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Six Spartans Earn Academic All-Big Ten Honors

Dec. 7, 2017

East Lansing, Mich. -- - Six Spartan volleyball players were among the 125 Michigan State honorees as the Big Ten Conference announced Academic All-Big Ten honors for the 2017 fall sports season on Wednesday, December 7.

Complete List of MSU's 2017 Fall Academic All-Big Ten Selections

To be eligible for Academic All-Big Ten consideration, student-athletes must earn a varsity letter, be in at least their second academic year at a Big Ten institution and carry a GPA of 3.0 or higher.

Six Michigan State athletes were among the 18 in the Big Ten to have perfect 4.0 GPA’s. Of those six, two belonged to the volleyball team: sophomores Samantha McLean and Lauren Swartz. The other four Spartans to accomplish the feat are Men’s cross country’s Luke Beauchamp, women’s cross country’s Holly Bullough, Bailey Johnson, Emily Steffke.

MSU’s volleyball Academic All-Big Ten honors went to:

Autumn Bailey, Sr., Education
Alyssa Garvelink, Sr., Communication
Samantha McLean, So., Kinesiology
Maggie Midgette, So., Packaging
Rachel Minarick, Sr., Kinesiolgoy
Lauren Swartz, So., Economics



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