Monson joins Garvelink, Minarick, Tolliver
Rising Senior among 12 athletes selected to US Collegiate National Team
Two-time B1G Defensive Player of the Year among 250 at tryouts.
A complete listing of team and individual accomplishments
Three selections an MSU record
JUNIOR: (2013): AVCA Third-Team All-America ... AVCA All-North Region ... Big Ten Defensive Player of the Year for the second straight season... Honorable Mention All-Big Ten ... Academic All-Big Ten selection and Academic All-America nominee ... Led the Big Ten in digs per set (4.70), good for third all-time in the MSU single-season recordbook ... Recorded 592 digs , third all-time in a single season at MSU (her 602 as a sophomore ranks second) ... Pushed her career dig total to 1,668, an MSU career record and 14th all-time in the Big Ten ... Averaged 1.02 assists per set ... Team co-captain for the second straight season along with Kristen Kelsay ... Opened the season with double-digit digs in three of the four matches at the Hokie Invitational at Virginia Tech (8/30-31) ... Two service aces to go along with 15 digs against Pacific (8/31) ... Had 16 digs in a dramatic comeback from two sets down against The Hokies in the final match of the tournament (8/31), and also contributed five assists ... Season-best 22 digs against No. 12 Oregon (9/6) ... Had 20 digs in a three-set sweep of Illinois State (9/14) ... Recorded 12 digs against Butler (9/14) ... Turned in a 21-dig performance with two aces against Eastern Michigan (9/20) ... Had a career-best five aces to go along with 14 digs and five assists in a four-set win over Duquesne ... Had 18 digs in MSU's win at Penn State (9/27) ... Had a match-best 18 digs against Illinois (10/4), and added 11 more with four aces and four assists against Northwestern (10/5) as MSU swept the home weekend ... Six digs, three service aces, and six assists against Iowa (10/11) ... Turned in a match-best 20-dig performance against No. 9 Nebraska (10/12), with one ace and six assists ... Tied her career best with 29 digs on the road at Minnesota (10/17), and had six assists ... Contributed 26 digs with three assists, and an ace in a loss at Wisconsin (10/20) ... Tied her career-best in digs for the second time with 29 against Michigan (10/23), the second-most in a four-set match in school history ... Had 19 digs against Indiana (10/26) ... Recorded 15 digs, two aces, and four assists against Ohio State (11/1) ... Moved into second place in MSU history in digs with 10 against No. 2 Penn State (11/2) ... Became MSU's all-time digs leader with 24 at Northwestern (11/8), and added eight assists ... Contributed a season-best eight assists and added 24 digs in a loss at Illinois (11/9) ... Tied her season high with eight assists and added 16 digs in a three-set sweep at Iowa (11/16) ... Had 17 digs in a loss to Wisconsin ... Turned in 25 digs, three aces, and four assists in a four-set battle with Minnesota (11/23) ... Had 12 digs in a commanding 3-0 victory at Michigan to retain the State Pride Flag (11/27) ... Had a 15-dig performance with a pair of aces and an assist in a tight 3-2 loss at Purdue (11/30) ... Started the NCAA Tournament with a 15-dig performance in a sweep of Ohio (12/7) ... Was instrumental in MSU's 3-1 win over host Kentucky (12/8), with a match-high 22 digs, two assists, and an ace ... Had 20 digs in the Sweet 16 match against Penn State (12/13), with five assists.
