Top MSU Women’s Basketball Players of All Time: No. 1

As Michigan State’s all-time leading scorer (1,780 points) and rebounder (1,130), there is no question why Liz Moeggenberg (formerly Shimek) makes it to the top of the series.

Moeggenberg jump-started her career as a Spartan in 2002 with an outstanding freshman season. Moeggenberg started every game while also being named Co-Big Ten Freshman of the Year (with teammate Lindsay Bowen), an honorable mention All-Big Ten by the media and ranked second in the Big Ten in rebounding (9.1).

By her senior year, Moeggenberg had started every game and managed to accomplish numerous All-Big Ten mentions and established MSU single-season records in points, rebounds and field goals. In each of her four years, she helped advance the team to the four NCAA Tournament.

Moeggenberg ended her career in 2006 as Michigan State’s all-time leading scorer and rebounder, the first Spartan and one of five players in Big Ten history with 1,700 points and 1,100 career rebounds. She was the No. 18 pick in the second round of the 2006 WNBA Draft by the Phoenix Mercury.

After being drafted by the Mercury, Moeggenberg was then traded to the Houston Comets and eventually ended up with the Chicago Sky.

Moeggenberg still holds the top scoring record and rebounding record eight years later and has set the standard for future players at MSU. Her accomplishments during her career at MSU makes her a household name in Michigan State basketball. For this reason, she makes the top of our list of top Michigan State women’s basketball players in history.

Jennifer Aldridge is the host of Merchantaries for Impact Sports

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