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.
AT A GLANCE
Three-year letterwinner played in 72 career games with 50 starts . . . compiled a .202 career batting average with seven homers and 33 RBIs . . . three-time Academic All-Big Ten selection . . . had one season of eligibility remaining but elected not to return in 2013.
2012 (JUNIOR): Earned his third letter after appearing in 10 games, including seven starts at third base . . . recorded nine assists at third base to help MSU defeat Furman on Feb. 24 in Greenville, S.C. . . . went 2-for-4 at Texas A&M on March 4 . . . delivered a pinch-hit, two-run single in the win over Seton Hall on March 10.
SUMMER 2011: Played for the Cincinnati Steam in the Great Lakes League.
2011 (SOPHOMORE): Earned his second letter by playing in 26 games, including 19 starts (18 at third base, one as a DH) . . . ranked third on the team with four homers . . . compiled a .224 batting average (17-for-76) . . . drove in 13 runs and scored 15 runs . . . also had four doubles . . . had four multi-hit games . . . had three game-winning RBIs (Yale on March 11; Akron on March 12; Central Michigan on May 11) . . . his first homer of the season was a solo shot against SIU-Edwardsville (3/5) . . . also hit a solo homer against Bethune-Cookman on the same day (3/5) . . . hit a two-run homer against Yale (3/11) . . . delivered a solo homer at Central Michigan (5/11) . . . Academic All-Big Ten selection.
2010 (RED-SHIRT FRESHMAN): Saw action in 25 games, including 16 starts at third base . . . hit .236 with two homers, three doubles, two triples and 15 RBIs . . . had a career-high four hits against West Virginia (2/28) . . . hit two home runs and drove in a career-high four RBIs in win at Jacksonville State (3/11).
2009 (MEDICAL REDSHIRT): Appeared in 11 games, including a total eight starts at third base and designated hitter, before a shoulder injury forced him to miss the remainder of the season . . . hit first-career home run in his second college game in loss to Seton Hall (2/21) . . . had two RBIs vs. Bethune-Cookman (3/7).
HIGH SCHOOL: Two-time all-state honoree . . . named the "Best Third Baseman in Ohio" by the Buckeye Scout . . . garnered all-district accolades as a sophomore, junior and senior . . . rated the 17th-best third baseman in the country by PGCrosschecker.com . . . four-year all-league honoree . . . named to the Rawlings 2008 all-regional team . . . four-year letterwinner for Coach Eric Oberding at Oakwood High School.
PERSONAL: Born April 5, 1990 . . . favorite athlete is Carson Palmer . . . son of Lee and Kristin Carpenter . . . father, Lee, swam at the University of Illinois and mother, Kristin, played tennis at Arizona State . . . lists father as his biggest baseball influence . . . marketing major.
CARPENTER'S CAREER HIGHS:
Hits: 4, twice (last vs. Yale, 3/11/11)
Runs: 3, vs. Yale (3/11/11)
RBI: 4, twice (last vs. Yale, 3/11/11)
Doubles: 1, seven times
Home Runs: 2, vs. Jacksonville State (3/11/10)