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Michigan State Track & Field Sending 25 Entries To NCAA

  Michigan State Track & Field Sending 25 Entries To NCAA East Preliminary Round The Spartans travel to Tampa, Florida looking for a top-12 finish. EAST LANSING, Mich. – Michigan State men and women’s track & field programs will head to Tampa, Florida for the 2018 NCAA East Preliminary Round May 24-26 at USF Track and Field Stadium. The Spartans have a total of 25 entries in the East Preliminaries. East Preliminary – Men’s Entries East Preliminary – Women’s Entries Michigan State begins action on Thursday, May 24. The top-12 in each event will advance to Eugene, Oregon. On the women’s...

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MSU Track & Field Completes B1G Championships

MSU Track & Field Completes B1G Championships With Four Medals Redshirt-senior Tim Ehrhardt wins first outdoor pole vault title. BLOOMINGTON, Ind. – After capturing the indoor pole vault title twice, redshirt-senior Tim Ehrhardt won his first outdoor Big Ten pole vault title on Sunday, in the final day of the B1G Track Championship  in Bloomington, Indiana. The Spartans captured four medals on the final day of action. The MSU men finished in eighth place with 53 points, while the Spartan women ended in 10th place  with 35 points. Ohio State men’s squad took the title with 109 points, while the...

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MSU Men Tied for Third After Day Two of B1G Championships

  Led by Guerrant and Benoit, MSU Men Tied for Third After Day Two of B1G Championships Guerrant becomes MSU’s first decathlon champion since 2002. BLOOMINGTON, Ind. – Nick Guerrant and Max Benoit took center stage for the Michigan State track & field team, as the Spartan men are tied for third heading into the final day of competition at the Big Ten Track & Field Championships in Bloomington, Indiana. Guerrant finished first in the decathlon, while Benoit was second in the 3,000m steeplechase. The MSU men are currently tied for third place with the host Hoosiers with 27...

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Spartan & WNBA Star Aerial Powers Named to 2016 USA Basketball Select Team

Powers will represent the United States for the second time. EAST LANSING, Mich. – Former Michigan State All-American Aerial Powers was named to the USA Basketball Women’s Select Team. She is one of 11 members chosen to the team along with former Big Ten rival Kahleah Copper. The USA Select Team, comprised of young USA National Team members and future USA National Team hopefuls, will train alongside the 2016 USA Women’s National Team July 23-24 in Los Angeles, California before tipping-off the USA Basketball Showcase presented by Verizon in an exhibition game July 25 at the University of Southern...

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Seven Michigan State Spartans Vie For Track & Field Olympic Berths

Five former Michigan State student-athletes join two current Spartans at the U.S. Olympic Trials U.S. Track & Field Olympic Trials Links Television Coverage | Event Schedule (PT) EAST LANSING, Michigan – Seven Spartans are set to compete at the United States Olympic Trials at historic Hayward Field in Eugene, Oregon, from July 1-10. Current Michigan State student-athletes Katelyn Daniels and Tim Ehrhardt join five alums in TrackTown USA, headlined by 2015 Big Ten steeplechase champion Leah O’Connor. “Having a balanced team was one of our goals for the program,” said Director of Track & Field and Cross Country Walt...

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Michigan State Women’s Basketball Adds Colley to Roster

The Canadian transfer comes to East Lansing with a wealth of international experience. EAST LANSING, Mich. – Michigan State head women’s basketball coach Suzy Merchant announced that sophomore guard Shay Colley will transfer to MSU and will be eligible to play three seasons with the Spartans. Colley, a native of Brampton, Ontario, Canada will have to sit out the 2016-17 season per NCAA rules. “Shay comes to Michigan State with a wealth of experience, especially international experience, playing for Team Canada. She’s a strong powerful guard that makes everyone around her better. Shay is a triple-threat scorer that will...

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Suzy Merchant and Family Make $125,000 Gift for Michigan State Women’s Athletics

EAST LANSING, Mich. – Showing leadership in support of Empower Extraordinary – the campaign for Michigan State University,  women’s basketball coach Suzy Merchant and her husband Gary Rakan have made a $125,000 gift, through the Spartan Fund, the fundraising arm of the athletics department, in support of women’s athletics at MSU. “Coach Merchant has shown since she came to campus that she cares about much more than just winning basketball games.  She has been a great teammate to her fellow coaches and generous of her time in the community,” said MSU Director of Athletics Mark Hollis.  “We’re so grateful...

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Michigan State Women’s Basketball Adds Reimer to Roster

The Notre Dame transfer will be eligible to play immediately. EAST LANSING, Mich. – Michigan State head women’s basketball coach Suzy Merchant announced  Tuesday that junior forward Taya Reimer (TAY-uh RYE-mer) will transfer to MSU and will be eligible to play two seasons with the Spartans. Reimer, a native of Fishers, Indiana, plans on graduating with a double major in film, television & theater and design from Notre Dame in July. The 6-4 forward will be eligible to play immediately for Michigan State. “We are thrilled to welcome Taya to the Spartan family. We are very excited about what...

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Aerial Powers Fifth Pick in the WNBA Draft by the Dallas Wings

The forward was the sixth Spartan selected in the WNBA draft and the highest pick. UNCASVILLE, Conn. – Former Michigan State women’s basketball forward Aerial Powers was drafted fifth by the Dallas Wings at the 2016 WNBA Draft presented by State Farm on Thursday at Mohegan Sun Arena in Uncasville, Connecticut. The Spartan forward was one of three players from the Big Ten Conference to be drafted in the first round along with Minnesota guard Rachel Banham who was drafted by Connecticut (fourth overall pick) and Rutgers forward Kahleah Copper who was chosen by Washington (seventh overall pick). Powers...

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Junior guard Aerial Powers earned her second All-America honor of the year.

Powers Named WBCA All-American Junior guard Aerial Powers earned her second All-America honor of the year. EAST LANSING, Mich. – Michigan State women’s basketball player Aerial Powers added to her postseason honors, earning Women’s Basketball Coaches Association honorable mention All-America accolades, announced by the WBCA at the Final Four on Saturday. Powers becomes one of Michigan State’s most decorated women’s basketball players with four All-America honors, tying Liz Shimek who also earned four All-America honors from 2004-06. Powers’ honor is the eighth WBCA All-America accolade in program history. The current Spartan joins Kisha Kelley (1994-85), Lindsay Bowen (2004-05), Kristin...

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