SOPHOMORE (2012): 2012 AVCA All-America honorable mention ... Named the Big Ten Defensive Player of the Year ... Co-captain ... Recorded 602 digs on the season, ranking second all-time at MSU in a single season ... Surpassed 1,000 career digs with 16 at Penn State and ended the season with 1,076, 43 shy of moving into the top-10 at MSU all-time ... Finished second in the Big Ten with 4.67 digs per set ... Had 22 digs in a 3-0 win over Fairfield at the UConn Classic (8/31) ... Was named the UConn Classic MVP after averaging 5.8 digs per set and seven service aces over the weekend ... Earned her second Big Ten Defensive Player of the Week honors of her career on Sept. 3, after an MVP effort at the UConn Classic ... Named to the Spartan Invitational All-Tournament team and had 26 digs in a five-set win over IPFW (9/7) ... Also selected to the Charleston Invitational All-Tournament team after averaging 5.4 digs per set against Presbyterian, Georgetown and College of Charleston (9/15) ... Opened Big Ten play with 24 digs and four assists in a 3-2 loss to Purdue (9/21) ... Notched 20 digs and five assists in a 3-2 upset over then-No. 4 Nebraska (11/3) ... Had 19 digs and seven assists in a 3-1 win over then No. 10 Minnesota (11/9) ... Recorded a career-high 29 digs in a 3-2 win over San Diego in the first round of the NCAA Tournament (11/30) ... Responded with 28 digs in a 3-1 win over defending National Champion UCLA in the second round (12/1) ... Had 15 digs against Michigan in the Regional Semifinals (12/7) ... Was selected to participate with the U.S. Women's National Volleyball A2 Program in the summer of 2013.
FRESHMAN (2011): Appeared in 34 matches in her first season at Michigan State ... Was awarded the Big Ten Freshman of the Week honors three times this past season (9/26, 10/24, 11/21) and was once named Big Ten Defensive Player of the Week (10/24) ... Led the team in service aces (31) and in digs (474), also recorded 3.92 digs per set throughout the season, good for 10th in the Big Ten ... Had 14 digs and four assists in a 3-1 win over VCU (9/17) and was named to the Spartan Invitational All-Tournament Team ... Recorded 17 digs, three service aces and nine assists in a 3-1 win at Wisconsin (10/7) ... Notched 24 digs and seven assists in a loss to Minnesota (10/8) ... Came away with another 24 digs in a 3-1 win over Michigan (10/19) ... Had a then-career-best 28 digs against Ohio State (10/22) ... Recorded a career-high four service aces at Iowa (11/4) ... Scored 25 digs and five assists in a 3-1 upset win over No. 7 Illinois (11/18) ... Had 18 digs and five assists in a 3-1 NCAA Tournament win over Arizona (12/2).
HIGH SCHOOL: Three-year starter at Ursuline Academy for head coach Jeni Case ... Competed in the Under Armour All-America Volleyball Match & Skills Competition as a part of the AVCA Annual Convention ... Named to Volleyball Magazine's NFINITY Girl's Fab 50 list ... Listed on the ESPN RISE All-America First Team ... Earned 2010-11 Under Armour First-Team All-America honors ... A PrepVolleyball.com high school All-American in 2010 ... Ended her high school career with a record of 84-2 and ranked as the career digs leader at Ursuline Academy with 1,709 ... Became the single-season digs record holder her sophomore year with 607 ... Ranked No. 71 in the PrepVolleyball.com Top 100 Senior Aces list ... AVCA 2010-11 Under Armour Girls' High School All-America Watch List ... First-team all-state in 2010 ... Named 2010 Player of the Year for the Ohio Southwest District, also earning first-team honors ... Named 2010 Girls' Greater Cincinnati League Player of the Year, earning first-team all-league honors ... Three-time GGCL league champion, winning every league match the final three seasons ... Listed as a PrepVolleyball.com Defensive Dandy in 2008, 2009 and 2010 ... Finalists for the LaRosa's High School 2010-2011 Female MVP of the Year ... 2009 PrepVolleyball.com All-America Highest Honorable Mention ... High school team ranked as high as second in the nation by PrepVolleyball.com.
CLUB: A member of the Team Z Volleyball club since 2006 ... Won the 2008 Junior Volleyball Directors Association as a member of the Team Z 16 Orange team.
PERSONAL: Born August 10, 1993 ... Daughter of John and Mariann Moster ... A no-preference major.
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