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2008: All-Big Ten selection after leading the team in kills (322), hitting percentage (.348) and blocks (136.0) ... Played in 112 sets and 29 matches, earning a start in each of the Spartans' 29 contests ... Once again saw her stats increase during 2008 as she averaged 2.88 kills per set and 1.21 blocks per set, both of which ranked seventh in the Big Ten ... Her .348 hitting percentage was a career-best and marks the fourth-best single-season hitting percentage in school history ... Moved her career hitting percentage to .308 which ranks third in MSU history ... Hit better than .300 in 20 of 29 matches and was better than .400 in 12 of those ... Her season-high came at Central Michigan (9/20) when she hit .600 while posting 17 kills ... Hit better than .300 in 10 consecutive matches - from New Hampshire (9/6) until Michigan (9/27) - with the Spartans winning all 10 of those matches ... Was better than .300 in all but four Big Ten contests ... Posted double-digit kills in 19 of 29 matches, including all but five Big Ten matchups while leading MSU in kills in 11 contests ... Posted a career-best 20 kills while hitting .500 at Illinois (11/22) with just two errors on 36 total attacks ... Was named Big Ten Player of the Week following her performances against Michigan (9/27) and Ohio State (9/26) ... Posted 18 kills while hitting .548 against No. 20 Michigan while adding 13 kills with a .364 hitting percentage the previous night against Ohio State, helping MSU to an undefeated weekend at the Breslin Center ... Earned Most Valuable Player at the Delaware Invitational where she tallied 32 kills while hitting .410 and adding 17 total blocks ... Posted 15 kills while hitting .565 in game-two of the Delaware Invitational against New Hampshire (9/6) ... Had a season-high nine blocks at Michigan (9/14) ... In all, accounted for 408.0 total points to lead the team ... Season-high 22.5 points came at Central Michigan (9/20) ... Had 15 kills while hitting .520 at Iowa (10/18) to lead the team while posting a season- and career-high seven digs ... Pitched in 66 digs, 17 assists and nine service aces on the season. ... Earned her third varsity letter.
2007: Saw action in 32 of the team's 35 matches, starting each match... Improved upon her freshman statistics, ranking fourth on the team in kills with 246 (2.24 per game) and second in total blocks with 113 (three solo, 110 assisted)... Her averages increased in Big Ten play, averaging 2.45 kills and 1.21 blocks per game... Had eight double-digit kill efforts, seven of which were in conference play... Had season-high 15 kills vs. Kansas (8/31)... Had most efficient match of the season against Northwestern (10/3), totaling 14 kills on only 18 attempts for a .667 hitting percentage... Twice had nine block assists, vs. Illinois (9/28) and at Minnesota (11/16)... Also added 11 kills and eight block assists in MSU's win over Michigan (10/27)... Tied her career-best with four digs at Minnesota (11/16)... Earned second varsity letter.
2006: Started all 31 matches to earn first varsity letter... Named to the Big Ten All-Freshman Team... Earned MSU Rookie of the Year honors... Averaged 2.28 kills per game and 1.00 blocks per game... Ranks second in the MSU freshman record book with .314 attack percentage... Also ranks third with 87 block assists, fifth with 98 total blocks and tied for fifth with 1.00 blocks per game... Tallied double-digit kill totals nine times, including a season-best 16 against Indiana (9/23)... Tallied nine total blocks vs. Northwestern (10/7)... Earned Big Ten Defensive Player of the Week honors for outstanding contributions in MSU upset of No. 16 Purdue (11/11), posting 15 kills and ten total blocks, marking first career double-double... Ten total blocks vs. Purdue was the highest individual Spartan effort of the year... Contributed six kills and eight total blocks in season-ending loss to Utah (12/1) in opening-round play of NCAA Tournament at UCLA.
High School: Three-year letterwinner at Spring Lake High School for coach Sarah Bulthuis... Finished prep career at Spring Lake as all-time leader in kills... Named Muskegon Chronicle Sports Hall Of Fame Female Athlete of the Year in 2006... During senior season, garnered first team all-state, all-area, all-conference and all-region accolades... Was a Miss Volleyball finalist and was named to the Michigan Senior All Star squad in 2006... Team captain 2005-06... During junior campaign, garnered first team all-conference, first team all-area, all-region and second team all-state honors... In 2004-05, tallied 522 kills, hitting .333 with 61 block solos and 56 block assists... Team finished season ranked sixth in state rankings... In 2003-04, hit .420 with 337 kills, added 58 block solos and 54 block assists... Three-year letterwinner in basketball at Spring Lake and one-year letterwinner in track... Received first team all-conference accolades in basketball all three years serving as team tri-captain in 2004-05... Broke school record in shot put during senior season with a toss of 36-9 ft.
Club: Played for Team Angle Club Team, Intensity Club Team and Game Time Club Team.
Personal: Full name is Vanessa Marie King... Daughter of David and Kathleen King.