Seventy-eight Spartans student-athletes were recognized for having a 3.0 or better GPA.
MSU won the flag on total points, 139-133 in front of a record crowd at Jenison Field House.
MSU will host Michigan on senior night on Wednesday and then travel to face Penn State in the regular season finale.
The Spartans will open the season with the annual Green and White game on Saturday, Aug. 18.
Ninty Spartans student-athletes were recognized for having a 3.0 or better GPA.
JUNIOR (2011): Competed in nine matches for the Spartans after sitting out last season ... Recorded an assist and two digs in a 3-0 win over North Florida ... Had a dig and an assist in a 3-0 win over SIU-Edwardsville (9/10) ... Also had a dig in a 3-0 win over Ball State (9/16).
SOPHOMORE (2010): Did not compete.
FRESHMAN (2009) at Wright State: Recorded a team-best 510 digs on the season, the fourth highest single-season total in Raider history, and an average of 4.11 digs per set ... Reached double figures in digs in 26 matches ... 26 digs against East Carolina (8/28) at the Third Degree Sportswear Invitational and had 27 later in the tournament at VCU (8/29) along with three assists and three service aces versus Temple (8/28) ... 23 assists and two aces at Valparaiso (9/25) ... Two assists at Butler (9/26) ... 23 digs against IPFW (9/29) ... 29 digs and two assists versus Loyola (10/2) ... Four assists at Youngstown State (10/6) ... 26 digs against Milwaukee (10/11) ... Three assists at Loyola (10/31) ... 29 digs versus Dayton (11/11) ... 31 digs against Youngstown State (11/14) ... Named the Horizon League Defensive Player of the Week on November 16.
HIGH SCHOOL: Lettered three years in volleyball at Okemos High School for head coach Jamie Ianni ... Selected honorable mention all-state as a senior along with being chosen all-region, All-Mid-Michigan and All-Capital Area Activities Conference ... Also received academic all-state and all-area honors ... Named team MVP and led the squad in digs in 2008 as the Chieftains finished 33-8-1 and advanced to the Class A regional finals ... Selected all-league and all-district as a junior ... Also lettered in tennis.
CLUB: Competed for Premier Volleyball Academy for three years ... Club team finished third at the AAU Nationals and fifth in 2008 ... Also was ninth at the JVDA Nationals ... Played with Spartan teammate Kyndra Abron.
PERSONAL: Born on August 1, 1991 in Boston, Mass. ... Daughter of Takashi and Diane Shiramizu ... Majoring in interdisciplinary studies in social science.
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