102 Spartans student-athletes were recognized for having a 3.0 or better GPA.
MSU will play its first NCAA Tournament game in 33 years on Friday at 4 p.m. EDT.
Fifth-seeded MSU will take on the fourth-seeded Huskers in the first round Wednesday at 12:05 p.m.
MSU finishes the regular season 35-19 and will be the No. 5 seed in the Big Ten Tournament.
Three-game series begins Friday at 7:05 p.m. in Champaign, Ill.
AT A GLANCE
Four-year letterwinner saw action in 72 games, including 45 starts at catcher . . . compiled a career .286 batting average with 12 doubles, two homers and 27 RBIs . . . three-time Academic All-Big Ten selection.
2012 (SENIOR): Appeared in 16 games, including five starts at catcher . . . hit .238 with five RBIs . . . collected an RBI double in the win at Eastern Michigan (4/11) . . . delivered an RBI single in the victory against Central Michigan (3/28) . . . had an RBI single in the win over Oakland (3/25) . . . earned Academic All-Big Ten honors for the third straight year.
2011 (JUNIOR): Started 13 games at catcher and saw action in 19 games overall . . . compiled a .318 batting average (14-for-44) with one homer and 11 RBIs . . . went 3-for-4 with three RBIs in MSU's 20-3 win at Notre Dame (5/17) . . . hit a three-run homer at Michigan (3/27) that gave MSU a 5-1 lead in the seventh inning in the Spartans' eventual 5-4 win over the Wolverines . . . Academic All-Big Ten selection.
2010 (SOPHOMORE): Started 25 games behind the plate and saw action in 34 games . . . hit .298 with one homer and 11 RBIs . . . had a .381 on-base percentage . . . produced 25 hits, including eight doubles . . . led the team by throwing out 13 runners on the basepaths, which ranked ninth most in the Big Ten . . . went 3-for-4 with three RBIs and a homer vs. Bowling Green (4/6) . . . had seven hits in the Ohio State series (4/16-18) . . . Academic All-Big Ten selection.
2009 (FRESHMAN): Appeared in three games, including two starts, before suffering a season-ending injury.
HIGH SCHOOL: Batted .363 with a .468 on-base percentage en route to all-conference and all-area honors as a senior . . . named team MVP and gold glove winner . . . led team to conference and regional championships in 2007 . . . named to the academic all-conference team . . . earned two varsity letters under coach Tom Myers . . . served as team captain as a senior . . . also lettered twice as a linebacker on the football team.
PERSONAL: Born Dec. 6, 1988 . . . son of Chris and Pam Johnson . . . has a brother, Christopher . . . list his parents as his greatest baseball influence . . . history major.
JOHNSON'S CAREER HIGHS:
Hits: 3, four times (last vs. Notre Dame, 5/17/11)
Runs: 3, twice (last vs. Notre Dame, 5/17/11)
RBI: 3, twice (last vs. Michigan, 3/27/11)
Doubles: 2, vs. Penn State (4/30/10)
Home Runs: 1, twice
JOHNSON'S CAREER STATS