Meet a MSU Student Athlete | Brandon Eckerle

Name: Brandon Eckerle

Sport: Baseball

Position: Outfield

Year in School: Senior

Major: General Business/ Pre-law

Hometown: Durand, MI

Why did you choose Michigan State? I wanted to stay close to home and I fell in love with the campus when I visited.

How did you decide on your major? I changed my major a couple times but I finally decided Pre-Law after taking a law class at Michigan State.

Favorite class and why? My favorite class at Michigan State was GBL 421. I enjoyed going to class each day and I learned a lot about the law and law school.

What is your favorite Spartan sport memory? My greatest memory as a Spartan was being a part of Nolan Moody's no hitter my sophomore year against Northwestern.

What are your career aspirations? My goal is to become a lawyer.

What living person do you admire the most? I admire both of my parents.

What is your most marked characteristic? Hard-working

What are some of the community service projects you have enjoyed most? My favorite community service project is adopting a family each year for Christmas. Our team raises money and then goes out and buys gifts for the children in our family.

What are some of your hobbies outside of your sport? My favorite thing to do outside of baseball is fishing.

Name one thing most Spartan fans do not know about you? I was the Valedictorian of my high school class.

Name one thing most Spartan fans do not know about your coach? He is more passionate about the game of baseball than anyone else I know.

Three words that describe yourself... Hard working, caring, easy-going

Three words that describe your coach...Passionate, intense, dedicated

Three words to describe your team...Close knit group

- 355 student-athletes maintain a 3.0 or higher cumulative GPA

- 41 student-athletes had a 4.0 semester

- 388 student-athletes achieved a 3.0 or higher semester GPA

- 15 sports maintain a 3.0 or higher cumulative GPA

- 15 sports had a 3.0 or higher semester GPA

- S-A Cumulative GPA: 2.9995

- S-A Semester GPA: 2.9785