senior.
CLUB: Played for USA Kalamazoo and Courthouse.
PERSONAL: Full name is Kathleen Meredith Johnson... Daughter of Coley and Deborah Johnson... An apparel and textile design major.