Glen Lake’s Liz Shimek Moeggenberg Inducted into MSU Hall of Fame
MAPLE CITY – Glen Lake alum Liz Shimek Moeggenberg was inducted into the Michigan State University Athletics Hall of Fame this weekend and the Glen Lake High School students organized a special surprise celebration for her Sunday afternoon.
The celebration was fit with a police escort and dozens lining up to congratulate her on the accomplishment.
“Just to be spoiled, I don’t really like the spotlight or anything so it’s kind of uncomfortable at times but I also want to tell all these people how much I appreciate all their support,” said Moeggenberg.
“I think that’s something I realized after coming back home after ending my career. That all the community support, you don’t really realize how many lives you touch when you’re in the spotlight.”
Moeggenberg was a two-time All-American and a star on the Spartans’ women’s basketball 2005 team that made it to the national championship.
She broke MSU’s single-season record for rebounds and tied the school record for points in that season. She was also named Michigan’s Miss Basketball as a senior.
Following her graduation from Michigan State, Moeggenberg played the 2006 and 2007 seasons for the WNBA’s Chicago Sky after being selected 18th overall, in the second round in the WNBA Draft.
Moeggenberg also coached the Lakers volleyball program for four years and the junior varsity girls basketball team seven seasons before spending the last three as a varsity assistant.