One-hundred and eight Spartans recognized for having a 3.0 or better GPA.
Six-run eighth inning lifts Spartans to 9-7 win in the Big Ten Tournament.
Chad Roskelly drives in five runs in the win.
MSU has won eight of its last nine games.
Mark Weist and Brandon Hughes both homer in the 12th to give MSU the win.
2014 (FRESHMAN): Appeared in 23 games and started 15 his freshman season ... had a career-high four RBIs against Minnesota (3/30) ... went 2-for-4 with two RBIs in a win at Eastern Michigan (4/1) ... hit .228 in 57 plate appearances with six RBIs ... recorded three multi-hit games ... scored two runs and had two hits against Eastern Illinois (3/2) ... posted a .228 batting average.
HIGH SCHOOL: Three-year letterwinner under Coach Dave DeHaan at Victor J. Andrew High School . . . was a two-time captain his during final two years in high school . . . ranked the No. 41 player in the state of Illinois by Prep Baseball Report . . . during his senior season batted .430 with 40 RBIs and four home runs . . . batted a school-record .523 with three homers, 13 doubles, seven triples, 31 RBIs and 43 runs scored as a junior in 2012 . . . earned first-team Class 4A all-state honors in his final two seasons from the Illinois High School Baseball Coaches Association . . . named to the Chicago Tribune all-state second team . . . also earned all-area and all-conference honors and was named team MVP in his junior and senior campaigns . . . was a four-year Student Athlete Reward recipient in high school . . . collected 10 straight hits during one three-game stretch . . . named the Southtown Star Player of the Week on April 3 after batting 14-for-22 (.636) with two homers and nine RBIs, including the game-winning hit in a 3-2 win over Sandburg . . . as a sophomore in 2011, hit .370 with 34 RBIs . . . also lettered in football and basketball . . . earned honorable mention all-conference in football as a junior.
PERSONAL: Son of Dan and Michelle Durkin . . . born April 4, 1995 . . . plans to pursue a degree in general management . . . his brother, Tony, is a red-shirt freshman offensive lineman at Illinois . . . chose Michigan State over several schools, including Minnesota, St. Joseph's and Western Illinois.