New-look Spartans debut in national top 25
MSU excelled both on and off the court in 2017-18.
MSU Has Second-Most Recognized in Conference
MSU looks for first Final Four berth since 1995
Match-by-Match Statistics: 2017
REDSHIRT FRESHMAN (2017): Academic All-Big Ten ... Appeared in eight matches ... Averaged 0.50 kills and 0.36 blocks per set ... Saw her first collegiate action in the season opener against Furman (8/25) ... Appeared in two of three matches at the Auto Owners Insurance Spartan Invitational (9/1-2) ... Recorded two blocks in the opener of the Shamrock Invitational against Notre Dame (9/15) ... Had a dig and a pair of swings at Nebraska (10/4) ... Posted five kills, hit .364 (5-1-11) and had a solo block at Rutgers (10/14) ... Posted a block and a dig in the NCAA Regional Final vs. No. 1 Penn State (12/9) ...
FRESHMAN (2016): Redshirted the 2016 campaign ... Won the team's Most Improved Award at the annual team banquet ... .
CLUB: Played club for Pittsburgh Elite ... Qualified for 2013 Nationals in Dallas and again in 2016 in Indianapolis ...
HIGH SCHOOL: Pennsylvania Gatorade Player of the Year nominee ... Three-year varsity letter winner at North Allegheny High School ... Helped the Lady Tigers to a Western Pennsylvania Interscholastic Athletic League (WPIAL) Championship as a sophomore and runner-up finishes as a junior and senior ... North Allegheny finished fifth in the state in final three scholastic campaigns ... Co-captain in her 2014 and 2015 seasons ... All-Section and All-WPIAL selection as a junior and senior, and added All-State honors in 2015 ...
PERSONAL: Daughter of John Swartz and Suzanne Girard ... Has two older sisters who also play collegiate volleyball: sister, Sarah, played four years at Allegheny College, while Erin will be a senior at American University ... Violinist in her high school orchestra ... Also a National Honor Society member ... Attends a yearly mission trip through her church ... Majoring in economics.