MSU travels to Lexington, Ky. for start of Championship quest
Seniors Strong in Final Game at Michigan
MSU looks for final strong weekend before Sunday selection show
MSU 0, Penn State 3
JUNIOR 2012: Appeared in 35 matches and made four starts ... Had a career-high 14 kills against Youngstown St. (8/25) ... Named to the Spartan Showcase All-Tournament Team ... Recorded 11 kills on 19 attempts in a 3-2 win over IPFW (9/7) ... Had seven kills on 11 attempts vs. Georgetown (9/15) ... Had five blocks at Minnesota (10/6) ... Had nine kills and three blocks at Indiana (10/26) ... Notched 10 kills on 16 attempts at Illinois (11/16) ... Had five kills on eight attempts at Michigan (11/21) ... Recorded six kills and two blocks in a 3-1 win over UCLA in the NCAA Tournament (12/1).
SOPHOMORE (2011): Appeared in 25 matches on the season and started in 17 ... Kicked off the season with six kills on 10 attacks in a 3-0 win over North Florida (8/26) ... Had a perfect seven kills on seven attacks against Central Florida (8/26) and also chipped in with two digs ... Notched a career high four block assists against Bowling Green (9/9) and also had five kills ... Came away with five total blocks, a career high, and also had five kills in a 3-0 win over SIU- Edwardsville (9/10) ... Recorded a career high 10 kills on a career high 16 attacks in a 3-1 win over Virginia Commonwealth (9/17) ... Also came away with a three digs against Purdue (9/23) , another career high ... Posted 10 kills, tying her career-high, on 11 attacks in a 3-0 win over Iowa (10/1) ... Scored seven kills and a service ace against Minnesota (10/8).
FRESHMAN (2010): Started five of 21 matches she appeared in ... Made first career start at Penn State (10/1) ... Recorded a career-best eight kills in MSU's 3-2 win over Wisconsin (10/9) ... Tallied 13 attacks at Iowa (11/12) for a career-high mark ... Posted her lone assist on the year against Eastern Michigan (9/11) and her lone service ace at Iowa (11/12) ... Dug two balls for a career-high tally against Illinois (10/8) ... Recorded a then career-best four total blocks at Penn State (10/1) ... Also turned in a then career-high effort three block assists at the Nittany Lions (10/1) ... Had a solo block on six separate occasions ... Posted 43 kills on the year along with 25 blocks.
HIGH SCHOOL: Three-year letterwinner at Otsego under head coach Mary Grile ... Finalist for the 2010 Miss Volleyball for the state of Michigan ... Named to the Under Armour Girls' High School All-America Watch List ... Named second team all-state in 2008-09 by the Michigan High School Athletic Association ... Finalist for the 2010 Detroit Athletic Club's Michigan Female High School Athlete of the Year award ... Named team MVP during the 2008-09 season ... Kalamazoo Gazette All-Area Volleyball team in 2008-09 ... Led her team with 540 kills, while posting a .319 attack percentage her senior season ... Averaged 5.5 kills per game her senior year while also averaging 0.65 blocks per game ... Tallied a team-high 43 service aces in 2009-10 ... Named to the all-region team in 2007-08 and 2008-09 ... Also received all-county recognition in 2007-08 and 2008-09 ... Received Wolverine Conference recognition in 2008-09 (first team) and in 2007-08 (second team) ... Named Otsego's Most Improved Player following the 2007-08 season ... A four-year letterwinner in both basketball and track & field ... School record holder in single game blocked shots (15), blocked shots recorded in a season (111) and career blocked shots (190) in basketball ... Finished second at the state championships in the high jump in 2008 and 2009, earning all-state honors ... Otsego record holder in the high jump, long jump, 200m dash and 100m dash ... Received the 2009 Wolverine Conference Outstanding Female Meet Performance award in track ... Academic all state in both volleyball and track ... Has been a member of the honor roll at Otsego all four years.
CLUB: Competed for the Dead Frog Volleyball Club, based out of Battle Creek, Mich., for the past three seasons ... Team finished fifth at the 2009 Junior Volleyball Directors Association Championships in Louisville, Ky.
PERSONAL: Born Dec. 17, 1991 to Dave and Kathy Kuipers ... Father was a four-time letterwinner on the Western Michigan men's basketball team (1979-82) ... A no-preference major.
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