Post-Game Notes- MSU vs. Kentucky
MSU travels to Lexington, Ky. for start of Championship quest
Spartans place five on post-season B1G honors list.
Seniors Strong in Final Game at Michigan
MSU looks for final strong weekend before Sunday selection show
JUNIOR (2012): Big Ten Distinguished Scholar ... Academic All-Big Ten ... Recipient of the MSU Scholar Athlete Award ... Big Ten Sportsmanship Honoree ... Team Co-captain ... Led the team with 895 assists, pushing her career total to 2,194 - good for seventh in the MSU record book ... Had a career-high 46 assists against Youngstown State and added 10 digs (8/25) ... Notched five double-doubles throughout the season ... Had double-digit assists in every match ... Recorded 20 assists and 12 digs against Indiana (9/22) ... Notched 25 assists and 10 assists at Iowa (9/29) ... Recorded three kills, 24 assists and eight digs in a win at Wisconsin (10/5) ...Had 35 assists and eight digs against Illinois (10/13) ... Recorded 41 assists and had five digs against Purdue (10/27) ... Had 32 assists and 14 digs in a 3-2 win over Nebraska (11/3) ... Recorded a double-double at Penn State with 14 assists and 11 digs (11/24) ... Had 32 assists and seven digs against San Diego in the first round of the NCAA Tournament (11/30) ...Came away with 26 assists and five digs in a 3-1 win over UCLA (12/1).
SOPHOMORE (2011): Led the team in assists with 726 and 6.10 assists per set ratio ... Was third on the team in service aces with 18 ... Appeared in 33 of 34 matches on the season and started in 21 ... Had three service aces against South Alabama (8/27) and also chipped in with six digs and 16 assists ... Notched her first double-double of the season against Wisconsin (10/7) with 44 assists and 17 digs, both season highs ... Recorded a career-high six kills on a career-high nine attacks against Minnesota (10/8) and also had career-high 34 assists and seven digs ... Charted a double-double against Ohio State with 24 assists and 10 digs ... Recorded her third double-double of the season against Illinois with 24 assists and 11 digs ... Named to the Academic All-Big Ten team ... Was honored with the Harold & Raynor Shnider Office of the Provost Award that embodies the characteristics promoted by Student-Athlete Support Services, with emphasis on academic performance, community involvement and leadership ability ... Recognized as a Big Ten Distinguished Scholar.
FRESHMAN (2010): Appeared in 31 of MSU's 36 matches, starting in 12 contests, including the final nine matches ... Made first career start at home against Minnesota (9/24) ... Led the team in conference matches with 411 assists for a 5.55 assists per set ratio ... Second on the team in all matches with 574 total assists ... Posted first career double-double with 20 assists and 11 digs against Evansville (8/28) ... Recorded a then career-high 33 assists against both Wisconsin (10/9) and Eastern Michigan (9/11) ... Tallied 27 double-digit assists and three dig efforts ... Reeled in a then career-best 13 digs along with 26 assists against Indiana (11/19) for her second double-double of the season ... Followed up the next with a double-double of 24 assists and 10 digs hosting Purdue (11/20) ... Tallied a then career-best two kills at Michigan (10/13) on three attacks ... Led the team on the year with 22 service aces, including a career-best three against Ohio State (11/5), Indiana (11/19) and New Mexico (9/2) ... Also recorded 159 digs ... Ended the year ranked sixth all-time in program history as a freshman with 5.36 assists per set and her 574 assists.
HIGH SCHOOL: Three-year letterwinner at St. Francis High School for head coach Peg Kopec ... Led her team to a state runner-up finish in 2007 ... Back-to-back regional champs her junior and senior years ... Finished her career with 1,673 assists, 261 digs, 148 kills and 118 aces ... Named to the PrepVolleyball.com Senior Aces list prior to her final year ... Led her team to a 33-3 record her senior year ... First team all-state in 2009 ... All-conference recipient in 2008 and 2009 ... All-state honorable mention in 2008 ... Named the Chicago Tribune Athlete of the Month in December of 2009 ... Two-time first-team All-Area (2008, 2009) ... Finalist for the Andi Collins Award, awarded to the nation's best setter ... Wendy's Heisman Award Winner for St. Francis High School in 2009 ... Three-time academic all-conference recipient (2007, 2008, 2009) ... A 4.0 student who was the vice president of the National Honor Society her junior and senior year ... Served as a Student Ambassador her final two years of high school ... A member of the Spanish National Honor Society.
CLUB: Played for the Sports Performance Club volleyball club ... Set her team to the 2010 AAU Girls' National Volleyball Championship in Orlando, Fla. ... Earned AAU All-America honors after her performance at the 2010 nationals ... Saw her team finish second at the 2009 Junior Volleyball Directors Association Championships in Louisville, Ky. ... Set her team to a championship finish at Pre-Nationals in 2009 ... Led team to back-to-back third-place finishes at the AAU Nationals in 2008 and 2009 ... Earned JVDA All-America honors at the 16 Club National Championships in 2008.
PERSONAL: Born May 24, 1992 to Bruce and Mary Kelsay ... Father was a member of the Minnesota Gophers football team from 1975-77 ... Plans on majoring in psychology and completing the Professorial Assistantship program at MSU as one of the top 1% of students in the nation.
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